Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wine Spectator 250 under $20

Wine Spectator has come out with their list of top values for under $20. Of course you need to subscribe or buy the magazine. However, just to prove a point, I am doing a little research to find these value wines at the State Store - sorry - PA Wine and Spirits. While I did find a few of these, availablity is still limited to a few stores.

Here are a few I've found:
- Bodega Norton, Malbec Lujan de Cuyo Reserva, 2005
- J&F Lurton Malbec Uco Valley Reserva, 2005 (Berwyn)
- Mollydooker Shiraz South Austrlial The Boxer 2005
- Mollydooker Two Left Feet South Australia, 2006
- Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc Sonoma County 2005 (Widely available)
- Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel, 2005
- Cline Zinfandel, 2005 (Widely available)
- Jean-Louis Chave Selection Cotes du Rhone Mon Coeur, 2005
- Erath Pinot Noir Oregon 2005

In my brief bit of research, I noticed that the wines that are not widely available seem to be more available in the Pittsburgh area. I would love to go on about my disdain for this unbelievably archaic system, so maybe in a later post I will.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wine Spectator

Thought this was interesting...there are a bunch of video podcasts available on the Wine Spectator website, free of charge. This is such a great time to live in; there are so many resources available on the web - free - to learn about this great subject. I have included a few on the side here.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Opened the Simi Zinfandel tonight. Found it very enjoyable, smooth and rich with the right touch of spice.
Simi Zinfandel 2005 from Labels at Wine Library

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