A Top Virginia Red Wine? — 2016 Slater Run Vineyards First Bridge

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  In this video, I taste and review the 2016 Slater Run Vineyards First Bridge, which is a $38 red wine from Virginia.  The wine is a Bordeaux-blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. And, if you live in the DMV or are visiting the area, Slater Run is doing an amazing job keeping everyone safe during the pandemic.  Cheers!

Next up is a wine I found from watching Wine Guide — a Vina Otano Rioja Crianza 2016.  You can find his review here.

My top is the Tome Pink Colorblock Sweater from Rent the Runway.

Questions of the Day:

  1.  Have you had Virginia wines before?  If so, what did you think of them?
  2. And, if you’re a regular VA wine drinker, what are your favorites?

A French Red Wine for Christmas — 2014 Château Teynac

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2014 Château Teynac, which is a $40 red wine from the Saint-Julien AOC in the Médoc area of Bordeaux, France. Cheers! 

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charm here (my Christmas tree is from the Holiday Cheer set of 12, which is $27): 

My top is the Aldomartins Pesse Sweater from Rent the Runway.

Question of the Day: If you celebrate, what are your Christmas plans and do they include wine? If so, what wines?

White Malbec for Thanksgiving? The Vicentin Family Wines Blanc de Malbec

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2019 Vicentin Family Wines Blanc de Malbec, which is a $16 white wine from Argentina. This white wine is made using Malbec grapes, which are traditionally used for red or rosé wines, and would make the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving feast or a summer evening on the porch. Cheers!

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charm here (my pumpkin is from the “Thanksgiving, Fall or Autumn” set of 7, which is $17).

Questions of the Day: 

  • Have you ever had a Blanc de Malbec?
  •  Have you ever had any other white wine that is made from what is normally otherwise a red wine grape?

2019 Rombauer Chardonnay Review ft VINCE.WINE

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, Vince from VINCE.WINE and I are sharing a virtual glass of the 2019 Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay, which is a $39 white wine from California. Vince and I also tasted Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel over on his YouTube channel, so be sure to check that video out, as well.  Cheers!

Questions of the Day:

  • What you looking for in YOUR Chardonnay?  Do you like it buttery or do you prefer a more minerally style?
  • Have you ever had any wines from Rombauer Vineyards?  What did you think of them?

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 Wine.com, 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?