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Crazy for Spanish Wines: Tempranillo Meets Toro


We have both been busy lately – a little too busy actually and, regretfully, not much of it to do with wine. The wine shelves are almost bare, dirty laundry piling up, and unanswered emails clogging our inboxes.
However, somewhere in the blur that has been this summer, I did manage to attend – survive might […]

And Now for Something Completely Different… Beer


I know, I know… This is a wine blog. It should be about wine. But wait… It is about wine, kinda. Bear with me… Before the explanatory bit, let’s just gaze lovingly.

Isn’t that lovely?
Before I talk about how this could possibly be wine related, let’s talk a little bit about the folks who made the […]

Food and Wine Matching in Context


I had a lunch the other day which was very enjoyable – great food, good wine, stunning location, nice views and pleasant company – and it set me thinking about the pairing of food and wine. There is a lot written about the importance of matching food and wine and there are many web sites […]

What’s in a Name? Another New AVA Proposed in CA


As Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name? Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?” Or, more to the point, would a wine labeled by any other AVA still smell (and taste) as wonderful?
An AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a delimited, geographic region used to designate wine regions within the United States. […]

Wines From The Cellar: How Do They Perform?


Since I review new release wines most of the time, some of my cellar wines frequently get ignored.  However, I pulled out a couple a bottles to review and share with family and friends on a recent vacation in upstate New York.  The two bottles I chose where the Plumpjack 2000 “McWilliams Oakville Vineyard” Cabernet […]

Wine With Your Veggies Anyone?


I am at the local farmers market.  It was early Saturday morning.  I  had not had breakfast yet.  I was starving.  So what do I do?  I go from vendor to vendor and everything is looking so wonderful that I start filling up my market bag with fresh tomatoes, patty pan squash, corn on the […]

Writers Required for Wine Sediments


How do you fancy writing for Wine Sediments? We offer great coverage of the wine world, but are currently looking for more contributors to expand our coverage. You don’t have to have an indepth knowledge of wine, although that is a bonus.  If you can demonstrate the ability to write engaging and punchy posts and can commit to […]

When Do You Give Up on a Winery?


I am always a sucker for a pretty cover, whether it is on a book or on a wine. Growing up, prowling the shelves at the library (which is really easy when you work there shelving books), I’d pull a book off the shelf and, based on a quick look at the cover, decide if […]

Connecticut Vineyards Part II: Chamard Winery


I was really excited to go to Chamard Winery in Clinton, CT. It is about an hour away from home and I felt like this could become my new regular hangout. What makes it even better is that it’s about a mile away from one of my other favorite places–the Clinton Crossings Outlet Shopping Mall! So […]

Preparing For A Wine Party


Halloween seems far off right now, in the heat of summer where temps this week in Ohio are supposed to be around 98 degrees F.  However, the Halloween weekend is a big deal at my house, and we’re already preparing for it.
We don’t have kids, and that’s not likely to change.  We won’t be in […]