Category Archives: Red Blend

Virginia Wine Great #1: Linden Vineyards

My recent trip to Virginia wine country wasn’t a maiden voyage — I’d been there about 2 years ago and had been impressed with most of what I saw. At that point, this was a region on the cusp of something special. There were top players like Barboursville and King Family who could...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 118 — ACORN Winery of Sonoma, California

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/118_Ep_118__ACORN_Winery_of_Sonoma_CA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:10 — 49.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFor this episode, I had the honor of talking with Bill and Betsy Nachbaur of ACORN Winery in Sonoma. From Sonoma history, to grape leaf shape, canopy management, barrel toast, and their specialty —...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Audio Wine Review 004 — Cave de Rasteau La Domeliere

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/04WineReview004_CavedeRasteauLaDomeliere.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 4.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this mini-review we discover a sub-region that used to be part of the larger Côtes-du-Rhône region: Rasteau. Our foray into this new appellation was nothing short of a rollicking success! Click here to...

Deliciousness Orbiting Italy: Planeta Wines From Sicily

Looking back on my posts, I realized that I’m pretty light on Italian wines. That’s kind of strange given my profound love for Italy and the emotional connection I have with the place.Although Spain was my first trip to Europe, Italy was my deepest immersion. I studied there for a...

Blah. A boring Australian Blend: Terra Barossa

Ok, so I have a propensity for European wines (aka, the Old World). I like the complexity. I like the dirt. I like the minerals. But I do appreciate a big fruit bomb from time to time (three delicious words: Clarendon Hills Grenache). But it takes an awesome New World...