Month: July 2013

General Wine

Wine Bargain No. 3: Mark West Pinot Noir

Mike Pigeon, the Wine Butler, put grilled lamb cutlets on the menu for a Saturday night cookout and we huddled briefly on the wine. A rich-tasting Pinot Noir was the first and only choice for the tender lamb, which would be complemented with macaroni salad, caprese salad (plump red tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh garden-grown basil), […]

General Wine

Wine Bargain No. 1: Castano Monastrell

There’s nothing better than a good bargain, especially if it’s a red liquid in a bottle. Recently, I took off with the Wine Butler, Mike Pigeon, on a search-and-taste mission to find middle-of-the-summer wines that would go well with barbeque or as a patio sipper. He dared me to find 12 quality bottles of wine […]