December 29, 2010

Jacob's Creek Moscato

Moscato offered by Australian Winery Jacob's Creek.  "A light and fresh wine with sweet tropical and pear fruit characters", says the label!  "Enjoy on its own or with spicy seafood or Asian cuisine"!

Was a little taken back by the screw top cap (no cork for this bottle) and the "fizzing" when we poured it into our glasses.  But, we have to agree, the wine would go well with spicy seafood or Asian cuisine!

Both Winos agreed to buy again.... and gave it a "Good" Rating!

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Jacob's Creek Moscato

December 24, 2010

Tempra Tantrum Tempranillo/Merlot

An import from Spain that combines 60% Tempranillo and 40% Merlot.  Write up from the back label made it sound really good.... Red Wine Wino tried it and found it missing something.  Cannot place it other than won't buy it again.  White Wine Wino tried it and liked it!  Adhering to our strict rating system, Tempra Tantrum earns a "Neutral Rating"!


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Tempra Tantrum Tempranillo/Merlot


Fairbanks Cream Sherry

A Sherry from California....  Our true colors show when we decided to try this one.  Treating it as if it were a traditional wine, we were sadly disappointed.  Won't buy this one again....  Used it for mixing cocktails or cooking, could not drink like a glass of wine.  Both agreed with a "Bad Rating".


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Fairbanks Cream Sherry


Let's Take A Break... A Margarita Break from Gloria's Restaurant!

Can't just be Wine Drinkers.  Have to take a break or two or three.  In this case, we go with a Margarita from a local eatery - Gloria's Restaurant.  Really like their House Margarita in the frozen form.... That is the Red Wine Wino prefers frozen; White Wine Wino prefers "on the rocks".


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Let's Take A Break... A Margarita Break from Gloria's Restaurant!


Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine

Another Kosher wine that we tried on a whim.  This one comes from Manischewitz.  Similar rating for the same reason as the Mogen David posted previously.  Rating: "Neutral".


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Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine


Mogen David Concord

Kosher wine with 11% alcohol content.  Liked it but really sweet.  More a special occasion wine than a traditional wine drink. Subsequently, giving this one a "Neutral Rating" because the White Wine Wino cannot think of a special occasion to buy this one again.  While the Red Wine Wino cannot think of any occasion that calls for not buying wine!

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Mogen David Concord


Arbor Mist Strawberry White Zinfandel

Arbor Mist has a White Zinfandel in Strawberry we tried on a whim.  No cork on this one - screw top bottle instead.  Not a bad "starter wine" because its sweet and "kinda like a wine cooler".  Giving it a "Neutral" not for taste, just that ONE OF US would prefer other wines over this one. 

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Arbor Mist Strawberry White Zinfandel


Alice White Shiraz

Tough one to decide between the two Winos....  Alice White Winery from Australia offers a Shiraz that we tried.  However, a difference in opinion resulted.  Red Wino says, "... won't buy again."  White Wino says, "... will buy again."  So, this Shiraz gets a "Neutral Rating".

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Alice White Shiraz

Black Swan Red Wines - Merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon

Seeing an opportunity to catch up on wine ratings, here are three from Australian Winery Black Swan!  They offer a Merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  All at an economical price locally.  Easy decision... "Good Ratings" for all three but more because of its price than the taste.  White Wine Wino kinda wavered for a little.... At least until the third bottle!

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Merlot


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Shiraz

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Cabernet Sauvignon

December 11, 2010

Kenwood Chardonnay

Here is white wine that we found at a Chinese Restaurant!  Gave it a "Good" rating.  Will buy this one again!  Comes from Kenwood Winery in California.

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Kenwood Chardonnay

Menage A Trios Red

We both liked this one.  Gave it a "Good" Rating.  Combines a Zinfandel, Merlot, and a Cabernet!

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Menage A Trios Red

December 9, 2010

Great Basin Brewing Company - House Red (Merlot)

Here is another Merlot we tried while on our travels.  This one comes from the Great Basin Brewing Company.  Not sure who makes it; sounded like "Bivio"????  Anyhow, really liked this one.  Another "Good" rating from the Two Winos!

Also, as we were at a micro-brewery, had to try one of their beers.... so we gave the Harvest Ale a try!  Liked it as well! 

Harvest Ale Info: "A brewer’s celebration of our intriguing region. This rich and malty brew is accented with the delicate flavor of buttery piƱon pine nuts and aromatic juniper berry and sage. (A.B.V., 5.7%)".
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Great Basin Brewing Company - House Red (Merlot)

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Harvest Ale

December 8, 2010

Ruby River Steakhouse (Reno, NV) - House Red Wine

The two Winos are out and about this week.... Able to try some new places to eat and drink!  Here is an offering that we liked from the Ruby River Steakhouse.  Not certain what Winery it comes from.... but we did rate their House Red Wine (Merlot) as "Good"!

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Ruby River Steakhouse (Reno, NV) - House Red Wine

December 6, 2010

Pepperwood Grove Merlot Valle Central

Merlot offered by Chilean Winery Pepperwood Grove.  Red Wino gives it a thumbs up!  White Wino concurs!  So, the Merlot earns a "Good" rating.  Bought it on a whim while passing through the Wine Section of the local grocery store... was not disappointed.

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Pepperwood Grove Merlot Valle Central

December 1, 2010

Liberty Creek Merlot

Tried this one while on the road in Kansas.  Merlot offered by Liberty Creek Winery.  Really liked this one; strong alcohol content (or maybe it was because we had not eaten dinner yet).  Rating this one as "Good"!


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Liberty Creek Merlot


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