Tag Archives: red wine

Wine Recommendation: 6th Sense Syrah 2009 – Lodi Appellation

Hints of Plums and Chocolate Cake. I think I have a new house red wine.  I have fallen in love with Michael David Winery’s 2009 6th Sense Syrah.  The wine is made from grapes planted by brothers Michael and David … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Masciarelli 2008 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

A few of weekends ago I spent a sunny Saturday with two of my girlfriends on an ‘adventure’ not too far from home.  We like to pick a location somewhat nearby where we live and spend the day or weekend being … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Mankas 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another red wine review in the middle of summer?  Shouldn’t I be reviewing crisp white wines and dry rosés to enjoy during the heat of the late afternoon?  The calendar says it’s mid-July, but is it really here in Seattle?  Earlier … Continue reading

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Red Wine Pineapple Sangria

A tasty red wine beverage for warm summer evenings. As much as I love red wine, it just doesn’t hit the spot when it’s above 75 degrees out.  But red wine sangria is perfect. This recipe is easy to make … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: 14 Hands 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sometimes You Have to Ask For It. So I was standing in line at a store that sells various items from around the world and my ears perked up when I heard the woman in front of me chatting with … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend

I’m Feeling a Little Dizzy. No, not from drinking too much wine, but from staring too closely at the label for Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend. Close: Closer: Closest: Fun, yes?  This wine is a blend of four grapes:  Tempranillo, … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: 2009 Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet

Hey Cupcake! One of my cooking contest friends saw this on Twitter:  “Putting a pretty shirt over your muffin top does not make you a cupcake.”  I love that.  And I should know ’cause sometimes I’m more of a Bundt cake … Continue reading

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