Lugana Turbiana

Lugana TurbianaI am a Lugana Lover. And I have wanted to drink more wine from Lugana since I was first introduced to the Turbiana grape and the wine region in Italy two years ago. Lugana Turbiana checks all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Consequently, these wines shine with personality and character in every single sip. They are versatile, approachable, age-worthy, food friendly and wallet friendly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any during the pandemic. And I looked hard! So, you can imagine my joy when Vigneto Communications sent us this shipment of 2020 Turbiana. Read on to learn more about the region, the grape and the wine.

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Spring Wines

Spring WinesWarmer weather is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with spring wines such as rosés and fruity reds?  Vineyard Brands offers these wonderful suggestions to welcome spring. These three rosés and three reds provided us with tastings that tout the transition to a new season. Specifically, read on for details about these six wines we enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. Continue reading

The Chocolate Block

The Chocolate BlockWe just tasted a sample of Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2019. It was the first time since the 2006 vintage that we opened a bottle. Our palates have changed so much since then that we weren’t sure what to expect. We are happy to say this gorgeous red wine from Western Cape, South Africa continues to wow us. What a treat to taste it again so many years later. Its name comes from the spicy dark chocolate profile that the wine displays. Read on for details.

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Perigee Components

Perigee 2018 and ComponentsPerigee is the time when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. Most importantly, it’s also a fitting name for L’Ecole No. 41 flagship Bordeaux blend that is sourced from fruit grown in Seven Hills Vineyard, its Certified Sustainable Estate Vineyard in Walla Walla. However, Perigee’s compositions differ with each vintage. So we were delighted to participate in an exclusive 2018 Perigee components tasting last week. Talk about an educational and delicious experience. Read on for details. Continue reading