Monthly Archives: May 2011

MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2009

McLaren Vale, Australia husband and wife winemaking team. Sarah and Sparky Marquis. The wine label has their son Luke on the label.  How cute is he? They have received more 94-99 point scores from Robert Parker than other winemaker in the … Continue reading

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Tiramesu Italian Restaurant / Great wine list!

Not only is this one of my favorite Italian Restaurant’s here in Miami Beach for excellent quality food.  Check out some of their fabulous wines!

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Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2007

This wine is made using an innovative take on the “ripasso” technique.  Most of the grapes are vinified at harvest time while the rest are set aside to partially dry. In January, the wine blended with the juice from the raisined grapes … Continue reading

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Veramonte Primus 2007

Colchagua Valley, Chile, this is a Meritage red wine with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 8% Merlot, and 7% Carmenere. When I opened it the other night, the aroma was beautiful, filled with what I thought were lilacs, while my guest … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

I dream about visiting this winery and region.  It is on my list. 🙂  It is the oldest and most acclaimed winery in the Columbia Valley.  In my opinion you can never go wrong with purchasing a bottle of Chateau … Continue reading

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Blackstone Pinot Noir 2008

I have alway’s been a fan of the Blackstone Merlot, and the Pinot Noir has been good as well over the years.  A small group of friends came over last weekend and we opened up three bottles of wine to … Continue reading

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Silver Oak Winery Visit & Tasting

This is such a fabulous winery to visit. The outside has a courtyard, a fountain and a water tower, the tasting building is timber-framed, with a beautiful stone fireplace inside and an incredible glass house library that will make you … Continue reading

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Kris Pinot Grigio 2009

Located in the Alto Adige province of Northeast Italy. Hot summer day, this wine is fantastic, great value, so refreshing, crisp and light. The label is so unique which makes it easy to spot on a shelf. Contemporary Italian Artist … Continue reading

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Inniskillin Cabernet Franc 2006 Icewine

Inniskillin is located in the Niagra Peninsula, about and hour and a half from Toronto. Renowned as the world leader in Icewine. VQA (Vinters Quality Alliance) is the quality controlled, not allowing artificial freezing. Harvest can not begin until temperatures drop below minus 8 … Continue reading

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Riedel Wine Glass, It’s Magical

When I first started learning about wine, I drank out of plastic, orange juice glasses, fat thick rimmed such as Libby wine glasses. I would look at people in the industry and laugh and think wow really it’s just a … Continue reading

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