My boyfriend, who is a continuous source of intelligence and humor, is the inspiration behind this post. When I'm having a particularly bad day, or in this case week due to being female or what other nonsense, he brings me a bottle of wine and chocolate. (Take notes dudes. ) Now, this is a pretty … Continue reading The Black Magic Talking Wine Label
General Information Wine: Satin Red Vintage: Grape Content: Undisclosed/ Guess: Frontenac Price: $13.00 Recommended Pairing: Hard cheese/ fruit Winery: Von Stiehl Location: Algoma, WI Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 2- Good, clear with the characteristic color. Comments: Dark purple, opaque. Aroma: 4 -Good characteristic aroma. Admirable bouquet. Comments: Taste: 5 -Strong characteristic flavor. Excellent balance and body but not outstanding. … Continue reading Von Stiehl: Satin Red
General Information Wine: FreakShow Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013 Grape Content: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $20.00 Recommended Pairing: Dark chocolate Winery: Michael David Location: Lodi, CA Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 3 -Brilliant with a characteristic color. Comments: Remarkably dark, opaque, black Aroma: 4 -Good characteristic aroma. Admirable bouquet. Comments: Fruity, earthy, cherry Taste: 6 -Wonderful characteristic flavor. Outstanding balance. Smooth, full-bodied. Comments: Very … Continue reading Michael David Winery: Freakshow
I've spent about 2.5 years combined working behind the wine tasting bar and among the normal questions, this one definitely struck me and caught me off guard. But for those who genuinely want to know, there's already been articles written on this topic... read up: Leafly Wine & Pairing Guide Smithsonian Article/ The Wine … Continue reading Which Wine Pairs with Pot?
I love wine, and I love venturing to find it. But what if I did not have to venture at all? What if I, merely had an assistant who matched me perfectly with wines that I might love and then shipped them to me in a box? Well, it's not magic, this service exists, and … Continue reading Everything to Your Door
This past week was one of bad wine and mythical beasts. Since these two, I believe only exist in fables. It was a week of uncovering strange realities, the fact that blonde raccoons exist, not liking a certain wine to the point of not being able to drink it... the mutiny. As someone who studies … Continue reading The Myth of Bad Wine
General Information Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013 Grape Content: Cabernet Sauvignon/ Undisclosed Price: $12.99 Recommended Pairing: See menu pairing on website below. Winery: Wente Vineyards Location: Livermore, CA Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 3 -Brilliant with characteristic colour. Comments: Dark, Purple, Heavy Aroma: 5 -Excellent, strong characteristic aroma. Complex bouquet. Good balance. Comments: Woodsy, jammy, cherry + raspberry Taste: 5 -Strong characteristic flavor. … Continue reading Entwine: Cabernet