Wine Review

Brian Wing on December 21st, 2013

2012 Screen Door Cellars, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The first release of this new winery. Check it out.

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Brian Wing on October 23rd, 2012

A picture should be worth a thousand words… Tonight I had visions of a great bottle of red wine with dinner, and it took (unfortunately) three bottles to reach that goal.   I picked up a couple of fantastic New York steaks at the market with some fresh green beans, I had the purple and […]

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Brian Wing on October 3rd, 2012

  Apologies to the supplier of the sample for the late review, but hey…  Sometimes you just got to lay down some wine! That being said, this is a fine wine at a great price.  Unfortunately it seems the ’09 vintage may be unavailable, but it was a good’n.  A great fruit forward Cab, with […]

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Brian Wing on February 29th, 2012

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Brian Wing on December 20th, 2011

It’s a nice chilly evening up at the condo we are lucky enough to have access to through “the wife’s” family and we’ve just finished off a great bottle of Michel-Schlumberger “Coteaux Sauvages” and we still need more vino… So it is on to the Seven non-vintage Red wine of Spain. This box of wine […]

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Brian Wing on December 16th, 2011

A nice little Napa Valley Chard.  Easy on the oak, nice and spicy.  Kinda reminds me of a baked apple, not sweet or cloying but great fruit and nutmeg spice.   Check it out

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Brian Wing on February 3rd, 2011

First off, an apology for not being here with you these last few months, however, every now and then a hiatus it in order.  Regardless of the reasons I’m here now with a new sample provided to me by the Austrian wine contingent.  A new wine for me to be sure, but not a new […]

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Brian Wing on November 4th, 2010

Yes it’s Thursday, and in all rights I should be typing up a sweet recipe for you to enjoy on another “Not Bad for a Thursday Night Dinner!”  Well, perhaps I’ll add a cooking tip at the bottom of this post…  Anyhow, Tonight we had some super delish, filet mignon steaks, so I wanted to […]

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Brian Wing on September 30th, 2010

Summer has pretty much passed us by without providing us the much needed heat that would be preferred to ferment those little grapes of the vitus vinifera that we love so much.  But here in Sonoma County we have this little thing we call “Indian Summer,” I’m sure this is similar to the “Indian Summers” […]

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Brian Wing on September 23rd, 2010

I have a little history with this wine.  The first time I had the pleasure of drinking this wine was at a great Italian restaurant in historic “Railroad Square” in downtown Santa Rosa, CA, named Portofino’s.  Unfortunately, Portofino’s is no more, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find some of this wine left over at […]

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