Wines for Spring 2018 – and warmer (hopefully) weather!

Wines to enjoy as the weather improves… (or, should improve) As Winter transitions begrudgingly to Spring, our desire for lighter culinary flavors brings the opportunity to explore lighter wines (and the occasional blockbuster). A special note to those who enjoy French wines: Vintages from 2015 and 2016 throughout France yielded generally fantastic results – which allows many of us … Continue reading Wines for Spring 2018 – and warmer (hopefully) weather!

February Wine Reviews!

Greetings! First newsletter of 2017 – hope you find some interesting wines and good values to keep warm through the winter months. Best regards, Jack Brice Bedouet Vigneron Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2015 $8.99 Loire Valley, France PLCB Code# 78511 Nice straw colour with green hues. Some green fruit character with some musky … Continue reading February Wine Reviews!

New Perspective Wines – December 2016

Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand, $8.99, PLCB Code# 78379 “The 2015 Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc is scented of ripe lemons, asparagus and grass with touches of crushed stones and sweat. Medium-bodied, it offers mouth-filling citrus and grass-laced flavors and a good Long finish.”  87 Points Wine Spectator 11/15 Light straw color, grassy citrus nose, light, fresh … Continue reading New Perspective Wines – December 2016

Screaming good deals – Reds for the summer grill! (Cotes du Rhone and California Merlot)

The weather is getting warmer, and peoples’ palates are starting to consider summer whites and rose’, but hey, you still need some reds for those perfect summer evenings with THE GRILL!   So here are two widely available reds that should fill the role nicely, impress your friends, while not breaking the bank… Bouachon Cotes du … Continue reading Screaming good deals – Reds for the summer grill! (Cotes du Rhone and California Merlot)

It’s here: Chairman’s Selection Tasting Results – Fall 2014

Pennsylvania Wine enthusiasts often suggest the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board system keeps Pennsylvanians from the great retail sale prices available in other states.   Debate over the PLCB’s efficacy will go on… and on.   In the meantime, we consumers can walk into many of the state’s specialty stores this holiday season and find some high quality … Continue reading It’s here: Chairman’s Selection Tasting Results – Fall 2014