Malbec Face-Off: Australia vs. Argentina

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! In honor of Malbec Day, which was this past Friday, I’m doing a head-to-head comparison between two Malbecs—the first is the 2017 Vinaceous Voodoo Moon Malbec from Western Australia and the second is the 2017 Catena Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Both wines were purchased for under $20 on Wine.com.  Cheers! 🍷

Questions of the Day:

  • Do you like Malbec?
  • Have you tried either the Vinaceous Voodoo Moon or the Catena Malbec?

Wine Club: A Lovely Virginia Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing my April 2020 Stinson Vineyards wine club shipment and tasting the 2019 Rosé of Tannat. Stinson Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. And, when I say small, I mean small…they only have seven acres under vine. Cheers! 🍷

Wines mentioned in the video:

  • 2019 Rosé of Tannat — $21
  • 2019 Rosé of Mourvèdre — $21
  • 2015 Meritage — $32
  • 2015 Tannat — $36
  • 2016 Petit Verdot — $30
  • 2018 Cabernet Franc — $26

Questions of the Day:

  1. Are you ready to embrace Spring? If you’re a “seasonal” wine drinker, have you started switching to your Spring wines?
  2. Have you enjoyed any Rosé recently?

Wine Club: A Storybook Wine Club

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m digging into my “comfort” wine stash by sharing my March 2020 Storybook Mountain Vineyards wine club and tasting the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon that came in the shipment.  It’s a $70 red wine from the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Napa Valley, California.  Cheers! 🍷

Wine Club Information:

  • “Foxy” level = 3 bottles per release & a 10% discount on wine for $108-$203 per shipment (plus shipping & tax)
  • “Foxier” level = 6 bottles per release, a 10% discounts on wine for $216-405 per shipment (including shipping + tax)
  • “Foxiest” level = 12 bottles per release & a 15% discount on wine for $408-$765 per shipment (including shipping + tax)

Questions of the Day:

  •  How are you holding up with during the pandemic?
  • What’s your comfort wine?  Have you broken it open yet?  Are you enjoying something special because of these unique conditions we’re experiencing?

Wine Club: Social Distancing with Mourvèdre

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! We have been diligently practicing social distancing in the A Glass After Work household, which has given me the opportunity to focus on my wine clubs. Today, I’m sharing my March 2020 Vasco Urbano Wine Co. Wine Club and tasting the 2016 HP Mourvèdre, which is a $42 red wine from the Livermore Valley in California. Cheers! 

The Vasco Urbano wine club send shipments 4 times a year — March, June, September, and December – 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.
 
You can watch previous Vasco Urbano Wine Club unboxings here:
Questions of the Day: 
  • How are you holding up with all of the changes going into place because of the pandemic?
  • Have your drinking habits changed?
  • What are you drinking?

Quarantine Happy Hour

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Like much of the US, I’m at home because of the coronavirus pandemic; so today, I sharing my March 2020

Wine Club, which arrived right before the more serious restrictions were put in place.  I also taste their 2018 Élevée Vineyard Pinot Noir, which is a $65 red wine from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  Cheers!

Questions of the Day:

  1. How are you handling the coronavirus pandemic…are you safe?  Is your family ok?
  2.  Are you still enjoying some wine?  If so, what have you stocked up on?