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OMG 2011

I have to concede that I wouldn’t voluntarily buy a wine that called itself OMG.  It’s been quite a while since I was a 14 year old girl so I tend not to say or type OMG terribly often.  I’m not quite sure that the message is meant to be.  The wine makers are O’Connells… Read More »

Patriot Merlot 2012

This wine has a silly label.  Not normally a good sign, it looks like it’s designed to appeal to people who don’t much care for wine but want something to serve at a 4th of July barbecue.  That said, they could be on to something, as that wouldn’t be a bad place for this wine… Read More »

Dominic Hentall Fiano Puglia 2012

A curious thing has been happening in England over the last month.  It’s been sunny, not just sunshine and showers, but so sunny it’s been too hot.  Temperatures in the 30’s, day after day, with little rain, and that coming only in short sharp bursts.  It’s very odd, we British don’t know what to make… Read More »

La Casetta Domini Veniti Valpolicello Classico Ripasso 2010

I like Italian wines, and I’m not afraid to admit it.  I love Valpolicello’s fruity exuberance, and the Ripasso is theoretically it’s more mature, grown up sibling.  Re-fermented on leftover grape skins and goo the alcohol content goes up, and there’s just a little bit more, well, everything. La Casetta Domini Veniti Valpolicello Classico Ripasso… Read More »

Paris Street Pinot Grigio 2012

This bottle caused some confusion at home.  Was it ours?  Did someone buy it?  Was it something that someone brought for a party but didn’t drink?  Was it a bottle bought by the kids and accidentally mixed in with the general supply?  Nobody admitted buying it or knowing where it came from, but t was… Read More »