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I don’t think there is a better way to describe Masquerade’s Moscato than by calling it a treat.  Seldom have I tasted a more delicious, uncomplicated and appealing wine.  Sure, it’s not challenging. Sometimes you don’t want to be challenged. Sometimes you just want a treat, a caramel instead of a piece of chocolate, and […]

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Last night, for our Xmas Eve dinner, we cracked opened a bottle of Chateau Souverain Estate Bottled 2003 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  We had bought the bottle at the winery’s tasting room back in 2008 for $25, and it’d been kept in my bedroom dresser drawer since.  I had been so busy preparing dinner that […]

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Mike won this wine (along with a 2010 Goyette Pinot Noir) at a school auction Friday night (yay for Mike!).  I opened it last night for a small get together, and I was very, very pleased.  The wine was very smooth, with soft tannins but a deep body, perfectly balanced and just yummy.  It went […]

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As I mentioned in my last post, last weekend I went wine tasting in the Santa Clara Valley.  A couple of the wineries I visited had very good sales on wine they’re trying to get rid of, and I thought I’d mention them in a separate post in case you’re looking for something to serve […]

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It’s Winter Break, which means the kids are once again spending time with their nonos.  It also means that Mike and I got a whole weekend alone together.  We spent Saturday wine tasting in the Santa Clara Valley (or rather I did, Mike drove) and Sunday relaxing at home. Even though I’ve lived in the […]

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The kids are out of town and I figured it would be a great opportunity to go wine tasting, something we haven’t done for a couple of years. Livermore is the wine growing region closest to us, so that’s where we headed last Saturday. Mike drove, I tested. For this trip I concentrated in smaller […]

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Toasted Head Chardonnay 2005

My friend Mauro brought this wine to my Hanukkah party last night, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It has a fresh, crisp flavor, somewhat bitter, and yet it managed to be fruity as well. Very easy to drink. I’d buy it.

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Bink Merlot 2003

I “won” this wine at a silent auction a couple of years ago (along with three other Bink bottles) and decided to bring it to Thanksgiving dinner. Most of the other wines I have are cabs, and I thought they’d be both too hearty for the turkey and the other guests. It was a good […]

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I’m not sure how I got this wine but I took it today to a pic-nic and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s deep, but easy to drink, somewhat fruity. Very light tannins. Just nice 🙂

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I bought this wine at Grocery Outlet a few weeks back, mostly because it was Argentinian. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s not a big enough reason to try a wine, but I’d been wanting to give Grocery Outlet wines a chance for a while. Baaaaad Idea. I’ve drank a lot of bad wine in my life, […]

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