2008 St. Francis Merlot, Sonoma Wine Review

The Modern Somm’s Wine Review 2008 St. Francis Merlot, Sonoma Price $15.99 The Modern Somm’s Rating 4 out of 5 Stars My Thoughts For an inexpensive Merlot, you can’t get much better. This Merlot is a very easy drink and food friendly. What does it smell like? Oak, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Cocoa with a hint of Pepper and Baking Spice.

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Styles of Chardonnay + Quick Wine Tips

Common Chardonnay Questions Do you have a Dry Chardonnay? All Chardonnay is Dry unless labeled sweet. What’s the best chardonnay wine? Depends on your taste and style preference. What makes Chardonnay Creamy and Buttery? MLF (Malolactic Fermentation) What is MLF? This is a process used to decrease acidity in wine by adding lactic acid. (Always used in red wine, but

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The Rise of New York Wine: Red Hook Winery

If you told me a few months ago that I’d be loving wine from New York City, wine from Brooklyn to be more specific, I would have probably scoffed at you despite being an anti-snob. I got a real eye-opener when I visited Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn. They have some really interesting wines going on there, specifically orange wine.

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Food and Wine Pairing Tips: Problem Pairings

There are certain foods that are difficult to pair with wine. Here’s a few quick pairing tips to guide you. For a full list of problem pairings, you can check out my page on pairings(link below). Keep in mind that these are simple, quick and easy wine pairing tips. There are other solutions and just because I don’t list certain

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Wine Review: Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port

The Modern Somm’s Wine Review Warre’s Otima Ten Year Old Tawny Port Price: $21.99 The Modern Somm’s Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Other Ratings: 90 Pts – Wine Spectator My Thoughts Port can be kind of funny in the $15 to $25 price range. I hate price-hunting, but with Port you have to be careful when buying wine by

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