Posts in category "Bottle Review"

Forty-Six Diamonds Toscana 2009

Forty-Six Diamonds Toscana 2009
Each year, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar partners with a winemaker to release a private-label wine that is available exclusively at Fleming’s locations. This year’s selection is a collaboration betweenFleming’s Director of Wine Maeve Pesquera, Il Borro Winery Proprietor Salvatore Ferragamo and winemaker Nicolo D’Afflitto. Il Borro is located in Tuscany, and the Toscana... Read more »

Ease Back into Red Wine with Sacred Stone Master's Red Blend

Ease Back into Red Wine with Sacred Stone Master's Red Blend
For many, summer’s hot temps mean a break from red wine. I’m a year-round fan of both red and white (and Champagne), but I’ll admit I found myself going for the white wine more often these last few months. However, now that the calendar has turned to October and Indian Summer appears to be in... Read more »

Windy City Wine Festival - The Results are in.

Windy City Wine Festival - The Results are in.
We argued with the weather, delayed our arrival, but ultimately enjoyed a great Chicago evening with a glass of wine at hand at the 7th Annual Windy City Wine Festival.  We did Day 1 of the two day event. Based on the number of tastes your entry fee gets you, the strength of my tasting... Read more »
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Tasting the Wines of Umbria

Quick – name an Italian wine region.  What did you say? Chianti? Barolo? I’m guessing the first region that came to mind wasn’t Umbria.  In fact, if you asked me to name as many Italian DOCs as I could, I probably wouldn’t even think of Umbria.  Well, at least I wouldn’t have before attending the... Read more »

Quick Review: Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir

Sokol Blosser 2007 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir ($45 at http://www.sokolblosser.com/) He Sips It had been a while since She Sips and I just opened a bottle to try on a random night.  So last night, we popped open a bottle of Sokol Blosser 2007 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir from Oregon.  We were not disappointed.  In the... Read more »

Review: Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood and 2008 J. & H. Selbach "Fish Label" Riesling

Last Friday, my girlfriends and I tried Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood, 1742 W. Wilson Ave. It’s BYOB, and it accepts reservations, which is perfect for a group. The sushi was good (make sure to try the dragon roll and the sea toast). More importantly, if you’re going to a BYOB, you’re going to need a bottle... Read more »
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Bottle Review: Simi Sauvignon Blanc

If you’re looking for an easy-drinking wine that’s perfect to sip on before a meal, try the 2009 Simi Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma. It’s crisp and light and a little fruity and finishes clean. At $15, it would make a great girls’ night wine. Finding a well-priced bottle of California Sauvignon Blanc can be a... Read more »

Bottle Review: Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Some of my girlfriends and I have started a monthly poker night. Usually this consists of lots of gossip and food–and of course wine! Last Friday, I brought along a sample bottle we received–and my friends and I really liked it. Retailing at $10, Segura Viudas Brut Reserva is a perfect bottle of cava (Spanish sparkling... Read more »

Bottle Review: 2009 Concannon Chardonnay

2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay Price: $15 He Sips: Not a bad chardonnay for the price. It has a lot of tropical fruit on the nose, and some of that fruit definitely comes through on the palate as well. It also has a nice medium to full bodied mouth feel.  If you are completely... Read more »
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Bottle Review: 2008 Terra Fossil Malbec

2008 Terra Fossil Malbec 100 % malbec from Mendoza, Argentina Price: $6/bottle   He Sips: Aregntinian Malbec has long been known as a good value wine.  But at 6 bucks a bottle, can this be any good?  Well, yes it can.  We didn’t look up the price until after tasting it, and I thought, “if... Read more »