Follow the VINTNER not the VINTAGE

Follow the VINTNER not the VINTAGE

Follow the VINTNER not the VINTAGE  Bordeaux Rose the uninitiated Bordeaux wines are known for their powerful red varietals creating austerity & masculinity This might seem odd, as Bordeaux wines are more known for their reds not Rose’ or Blancs’ Whereas most of us want a “ patio pounder” for the rose season,  for spring and summer sipping, the Bordeaux Rose’s will fill a yearning for …

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Beware of Bordelaise de Lamprey

Beware of Bordelaise de Lamprey

Beware of Bordelaise de Lamprey. This delicacy is literally eels ( lamprey) in its own blood. Add a bottle Bordeaux Voila. The most disgusting dish ever. Even the pooch under the table would not partake. While preparing the dish, one must be careful to first hang the lamprey by the head before cutting its tail, in order to collect the blood. The blood is used in …

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Rose’ Wine a Seasonal Favorite

Rose' wine a seasonal favorite

Rose’ wine a seasonal favorite, poured as an offering. Most people are missing sublime elegance of authentic, sustainably grown, historic and family owned Rose’s. The three Rose’ s that Valerie,  has chosen to write about, have all these attributes.  She has been to the vineyards and spent time with the families.  They always share their biggest concerns especially in farming organically. First one is Chateau …

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Excelsior Wine Label

Excelsior Wine Label

The excelsior wine label was made famous by the de Wet family, in recognizing this they took step to enrich their employees’ lives even throughout the Apartheid. Apartheid was detrimental to the South African Community for at least five decades, 1948 – 1998. Maryellen Phillips interviews Peter de Wet of Robertson vineyards, noted for one of the most recognized wine labels in the U.S. Listen …

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Pies and Wines to Review 2022

Pies and Wines to Review

Pies and Wines to Review 2022, something I was thinking about writing about, as I did work with several local wineries in AZ.  Let’s find out what’s new! Sam Pillsbury, was the 1st guy to collaborate with me – he owns Pillsbury Wine Co. Has won many awards for his Rhone wines. Pillsbury Wine Company is the evolution of a Dream-Come-True project by NZ Film …

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