December 24, 2016

Two Moscatos, One Bordeaux, and 151 Rum... Ready for the Holidays Now!

Holidays are always fun. Made much "funner" with two Moscatos, one Bordeaux, and 151 Rum....

Picked up a bottle of Mohawk 151 Rum; did not know Bacardi 151 Rum is no longer availale in the US. The Mohawk will do for the Egg Nog for now.

Then, tried a San Silvestro Dulcis Moscato d'Asti and Cupcake Vineyards Moscato. The San Silvestro is a little on the light alcohol content side, so the Red Wine Wino was not impressed. But, the Winos did note the sweet taste made it a keeper for future purchases.

The Cupcake Vineyards Moscato was stronger at 9.5% but not as tasty as the San Silverstro! Winos went Neutral on this one.

The Chateau Montet Bordeaux was all good for the Red Wine Wino but the White Wine Wino did not like the dryness but did agree to buy it again... the Bordeaux gets a Good Rating!

December 19, 2016

Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon... On a Cold Winter Evening!

Hanging out on a cold winter evening; temps were dropping to the Teens Sunday. What better way to close the weekend then with a glass of red wine - Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon to be exact. This one has again earned a Good Rating from the Winos!

December 18, 2016

Bathhouse Row - Dogwood Moscato

Opened a bottle of Moscato that the Winos picked up earlier this year in Hotsprings, AR. Bathhouse Row - Dogwood Moscato comes sweet and with a little "fizziness"! Both Winos agreed to purchase again; it gets a Good Rating!

December 13, 2016

Margaritas Made Strong at Gloria's Restaurant!

Always liked the extra oomph of Gloria's Restaurant House Margaritas! Winos opted for margaritas over wine this round. Do like margaritas but for some reason, the Mexican Martinis from down south at the Gruene River Grill is calling, Not sure when we will be back there but for now... Margaritas will do!

PS: Gruene River Grill Mexican Martnini!

December 2, 2016

Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon... and Paella!

Have had Barefoot's Cabernet Sauvignon, in the past and the Winos liked it. But, this round, the Red Wine Wino out his chef's hat on and used up Thanksgiving Day leftovers to make a Paella!

As it turned out, the wine and paella made for a tasty combination. Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon gets another Good Rating from the Winos!

November 9, 2016

Hot Fries and Franzia Chillable Red

Running errands, stopped at the grocery store for hot fries and Franzia Chillable Red. Winos still agree to purchase again in the future. Keeps it's Good Rating!

November 6, 2016

Yosemite Road Moscato and Cabernet Sauvignon

After a road trip fly fishing the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma, chilled at the casa with some wine while grilling steaks. Had to get more propane at the local convenience store. While there, noticed Yosemite Road's Moscato and Cabernet Sauvignon were on sale - two for $8.00.

Previously, we rated the Cabernet as Good and the Moscato as Neutral.  No change in the ratings. Both Winos agreed to buy the Cabernet again; the White Wine Wino continues to remain unimpressed with the Moscato, and the Red Wine Wino still likes its 10% Alcohol Content.

Apologize for the fuzzy wine picture... :-(

October 27, 2016

Lucky Duck Cabernet Sauvignon

Lucky Duck has always been a good choice for an inexpensive wine. For their Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers taste at a economical price - less than $4.00! Not bad!

Menage a Trois Silk - Soft Red Wine Blend

Manage a Trois Silk rocks for the Winos! It says it's a soft red wine blend and it is! This one gets a Good Rating.

Liberty Creek Merlot and Sweet Red

Liberty Creek Merlot and Sweet Red still earning Good Ratings!

September 24, 2016

Franzia Chillable Red in a Taller Box!

Franzia Chillable Red now has a taller box! Took us off-guard when we out it in the fridge. No worries though. We still like it. Franzia Chillable Red retains its Good Rating!

September 16, 2016

Liberty Creek Sweet Red

Last time we purchased Liberty Creek's Sweet Red was in 2012. Should have looked at our blog post back then. We really liked it then; we really liked it again when we had it the other day. Moreover, the price remains under $6.00 for the big bottle!

Here is what we wrote in 2012 for reference; still applies today!

