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Monster Halloween Wine: ZD Abacus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley XVIII

This Halloween, if you really want to blow minds and scare money out of your wallet or purse, consider a wine unlike any other. It is made by  ZD winery, which has grown for three generations under the deLeuze family. They make great Napa Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but their organic Caberent Sauvignon vineyard in Rutherford is top notch. Continue reading

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Wine Review: Ravines, Methode Classique Brut, Finger Lakes Sparkling Wine, New York 2006

One should drink bubbly regardless of occasion. But it is my birthday. So I root around in the cellar for a fizzy friend. Bottles of Dom Perginon and Krug tempt me. Yet thirty five does not feel that special (expensive). I turn to something interesting instead:

Ravines, Brut, Methode Classique, Finger Lakes Sparkling Wine, New York 2006 Continue reading

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Halloween Wine: Cheval des Andes Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza Argentina 2009

One day we will stop referencing Sideways. Today is not one of them. Eleven years on, the film continues to kill Merlot. Although Miles railed against the grape, his prized bottle turned out to be an iconic Merlot: Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru classé A, Saint-Émilion 1961…that he drank with fast food: Continue reading

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FALL FEASTS WITH JULIENAS: THANKSGIVING’S OTHER BEAUJOLAIS

Tonight is Halloween. But it already ended weeks ago. The legions of Martha Stewart, Food Network, Saveur, and more, have infiltrated our pintrest/facebook/twitter feeds, e-mail, and real mailboxes:

Clearly, while handing out candy to Trick or Treaters, we must give thanks and plot our Turkey Time Tables,

In the spirit of conformity, let Wayward Wine turn to that standard November red: Beaujolais Nouveau. Continue reading

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TRICK OR TREAT? HALLOWEEN CANDY AND WINE

For this Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, Kat’s theme is “OOPS!”. No greater wine-fail exists than this:

You’re down the rabbit hole. You bought Halloween candy. You chose ones that kids want: Hersheys, Mars, Butterfinger, etc. You know they are little bags of chemical warfare. But serving carrot sticks will get your house egged. So you sit there: like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Between rushes of costumed underage beggars, you do it. You eat one. Continue reading

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