Tag: Virginia Wine

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 5: 2009 North Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

  Well, the Mouse treated us to two nights of Dancing with the Stars this week to ensure good Americans, who are not fortunate enough to have DVR, did not have to choose between civic engagement and cheeky good fun. We were all able to watch the presidential candidates square off on foreign policy AND see our favorite couples kill… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 3: 2008 Gabriele Rausse Refosco, Virginia

  “Iconic Dance” week on Dancing With The Stars? A bit gimmicky if you ask us, but with a redux of celebrity dancers on the floor this season, it makes sense that a redux of dances was coming. Gimmicks aside, week 3 of the competition brought some of the best dances of the season to the ballroom. The Dances Drew… Read more →

Linden to the Second Power Equals Twice the Enjoyment

In looking through my backlog of tasting notes, I realized I had two Clarets from Linden Vineyards in the pipeline.  The Rib and I love Linden wines and while Jim Law’s Clarets (which are Bordeaux-style red blends) represent Linden’s more pedestrian or entry-level offerings, these two bottles lived up to the label’s reputation.  Here are my impressions of consecutive vintages:… Read more →

Texas v. Virginia, Part 1

So quite by accident, The Rib and I opened two bottles of Sangiovese of the same vintage from Texas and Virginia within a day or two.  I made some nice meat sauce earlier in the week and, as always, it fed us a couple dinners.  So we opened a bottle with each sitting before I realized I had created an… Read more →