Alamosa Wine Cellars

While monitoring the many tweets during the Texas Twitter Taste-Off, I decided I would open and pour my first ever Texas wine, courtesy of Russ Kane and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. A Rhone style white blend, the 2007 Scissortail is produced by Alamosa Wine Cellars, located in Bend, Texas. The wine isRead more

A Viognier Blind Tasting

I hosted my first blind tastings over the weekend, Viognier and Cabernet Franc. A fan of the blind format, I was excited to put my palate to the test and hear the feedback from friends and family. A quick disclaimer, blind tastings are ADDICTIVE! From wine newbies to dedicated oenophiles, the format provides for greatRead 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

A Return to Corcoran Vineyards

It had actually been several years since my first visit to Corcoran Vineyards, which is located in Waterford, Virginia, on the Loudoun Valley Wine Trail. At the time, the name was Waterford Vineyards and the tasting room was temporarily located in a basement. Fast forward a few years, the winery has since changed names andRead more