Category: dog

2018 Pico Maccario Lavignone Rosato

Staying cool with this Italian rosé this Wine Wednesday. Strawberries, white cranberries, and watermelon on the nose with some additional stony minerality on the palate.

3/5 bones

$$

Barbera

13.5% abv

Piedmont, ITALY

2015 Pasqua “Romeo & Juliet” Passione e Sentimento Bianco Veneto IGT

Playin’ it a little edgy here with this Italian white! This one’s interesting because some of the grapes are dried before fermentation, concentrating the sugars to give a smooth, richer wine. Lemon, pear, pineapple, golden raisins, and nuts on the nose. Apricots, pineapples, and pears on the palate with honey notes at the start of the finish, turning into sweet lemon rinds at the end. ALMOST hints at being off-dry. This wine really needs food to pair it with – I’d suggest some Thai or Indian!

3/5 bones

$

Garganega

13% abv

Veneto, ITALY

Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon

You might have a serious bourbon drinker in your family. Like someone who is 60. A grandad or an older gentleman. Maybe someone who was an offensive lineman in the B1G Ten.  

This is a no-nonsense, big, brash bourbon. This isn’t maple finished. It isn’t sauternes finished. No port finished, either. This is just big, bold bourbon.

Even the bottle is thick and squat, as if you needed a warning about what you are about to get inside.

I opened this and poured it an HOUR before I tasted it. It really needs that much time. This is a big boy. Give it time to stretch out.

On the nose you will get cinnamon, clove, graham crackers, black and white cracked pepper, allspice, burnt caramel

On the palate, this bourbon is full and hot, even before you swallow and even if you add some water. You feel the heat on your tongue – this is the kind of bourbon that your grandfather (duh) would pour for your and then judge your entire existence on how you respond to it. No pressure. 

The heat is as much alcohol as peppery price, hot cinnamon and allspice. Wood and caramel and graham crackers round out the note. 

114 proof 

Clermont, Kentucky, USA

2016 Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco Sicilia IGT

This is another beauty from my girl, Arianna Occhipinti, made of two grape varieties that are native to Sicily – Zibibbo (A.K.A. Muscat of Alexandria) and Albanello. Also, FYI, “SP68″ refers to the road near Arianna’s Vittoria estate. Honeysuckle, raw nuts, dried green herbs, a hint of grapeyness, and lavender on the nose. Pear, raw nuts, green herbs, sage, dried peaches, and even a hint of orange peel and apple on the palate. Biodynamic. 

4/5 bones

$$

Zibibbo (60%), Albanello (40%)

12% abv

Sicily, ITALY

2017 Vie Vite Côtes de Provence Rosé

It’s still rosé season, folks! This one’s a pale rosé from Provence. Gently peppered strawberries, melon, and a hint of peach on the nose. Some white and red strawberries on the palate with melon and a hint of orange. Wet stones on the finish. 

3/5 bones

$$

Cinsault (30%), Grenache (30%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%)

13% abv

Côtes de Provence, FRANCE

This is my puppy #Grappolo🐕🍷 (Grape in English) and even if people suggested me to train him in finding truffles I prefer to train him to find corked smell 😂🍷
First TCA Dog in the world 😜🍷 #puppy #pet #pets #dog #wine #vino #wineissharing #wineblog #wineblogroll #wineblogger #winelife #instawine #globetrotter #passionpassport #beautifulmatters #italy #animal #cork #picoftheday #bio #training

This is my puppy #Grappolo🐕🍷 (Grape in English) and even if people suggested me to train him in finding truffles I prefer to train him to find corked smell 😂🍷
First TCA Dog in the world 😜🍷 #puppy #pet #pets #dog #wine #vino #wineissharing #wineblog #wineblogroll #wineblogger #winelife #instawine #globetrotter #passionpassport #beautifulmatters #italy #animal #cork #picoftheday #bio #training

Prosper Maufoux Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut

So I would show you the color of this sparkling rosé but looks like I drank it all…. Cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, and some baguette crust on the nose. Much the same on the palate. Gets a little cloying/sticky/sweet after a while. It’s hard to get inexpensive sparkling rosé!

3/5 bones 

$$

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay

12% abv

Burgundy, FRANCE