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    Entries in Wine (64)

    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.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Tasting Notes - Badet Clement Co Revelation Chardonnay 2010

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    Tuesday
    Apr242012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Oak Ridge Winery Three Girls Cabernet 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.  The answer to a trivia question you never thought would be asked, "What is the oldest operating winery in Lodi, California?"  Oak Ridge Winery is the answer and they just so happen to have a wine at our tasting table today.  Their 3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon is only one of over a dozen different brands this family owned and operated winery produces.  Whenever I see wines from Lodi I can't help but think of the song by Creedence Clearwater Revival.  As a preemptive strike against the next question, yes you may hear that song in the video. 

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Tasting Notes - Oak Ridge Winery Three Girls Cabernet 2010

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    Tuesday
    Mar272012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - 2010 Alamos Torrontes (Video)

    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.  I know this is not the consensus of most people who live in Arizona, but it is getting too warm too early.  Temperatures are already in the mid 80s and it feels like fall just ended.  Yes I said fall.  We don't have winter.  What we do have with these increasing temperatures is an excuse to find a white wine that will work well with these warmer days.  The 2010 Alamos Torrontes is our first attempt through video this year to find that wine.  Purchased at Trader Joe's, but not exclusive to them, this grape variety hails from Argentina and like most grapes has the capability for high quality in the right hands.  We shall find out.

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    Tasting Notes - 2010 Alamos Torrontes

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    Tuesday
    Nov222011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Coronado Vineyards 2009 Syrah & Vinturi Wine Aerator

    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.  Looking for a wine to take to a Thanksgiving dinner?  This 2009 Syrah from Coronado Vineyards that we will be tasting on the podcast may be just right.  My family and I (Andrew) recently took a trip down to Wilcox where the winery is located.  We had a very enjoyable time in their tasting room trying the many varieties they produce.  Also on the show today we will be trying the Vinturi Wine Aerator.  This device is used to introduce the right amount of air, like decanting, allowing the wine to open up to its full potential.  We shall see.

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    Tasting Notes - Coronado Vineyards 2009 Syrah

    Vinturi Wine Aerator

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    Tuesday
    Oct112011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - J. Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

    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.  We take a quick detour from all the seasonal beers we have been having to enjoy a glass of wine.  Today on the show we will be tasting the J. Lohr 2009 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.  We have enjoyed this varietal and their Pinot Noir in the past so with any luck this won't disappoint.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Tasting Notes - J. Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Thursday
    Jun092011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Summer White Wines Part 2

    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" please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you want to bend our ear you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com  or have a seat at The Round Table and start a discussion in our forums.  Summer White Wine Week comes to a close here on the podcast today and in an effort to keep everything in balance we will be trying two white wines once again.  The first will be the Espiral Vinho Verde which is a low-alcohol, slightly sparkling wine from the northwestern part of Portugal.  The second, is the 2009 Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay.  We were two for two with our wines on Monday so hopefully today will be more of the same.

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    Tasting Notes - Espiral Vinho Verde & 2009 Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay

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    Monday
    Jun062011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Summer White Wines Part 1

    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" please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you want to bend our ear you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com  or have a seat at The Round Table and start a discussion in our forums.  It's Summer White Wine Week here on the podcast and today we will be trying not one, but two white wines.  The first will be the Green Fin White Table Wine which is a blend comprised of three different grape varieties:  Sultana, Columbard and Muscat.  The second is the 2009 Petit Reserve Pinot Gris.  Both wines can be found for under $6 at Trader Joe's, but does that mean they're lacking in flavor?  Let's find out.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

     

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    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast.  Both the wines we tried today are available at Trader Joe's.  We were only able to find a good label picture of the Green Fin.

    Tasting Notes - Green Fin Organic White Table Wine & 2009 Petit Reserve Pinot Gris

     

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    Thursday
    Mar242011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - 2009 Napa River Chardonnay

    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" please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you want to bend our ear you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com  or have a seat at The Round Table and start a discussion in our forums.  On the podcast today from the department of redundancy department, we will be trying the 2009 Napa River Chardonnay.  Those of you that have listened to us for awhile will know that last year we were able to try side by side the 2007 & 2008 of this wine.  You also may remember that while we liked them both, the 2007 was considered to be not only by us, but also by Dave's So Cal Blog to be a benchmark chardonnay.  Can the 2009 find that glory again on our palates?  Let's find out.

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    Tasting Notes - 2009 Napa River Chardonnay

    Give It A Shot - 2007 & 2008 Napa River Chardonnay

     

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