Category Archives: Reds

Pinot Challenge

Recently, I was surprised with a lovely gift, seven bottles of excellently-rated, American Pinot Noir and a challenge to identify my favorites. Always up for a challenge, I dove in head first and found that price wasn’t always correlated with … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Find

Last weekend, I perused my local grocery store’s (Meijer) wine aisle, bracing myself for yet another disappointment, when I was drawn to one label. Yes, there was one bottle that gave me hope of a great glass of wine with my beef-filled dinner. … Continue reading

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WWG’s New Winter Red

Do you need a wine to keep you warm this winter?  I recently found a great option at one of the many holiday celebrations that I attended during the past couple weeks. After doing a quick internet search to figure out what sort … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway Idea: Pigs and Pinot

Do you need a spring break idea?  Do you love Pinot Noir?  Do you love bacon? If the answers are ‘Yes!’ to all of the above, check out Charlie Palmer’s 8th Annual Pigs and Pinot event in my favorite town … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Holiday Party Passings

Last week, I traveled to my day job’s corporate headquarters in Chicago for a conference. As part of the event, there was a cocktail hour, and I was pleased to see modern wine options: Sauvignon Blanc for the white and Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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WWG Primer: Washington State

With some friends recently traveling to Seattle for a work trip, I’ve been inspired to put that city and Washington State in focus this week. The timing to enjoy Washington’s best exports–its big reds– seems appropriate too, as early autumn is putting an extra crispness … Continue reading

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A Tuscan Twosome

With the weather turning chilly in the evenings, I’ve begun craving light reds rather than summery whites and roses. Tuscany’s key wine export–Chianti–qualifies as one of the most popular light reds on the planet. Amazingly though, I’ve had limited experience with this vino varietal, so … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: Cheap Pinot Noir

Finding a cheap Pinot Noir can seem like a crusade of epic proportions. Pinot Noir originates from the ’hometown’ of King Charlemagne in Burgundy, France, and often great Pinot Noirs cost a princely sum. While I’m not opposed to paying up for a great Pinot Noir, sometimes my wallet … Continue reading

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A Boy From Oz

A year and a half after visiting Australia for the first time, it looks like I’m still looking for the same thing – a boy from Oz! Yes, I like my wines from Australia to possess a big, bold, almost masculine … Continue reading

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A Steaky Bordeaux Blend

I’m working through my Sonoma finds, and tonight, I needed something to pair with a ribeye steak and potatoes. Steak, in my opinion, cries out for a Bordeaux varietal. In Sonoma I found a Merlot-based blend that did the trick … Continue reading

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