Category: red

Anybody get into Ridge wines lately? I haven’t…

Anybody get into Ridge wines lately? I haven’t had one for years, but always appreciate their complexity. A good winemaker, for sure.

Anybody cook with wine recently? I love doing …

Anybody cook with wine recently? I love doing it when I can. It’s fun to see what a little bit of red or white will do to a dish.

Colors and choices…

Colors and choices…

Rioja Crianza is an excellent dry, juicy red w…

Rioja Crianza is an excellent dry, juicy red wine for the summer.

Wine plus pizza is never a bad idea.

Wine plus pizza is never a bad idea.

Want to try a new spin on Malbec this summer? …

Want to try a new spin on Malbec this summer? Try Cahors, especially with something spicy or smoky off the grill. Cahors is the French expression of Malbec, which tends to show more funky terroir and a subtle fruit flavor, which Argentine Malbec drinkers will likely find quite different than the fruit-forward stuff they know and love.

Lambrusco is an example of a red wine you can …

Lambrusco is an example of a red wine you can chill a bit before you enjoy.

When the summer sun sets, I often switch to re…

When the summer sun sets, I often switch to red.

Just came back from the Willamette Valley in O…

Just came back from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. While there, I tried local Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines, which were delicious!

Advice from Decanter magazine, regarding chill…

Advice from Decanter magazine, regarding chilling different reds (in Celsius!). Don’t be afraid to put these on ice for a bit.