A Comfort Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I taste and review the 2016 Beekeeper Cellars Montecillo Vineyards Zinfandel, which is a red wine from California that I purchased through The Wine Spies. I paid $42 a bottle, although it looks like the Beekeeper Cellars website lists the wine at $65 a bottle. Either way, it’s definitely a luxurious comfort wine. Cheers! 🍷

I mentioned in the video that both The Wine Spies and Beekeeper Cellars are sold out of the 2016 vintage, but Beekeeper Cellars has the 2017 vintage of the Montecillo Vineyards Zinfandel available for through their website without having to join their mailing list for $65.
Question of the Day: Is there a particular winery or wine type you’re drinking more of these days?

Liquid Geography | A Glass After Work

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! In this video, I taste and review the 2018 Liquid Geography, which is a rosé from Bierzo, Spain made with 100% Mencia grapes and imported by Olé & Obrigando.

Also, for the socially conscious wine lover, all profits are donated to three different charities — the TJ Martell Foundation to support its search for cancer cures, the South Bronx Educational Foundation to help children with challenging academic backgrounds, and to Wheeling Forward to help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest. If you know me well, you know both cancer research and education advocacy are both near and dear, so supporting both while drinking a delicious wine….it’s like Liquid Geography was made for me. Cheers!

  • I bought my latest supply of Liquid Geography through DCANTER, my local wine shop, where the amazing Matt was was able to special order a case and a half for me.  While they are local to DC, they can ship elsewhere in the country, as long as it’s legal for them to do so.  So, he might be able to order some for you too, if you are wiling to grab several bottles. 
  • For the first time since I discovered it, I was i able to grab this wine from Wine.com.  That said, they’re now sold out, but you can sign up for alerts for when/if they restock,

Questions of the Day:

  • Where are you buying wines these days?
  • Are you mostly ordering your wine online? Are you relying on local shops where you can pick-up or have it delivered or have you been focusing on the bigger retailers?

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: 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?