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Bosco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Wine of the evening - Bosco '02 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo on TwitPic

A Good Time With Wine Bosco Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Tonight, we went to Italy for dinner. While we didn’t actually FLY there, we did have a fantastic lazagne, some garlic bread, and of course, a nice Italian red wine to compliment the meal. I did not take a lot of time picking tonight’s wine out, and went with something that was inexpensive ($10) and being demoed in the store.

I selected a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Ca’del Bosco, their 2003 vintage. Their wines are aged in oak 12 months, and then bottle stored for 3 years before release. Although not to be confused with a Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano, Italy’s first DOCG, it seems to adhere to the Italian law which requires such aging.

Thorn-Clarke 2006 Terra Barossa Shiraz

Thorn-Clark 2006 Terra Barossa Shiraz

Thorn-Clarke 2006 Terra Barossa Shiraz

I am so glad you stopped by to see my review of Thorn-Clarke’s Terra Barossa 2006 Shiraz. It’s been an interesting video to shoot, complete with technical glitches, multiple tastings, and some fun discoveries. That is what I love about wine, not only are there differences from grape to grape, but within the same grape varietal there are differences, and further within the same bottle there are differences depending on the situation.  This interesting red from Australia sure brings that point home.

Kelley Creek 05 Zinfandel

Click to Enlarge - Kelley Creek '05 Zinfandel

Click to Enlarge - Kelley Creek '05 Zinfandel

I’ve come across many wines that didn’t suit my palate. Some were too sweet, others too dry, and still others just didn’t give me any reason to drink more of it.  However, no wine has given me such an adverse reaction as this Zinfandel from Kelley Creek did.

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet video review

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. I’ve decided to take all of the wine related content from my other blog, and post it in a place it belongs. I’ll start with this post, which is new, and slowly migrate the older ones here as well.

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet

Today I’m showcasing a video review of Jip Jip Rocks, and their outstanding Australian Shiraz/Cabernet blend. Produced by the Bryson family, it comes from what I understand to be one of the three remaining privately owned vineyards in the area, as the rest are owned by big producers. The is rated a 90 point Wine Advocate wine, and I can see why.

Wine Review – CMS Red

CMS Bottle

It’s been too long. Not since I’ve had wine, but since I wrote and shared about it. I have wine JUST about every night. Often times I am so wrapped up in enjoying it, that I forget to write down my notes. I decided not to do that today.

After a fabulous day at the beach, SANS BEERS, we came home to relax. After a quick nap, I decided to take The J to see Speed Racer. I had *NO* desire, but I took him anyway. Well, after less than an hour he decided he was scared and wanted to go. We came home and Robin knew how to make it all better. Robin had half a glass of the red from last night left over, and she wanted some more to sip on before dinner. CMS got the call up. It was time for The Show. She laid out some Brie and french bread, and I cracked a bottle of CMS Red. The J didn’t partake, but I did make a J-Tini out of Sprite and “Cherry Syrup”.