A Sparkling Wine from New Mexico!

I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into when I purchased the Gruet Blanc de Noirs non vintage sparkling wine from Total Wine. After reading the recent Wine Spectator article (see my earlier post) on wine values around the world, I was excited to learn our local Total Wine carried several of the GruetRead more

Cor.kz!

I wanted to switch gears today and talk about the new Cor.kz application offered for the iPhone. To date, I have resisted the urge of purchasing the iPhone, but that may change after seeing the new software up close and personal. I’ve been a big fan of the CellarTracker website from day 1, which boastsRead more

Family Friendly Wineries

This past weekend, I received the Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint Winery newsletter in my inbox. Although I no longer live in Virginia (at least at the moment), I still like to stay in touch with the local wine scene. Chateau O’Brien has been a favorite winery, and always a regular on the wine trail whenRead more

A Letter to the Editor

Dear Wine Spectator, The February ’09 magazine highlights wine values around the world, everything from Alsace to Washington state. You discuss the up and coming wine regions across the globe, for example, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, and Israel. And of course, devote several pages to the tried and true, California, France, and Italy. Not to beRead more

Mission Impossible

When I first thought about starting a blog, especially one focused on the other 46 states, I forgot one important detail. Finding the wines to taste and review. Sure, I can run over to Total Wine and buy a few select wines from Virginia or New York. But what about those other states? Mission impossible!Read more

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

My sister and husband visited recently from Atlanta and brought along some favorite Georgia wines from my previous visits. Their local Whole Foods carries a nice selection of local wineries year round, saving them a trip to North Georgia. The three bottles that made the trip were a Tiger Mountain Tannat, Tiger Mountain Cabernet FrancRead more

A Taste of North Carolina

In my quest to focus on wines from the other 46 states, I recently stumbled upon a Cabernet Sauvignon from North Carolina. What has become a weekly, and might I add expensive trip to Total Wine, I recently purchased the Biltmore Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m fortunate to have Total Wine close by with the selection, thusRead more