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?

Jon Bon Jovi + Rosé Wine = Diving Into Hampton Water

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m going to taste Diving Into Hampton Water by Hampton Water Wine Co. , which is a collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi, Jesse Bongiovi, and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand. The wine is a French rosé, and it’s a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mouvédre, and 10% Syrah.  The wine is $25.

Question of the Day: Have you had a chance to try this wine?  Have you tried any other “celebrity” wines that you enjoyed?

Wine.com White Haul

Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m unboxing my Wine.com case of white wines. Plus, I’m going to taste the Hugel Classic Pinot Gris with you. Cheers!

The wines mentioned in the video were:

Question of the Day: Are you a white wine drinker? Do you drink it year round with certain foods or do you tend to drink it more seasonally?

Wine Flash Sale: Cuvée Valérose

Happy #WineWednesday! Spring has finally arrived in DC, so I didn’t want to miss sharing my latest Wines ‘Til Sold Out purchase – a yummy rosé that is perfect for the warm weather. Cheers!

The wine mentioned in the video was the 2017 Cuvée Valérose — $11.  I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 corks.  It’s a great value and is an easy-to-drink wine, but not very complex.

Question of the Day #1: Do you drink rosé all year long or is it mostly a spring and summer wine for you?

Question of the Day #2: Do you buy wine online?  If so, what sites do you use?

6 Wines from Livermore Valley, CA

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m unboxing my latest Nottingham Cellars and Vasco Urbano Wine Company shipment.  Wine is sent 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: What do you think of Bordeaux grape varietals versus Rhone Valley grape varietals?  Does it matter to you?  Or, do you just enjoy good wine?