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DeadBolt Winemaker’s Blend 2011

A simple, pleasantly gulpable crowd pleaser.

Winery: Deadbolt is the first Californian, non sparkling wine brand from Pernod Ricard USA. The French wine company is a global leader in wine and spirits, producing numerous well-known brands such as Absolut, Jameson, Perrier Jouët, Mumm Napa and Campo Viejo. 96 more words

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Coppola Rosso 2012

As I sit here writing this post, I can hear the recycling truck collecting the bottles I have put outside in the bin.  It’s a cacophany of high-pitched tinkles and crashes (with an idling diesel engine thrumming out bass in the background) that would normally be unsettling.  173 more words


Marchesi de Gregorio Nero 2012

Arrived with the Plonk Wine Club shipment

Aaron:  The incredible smell on this bottle won most of its points from me.  Raspberry, blackberry and vanilla all compete for prominence on the nostrils and lead to tons of fruit.   80 more words


Château La Baronne Coste-Lise Corbieres 2011

Wonderfully rustic and well balanced, this is an easy drinking glass fantastic for sipping on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.

Estate: The Lignères family connection goes back to the 16th century, their first estate was La Maison de Vins established by Louis Lignères in 1890, André and Suzette Lignères bought the family’s current estate, lL Baronne in 1957. 87 more words


Peter Lehmann ‘Art Series’ Shiraz Cabernet 2010

A 5th generation Barossan, Peter Lehmann began producing wine in 1947, and was Australia’s most renowned winemaker, being nicknamed “The Baron of Barossa”. Sadly he passed away last year at the age of 82, leaving his son Doug to head the company, which comprises over 150 different Barossa growers throughout the valley, and has an international reputation for producing some of “the very best Shiraz in Australia”. 92 more words


The Ones That Got Away

We enjoyed a number of fine adult beverages through the 2013 holidays and into March of 2014.  In light of an aggressive travel schedule, however, I’ve neglected to review several great reds and whites that graced our table in this time frame.  65 more words


Jellybean Red Blend 2011

Just one look at the packaging of this wine and you’d think you were getting a full-on dessert wine.  After all, jellybeans are basically sugar, food coloring and flavoring.  272 more words