Foradori, Teroldego, Italian Wine

Foradori Perfects the Teroldego Grape

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Saucy Sisters are together this week at Barbara’s home in Franklin, TN. Being together always means drinking some new and fun wines. As soon as Beverly arrived, we toasted with an exceptional bubbly – a crémant called Gerard Bertrand Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Crémant de Limoux Brut. For dinner Barbara prepared her famous Caesar Salad followed […]

Mulderbosh, Chenin Blanc, Steen, South Africa Wines, Vouvray

A Wine By Another Name

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This last weekend I saw the magnificent performance of the opera Romeo and Juliette broadcast live via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. To my delight, the opera libretto stays true to much of Shakespeare’s original and beautiful prose. After the opera, I celebrated the performance with a bottle of Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc. […]

A Wine By Another Name

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This last weekend I saw the magnificent performance of the opera Romeo and Juliette broadcast live via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. To my delight, the opera libretto stays true to much of Shakespeare’s original and beautiful prose. After the opera, I celebrated the performance with a bottle of Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc. […]

Hens and Chicks – and Cement? It’s Silver Mer Soleil

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One of our favorite Chardonnay wines is Mer Soleil Silver from the Mer Soleil Winery in St. Lucia Highlands, California – located along the Monterey coastline. Winemaker Charlie Wagner II is a third-generation vineyard owner/winemaker. His grandfather and father established the acclaimed Caymus Vineyards in 1972. The Wagners saw the great potential for growing Chardonnay […]

Cru Beaujolais: A Lot Like Pinot Noir, but Cheaper

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I recently stopped by Village Wines, one of my favorite Nashville wine stores, to ask their help in assembling a case of wines that I had never tasted before.  (My only prerequisite was that every bottle had to be reasonably priced.)  I opened one of them for dinner on Friday.  It was a cru Beaujolais. […]