Goodbye, Hanukkah! Hellooooo, Creepy Christmas! In the next few days I'll be storing my Mensch & doing up this tiny tree with red & gold glittery skulls. Since we're not an xmas-oriented household, we use this time of year to have Second Halloween. All the holiday horror films you could ever ask for will be playing non-stop! .
Oh... the wine... .
Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Merlot Monterey County 2017 $5.99 .
Called Petit Reserve because of their tiny price tag, this line of exclusives from TJ's is very hit or miss for me. Fortunately this one is a hit! If you know me in real life, you'll know I always call merlot "the chicken of wines." It's okay, but I'm rarely impressed & never in love. .
In my quest to find some excellent holiday wine deals for you, my lovely fans, I've given this a go...& boy, I'm glad I did! This will be a fantastic match if you're planning on serving ham or leg of lamb. Or if you need an inexpensive, yet delicious wine to get you through the next two weeks. .
Flavour profile: light oak on the nose with red berries; soft hints of oak & spice mingle with those berries; medium body, well balanced, easy to quaff. .
Pairings: bone-in pork chops, New Zealand leg of lamb, bone-in spiral cut ham (skip the glaze packet & use honey, beer, & pineapples).
New video is live 🎅🏽 We’re sharing all kinds of holiday tips; none of which are ways to put on a Santa hat. I’m really trying to make “Christmas Accents” a thing. Laura demonstrates (more or less) a great way to chill wine fast. We show you how to gift wrap like a pro. Plus more. Link in da bios 🎁
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Tonight’s workout brought to you by::
1) knowing all my girls started our holiday challenge strong today by getting their workout done - so I had to, too! 🤷🏼♀️ .
2) seeing this bad boy had come in the mail today! 💃 this piece of equipment means my 2019 is going to start out sweaty & amazing! .
I remember always starting the year “swearing” I would spend hours in the gym 🙄🙄 mmkkayyyyy. Yeah right. .
I wish I had known then that I didn’t have to kill myself to be healthy - that all I needed was the right tools at my fingertips and the right people supporting me. 🙌🏼
So, If I told you 20 mins of sweat each day could change your life - would you be down to join me?
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Chianti is a classic Italian Red that is known for their #Sangiovese varietal. Heavy on sour cherry, savoury tomatoes, plum and mineral notes. I will always regret not smothering you more with kisses. This one here is my all time favourite #Chianti.
Calling all train enthusiasts (and wine and food enthusiasts too!), the is rolling through gorgeous Northern California wine country daily. Get your ticket to ride at winetrain.com and tag your images and to be curated here. 📸 by @franksrailsphotography
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Rick from @rickbolzani grills Front Rib 🔥🐄 a fire floor inside the grill for 3 hours on indirect fire using charcoal and firewood••••using the fat to fry some potato blades with Rosemary 🌿🥔🔥
When making wine, wood is used to provide aromas and flavors to the wine. It is the same reason you use it in BBQ. In order for the wine to be enjoyable, it needs to be balanced. If it has too much oak, then you will not taste the fruit. Too little oak and it becomes all fruit juice and no complexity.
My Dad has enjoyed Dennis Groth’s wine from his first release before Groth Winery was even built. He has been a loyal fan of Groth wines for decades and would have Dennis sign his bottles, “To Troth From Groth!!!” To make a great wine for so long, you must keep the OAK balanced. For the RESERVE, Groth first wine racks it barrel to barrel, aging it for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Then it’s bottled and aged another year before being released. •
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Score - Wine Spectator- 93
"Aromas of dark berry, fresh-cut herbs, cedary oak and gravelly earth are tight and well-centered. Still raw and edgy, but nothing a year or two won't resolve. Patience required. Best from 2020 through 2033." •
Score - Wine Enthusiast- 94
"Muted at first, this reserve wine shows a deft hand. A red currant tone is met by a mild grip of tannins and a soft mid-palate that is lightly rich in coconut shavings and mocha. Supple and balanced in richness, it offers classic flavors of cassis and cherry wrapped in supportive oak."
About Groth - @grothvineyardsandwinery •
This is the tenth vintage from Groth's historic Reserve vineyard after a replanting of the vineyards took it out of production for five vintages. The rootstock, clones, trellising system and vine row orientation have proven to be the perfect combination of variables for the Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Location is the paramount factor providing the perfect blend of diurnal temperatures, rainfall amounts and unique soil profiles for growing superb Cabernet.
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Bad to the beaune 🦴
❓C&T Hautes Côtes de Beaune - 🇫🇷
Don’t like Chardonnay? I don’t believe you. Don’t like oaked Chardonnay? I believe you less. I have a guilty pleasure for over the top oaked Chard sometimes (I guess I like women with too much makeup also) but this is as balanced and nuanced as they come.
Some oak, some malo to round out the acidity and mouthfeel, and you’ve got a textured white with plenty of zest and laser acid to bring it all together. Serve chilled (not cold) and break out the soft cheeses🧀
Fine like wine time 🍷!!! Check out my ig story for tomorrow morning everyday makeup brunch look to rock for work tomorrow
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🎉🍷❤️Bringing the Joy this Wednesday Night!!!🎨😁🎄 Join us at our wonderful studio for this beautiful 10x30” festive masterpiece! Then if you decide to add fairy lights, we’ll show you how to weave them through so you can see the wreath shine!! ✨🎁🍾🥰❄️ #christmas#winewednesday#paintdrinkhavefun#party
1 292 hours ago
We will be closed to the pubic majority of the week!
Join us for #winewednesday ! Happy hour starts at 6!
Traditional tea service is getting twisted this holiday season at @enoonthemagmile ☕️🍷 | The spot’s new twisted tea service includes a selection of delicious wine infused teas (Raspberry Beret, A Winter Spritz, & Toasty Spiced Plum) that can be paired with a tower of sweet and savory delicacies | Sounds like a great #WineWednesday activity if you ask us 😉😉
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Took a couple days to figure out how to photograph this bottle with a white background while not washing out the metallic lettering on the transparent bottle.
Loved my baseball bat of Riesling from @jimbarrywines. Sal and I gave it a good nudge 😳
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📖 Leitura atual
Cork Dork - Loucos Por Vinho de @bbosker .
Uma aventura movida a vinho entre sommeliers obsessivos, caçadores de grandes garrafas e cientistas imprevisíveis que ensinam a viver pelo paladar...
1 533 hours ago
Yesterday during the Port wine tasting 🍷 🇵🇹
The next event (and the last event of 2018) is ‘Call My Bluff’ | New Year’s Eve | 8pm till late | £37.5 incl. glass of fizz at midnight ❗️🥂
1 233 hours ago
Can you imagine sipping this by the fire? We sure can! 😍⠀
- - This is the XO Xmas - XO Brandy, Tia Maria, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram & Coffee. Yumm!! 💋
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This Wednesday is our holiday sip & shop and you won't want to miss out! Scout & Cellar wines are grown naturally without pesticides and bottled consciously without added sugars or harmful chemicals. We'll have a red, white and a rosé for you to taste!
NATUM PASSERINA IGT (BIO).
Passerina is an ancient and traditional grape variety and the vines are to be found in central of Italy and their are use to produce white wines.
🍇: Passerina 100%
The color is Straw-yellow with golden reflections. On the nose it is fine and fruity, with scents of peach, sage and broom flower. The taste it is fresh,fruit and sapid.
Personally i think that Passerina is really a great Italian vine and I love its minerality and acidity.
Use #thewinesouls 💪🏻.
Enjoy your life 🥂