molino a vento, pinot grigio

Last night my work wife and I went out for our weekly window watching date night. We walk across the street from the office to coco & cru where we sit in the window, order happy hour wine, and people watch. I typically go for their Montepulciano; however, last night I tried their pinot grigio and…

frogs leap chardonnay

wine name: frogs leap vintage: 2015 style/type: chardonnay country/region: napa valley, ca price: $27 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): medium color (describe the shade of the wine): golden nose: condition (clean or unclean): unclean intensity (light, medium, strong): aromas (what do you smell): lemon zest, jasmine, apple palate: sweetness…

j.lohr pinot noir

Tonight was simple. I got home, did a little work, sat on my bed and drank a glass of wine. J.lohr was one of the first tasting rooms I ever went to in San Jose, CA, so I have a soft spot in my heart for it. I also have a love for Pinot Noir,…

three brooms sauvignon blanc

On a warm summer day, sometimes all I want is a light and crisp white wine. I’m always perusing the organic shelf at my local wine shop. Lately I haven’t seen much that catches my eye; however, yesterday this bottle did the trick. It’s very easy to drink. It’s simple, flavourful but light, and tropical. It’s…

hito tempranillo

I bought a simple and tasty bottle of Tempranillo for a friends birthday. Unfortunately, I accidentally forgot to bring it to her so “viola!” I opened it for Sunday movie night. wine name: Hito vintage:2016 style/type:Tempranillo country/region:Spain price:$20   appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear but dark intensity (pale, medium, or deep): deep color (describe…

brooklyn wine fest

Yesterday was the eventful Brooklyn Wine Fest and man was it a good time. It’s not easy to get to Greenpoint from the UES, but it was definitely worth it. From the Q, to the L, to a mile walk later, my pal Jen and I met up at the Brooklyn Expo Center. We got…

summer in a bottle

Today is the first beautiful day we’ve had in New York in 2018 and I’m not gonna lie, I NEEDED pink wine! What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of rosè? First of all the bottle is absolutely beautiful (and has a great bulb), but secondly it has a lovely, refreshing taste.  This is…

tasting template

Below you’ll find the tasting template I myself use (it’s a combination of templates I’ve used in the past) and will use for all tasting posts I share. Please feel free to utilize this as well for your own tasting experiences! wine name: vintage: style/type: country/region: price: appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): intensity (can you…

rating system

Good wine is subjective to the taster. I myself have only recently gotten to the point where I enjoy the complex characteristics of wine. Six years ago I’d taste a wine and think, “this is just AWFUL,” but I’ve come to realize, that maybe it was just an acidic or full bodied wine that I…

how to taste

Tasting helps build that appreciation for wine. Next time you are out and order a glass, don’t just down it. Take a second to get to know your wine and it’s beautiful characteristics. Let’s start with the basics! step 1: I’m always going to start by examining the bulb of the wine bottle if I…