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zinfandel

Folie à Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy… especially when you find a great inexpensive wine.  Deck time to me usually involves grilling up various meats and veggies, lounging on the deck, and sipping a vino.  One often looks to chilled whites and rosés during the warm temps, but I often look for bold reds.  Zinfandel is … Continue reading »

Categories: California, Reds, Region, Sonoma County, Variatal, zinfandel | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Reviewing some of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017

The list is out in the latest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017.  Many of these wines are available locally, and many are on your neighborhood grocer’s shelves.  I chose to look at the grocer’s liquor department for some of these wines.  I found six, and picked up one of … Continue reading »

Categories: blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Lodi, merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, syrah shiraz, Uncategorized, Washington, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Some of the best of the wines available at the average wine retailer

Posted on February 4, 2013 by tcbrown  Sometimes you just get stuck buying wine from an average retailer, say grocer, convenience store, or “beer, wine, tobacco” outlet.  Which wine would one pick from the big bottlers that might still please the palette?  A fair question, but I can offer a few suggestions. Roederer Estate Brut … Continue reading »

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, chardonnay, Reds, Sparkling, whites, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment