Goodbye, Hanukkah! Hellooooo, Creepy Christmas! In the next few days I'll be storing my Mensch & doing up this tiny tree with red & gold glittery skulls. Since we're not an xmas-oriented household, we use this time of year to have Second Halloween. All the holiday horror films you could ever ask for will be playing non-stop! .
Oh... the wine... .
Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Merlot Monterey County 2017 $5.99 .
Called Petit Reserve because of their tiny price tag, this line of exclusives from TJ's is very hit or miss for me. Fortunately this one is a hit! If you know me in real life, you'll know I always call merlot "the chicken of wines." It's okay, but I'm rarely impressed & never in love. .
In my quest to find some excellent holiday wine deals for you, my lovely fans, I've given this a go...& boy, I'm glad I did! This will be a fantastic match if you're planning on serving ham or leg of lamb. Or if you need an inexpensive, yet delicious wine to get you through the next two weeks. .
Flavour profile: light oak on the nose with red berries; soft hints of oak & spice mingle with those berries; medium body, well balanced, easy to quaff. .
Pairings: bone-in pork chops, New Zealand leg of lamb, bone-in spiral cut ham (skip the glaze packet & use honey, beer, & pineapples).
Monday’s are hard and a Monday after a long weekend is even harder. Fortunately there is wine, enjoying this very inexpensive Spanish red wine. It is a blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell. Plum, blackberries, a little chocolate, earthiness to this wine with a little spice and leather. Hope everyone is enjoying a good glass on this Monday night! #mondaynightwine#spanishwine#garnacha#monastrell#layawine#redwine#winesofinstagram
This is our last bottle of this great buy from @lastbottlewines. I served chicken wings and tater tots (#dontjudge ) and hubby paired this #chablis . Nice choice! Apple pie, citrus rind, just good stuff. 🥂🥂
Alright...we are a bit early, but the anticipation was killing us! 🤗🤗
First up from the @chwinery #12nightsofchristmas is the Almond Sparkling. 🌟
This is basically an almond sugar cookie in a bottle. Forget regular champagne for New Year’s Eve. Bring this to any party and you’ll be everyone’s favorite! 🥳
Epic global adventure into ‘natural’ and minimal intervention wines @lucinda.wine Hobart. What an exquisite experience! Delicious wines that paired so magically with the innovative gourmet comestibles. My personal highlights: Mosse Chenin with the Serano and Schmolz (the best buttery situation) and a rare Furmint (Hungarian dry table wine - grape most often found in sweet Tokaji) with the Mussel Escabeche. Still smiling ❤️
This adorable blush wine is a unique and delicious Texas wine! We bought this on our diy wine tour when we visited @peach_creek_winery. It's absolutely yum 😍 super crisp and fruitful...and come on, that name! A little Zinful for sure 😈💕
Hope your Monday went well! Mine was insane and stressful, but here we are😋
Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 @kenforrestervineyards
Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.
100% Chenin Blanc
Can be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
In The Vineyard
Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
37 years old
Soil: Clovelly - (deep yellow sand). Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
About The Harvest
Hand harvested, with careful selection.
Yield : Low trellis and old bush vines.
Approx 4 - 6 tons
In The Cellar
Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.
Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced). Awards:
Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
2017 Vivino Wine Style Awards - No. 10
The 2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages are highly awarded.
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@starkeconde wines is located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. The vineyard elevations of 500 to 2,000 feet above sea level and textured soils of the Jonkershoek Valley are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties. Jonkershoek wines are often described as elegant, with lush fruit and fine, soft tannins.
Dirk thinks our Courage Zinfandel makes the perfect gift this holiday season. Wine Spectator recently gave it 92 pts and named it one of their most exciting new wines. Click the link in our bio to order today.
A friend asked me to be her personal wine shopper, what a major honor! My entire career I solved problems for people and brands but this is even more meaningful. I spent a good deal of time probing to understand what they like, what regions they’d like to explore, if they want to drink now or cellar and price point - all of those things (and more) are crucial. They’re trying things they’d never pick up for a party or an evening cozied up by the fire and I love hearing their reviews and refining my future picks based on their notes.
This months picks are 1) an elegant pinot noir I picked up on my latest visit to Oregon from @maysarawinery and 2) a brunello that deserves each and every 95 points @caparzo_winery @lisamariepilotto I hope you enjoy your delivery, I have more fun doing this for you than you’d ever imagine and plus it gives us a reason to find time to see each other while in the hurricane of our lives with children because they are the reason we drink after all, right?❤️🍷🎄
Thank you @giftwrapjunkie for tips and pointers!
Looking for a place in Tokyo area.
For the new year holiday in case if I didn’t go anywhere, I was thinking to make vase with those dozens of empty wine bottles that I have in my room.
Then I was seeking where I can bring and order but also found at Pinterest too.
Beautiful...I have some design ideas but I’m sure I cannot do that by DYI so wanna find a place that can do like this in Tokyo.
Original source of this photo= http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/glassware-ceramic/vases-from-transglass-007675