Trying PureWine’s The Wave on a Kosher Red Wine + GIVEAWAY!

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m trying PureWine’s The Wave for the first time on a 2012 Binyamina Winery Yogev.  Plus, this video is also kicking off a two week giveaway, as the PR company that sent me The Wand included 4 extras for my viewers.  You can enter the contest here: http://bit.ly/2xDoFSz.

Wine mentioned in the video:
🍷 2012 Binyamina Winery Yogev Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot — $15

Videos mentioned in the video were:
🍷 Soirée-ing Shiraz
🍷 Kosher Wine Haul for Passover Seder

Question of the Day: Do you think you would fine PureWine’s The Wand sulfite and histamine filter & aerator useful?  Do you have reactions when you drink wine?

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?

Celebrating Albariño Days with 2 Delicious Wines & 1 That Has Gone Bad

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! To celebrate Albariño days (August 1-5, 2018), I wanted to open 3 with you. As you’ll see from the video, unexpected things can happen when I don’t taste the wine before recording. Cheers!

The wines mentioned in the video are:

  • 2017 El Terrano Albariño — $14 (I had trouble nailing down information on this wine, but I believe that it’s a collaboration between Valkyrie Selections, Bodegas Más Que Vinos, and Whole Foods.) I gave this wine 3.5 corks.
  • 2017 Martin Codax Albariño — $15
  • 2017 La Val Albariño — $18 I gave this wine 4.5 corks

First question of the day: Have you had Albariño before? If so what did you think of it?

Bonus Question of the Day: Have you opened a bottle of wine that was bad? How do you handle it? Do you take it back to the store or do you just dump it and open a new bottle?

A Red Wine Meant For Cookouts: WA5 Locations Wine

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting the WA5 Locations Wine by Dave Phinney, which is a red wine blend from Washington State. I previewed this wine a few months ago when I unboxed a shipment of samples and tasted the E5, which was a red wine from Spain. (You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/WTqtRkDHygU)

The idea behind Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine is to make the best wine from a country or region that expresses the place’s sense of location. All the wines are $20, and come from high-quality vineyards, run by forward-thinking growers working with old vines.

Links to the videos that were mentioned:

The wine mentioned in the video was the WA5, a red wine blend from Washington State, USA — $20

Question of the Day: Have you ever tried one of the Locations wines? If so, which ones and what did you think?

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?