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    Entries in Wine (68)

    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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    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - J. Lohr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Listen on YouTube

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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.

    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 - 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.

    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 - 2009 Napa River Chardonnay

    Give It A Shot - 2007 & 2008 Napa River Chardonnay

     

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    Monday
    Feb212011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Episode 22 - Red Table Wines & Port from Portugal

    Welcome to episode 22 of the AboutBeverages.com Podcast!  In this episode we will be exploring the country of Portugal via our palates and trying two red table wines and two ports.  This is an idea that had been in the works for quite some time and we're glad it has finally come together.  The two red wines we will be trying are a 2008 Villa Regila and a 2008 Vinzelo both from the Douro region in Portugal.  Another fun fact is the Douro region is centered around the Douro River and yes, I just won the award for the most use of the word Douro in two consecutive sentences.  For the port portion of the podcast, we will be trying a Quarles Harris 2005 Porto Late Bottled Vintage and a Dow's 10 Year Aged Tawny Porto bottled in 2008.

    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.  We were only able to find websites for the two ports we tried.  If you are interested, the Vinzelo was purchased at Trader Joe's and the Vila Regia was purchased at Total Wine.

    Tasting Notes - Two Red Table Wines & Two Ports

    History of Port

    Styles of Port

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    Monday
    Jan242011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - 2009 Benefactor Cellars Red Wine

    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 show today we will be trying a very limited release wine from Trader Joe's.  It's a 2009 Benefactor Cellars Red Wine.  The label on the front looks like something from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and at price of $4.99, we just had to try it.  Also, when we say limited release, we mean it.  When the stores are out, they're out.  So go get one and try it along with us.

    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.

    Tasting Notes - 2009 Benefactor Cellars Red Wine (Trader Joe's)

    Carignan (Grape Varietal)

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    Monday
    Jan102011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Rough Draughts - Final Goodbye to 2010

    With 2010 only one week in the rear view mirror we thought it appropriate to do a little clean up of the cutting room floor with this edition of "Rough Draughts".  It's a compilation of outtakes from our last several full length podcasts and "Give It A Shot" shows as well.  All of these bits are simply humorous and are meant for nothing more than to put a smile on your face.  This tiny "sip" of a podcast should help to tide you over until our next "Give It A Shot" featuring the Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron Brown Ale.

    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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    Monday
    Nov222010

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Blue Cheese with Three Arizona Wines

    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.  Last Monday in episode 21 of the podcast we tasted three red wines from Arizona.  They were all quite good, but we wondered how they would pair with some blue cheese that we had on hand.  Never to turn our backs on a challenge, we went through and tasted all of the wines again to see what paired best and how the flavors made have changed with this food addition.  Since we didn't want the other podcast to run long we decided to do this "Give It A Shot" focusing on just this part of the tasting.

    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 - Three Arizona Wines

    Arizona Wine Growers Association

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