Wednesday, July 30, 2008

chardonnay-napa/sonoma has been a while.
last wine club was the month of july and it was napa/sonoma chardonnay.
the even got pretty crazy.

we drank 4 offerings and i have this to say...
chardonnay has its fundamental characteristics, you know when you are drinking a chardonnay.
for example the butteriness-which while varies from wine to wine is always there.
chardonnay is crisp and clean, while fruits range from apples and pears to mangoes and pineapples.
oak definitely differs from steel and i prefer oak.
although, i must admit, i am not a fan of chardonnay.
it just isnt for me, but, i do understand its appeal.

i will list the wines we drank later...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

october meeting - bubbles!

We tried
Nebbia sparkling wine
Schramsberg blanc de noirs brut 2004
La Reve Domaine Carneros by Taittinger blanc de blancs brut 2000

I believe everyone liked them all but you can comment yourselves. My favorite was the La Reve. Yummmmm. Good food, good wine, good peoples.

November Wine Club ?

We didn't talk about wine club for November.
Who is hosting and what's the theme?

Monday, September 3, 2007

Tuscan Moon Sangiovese 2005

Just had a bottle of this delicious Sangiovese from Tuscan Moon with a yummy pasta with chicken and mushroom sauce that we whipped up. This wine is very smooth, with sweet fruity overtones of berries and plums. It's dangerously drinkable!

Monday, August 13, 2007

jim enjoying his wine....

Jim, Wine & a white background
Originally uploaded by dawnmg the wedding we attended on Saturday in Portland. All I know is that it was a Pinot Noir, I believe from Oregon and it was pretty darn yummie. I had at least 4 or 5 glasses myself...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wine Color Guide

Not sure that this is to helpful since the color of wine does not only speaks to the quality of the wine, but also about the grape varieties. Still this is a nice blog about the various wine colors.

Wine Color Guide for Quality and Age

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Photos from Chilean Tasting

2007.08.04 - Wine Club
Originally uploaded by jimgskoop
Here are some photos from the recent Chilean tasting. Enjoy!