Author: Nancy (CSW)

Nino Franco Featured Photo

Celebrating #NationalProseccoDay with Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

August 13 has been officially declared #NationalProseccoDay, just in case you need a reason to celebrate with this delicious Italian sparkling wine. We certainly have reason to celebrate. We recently received 14 coupe glasses and two bottles of Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG as tasting samples. The reason for sending us all of those classic sparkling wine glasses […]


Grazing, #Rosé in Hand, for #winePW

The theme for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend was pretty wide open, just grab a bottle of rosé and create a food pairing. Our host, Lori who blogs at Dracaena Wines, left us free to create the food pairing of our choice with a rosé from any wine region of the world made from any grape variety. As luck would […]

Colome Wines Featured

Colomé Torrontés and Malbec

Torrontés and Malbec are Argentina’s best-known wine grape varieties, at least to those of us that are the focus Argentina’s export market. Of the two varieties, Malbec is definitely better known, but Torrontés is perhaps more distinctive. I remember my first taste of Torrontés years ago, I was floored by the floral aromas and flavors. Malbec, which originated in France, […]

Three Albarinos from Bokisch Vineyards

Three Expressions of Albariño from Bokisch Vineyards

It’s all in the dirt. That’s essentially what Bokisch Vineyards’ winemaker Elise Perry told us yesterday during a quick conversation about the unique expression of the three Albariños we had just tasted in the Bokisch Vineyards Atkins Road tasting room. Each Albariño is sourced from a different vineyard; two are located in the Lodi AVA and the third is located […]

Mettler 2016 Albarino

Let’s Celebrate Albariño! #AlbarinoFiesta

Almost every day is a wine day for us, so we are always ready for a wine day celebration. By that I mean a day specifically designated by an organization or individual on which to celebrate a specific varietal wine or just wine in general. These celebrations often involve special events and lots of sharing on social media with the […]

Fine Wines of Stockton

Oh No, My Local Wine Shop Is Closing!

To some in the city where I live the closing of Fine Wines of Stockton will go unnoticed. To frequent customers of Lincoln Center the closing of Fine Wines may mean just an empty storefront. Those who appreciate fine wine will certainly notice. To the regular customers of Fine Wines the loss will be more acute. With the shuttering of […]