Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018!

Hi everyone…and Happy #BeaujolaisNouveau Day! Today, I’m 3 different Beaujolais Nouveau—2018 Château Gaillard Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, and 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau. All three wines are $15 or less and will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Cheers!

Question of the Day:  Did you participate in Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018?  What did you open?

A Bootleg Halloween

Hi wine friends! I’m sorry for not sharing my Halloween #WineWednesday pick, but the trick-or-treating and festivities went a little longer than I planned. I opened the 2014 Bootleg Red Blend, which was  $30 red wine and a perfect pairing for our slow cooker chili, a delicious addition to the hot cider we made, and a good choice for my favorite chocolate treats. Cheers!

 

Question of the Day:  What’s your favorite Halloween wine & candy pairing?

Casillero del Diablo: Halloween-Worthy Red Wines Under $20 (+ a couple of candy pairings)

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m sharing my Halloween recommendations with you–the 2017 Casillero del diabloCabernet Sauvignon and the 2017 Red Blend, both of which I received as samples, and the 2016 Carménère, which I purchased on my own.  Cheers!

Wine mentioned in the video:
🍷2016 Casillero del Diablo Carménère — $10
🍷2017 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon — SRP $17
🍷2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend — SRP $12

Received as a sample.

Wine Club: Storybook Mountain Vineyards Wine Club Unboxing & Tasting

Welcome, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m opening my latest wine club shipment from Storybook Mountain Vineyards, which is a certified organic winery in Napa Valley. The wine is a 2016 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Mayacamas Range Zinfandel. Cheers!

Storybook Mountain Vineyards:

Previous A Glass After Work videos about Storybook Mountain Vineyard wines:

The wine mentioned in the video was:
🍷 2016 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Mayacamas Range Zinfandel — $40 regularly/$36 wine club price

Wine Club Information:

  • “Foxy” level = 3 bottles per release & a 10% discount on wine for $101-$176 per shipment
  • “Foxier” level = 6 bottles per release & a 15% discounts on wine for $191-$332 per shipment
  • “Foxiest” level = 12 bottles per release & a 25% discount on wine for $337-$585 per shipment

Question of the Day: What was your first wine club membership?
2nd Question of the Day: If you’re a seasonal wine drinker, have you started shifting from whites and rosés to reds?
3rd Question of the Day: Did you drink anything fun for the Labor Day holiday?

Bordeaux-style Whites & Rhône-style Reds from Nottingham Cellars & Vasco Urbano Wine Company

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday!  IThis week, I’m sharing my May 2018 Nottingham Cellars and Vasco Urbano Wine Company wine club shipments as well as tasting the 2017 Nottingham Cellars Chardonnay from the Karl Wente Vineyard.  Cheers!

 

The Nottingham Cellars & Vasco Urbano Wine Company wine clubs send shipments 4 times a year — February, May, August, November – and there are 12, 6, and 3-bottle membership options.  The monthly cost depends on the wines included in the shipment, but usually it ranges from $95-$130.

The wines mentioned were:

Question of the Day: Do you tend to prefer the Bordeaux varieties, like those from Nottingham Cellars, or the Rhône varieties, like those from Vasco Urbano Wine Company?