Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2013

The summer of rosé is giving way to the red wines of fall. One wine to help ease the transition is Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial 2013. This red blend from Sardón de Duero, within the Ribera del Duero region in Spain, is aromatic and elegant, with a lovely freshness that makes it adaptable to both […]

A Taste of Wine from Brazil

The most exciting sparkling wine I have tasted recently is from Brazil. It’s the Casa Valduga 130 Limited Edition, and I discovered it an exclusive event promoting Brazilian wine in Atlanta. The sparkling wine is similar to Champagne as it is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and gets its bubbles via the traditional method. […]

Cahors Malbec

What comes to mind when you think of Malbec? Perhaps a red wine with spicy notes. Or one of the five grapes used in Bordeaux blends. Possibly steak. Maybe Argentina. How about Cahors? If you are unfamiliar with this city and region in southwest France, that is about to change. Cahors is the birthplace of […]

The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2014

How does a Syrah, Zinfandel, red blend from the West Coast Taste when you raise it for a toast? I’ve had the hit musical Hamilton on the brain for months and I couldn’t help but think about the opening number when I was pouring a glass of The Federalist Dueling Pistols. The name of the […]