Monthly Archives: October 2017

Halloween Wine and Candy Pairing Guide

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The ghouls are beginning to crawl out, spiderwebs are getting tangled, decorations and candy are abound and we are all getting into Halloween mode. Everything is better with a glass of wine, including your Halloween candy haul. Wine review site Vivino released its annual Halloween wine and candy pairing chart, which recommends the right varieties to pair with your treats to bring out […]

Featured Wine: Louis Barthelemy Zero Dosage Topaze Champagne

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What Better Way to Celebrate World Champagne Day? This week we tasted the Louis Barthelemy Zero Dosage Topaze Champagne.  Zero Dosage is a term used to denote the very driest style of Champagne, with less than three grams of residual sugar per liter of wine. They are often referred to as being non-dosé or ‘Brut Zero’. Sweetness is a key component in defining […]

What Does a 100 Point Wine Score Mean?

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What does a perfect 100-point score mean with regard to wine? I had an interesting conversation regarding this very question with winemaker Heidi Barrett recently. Barrett, who is no stranger to 100-point wines (having earned as many as five in her career), observed to me that a 90-point score for a wine that is meant […]

Featured Wine: Wandering Star Cabernet Franc

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A brand new wine from Cameron Woodbridge! For Cameron Woodbridge wine isn’t simply a beverage. Wine is a passion, a way of life, of living. Working alongside his brother and mentor Jayson (of Hundred Acre fame), he began the process of learning that fueled his love of wine. He decided he would not only learn this art of […]