Month: February 2014

General Wine

Bledsoe's 2011 Doubleback is ready for action

Drew Bledsoe’s 2011 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon ($89) is now being shipped to select liquor outlets across the country and can be found in limited supply in several Massachusetts stores. Individual allocation list members will receive their shipments (6 bottles minimum) in mid-April direct from the Doubleback Winery located n Walla Walla, Washington. I picked up […]

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Wine values for Valentine's Day and beyond

Here are some recent tastings which should be considered for Valentine’s Day purchases. • Segura Viudas Brut Cava, $7.95 — Here’s a sparkling Spanish party wine that also goes well with all kinds of food. Guests will thrill at the dry, crisp citrus tastes and aromas. Why spend more for champagne when this cava is   […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey: A novel wine for romance

More than a year ago I purchased a book for the Wine Goddess for her birthday. It was billed as a “provocative romance” by savvy marketers. The women on The View were gleefully reading excerpts to the nation about the “playroom” adventures of literature student Anastasia Steele and the rich, handsome and older Christian Grey. […]