Screaming Good Deal – Chateau de Campuget, Le Campuget Blanc 2012

As the season moves toward autumn with holidays on the horizon, I am often asked by friends and colleagues to suggest a ‘party wine’ – something inexpensive, but good.   These are often mutually exclusive terms, but occasionally a wine pops onto our radar that warrants making a note…. The 2012 Le Campuget Blanc is one … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal – Chateau de Campuget, Le Campuget Blanc 2012

Next up: Rhone Tasting!

Our Bordeaux tasting/dinner at e2 (www.e2pgh.com) was certainly tasty and instructive – so we are moving forward to our next region where we will dive into some interesting wines of the Rhone region.   We will taste and discuss the wines as a group, and then finish with a dinner to see how they stand up … Continue reading Next up: Rhone Tasting!

Bordeaux tasting dinner – Right vs Left Bank

As our seasons migrate from light-hearted Summer to more serious Autumn – I thought the seasonal change warranted a slightly more serious approach to our tasting programs.   While my wine-enthusiast friends in http://www.off-the-grid.ws and Grapenuts will surely let me know if I am wrong, I have gone ahead and scheduled three ‘more serious’ tastings.    What … Continue reading Bordeaux tasting dinner – Right vs Left Bank

Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime – All French/Bridge Ten Brasserie/”Jack-Challenge”

As we look forward to our Wednesday June 26 “Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime Happy Hour” (and “Jack-Challenge” at Dave Desimone’s Bridge Ten Brasserie, excitement is building as the choices are high value and quite tasty – I think they will all be quite popular. Added to this event is a special drawing to compete … Continue reading Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime – All French/Bridge Ten Brasserie/”Jack-Challenge”

Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!

Another Wine and Cheese event at Marty’s Market (http://martysmarket.com/), another sold out crowd – even had an active waitlist for this event!   Given the tasty wine and cheese line-up combined with Marty’s Market’s gracious accommodation; I am not surprised this was a popular event.   The friendly and engaging atmosphere was typified by the quick offer … Continue reading Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!