Sherry for Halloween

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m sharing three Sherrys I received as samples — González Byass Alfonso Oloroso (SRP $25), Harveys Bristol Cream ($17), and one of my all-time favorites, the González Byass Nectar Ximénez ($24) — and some Halloween candy pairing.  All three Sherrys are from the Andalusia region of Spain and can be found for $30 or less.  Cheers!

Next week, I’ll be tasting the 2017 Prayers of Sinners, which is a red wine blend from Washington State.  In addition to your local wine shop, you can find it online at places like, Total Wine & More, and Wine Chateau, and

Question of the Day:

  1. Are you a Sherry drinker?  If you are, do you gravitate towards the drier Sherry, the sweeter Sherry, or all of it?
  2. What are you Halloween candy and wine pairing go-to ideas?

A Fall White Wine — The Oro de Castilla Verdejo

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m sharing the 2018 Oro de Castilla Verdejo by Bodegas Hermanos del Villar.  It’s a medium-bodied white wine from Rueda, Spain and costs $21. This wine came in my DCanter monthly wine club shipment. C … [Continue reading]

A Perfect Everyday Chianti

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m sharing the 2018 Terra di Seta Chianti Classico, which is a $20 kosher and organic red wine from Tuscany, Italy. I also had a chance to try out my new Star of David magnetic wine charms, which Simp … [Continue reading]