Oliver’s Taranga 2019 Vermentino

Oliver’s Taranga delivers this dry, evenly balanced Vermentino in its small-batch vineyards. Enjoy this light vintage like a bouquet of wildflowers. You can taste a little Australian minerality as it envelops your mouth in refreshing impressions. We enjoyed its freshness, reminiscent of a summer meadow. Country:  Australia Region:  McLaren Vale Product Type:  White Grape Mix:  100% Vermentino Vintage:  2019 Alcohol %:  11.5  Recommended Pairing:  Pair with aContinue Reading

Sidewood NV Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Starting with a light straw color, you will celebrate with this dry, bubbly from Australia. Its substantially large bubbles titillate your palate. You will experience strawberry and nectarine with a mouth-watering citrus finish. Country:  Australia Region:  Adelaide Hills Product Type:  Sparkling Grape Mix:  60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay Alcohol %:  12.0  Recommended Pairing:  Pair with fresh fruit to complement the complexity. Price:  $$ Producer:  Sidewood Importer/Distributor:  Epicurean Wines Web page:

A Sip and Chat With Felipe Ortiz

It was June of 2016 while attending the Descorchados NY South American wine event that I first met Felipe Ortiz.  Felipe is Chief Winemaker for Casa Donoso located in the Maule Valley of Chile. I remember being caught up in his enthusiasm and passion as he introduced me to his very intriguing wines. Felipe said thatContinue Reading

Amaro Lucano

Sweetly herbaceous on the nose, this amaro has a smooth, creamy texture and provides rich flavors of licorice and anise on the palate. Distilled from an ancient recipe of herbs and spices, it performs well as an aperitif or cocktail ingredient. Gold Star Alcohol %:  28.0 Country:  Italy Region:  Pasticci LucaniaProducer:  Lucano Importer/Distributor:  Kobrand, web page:  Kobrand

Kaesler 2017 STONEHORSE Shiraz

Garnet in the glass. Succulent blueberry on the nose followed by soft, ripe fruits on the palate. Its medium body is light on acid and tannins. Enjoyable without food as it conveys sweetness and black cherry on the back palate. Very enjoyable. Country:  Australia Region:  Barossa Valley Product Type:  Red Grape Mix:  100% Shiraz Vintage:  2017 Alcohol %:  15.0  Recommended Pairing:  Pairs well with pasta dishes andContinue Reading


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