j.lohr, sauvignon blanc

My best friend and I used to go to the tasting room in San Jose. Today was such a beautiful day it made sense to open a bottle and just reminisce. wine name: j.lohr vintage: 2016 style/type: sauvignon blanc country/region: montery, ca price: $17 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): pale color…

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…

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…