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Weekly Wine Wednesday (11/15/17)

Weekly Wine Wednesday (11/15/17)

Time for more wine reviews on this Weekly Wine Wednesday! The past two weeks have been a week of firsts for me. New varietals that were recommended to me and new regions I’ve been curious to explore. One of the best things about wine is […]

TGG’s Holiday Gift Guide for Winos, Part 2

TGG’s Holiday Gift Guide for Winos, Part 2

PART 2 OF TGG’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE IS WHERE THE REAL FUN BEGINS This post contains affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure here.   In Part 1, we covered all the basics of stemware – or the lack thereof for those who prefer stemless.  Feel […]

TGG’s Holiday Gift Guide for Winos, Part 1

TGG’s Holiday Gift Guide for Winos, Part 1

Part 1 of TGG’s Holiday Gift Guide is All Glass, All Day This post contains affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure here. Glassware is the most important part of the wine drinking experience – not only does it hold our wine for drinking, but […]

How Low Can You Go?  The Perfect Wine Tasting Temperature

How Low Can You Go? The Perfect Wine Tasting Temperature

What’s The Perfect Wine Tasting Temperature? Like most questions in life, the answer to this isn’t so simple.  Don’t get me wrong – there are plenty of tricks, hacks, rules of thumb and whatnot that can make serving and tasting wine simple and effortless.  However, […]

Weekly Wine Wednesdays (10/25/17)

Weekly Wine Wednesdays (10/25/17)

It’s Wine Down Wednesday! So you know that means it’s time for reviews.   But before we get to them, I wanted to give you all the scoop with what’s been going on behind the scenes here at TGG, and what’s in store for the […]

10 Wines You Need To Pair With Holiday Desserts

10 Wines You Need To Pair With Holiday Desserts

What wines do I pair with these holiday desserts? Holiday desserts are already delicious, but pair them with the right wine and they can be spectacular!  Maybe your family finishes off the bottle you had with dinner, regardless of what it is.  If you’re like […]

Catching Up With Carménère: Your Quick Guide To Vine & Wine

Catching Up With Carménère: Your Quick Guide To Vine & Wine

  Grape Carménère   Color Black   Regions Chile, Italy, China.  Limited plantings can be found in France, New Zealand, Washington and California.   Soil Type Sandy or other easy draining soils.  Carménère does poorly when over-watered.   Viticulture Carménère was originally one of the six […]

Weekly Wine Wednesdays (10/11/17)

Weekly Wine Wednesdays (10/11/17)

Time for another round of wine reviews! OK, so now that we are doing this on a biweekly basis, I’ve thought of changing the title for this.  But Weekly Wine Wednesdays just has a ring to it, don’t you think?  By also doing this every […]

Boozy Brownies: Glazed Port Fudge Brownies are Sinfully Delicious

Boozy Brownies: Glazed Port Fudge Brownies are Sinfully Delicious

Brownies, anyone? This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure here. If you are a chocoholic like me, then brownies are one of the best ways to get your fix.  Some prefer theirs more cake-like, but me?  The fudgier and gooey-er the better. […]

Review at Length: Montes Wines Purple Angel 2010

Review at Length: Montes Wines Purple Angel 2010

Montes Wines Purple Angel 2010 Colchagua Valley, Chile $69.99, average 4/5   The Super Carmenère of Montes This superb wine represents a whole new dimension for Carménère, the long-lost grape variety that recently resurfaced in Chile after being presumed extinct in Bordeaux, its original home. […]