Reviews

2018 Le Tremble Demoiselle Rosé

Here’s a bottle that’s perfect for summer drinking on a hot day, particularly around a pool or at the beach, and Costco’s price is right. This French Rosé is $14.99 for the big 1.5L bottle. That’s a lot of Rosé, but if you’re like me it has a tendency to go down pretty fast when the setting’s right. This Rosé …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 24, 2019

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.  They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage

France makes rosé wine almost anywhere it makes wine, including Bordeaux, Champagne, and the Loire. But Southern France and Provence, especially, is where most French rosé comes from.  French rosés vary greatly in style from the pale, perfumed ones of the Côtes de Provence to the full bodied, robust ones of Tavel, which we reviewed in an earlier article. In …

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2017 Kirkland Signature Boxed California Cabernet Sauvignon

We had some readers post about the Kirkland Boxed Cabernet on the forum last year, and I was always curious about it but the boxes never appeared in stores near us to try…that is until a couple weeks ago.  This box includes four bottles worth of wine and is priced at $12.99, which is pretty good considering comparable boxes (like …

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