Category Archives: Country

Chris’ October Pick: Sklyark Red Belly

The Selection: While out on a date night happy hour, the bartender at BLVD suggested I try a Syrah from Skylark.  I really liked the wine, but it seemed high at $27.  At $20, the Red Belly blend seemed like … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Red Wine, USA

Coco’s World: Taking on @TastingRoomCom

I have a friend that runs an eco-friendly wine distribution/home delivery company called the20. When I complained about the challenge of getting people to pay high bottle prices for wines they’ve never tasted, he turned me on to this neat … Continue reading

Coco's World, USA

July Tasting Results in October…Whoops

July was a slow month.  August saw a trip to Ireland plus a new job for Chris.  September Chris traveled 3 out of 4 weeks. Now it’s October and we’re back and finishing off our July tasting and getting into … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Merlot, Red Wine, Syrah, USA

Chris’ July Pick #2: Evodia Granacha ’08

The Selection: Once again, I dipped into the May Top 10 list of the Reverse Wine Snob for some inspiration and selected the Evodia Granacha ’08 which will set you back about $8.  My first pick from RWS was the … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Grenache, Spain

Chris’ July Pick: Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red

The Selection: With the Wine Bloggers Conference coming up in a week, we’ve been scanning through some of the finalists for the Wine Blog Awards and came across Jon from Minnesota who blogs as the Reverse Wine Snob. He has … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Merlot, USA, Zinfandel

July Tasting: The Representatives from Washington St.

We decided in the beginning of the month to celebrate a month of America (because of the 4th) with some wines from Washington.  At first pass, it was kinda tough to source WA wine by ourselves, so we reached out … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Bordeaux Blend, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah, USA

July Tasting: Ode to Washington (State) for the 4th

It’s almost independence day so let’s celebrate with wines from Washington (State, not the founding father or the District of Columbia). We’re not experts on US history, but we think George Washington was important to our July 4th holiday, you … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, USA

Midnight Safeway Run & Buena Vista Pinot Noir

Ever been to Safeway at 12:30am on a Friday night, combing the aisles of red, while looking for something to take the edge off a 3 hr drive, selecting a bottle you think your brother mentioned a while back, and … Continue reading

Pinot Noir, USA

Chris’ June Pick: Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

I recently came across this SF Chronicle article about 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons and thought it would be good inspiration for my June pick.  There were some familiar names (Chappellet, Hall, Mondavi), but the Buehler caught my eye for it’s price … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Red Wine, USA

Sons & Daughters Honoring Fathers

Since our Dads were either 150 miles away playing golf or 2,500 miles away watching baseball, we celebrated them with Father from Saarloos & Sons. We’ve mentioned Saarloos before on our favorites page.  Their wines have a strong family focus … Continue reading

Syrah, USA