Madeira, Portugal: More, please

If you haven’t tried Madeira wine yet, let me introduce you to your new best friend.  Think gingerbread, toffee and spices and so much more.   Actually, it’s not as sweet as you might think as the high acidity offsets the sweetness.  As a fortified wine it is just like Port, but will pair with any […]

Malbec & Argentina – Episode 10

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/wPmx9TAHHZM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Get ready for some of the best values! I am a big fan of Malbec from Argentina and also enjoyed visiting several wineries in Mendoza. Featuring wines from Catena & Bodegas Norton.

Best wines (& gifts) for the Holidays! – Episode 9

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/8rSNqcfiXlU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Not sure what wines will pair with your holiday dinner?  Still hunting for holiday gifts?  Featuring Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, M. Chapoutier’s Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône and the Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Merlot.

Bathtime bubbles! Sparkling wine for under $15 – Episode 6

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/7eKKqxwu_dU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Fabulous bathtub bubbles for less than $15 a bottle! Featuring Codorníu’s “Anna” Brut Rose, Mumm Napa Brut Rose and Domaine J Laurents Crémant de Limoux.

Thanksgiving wines everyone will love! – Episode 7

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Q-7RMLuMnTQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Which wines go with turkey? And will please everyone? And won’t break the bank?   Featuring the 2013 La Vieille Ferme Rosé, 2011 Starmont Chardonnay and 2012 Artesa Pinot Noir.

Chardonnay in the Chicken Coop – Episode 8

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/EeTF7NCE8YE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> What does chicken have to do with Chardonnay??!  What’s the difference between Chard from Napa & Sonoma Coast? Featuring La Crema Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast & Raymond Vineyards’ Chardonnay from the Napa Valley

Rosé Wines: Don’t fear the pink! – Episode 2

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/aQ_zx1vcGoM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> In this episode Sue and Mindy taste the Rochioli Rosé of Pinot Noir, Monticello Vineyards Rosé of Syrah & Domaine de Saint Ser from Cotes de Provence.

Sauvignon Blanc under $15 – Episode 4

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/yqFO_z848PQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> No need to spend more than $15 for a great bottle of wine. Sue and Mindy reveal their picks for “go to” Sauvignon Blancs under $15. Featuring Oyster Bay and Geyser Peak.

Light French reds for under $15 – Episode 5

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/wNmkRGkAnyQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Sue and Mindy share two bargains from France – a 2012 Beaujolais from Louis Jadot and a 2010 Côtes du Rhône from Jaboulet, both under $15!

A visit to Goldeneye Winery

One winery that is absolutely worth the trip out to the Anderson Valley is Goldeneye. I have been twice, and both times we did the regular tasting – a ‘must do’ for serious Pinot Noir lovers. After a quick sip of Pinot Gris, we were led outside to a fabulous seating area overlooking the vineyard. […]