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  • Château La Lagune

    Winery: Château La Lagune Wine: Red Bordeaux Blend 1989 Location: Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France Purchased: ETS Martin, Bordeaux Price: $136.96 I thought it highly ironic that as we sniffed and sipped the Château La Lagune bottle of wine, Etta James' At Last began playing. We had waited for ...
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  • The Spanish Wine Pitcher – El Porrón

      While visiting Barcelona, Jonathan and I took a day trip to Penedès. We toured a local Cava vineyard and winery, ate a traditional Catalan meal in the cellar and tried the Porrón. The Porrón is a traditional glass wine pitcher used throughout Spain. The top is narrow and sealed with a cork. ...
  • Casa Lapostolle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

      Winery: Casa Lapostolle Wine: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Location: Rapel Valley, Chile Purchased: The Corkscrew Price: $13.99   Several weeks ago, our local wine store tasted the 2008 wine of the year, Casa Lapostolle’s Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley 2005. Before tasting “the wi...
  • Viñedo de los Vientos

      Winery: Viñedo de los Vientos Wine: Alcyone Dessert Wine Location: Montevideo, Uruguay Purchased: June Price: $23.95-$26.95 (Prices seen online)   After a spectaular meal at June and an equally impressive bottle of wine, there’s no way to say it other than we treated ourseleves. R...
  • Domaine Saint Gregory Pinot Noir 2006

      Winery: Domaine Saint Gregory Wine: Pinot Noir 2006 Location: Mendocino, CA Purchased: The Corkscrew Price: $22.99   I can honestly say I had a love – hate relationship with this wine. I’m not a huge Pinot Noir drinker. For my tastes, many are fruit bombs or overly alcoholic. So I...
  • Château La Tonnelle 2005

      Winery: Château La Tonnelle Wine: Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 Location: Bordeaux, France Purchased: The Corkscrew Price: $12.99   I can’t wait to get another bottle and cellar it for a few years. That should tell you how I felt about this bottle! Since visiting France, we’ve paid more...
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  • Château Tour de Mirambeau

      Winery: Château Tour de Mirambeau Wine: Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005 Location: Bordeaux, France Purchased: ETS Martin, Bordeaux Price: $19.11   This was the first bottle of our French wine to pop open. We’ve been eagerly awaiting opening a bottle since they arrived. We deci...
  • Altos de Luzón 2005

      Winery: Bodegas Finca Luzón Wine: Altos de Luzón 2005 Location: Jumilla, Spain Purchased: The Corkscrew Price: $17.99   While Jonathan was out of town, I made a trip to the wine store. I’m proud to say I only purchased two bottles. Mainly because we didn’t have the room in our win...
  • Viña Palo Alto’s Reserva

    Winery: Viña Palo Alto Wine: Reserva 2007 Location: Maule Valley, Chile Purchased: Friar Tuck Beverage Price: $8.51 At a recent wine tasting, Jonathan and I tried Viña Palo Alto Reserva 2007. Neither of us were blown away, what do you expect for $8.00? For the price, we decided to grab a fe...
  • Review: Bottle Shock

    I recently finished reading The Judgment of Paris by George Taber so I thought it appropriate to watch Bottle Shock, the movie based on the book. The book explores both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay winners in the tasting, and the history of the Napa Valley. However, Bottle Shock solely foll...
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