Aloha Hawaiian Wines!

Much to my surprise, I stumbled upon a sparkling wine from Hawaii on Sunday at Total Wine, the Hula O Maui pineapple sparkling wine from Tedeschi Vineyards. Located on Ulupalakua Ranch in Maui, Tedeschi Vineyards is Maui’s only commercial winery. Hawaii is home to three wineries, the other two being Diamond Head Winery in HonoluluRead more

Blue Lobster Blue

Once again, it’s that time of year where I bid adieu to my reds and welcome the Chards, Vogniers, and sparkling wines with open arms. Okay, so maybe not the entire truth, but with the warm weather here to stay, I typically shy away from big reds and walk on the wild side. With temperaturesRead more

Virginia Viognier

I ventured out to downtown Orlando this afternoon and of course, decided to stop into Total Wine. I was after a 2005 Bordeaux and ended up walking out with a Viognier. I’ve mentioned before that our local store carries a nice selection of wines from the other 46 states and especially Virginia. I selected theRead more

Stone Cold

After tasting and writing about the Chamard Vineyards Estate Chardonnay recently (see my earlier post), I was curious to see if I could go two for two from Connecticut. The second bottle from Chamard, Stone Cold White, is an unoaked Chardonnay. Both my wife and I are big fans of this style, so I wasRead more

On The New England Wine Trail

Today’s stop along the New England wine trail is Chamard Vineyards, located in Clinton, Connecticut. The state of Connecticut is home to 19 wineries joined by the Connecticut Wine Trail. Situated in close proximity to the Long Island Sound on the Connecticut shoreline, the microclimate is ideal for growing European grapes. Famous for Chardonnay andRead more

A Perfect Pairing

For the record, I’m not a big fan of PB&Js (a.k.a. peanut butter and jelly sandwich). I enjoy peanut butter cookies, fudge, and candy bars, but usually not between two slices of bread with jelly. In my thirty years, I can probably count the number of times I’ve had a PB&J on one hand. SoRead more

A Georgia Malbec

In celebration of Spring and the fourth annual Georgia Wine Highway Weekend, I finally had an excuse to open the Tiger Mountain Vineyards 2007 Malbec (a special thank you to Martha Ezzard, co-owner of Tiger Mountain Vineyards, who sent me a sample). I’ve shared my excitement for Georgia wines in the past, and especially TigerRead more