2013 The Independent Petite Sirah From Club W Review

Ever wondered what wines will stain your mouth after just one glass? I'll tell you the 2013 The Independent Petite Sirah is definitely one of those, but don't turn your nose on this dark, jammy and dry wine just yet!...more

Thirsty Thursday Velvet Devil Merlot and Stuffed Pepper Recipe

There’s a routine every Thursday, I go to my local grocery store search for ingredients to feed the troops at home, look for a bottle of wine and get ready for a run. After my run it’s time to relax, cook and aerate my wine of choice. This week I picked up The Velvet Devil Merlot from Washington state. Basically it was the name and simple label that drew me to it. ...more

Kunde Cab Wine Review and Butter Lettuce Salad With Pecan Recipe

What's better then coming home after a long day at work and uncorking a bottle of wine? Drinking it! It’s Thursday and time for our weekly wine review. Kunde Winery stretches along two miles of the scenic Sonoma Highway and borders Mayacamas Mountain range. The winery is known for its rust red soil, and has been said to produce complex and intriguing wines....more

thristyGIRL Oak Ridge Cab Review and Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Lodi’s Oak Ridge best described as earthy.I walked into a Total Wine a couple weeks ago with one goal, finding a few tasty dry wines to review. Even though I know that our wine palates are all subjective, I figured this would be a great way to experiment with recommendations. The employee asked me what I typically purchased in the past and the style of wine I prefer. He pointed out six different bottles and since this weekly drink review is one of my favorite things to write about I purchased them all. The first bottle in this series is the Oak Ridge Cab. ...more

thirstyGIRL Happy Camper Wine Review and Food Pairing

Happy Camper wine perfect for summer fun...more

Anakena Chile Carmenere: Wine with a Wild Side

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to try any new wines, I have been searching my normal haunts (Trader Joe’s, Costco, and the Wal-Mart) and have been striking out in finding anything interesting that fits into my Middle-Class wine parameters (under ten bucks a bottle). Then, while on his own perfect brew mission, the Hubs returned from the Total Wine with something different, a Chilean Carmenere, and viola a new bottle to taste and share my thoughts on was found. ...more

Buffalo Grove Merlot: A Six Dollar Beauty?

I used to consider myself a Cabernet Sauvignon type of girl. I loved the rich red hues, bold flavors, and the security of what to expect when ordering a glass of wine when out at a restaurant, but recently my taste have changed.  Now I would say that I gravitate more towards Merlot and Pinot Noirs (which is unfortunate because of the Pinot's more expensive price tag), but I find these two reds range of taste more broad, and usually more enjoyable as well. ...more

Found Object Malbec: Found Flavor

After a lovely dinner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, that was accompanied by a delicious Robert Mondavi California Pinot Noir, the Hubs and I decided to pop in to Trader Joe's and pick up a bottle of wine to complete the evening.  The Hubs is a lover of "real booze" as I call it, you know sipping bourbon or an aged whiskey, so the decision making involved picking a wine that would offer a slow burn. ...more
I'm a sucker for a cute label too! I love Malbec and will see if my TJ's has this one-thanks for ...more

Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon: Costco Wine?

Yup, you read the title correctly, Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, this weeks wine pick is a Costco private label product. I am sure you were aware of the fact that Costco produces Kirkland sweat socks, trail mix, and cheeses, but you may have missed their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wine offerings. ...more