Another Round – March 2021

Another Round – March 2021

With California wine in my glass so often, It’s no surprise that California golf was on my mind! More whites than reds for a change, some bubbles, a nice late bottled vintage port and a couple of delicious odds and sods. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay...

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Another Round – February 2021

Another Round – February 2021

Just because we can’t physically travel doesn’t mean that our pallets can’t – Right! Over Christmas and all through the month of January did just that.  Spent some time falling in love with Spain always leading the way with inexpensive good reds, stepped into Portugal...

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Cabernet Franc in Chinon: Hard to find but easy to drink

Cabernet Franc in Chinon: Hard to find but easy to drink

By Jeff Thoreson The large wine store where I like to go to wander the aisles like the DIY-ers wander around the big-box home improvement centers offers just two bottles of wine from Chinon, France. Really? To me, that’s like Lowes offering just two colors of paint....

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Wine country of 2021 will be…

Wine country of 2021 will be…

Elin McCoy in a recent Bloomberg piece has announced: “The wine country of 2021 will be … Portugal.”  One of my favorite places in Europe, wonderful and friendly people, and great food to go along with the wine.  May I add that the golf is outstanding too!  Southern...

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Bourbon, Bubbles, Crown Royal and some wine too!

Bourbon, Bubbles, Crown Royal and some wine too!

This is going to be mostly about Bourbon but I was so impressed with the Crown Royal Black that we will lead off with that! Crown Royal Black, 750 mL bottle: $34.50, Canada What do I think:  For the longest time I had heard the phrase “once you go black you never go...

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Another Round November 2020

Another Round November 2020

New category of wine – Chablis – “the Champagne of Chardonnay”   Jean-Marc Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis 2018: $28.95, France What do I think:  They don’t call Chablis the Champagne of Chardonnay for nothing!  That much more than just Chardonnay for a few bucks...

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Another Round – September 2020

Another Round – September 2020

It’s that time of the year when some of lean away from whites and towards the reds…others never do, and that is OK too!  For me it is whatever strikes the mood or the meal… A great deal of variety hit the palate over the last month or so, another gooseberry laden New...

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Golf Course Drinks

Golf Course Drinks

Hmmm...What can I say but … COUNT ME IN! I can’t say that I am much of a drink mixer myself, other than perhaps my Mississippi favorite - Beefeater dry gin, blue cheese martini.  Margaritas tend to hit my sweet spot, time and place is imperative to that, and thinking...

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Another Round – July 2020

Another Round – July 2020

Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2012: $18.05, Rioja, Spain What the Experts say: Medium ruby colour; aromas and flavours of plum, herb and red berry with hints of spice; dry, medium bodied with, balanced acidity, light tannic structure and medium long finish. What do I...

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The Beauty of Beaujolais

The Beauty of Beaujolais

By: Jeff Thoreson It turns out good advice can be like good wine – sometimes it shows up in the most unexpected of places, like a small cafe or an underground cave in the commune of Villie-Morgon, France. We arrived in Morgon on a pleasant spring morning in search of...

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