Greetings! Lots of solid values in the latest Chairman’s haul – hope you find something interesting! Maison Aguila Cremant de Limoux Brut NV $14.99 Limoux, France PLCB Code# 78624 (In stores now) “Yeast and toast on the nose. Apple and citrus, with elegant mouthfeel and caressing bubbles.” Steve Pollack, wine buyer for the Chairman’s Selection® program Why … Continue reading October 2017 Chairman’s Selection reviews
As weather turns chilly and leaves turn colors, much of what we eat turns toward warm, savory autumn meals and wine-enthusiasts’ thoughts often turn to warm and approachable Rhone style red wines. Paired with hearty stews, and game night chili, the so-called “Rhone Varietals” are a solid red wine choice for the season’s cuisine. Indeed … Continue reading Autumn reds for autumn foods – Rhone always delivers!
While contemplating the famous anti-merlot statements in the movie ‘SIDEWAYS’, my enthusiast friends and I reiterated our belief that Merlot got a bad wrap in that movie scene. To be fair to those who cheered when the line was delivered, we recognize that Merlot as a varietal became hugely popular through the 1990s, which led … Continue reading Napa Merlot worth trying – Bommarito Merlot Napa Valley 2012 by Whitehall Lane
Looking for a wine to stand up to burgers and other summer-grill favorites? Try the Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012 – you may want to buy several to last the remainder of the Grilling Season! First some background: American wine enthusiasts often overlook the wines of Portugal, not for any ill will toward the country (I … Continue reading Bargain Portuguese red blend Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012
A certain satisfaction always accompanies declaring a Screaming Good Deal – defined as a wine with below $10 price point and above $10 quality. In the case of The Show Chardonnay 2012, satisfaction is clearly warranted. Similar to many other wines at affordable price points, The Show Chardonnay is a wine produced by winemakers and … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal: The Show Chardonnay 2012 at $7.99
Bold words but happily uttered…. I had to try this wine the moment I noticed it was for sale. Last year I was fortunate to try the 2001 Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo (aged 10 years) and found it to be quite a fine and nicely aged wine – and for the money (under $20) it … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal – Best $7.99 red wine in Pennsylvania right now – Anciano Tempranillo Reserva 2004, aged 7 years, from Valdepeñas
Despite the (never ending) wintry weather – everyone showed up last evening to learn about some South American wines at Chef Kate Romane’s e2 Restaurant (www.e2pgh.com). Our go-to staffers (Adam and Will) were ready for us, but we got extra help from attendees Kate, Lee, and Susan who helped get the tables arranged and ready … Continue reading South American Wines at e2 Restaurant