Listen to “Three Rieslings are Not a Crowd” on Spreaker. Chip and Lainie rejoice in a trifecta of Rieslings, domestic and international: Weingut Beurer – Riesling Trocken 2020, Ovum “Off the Grid” Riesling 2019, Joseph Cattin Riesling Alsace 2019. Each is uniquely delicious.
Listen to “Fun Summer Fizz: Old Westminster Piquette” on Spreaker. Chip and Lainie enjoy Skin Contact Piquette from Old Westminster. Piquette is a wine-based beverage that offers low alcohol and plenty of tart fizz. Even better, the piquette comes in a can, making it super convenient for picnics and outdoor events.
Listen to “Thank You Very Much, Field Recordings” on Spreaker. Lainie and Chip decide to sample two wines from one of their favorite producers, Field Recordings: Domo Arigato, a skin-contact wine made from Pinot Gris and Morrow View, a Grüner Veltliner that Lainie describes as “. . .not on steroids, but definitely on B-12 shots.”
Listen to “Vanguard of the Zin Revolution” on Spreaker. The Russian Revolution was all about Red Vs. White (armies), which is analogous to how Zinfandel is understood and consumed here in the United States. Make no mistake: Neither Lainie nor Chip is a communist, they are nonetheless firm “red” partisans when it comes… Continue reading Zin Revolution: A Review of Easton Zinfandel Amador County 2015
Listen to “Everything Is Coming up Rosés” on Spreaker. Chip and Lainie are once again joined by their friend Tom for a lively wine discussion. The topic this week is one near and dear to our hearts: rosé! We discuss the history of this style of wine, how it got its bad reputation, and… Continue reading Everything Is Coming up Rosés
Dilemma: It’s time to review a Chardonnay and Chip is terrified of Lainie’s reaction to a Chard from California. Celebrated winemaker Paul Hobbs comes to the rescue, however with his Russian River Valley Chardonnay from 2017. This stuff is delicious and we can’t stop raving about it! Wine: Chardonnay Russian River Valley Producer: Paul Hobbs… Continue reading California Chardonnay Finds Redemption: Paul Hobbs Russian River
Chip and Lainie got out of Europe (metaphorically, of course) and back to the states this week. Lainie found this HUGE Syrah, Petite Verdot blend from Santa Barbara. She experienced extreme nostalgia and Chip wondered at how such a juicy, fruit-forward wine could still have such structure. Wine: Para Maria De Los Tecolotes (Please note that… Continue reading A Night (Owl) to Remember: Stolpman Vineyards “Para Maria”