Posts in Wines That Rock
You need this in your life: Occhipinti SP68 Rosso
Dear Cabernet Sauvignon: I love to hate you, and yet I hate that I love you

Stag’s Leap Artemis is a wine I would seldom, if ever but for myself. I’m not really a big Cab Sav kind of guy. At times I have even stretched so far as to say I was “over” California’s most well known varietal. I was wrong…

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Wines that Rock: Saint Laurent - A high fashion take on wine

Saint Laurent wines are easy to drink, refreshing, but also have this refined and sophisticated quality that just seems to put them on a whole new level.

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The resurrection of California’s lost vineyards and grapes

More often than not, when I am listening to this music I am drinking wines made by new, modern producers in the new world. Their stories seemed to run similar courses. These new winemakers, these young upstarts, are doing something very different to anything that has come in the last 40 or so years since the Judgment of Paris and Robert Parker’s influential shift of the entire industry. They are going back to a point in time and where everybody turned right and kept going, instead now they are turning left. 

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The hottest red wines you need to drink this summer

Its hot out, and those stuffy wine fools are trying to get you to put away your Syrah's and your Cabernets in favor of blushes of pink and crisp white wines. We know you though, you almost exclusively drink red wine don't you?

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The ultimate glou glou wines of the summer!

If you're looking for a wine that is glou glou these are just a start. A pretty fucking awesome start!

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That is incorrect! But so right! - Martha Stoumen throws down with her 2017 "Varietally Incorrect" Viognier

Martha Stoumen is challenging everything you knew about Viognier, and making something that is a super quaffable summer wine. Its a wine you need in your life right now, the 2017 Martha Stoumen Varietally Incorrect Viognier.

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The dark side of Rosé - Darker shades of pink show a different side to Rosé wine

There is something darker stirring in different corners of the world, adding a new layer of soul, complexity, and a whole different character to the bright and refreshing wines of the summer. 

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Keep Wines Cieliegiolo - What it means to be glou glou

So I am breaking my own tradition here by doing a bottle review. Screw traditions. I'm just going to go out and say that you have to get your hands on some Cieliegiolo from Keep Wines. Here's why...

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California knows how to Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a wine with a serious edge, attitude, and killer style. It is the white wine equivalent of Atomic Blonde!

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Nero D'Avola is the hottest thing to happen to full-bodied red wines

There is a big, bad ass Italian red wine that is about to blow all of those other full-bodied red wines away. Nero D'Avola is Sicily's answer to rich, big, spicy red wines that consume your heart and leave you super happy.

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Can we all just agree to drink more Riesling? 5 Reasons Riesling should be your go-to white wine!

Let's all agree that in 2018 we need to drink more Riesling, enjoy more Riesling, and finally give this wine the credit it deserves!

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Spring forward with these glorious aromatic white wines!

There is no better accompaniment, no better pairing for your spring flings than a glorious, aromatic white wine. What could be better for the bright, floral aromas of the day than a bright, floral white wine?

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The truly exceptional wines that lie on the cusp between medium and full bodied

Wine is not so black and white, or if you prefer, red and white. We try so hard to help people make choices by neatly fitting wines into categories like full bodied, medium bodied, and light bodied. While this can be a great starting point to finding the right wine for the moment, we often fail to see the nuances.

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Rare, mouthwatering medium bodied red wines that will make you swoon

There is a whole world of mouthwatering medium body red wines out there. We are looking a a few rarer varietals that will make you swoon.

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Gewurtztraminer is a rare noble wine in hiding, waiting to be discovered

Hiding behind that Teutonic name is a beautiful, aromatic white wine waiting to be discovered.

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Insane, powerful, full bodied red wines that will blow your mind (and you probably never heard of them)

These wines are mind blowing, earth shattering, and you probably never even knew they existed. Aren't you happy you have us?

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Counoise is the light bodied red wine you will love (but have never heard of)

It could take down Lizard, The Kingpin, Venom, and Carnage all in one night, get some great photos that will piss of J. Jonah Jameson, and still get an upside down make out session with the hottest redhead in the universe, Ms. Mary Jane Watson. Yeh, Counoise is pretty cool for your friendly neighborhood red wine. 

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Valdiguie is back baby (and its going to make you a cooler wine drinker)

Then you come across a light bodied red wine like Valdiguie, and everything just changes. You've never heard of it, buts its always been around.

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Wines that Rock: Ramato - How Pinot Gris becomes Pinot Funky!

If Orange wine is ever going to be a "thing" its biggest star is going to be Ramato.

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