Monthly Archives: November 2008

De Loach Vineyards Zinfandel 2006

For the price this is a very good Zinf. Quite a bargain. This is an absolutely middle of the road Zinf. It has a bit of everything going on. It has the jammyness that comes from the Petite Syrah, a … Continue reading

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2004 Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Long time since I reviewed a wine, not that we have not drank any, it has simply been hectic these past few months. Between travel, renovations and work it seems by the time nightime rolls around sleep and attention to … Continue reading

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LA POSTA ANGEL PAULUCCI VINEYARD MALBEC 2006

This is more of a fruit forward Malbec with some classic black current and cassis flavor. Medium finish with some bitterness. A little breathing is a good thing. Not a bad Malbec. This was part of the Nov 8th release. … Continue reading

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STERLING VINTNER’S MERLOT review

Check stock Checked out this one on the weekend that we had at the Food and Wine show. The wine is a varietal merlot on the mid palette, with a hint of pepperyness (more reminiscent of a Shiraz) and a … Continue reading

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Review from the Gourmet Wine and Food show

I went to the Gourmet Food and Wine Show last night which is running for the rest of the weekend. As in the past this is a great event. Plenty of different wines to tastes, a little bit of beer … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Risotto Recipe

Here is a nice risotto recipe that pairs well with burgundy style red or a nice dry chardonnay. The key to any risotto is really patience and attention to the moisture levels as you add the stock. Ingredients (will keep … Continue reading

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Gourmet Food and Wine show

It’s that time again, Gourmet Food and Wine show.

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KENDALL-JACKSON VINTNER’S RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2006

(John Galea) Just finished off one of these. Yummy. It is a classic slightly buttery Californian Chard. Not too over the top. I had this one with a lovely peice of Sea Bass with a Chocolate Brownie (one of my … Continue reading

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CAVE SPRING CELLARS ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2005

I (John Galea) tried this wine the other night. Out of the bottle without breathing it was a big wine, but the tannins are under control. This wine is approachable now with lots of deep layers and flavors. There was … Continue reading

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Trius Dry Reisling 2007

I enjoyed the Trius Dry Reisling  2007 at Fazooli’s before the Society for American wine Zin in the city event. It was a lovely crisp Resiling with a lovely bit of complexity. A bargain for $13.95. It went well with a … Continue reading

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Contributor on the way

Just a fast note to say that CWG will get a new contributor to the site. John Galea will be adding his thoughts/views/tastings when he can. Welcome aboards John!

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Kitchen Done!

Well after two plus months we have finally been able to use unpack and move back into our kitchen. The whole process was relatively painless with a three week house/dog sitting and the three week vacation keeping us away from … Continue reading

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Wine Database

After having seen a friend’s (thanks John) wine database I approached the coding genius Loren Bandiera to help me get something similar for the small collection we have. So since we have no news (almost ready to take pictures and … Continue reading

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Australian Wine Purchases

Well we have been back for a few days and all in all we are doing well, 15 hour time difference became 16 on Sunday but none the less the adjustment to Eastern Time is over. During our trip that … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Unfinished Home

Internet time in the land down under was limited and typing out anything adventuresome on the iphone was painful. I will do an update on what we bought and brought home wine wise later, once we recover from the 22.5 … Continue reading

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