Wine Reviews

Two summer rosé wines from the Finger Lakes

July 14, 2017

Rosé or “blush” wines complement outdoor summer activities and today Leah and David sample both a dry and sweet variety. Rosé is made using red varietals but the limited exposure to the grape skin is what creates the beautiful pink color. Goat cheese and Gruyere are two cheese that usually pair well with Rosé and in this video we test their compatibility.

Two summer white wines from the Finger Lakes

July 7, 2017

With warm weather in the air its time to put together your summer wine cellar. Here are two fantastic varietals that we think you’ll find refreshing. Both are from the Finger Lakes and are exceptionally versatile when it comes to food pairing or just sipping in the sun.

Michael David Winery 2014 Petite Sirah – California

June 22, 2017

Although it doesn’t have anything to do with the wine, the label is very carnival like and entertaining. From the Lodi Appellation, this California Petite Sirah has a delightful nose full of milk chocolate, blue berries and vanilla with toasted oak.  The milk chocolate carries over into the mouth as do dark fruits and lovely tannins that become oh so fine when paired with a rib eye. At 14.5% alcohol, this wine packs a punch but it is so delicate in its structure that you barely notice the alcohol content.  I’m glad I bought more than one bottle.  I picked… Read more

Camping, Happy Hour and White Sangria

June 11, 2017

Camping, Happy Hour and White Sangria Wine doesn’t always have to be serious – especially when its happy hour. So let’s lighten up a bit and try our hand at sangria. There are as many types of sangria as there are types of wine so in this video we decided to make something a little bit different – and quite delicious!

Apothic White

March 30, 2017

From the same line as Apothic Red, Apothic Dark and Apothic Crush comes Apothic White.  Looking for a chilled white wine for dinner tonight we decided to give this white blend a try. The nose is inviting with butter and oak and you’ll swear you are about to drink a California Chardonnay. The mouth is very different with notes of Kiwi fruit, lemon cake and sweet oak.  There is a pleasant vegetable component as well. This went very well with Kerry Gold Dubliner cheese, warm olives and our main course, grilled chicken with mixed vegetables.  A $9.99 value that we… Read more