Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Samuel’s Gorge Tempranillo from McLaren Vale, Australia.

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Grape 100% Tempranillo Most often found in Spain, particularly in the Rioja wine region, the name Tempranillo is thought to be linked to the Spanish word “temprano” meaning “early”. The grape supposedly ripens weeks earlier than other varietals.   Facts … Continue reading

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What is Bottle Shock?

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Nope, bottle shock isn’t when you jump out wearing a scary mask to surprise your favorite wine! Sorry to disappoint, although that would have been a fun topic! “Bottle shock” is actually very hard to describe scientifically, but it’s certainly … Continue reading

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Opici Wine Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – May 31st

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Join Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Ponte Vedra Beach) on May 31st as they welcome Opici Wine Company and their impressive portfolio of wines.  They’ve put together a delectable five course menu with pairings such as Blackened Ahi Tuna with the Angeline … Continue reading

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Gary Vaynerchuk and his Daily Grape

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I can only guess that the majority of people who navigate toward my humble little website (thanks by the way!) have never heard of Gary Vaynerchuk. Well, for starters that’s him in the picture. Spitting. Let me give you a … Continue reading

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Chicken and Watercress Salad with Almonds and Feta Paired with M.Chapoutier Bila-Haut Blanc

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I decided to switch things up a little with this pairing. I’ve been trying to do the “low carb thing” for the last few weeks, and also going forward into the next few months. I figured I needed to drop … Continue reading

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Tinto or Tinta?

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Tinto [Teen-toe] on the front of a wine bottle is a Spanish term just meaning red wine. However just to confuse you, Tinta [Teen-ta] means Tempranillo, the main red grape of Spain. Here are some examples, all of which just … Continue reading

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