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.

Trying PureWine’s The Wave on a Kosher Red Wine + GIVEAWAY!

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m trying PureWine’s The Wave for the first time on a 2012 Binyamina Winery Yogev.  Plus, this video is also kicking off a two week giveaway, as the PR company that sent me The Wand included 4 extras for my viewers.  You can enter the contest here: http://bit.ly/2xDoFSz.

Wine mentioned in the video:
? 2012 Binyamina Winery Yogev Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot — $15

Videos mentioned in the video were:
? Soirée-ing Shiraz
? Kosher Wine Haul for Passover Seder

Question of the Day: Do you think you would fine PureWine’s The Wand sulfite and histamine filter & aerator useful?  Do you have reactions when you drink wine?

Wine Club: Storybook Mountain Vineyards Wine Club Unboxing & Tasting

Welcome, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m opening my latest wine club shipment from Storybook Mountain Vineyards, which is a certified organic winery in Napa Valley. The wine is a 2016 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Mayacamas Range Zinfandel. Cheers!

Storybook Mountain Vineyards:

Previous A Glass After Work videos about Storybook Mountain Vineyard wines:

The wine mentioned in the video was:
? 2016 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Mayacamas Range Zinfandel — $40 regularly/$36 wine club price

Wine Club Information:

  • “Foxy” level = 3 bottles per release & a 10% discount on wine for $101-$176 per shipment
  • “Foxier” level = 6 bottles per release & a 15% discounts on wine for $191-$332 per shipment
  • “Foxiest” level = 12 bottles per release & a 25% discount on wine for $337-$585 per shipment

Question of the Day: What was your first wine club membership?
2nd Question of the Day: If you’re a seasonal wine drinker, have you started shifting from whites and rosés to reds?
3rd Question of the Day: Did you drink anything fun for the Labor Day holiday?

Celebrating Albariño Days with 2 Delicious Wines & 1 That Has Gone Bad

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! To celebrate Albariño days (August 1-5, 2018), I wanted to open 3 with you. As you’ll see from the video, unexpected things can happen when I don’t taste the wine before recording. Cheers!

The wines mentioned in the video are:

  • 2017 El Terrano Albariño — $14 (I had trouble nailing down information on this wine, but I believe that it’s a collaboration between Valkyrie Selections, Bodegas Más Que Vinos, and Whole Foods.) I gave this wine 3.5 corks.
  • 2017 Martin Codax Albariño — $15
  • 2017 La Val Albariño — $18 I gave this wine 4.5 corks

First question of the day: Have you had Albariño before? If so what did you think of it?

Bonus Question of the Day: Have you opened a bottle of wine that was bad? How do you handle it? Do you take it back to the store or do you just dump it and open a new bottle?

A Red Wine Meant For Cookouts: WA5 Locations Wine

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting the WA5 Locations Wine by Dave Phinney, which is a red wine blend from Washington State. I previewed this wine a few months ago when I unboxed a shipment of samples and tasted the E5, which was a red wine from Spain. (You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/WTqtRkDHygU)

The idea behind Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine is to make the best wine from a country or region that expresses the place’s sense of location. All the wines are $20, and come from high-quality vineyards, run by forward-thinking growers working with old vines.

Links to the videos that were mentioned:

The wine mentioned in the video was the WA5, a red wine blend from Washington State, USA — $20

Question of the Day: Have you ever tried one of the Locations wines? If so, which ones and what did you think?