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Qupe Chardonnay Seafood pairing with style

Qupe Chardonnay: Seafood pairing with style

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When seafood is on the menu, wine pairing often comes to the forefront as a “make it or break it” situation. This makes having a list of wines that are more sure bets with seafood very important, especially when pulling off an elaborate meal. Even though Chardonnay is normally considered a go-to wine for... Read More
WIne Aperture Cellars_ New Tasting Room Soon & On Sanctuary’s Wine List

Wine | Aperture Cellars: New Tasting Room Soon & On Sanctuary’s Wine List

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Aperture Cellars: New Tasting Room Soon & On Sanctuary’s Wine List Read More
042419 Spottswoode_ A St. Helena in-town winery

Wine | Spottswoode: A St. Helena in-town winery

Posted on: April 24th, 2019 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Although different in many ways, Spottswoode Wine Estate always put on a great vineyard and winery tour Read More
New at Hillside Spot Restaurant_ Baileyana Firepeak Pinot Noir

Wine | New at Hillside Spot Restaurant: Baileyana Firepeak Pinot Noir

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Your “Wine Wednesday” experience just received another excellent option in the Ahwatukee Foothill with the addition of Baileyana Firepeak Pinot Noir. Read More
012819 A Napa statement for red blends_ Mi Sueño El Llano

Wine | A Napa statement for red blends: Mi Sueño El Llano

Posted on: January 20th, 2019 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When Napa Valley winemakers work with grape varietals and put their own “twist” on them, the results are often bold.  With climate and style added to the mix, the results can be something to raise a glass to.  The results for many are deep, dark, and even brooding. Treating a red blend like a... Read More
121818 Wine for Wine People_ Treat Them To What They Like

Wine | Wine for Wine People: Treat Them To What They Like

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

If you have a true wine aficionado in your life, you know that being in charge of the wine can be troublesome. Luckily our wine expert has some great tips! Read More
111818 Rosè and Cioppino_ A Refreshing Pause

Wine | Rose and Cioppino: A Refreshing Pause

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Over the next month or so there will be times when many of us just want to “take a break” from the big meals and all the things that go along with it.  One suggestion to get this started is by serving up an Italian-style seafood dish.  Paired with a lighter wine, this can... Read More
Ancient Peaks Zin_ An Excellent Grilling Partner

Wine | Ancient Peaks Zin: An Excellent Grilling Partner

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Fall has been with us for over a month now, and for those who can’t wait to get out on the “cool patio”, skipping the chilled white wine for a sumptuous Zinfandel is an easy choice. So when you’re getting ready to go out and grill a big batch of something like “Chicken on... Read More
100118 Merlots_ Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Wine | Merlots: Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The 2014 western states vintage was a big one, for big wines with a mouth-filling expression of lusciousness.  This is especially true with the red wines, many of which are so big that they must be aged more to reach their prime. In the meantime, we have been savoring a few 2014 red wines... Read More
The Big 4: Blended Cabernet from Medoc

Wine | The Big 4: Blended Cabernet from Medoc

Posted on: August 4th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Continuing with the search for good values in French wine, the not-so-pricey Medoc region has worked to expand the export of a variety of labels into the American market.  But experience has shown that, as always, these are not all created equal.  Often, the same blends from the same Left Bank neighborhood in the... Read More

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