Two Wines from the Desert

desert vineyards

Two wines from the desert - two different countries Desert wine-growing regions have two distinct advantages over other wine regions. One is the dry climate, and the other is irrigation control. The dry environment offers vineyards protection from mildew, mold and other pests. Irrigation control … [Continue reading]

Put Walla Walla and Yakima Valley on Your Wine List

Washington wines

We recently attended the annual Wine Bloggers Conference held in the city of Walla Walla, Washington. There are so many amazing facets to discover in this wine region.  We spent time visiting wineries and sampling many wines from both the Walla Walla and the Yakima Valley AVA's. These two AVA's  are … [Continue reading]

Quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for $14.99

Madrigal Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Madrigal Napa Valley Cabernet 2013 - $14.99 at the Grocery Outlet I purchased the Madrigal Napa Valley Cabernet 2013 at the Redwood City Grocery Outlet on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This is a sleeper Napa Valley Cabernet. Little is known about … [Continue reading]

Spanish Red for pasta, pizza and more – 90 Points $11.99

Mas Donis Old Vines 2015

Mas Donis Old Vines 2015 from the Montsant D.O. in Spain is a delicious red wine. Fantastico! 92 Points from Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Points from the Wine Advocate A medium-bodied and flavorful wine, perfect for pasta and pizza dishes and much more. … [Continue reading]

Bargain Wine Alert – Four Picks

Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile

The Vintage Wine Tasters have four wine suggestions for the first week of September. Two are from the Grocery Outlet. That means a quick turnaround. You snooze, you lose. Buy one bottle, go out to your parked car and sample. If it is to your liking, … [Continue reading]

Wild Hog It Is

Wild Hog Grenache

2014 Wild Hog Grenache is a terrific buy For the past nine years, the Vintage Wine Tasters Club has participated in a bimonthly blind wine tasting of one variety of wine. Last week, we blind tasted six bottles of Grenache.  The most popular Grenache … [Continue reading]