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…