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Wines of the Week

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2011 Carmen Carmenere ‘Gran Reserva’, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley $15

The problem with Carmenere is that it is difficult to ripen.That leads to wines characterized by green pepper aroma and taste characteristics. Plaudits to Carmen at having avoided this this problem in 2011 and producing a wine with just enough green notes to contribute breed and structure without the negative side effects.

This wine has a an opaque ruby color. Smoky coffee, clove, black pepper, raspberry and black cherry aromas and bouquet. The mouthfeel is full of luxuriant tannins, complex fruit flavors confirming the nose, medium acid and a medium long finish.   Continue reading

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A Leisurely Luncheon Respite At Nonna

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A proper lunch is a wonderful thing, especially when paired with a sparkling Prosecco. When you have worked hard all week, or when you need a few hours of total relaxation,  that is when you make reservations to NonnaContinue reading

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Wines for 2015

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As we look to the new year for more excitement and rejuvenation, Andrew has a nice list of wines to start your 2015 off right.

2011 Col Solare Red Wine, Red Mountain, Washington. $75

This wine of the product of a collaboration between the Marchesi Antinori of Tuscany and Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State. It is as blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec.

Although a Bordeaux blend this would never be taken as an old world wine. It is firmly fruit-driven and ripe, luscious fruit at that. It needs to be aged 5-10 years for best enjoyment but can be drunk today if infanticide is one of your sidelines.   Continue reading

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A Wine Roundup

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2012 Angelini Pergola Rosso, DOC Marche, Italy

100% Pergola grapes. From the Marche region of Italy. Dark ruby color. Red fruit, herbs and rose petals in nose. Confirmed in the mouth. Black cherry flavors as well. Medium plus acid and chewy tannins. Not a huge amount of complexity but pleasant to drink now or near-term ageing. A red-sauce pasta wine.   Continue reading

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Value Christmas Wines Bring Holiday Cheer

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With Christmas just weeks away, the 2014 holiday season is coming to a close. No holiday party would be complete without wine bottles with festive holiday wine labels. Here are our top wines for Christmas dinner, a holiday holiday party or simply to just to fill your wine glass! Whether your big celebration falls on Christmas Eve, Christmas day or anywhere in between, being around family and those who matter most to you is what it is all about. But, don’t forget to celebrate with some great tasting food and wine. Luckily there are some great Christmas themed bottles to make any table complete! We recommend a few fabulous bottles of wine and beer, as well as a traditional holiday cocktail recipe that are pure Christmas cheer.   Continue reading

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Shop At New Dallas Online Wine Store, Dean’s List

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The Dean’s List, a new Dallas-Fort Worth-based online wine retailer, creates an experience that makes buying wine fun, educational and approachable. For more than 30 years, Dean’s List founder Dean McSherry has established his career in the restaurant business and wine industry. With the creation of The Dean’s List, Dean and the team believe that everyone deserves to enjoy great wines with the convenience of delivery services. Its website allows clients and subscribers in 39 states to shop for wines, order online and have wines shipped directly to their home or business.

Dallas-Fort Worth area customers receive free delivery. Not only does The Dean’s List source great wines, but it also believes in giving back to the community through its “Taste, Buy, Give” wine tasting event concept. This allows 20 percent of all proceeds from the wine tasting event to be donated back to the charity of choice.   Continue reading

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Penfold Wine Dinner This Friday, December 12th At SER

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SĒR Steak & Spirits atop the Hilton Anatole is hosting a wine pairing dinner with celebrated Australian winery, Penfolds. Awarded “Australian Wine Producer of the Year” at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia, and across the world. The evening will feature a six-course dinner by SĒR Executive Chef Anthony Van Camp with exquisite wine pairings.   Continue reading

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