A Malbec to Feel Warm, Cozy, & Good (+ Guest Appearance by Zeus the Kitty)

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting two wines from Bodega Norton–the 2018 Malbec & the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. The SRP on both is $10, and I received them as samples. Cheers!

Wines mentioned in the video:
?2018 Bodega Norton Malbec — $10
?2018 Bodega Norton Cabernet Sauvignon — $10

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What are you thoughts on Malbec?

  2.  Are you able to find these wines where you are?  And if you’re not from the US and can find them, what price range are they?

Suggested Retail Price: $10
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

2016 Exitus Red Wine — Does Bourbon Barrel Aging Make It Special?

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Today, I’m tasting the 2016 Exitus, which is a red wine blend aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The SRP is $25, but the price online looks to be between $16-$18. Also, as an FYI, I received the wine as a sample. Cheers!


Questions of the Day:

  1. Have you had this or another wine aged in Bourbon barrels?  Do you think it changes the way the wine tastes?

  2. Since we’re just getting started with the year, what would you like to see more or less on A Glass After Work?  Do you have any specific recommendations?

Suggested Retail Price: $26, although found online for $16-18
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018!

Hi everyone…and Happy #BeaujolaisNouveau Day! Today, I’m 3 different Beaujolais Nouveau—2018 Château Gaillard Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, and 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau. All three wines are $15 or less and will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Cheers!

Question of the Day:  Did you participate in Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018?  What did you open?

A Bootleg Halloween

Hi wine friends! I’m sorry for not sharing my Halloween #WineWednesday pick, but the trick-or-treating and festivities went a little longer than I planned. I opened the 2014 Bootleg Red Blend, which was  $30 red wine and a perfect pairing for our slow cooker chili, a delicious addition to the hot cider we made, and a good choice for my favorite chocolate treats. Cheers!


Question of the Day:  What’s your favorite Halloween wine & candy pairing?

Casillero del Diablo: Halloween-Worthy Red Wines Under $20 (+ a couple of candy pairings)

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m sharing my Halloween recommendations with you–the 2017 Casillero del diabloCabernet Sauvignon and the 2017 Red Blend, both of which I received as samples, and the 2016 Carménère, which I purchased on my own.  Cheers!

Wine mentioned in the video:
?2016 Casillero del Diablo Carménère — $10
?2017 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon — SRP $17
?2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend — SRP $12

Received as a sample.