Here is one that took us by surprise.  White Wine Wino was on an errand and came home with a bottle of Sweet Red from Liberty Creek Winery.  Have had other wines from Liberty Creek and liked them.

In this case, liked it as well to the point that the White Wine Wino went back for more bottles to keep in the wine rack. 

Both agreed to buy again, earning a Good Rating from the Winos.

Moreover, the White Wine Wino rates this one Number One of Sweet Reds purchased to date!  Red Wine Wino concurs!

Don't pass this one up if you like Sweet Reds.

Gaylord Texan Vineyard and Messina Hof Wines...

While out last weekend, stopped a the Gaylord Resort and spied a couple of wine things that we thought were interesting. Checked out the Vineyard that is on the resort grounds, and then saw several bottles of Messina Hof Wines that looked different than what we normally have been buying! May need to breakdown and buy a bottle or two for "tasting" purposes of course!

August 24, 2016

Hidden Crush Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

New red wine we have not tried before. It comes from California from the Hidden Crush Winery. It's a Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 2014. Forgot how much it costs per bottle; no worries, this one gets a Good Rating from the Winos! It comes with a screw top but don't let it fool you... it has a 13.5% alcohol content to makes things interesting!

August 15, 2016

Beer and Wine Tasting at the Grocery Store

While out this weekend, stopped at the Whole Foods Grocery Store on Dallas. Stumbled on the beer and wine tasting bar in the store! May need to volunteer for more errands to rhe grocery store in the future!

August 7, 2016

Bath House Row Winery - Moscato and Muscadine Wines

Took advantage of being in the state of Arkansas and picked up bottles of Moscato and Muscadine wines from the Bath House Winery. Labels do not show the alcohol content but based on the "runs" when tasting them, looked like they are on the high end! Pictures are blurry but do keep in mind that the Winos plan to purchase them again when in the area. This one earns a Good Rating!

New Wine To Try from Hot Springs...

Tried a new wine while out and abour in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  It's a Muscadine Wine. Never tried it till now but the Winos  do like it. Has a sweet taste with a "moonshininess" taste to it!

Arlington Resort and Spa, Hot Springs, Arkansas

While out and about in Hot Springs, had a Dirty Martini at the Arlington Resort and Spa... also, enjoyed the sites, the mineral bath, and dining!

July 31, 2016

Landon Winery Raspberry Wine

Before we can start our Texas Hill Country "Wine Tour" aka six bottles of wine purchased by the White Wine Wino, we better start with a local winery. Landon Winery Raspberry Wine still gets a Good Rating from the Winos!

July 28, 2016

Texas Wines from the Hill Country

White Wine Wino just back from the Hill Country with lots of wines! Going to have something to post about over the next few weeks!

July 27, 2016

Marilyn Merlot 2001

New Merlot that we have not tried before. It's called the Marilyn Merlot from 2001. Had trouble opening the bottle; cork did not stay intact. Had to break the cork apart to get it out of the bottle. Once done, removed the cork pieces from the first glass.

Was pleasantly surprised... 13.5% Alcohol Content. It's made in California with 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet grapes. Even more royalties are paid to the Lee Strasberg Institute and the Monroe Young Family Center.

July 18, 2016

Volare Sweet Red Table Wine

Texas Hills Vineyard offers a Sweet Red that both Winos agree to buy again, easil5 earning a Good Rating! Ps: Red Wino... 12% alcohol content.

June 26, 2016

Sutter Home Moscato

Cannot recall if the we tried this one before. That said, this Moscato earned a Good Rating from the Winos. Has a little fizz to it and is tasty!

June 9, 2016

Beringer White Merlot

First tried this back in 2012 - Beringer White Merlot. Liked it back then, earning a Good Rating! This round it continues to earn a Good Rating!

June 4, 2016

Bolla Valpolicella

Not had this one for some time. Still get s a Good Rating... Bolla Valpolicella!

May 26, 2016

Main Street Bistro and Bakery - Match Sweet Red

At a craft beer event this past weekend. Stopped at Main Street Bistro and Bakery and had a cheese plate and Match Sweet Red wine. The wine has a lower alcohol  content than we are used to for a red wine but the Winos gives ot a Good Rating!

