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    Entries in Wine (63)

    Wednesday
    Feb252015

    Give It A Shot - Sebastiani 2012 Zinfandel

    What's better than finding a delicious Zinfandel?  Finding one at a good price of course!  Today at the tasting table we will be uncorking the 2012 Sebastiani Zinfandel.  Sonoma County is well known as one of the finest regions in the US for this particular grape, but that type of quality usually comes at a cost.  This particular bottle is priced around $17 depending on where you shop. That may be a fair, we'll find out soon enough, but thanks to our local Trader Joe's our cost was only $9.  Time to taste and discover if the right balance of fruit and spice we look for in a Zin has been achieved  or if this one should have stayed on the vine.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - Sebastiani 2012 Zinfandel

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Live on Location at Tap and Bottle Featuring Hangar 24 & Logsdon Part Two

    Once again we are Live on Location this week at Tap and Bottle.  Owners Scott and Rebecca kept the conversation going for part two as we discussed some out of state breweries that are new to Tucson.  Another good decision on their part was to not only talk about those breweries, but to share some of the beers they had on tap.  First up is the Vinaceous from Hangar 24 Brewery.  Part of their Local Fields Series it's an English Old Ale that gets and addition of Mourvedre grapes and a touch of oak.  Next is the Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Organic Ales.  As you can probably tell by the name it uses Brettanomyces as well as being unfiltered and bottle conditioned with pear juice for natural carbonation.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Live on Location" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - Hangar 24 Brewery Vinaceous

    Tasting Notes - Logsdon Farmhouse Organic Ales Seizoen Bretta

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Metallica - Wherever I May Roam

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    Tuesday
    Sep182012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - 2010 Affentaler Pinot Noir

    The 2010 Affentaler Pinot Noir is grown in Germany's southern most wine growing region known as Baden.  This area which is part of the Rhine Valley and is at the foot of the Black Forest has become know for its Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.  Affentaler means "Valley of the Monkey" hence the symbolic copper monkey logo which has been around since 1949.  Most of our knowledge of Pinot Noir comes from the California and Oregon expression of this grape, so it will be interesting to see what Germany's terroir has to offer.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - 2010 Affentaler Pinot Noir

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    Wednesday
    Jul252012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - 2011 Cloud Break Pinot Noir

    Can a $7.99 Pinot Noir be any good?  That's what we will explore today on the show as we taste the 2011 Cloud Break Pinot Noir.  For myself it is rare to find a Pinot Noir of any quality for less than one or two Coppolas.  Once you watch the video that last sentence will make complete sense.  You can find just about any style of wine under the Cloud Break label.  I guess it shouldn't be any surprise that they are all priced at $7.99 as well.  Look for more from this label in the future as long as this one doesn't disappoint.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - 2011 Cloud Break Pinot Noir

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    Thursday
    Jun282012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's 2011 Petit Reserve Rose

    Continuing with our theme this week of rose wines or more specifically rose wines from Trader Joe's, we have another vintage from 2011.  The Petit Reserve is a blend comprised of grapes from Napa Valley.  It's available in limited quantities for $5.99.  At the end of the video we will also discuss how it compares to the rose we had earlier in the week.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - Trader Joe's 2011 Petit Reserve Rose

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    Tuesday
    Jun262012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's 2011 Josefina Syrah Rose

    Just passing the longest day of the year and being in the thick of summer, we thought it would be a good idea to enjoy some wine appropriate for the season.  Today we have the 2011 Josefina Syrah Rose from Trader Joe's.  This style usually comes with the stigma of being very sweet and not for "real" wine drinkers.  That has changed in the last several years as more and more winemakers are seizing the opportunity to make something light and refreshing while still retaining some complexity.  Will this value rose rise to the occasion?  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tasting Notes - Trader Joe's 2011 Josefina Syrah Rose

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    Thursday
    May102012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

    It is time once again for our "Give It A Shot" podcast where we share with you, our valued listener, something we discovered that needs to be shared immediately.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.  Switching hemispheres and styles for the show today we head down to New Zealand.  Specifically the Marlborough region for the Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2010.  Our first experience with this winemaker was with their Sauvignon Blanc which if you haven't had it, is very good and not to be missed.  Obviously these are different grapes varieties, but coming from the same region it will be interesting to see if any similar terroir comes through on the palate.

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    Tasting Notes - Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

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    Tuesday
    May082012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Badet Clement Co Revelation Chardonnay 2010

    It is time once again for our "Give It A Shot" podcast where we share with you, our valued listener, something we discovered that needs to be shared immediately.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.  Choosing not to commit a faux pas by having an imported wine week without something from France, we decided to begin there.  Today we have the Badet Clement Revelation Chardonnay 2010.  Available exclusively at Trader Joe's, this wine is designated as Vin de Pays d'Oc or "wines of the country".  At a Fearless Flyer price of $4.99, it's time to find out if this wine has flavors worthy of being labeled a Revelation.

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    Tasting Notes - Badet Clement Co Revelation Chardonnay 2010

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