Carignan Wine paired with Oscar Broadcast

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Every year I say I’m going to see all the Oscar-nominated movies before the February Academy Awards telecast. Every year, including this one, I fall way short. No matter…I always focus on the fashions more than the films anyway. And I always plan something really good to eat and drink in front of the television. […]

Valpolicella – A Winner

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Capitel San Rocco – Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore Last Saturday my good friends, Sandie and Bob Trevathan, asked me to join them for dinner with their niece, Cassie, who just recently turned 21. I brought Cassie a bottle of bubbly Moscato D’Asti, thinking young women usually gravitate towards the sweeter wines. I quickly learned that […]

champagne, rose champagne, Valentine's day wine, bubbly

A Valentine’s Beauty

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You’ve likely bought or received those cheap roses before. Yes – only $19.99 a dozen. You know the ones! Within one day the roses are in a pitiful droop and the petals have begun to fall. Ugh! Yes, we know it’s all in the thought and kindness of giving, but Valentine’s Day is not the […]

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. […]

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. […]