May 22, 2016

Homestead Winery - Sweet Ivanhoe and Beers...

At a craft beer festival today. Tried Homestead Winery - Sweet Ivanhoe and others beers... the wine was like a Moscato. Winos give it a good rating!

May 16, 2016

Barefoot Malbec

We had this one before and liked it. Tried it again and noticed the 91 points on the label. Barefoot Malbec get a good ratimg from the Winos again!

May 1, 2016

Franzia Chillable Red

Franzia Chillable Red gets a Good Rating from the Winos. Perfect while grilling outdoors on a nice April evening!

April 24, 2016

Ruffino Chianti 2014

Ruffino Chianti has always been a tasty wine for the Red Wine Wino. Also, the Red Wine Wino has a weakness for Chiantis. That said, White Wine Wino agrees to buy again in the future. Ruffino Chianti gets a Good Rating!

April 13, 2016

Sweet Red Blend from Barefoot Winery

Sweet Red Blend from Barefoot Winery  gets a Good Rating from the Winos. Tasty with a good alcohol content at 10.5 %.

April 9, 2016

Lone Star Wine Cellar Sangria

Was out last night in Mckinney; enjoyed live music and Sangria and other wines! Cannot recall the Moscato but do say the Sangria was tasty! This one gets a Good Rating!

April 2, 2016

Vendange Merlot

Had this one back in May 2014 in the big bottle. Rated it Good with high alcohol content, good taste, and a good price! Here is the post from May 14, 2014! This round - Vendange Merlot, gets another Good Rating. Tasty wine even in the little box!

March 31, 2016

Gallo Family Cafe Zinfandel and Sutter Home White Merlot

Gallo Family Cafe Zinfandel and Sutter Home White Merlot in the big bottles. Interesting is the Cafe Zinfandel has 9% Alcohol Content and the White Merlot has 11% Alcohol Content.

Of the two, the Winos rate the Cafe Zinfandel as Neutral and the White Merlot as Good. First time trying the Cafe Zinfandel; Winos could not agree to buy it again. Winos have tried the White Merlot in the past; agreed then as well as now to buy it again!

March 21, 2016

Yosemite Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Yosemite Road Cabernet Sauvignon gets a Good Rating. We liked it last time; we liked it again. Don't let the screw top cap fool you. It's a good wine!

March 11, 2016

Yellowtail Cabernet Sauvignon,

Had this one - Yellowtail Cabernet Sauvignon before, and the Winos continue to agree on purchasing it again in the future. Easily get a Good Rating!

February 20, 2016

Franzia Fruity Red Sangria

Franzia Fruity Red Sangria maintains its Good Rating! Winos agreed to buy again; sure enough they did! Ribeyes on the grill, glass of Sangria is tasting good as the steaks cook!

February 15, 2016

Solemar Pinot Grigio

Solemar Pinot Grigio gets a Bad Rating from the two Winos. We tried their Solemar Merlot and came away with a Neutral Rating. Tried this one and just could not find a reason to buy it again. Even for the $4.99 price. Oh well, best to move on to other wines!

February 14, 2016

St Genevieve - Merlot

Thought we had tried this one before but it turned out it was their Sweet Moscato. This round it looks like St Genevieve - Merlot gets a Good Rating from the Winos. Price for the big bottle goes for $8.99 locally. Not bad... even has a 13.5% Alcohol Content, so the Red Wine Wino is easily liking this one. Good thing the White Wine Wino keeps him straight.

February 6, 2016

Three Thieves Cabernet Sauvignon

Had it before, liked it. Had it again, still liked it! Winos agree to buy again. Three Thieves Cabernet Sauvignon earns a Good Rating. PS: On sale at our local grocery store for $7.50; normally $11.00!

January 11, 2016

Happy New Year... Pete's Dueling Pianos

Happy New Year to our Readers! Had a great 2015, here is to 2016. Hope for more fun this year. To start things off, we rung in 2016 at Pete's Dueling Pianos in Addison, TX. Had great music, tasty appetizers, and various drinks! Bottoms up in 2016!

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