Author: Nancy (CSW)

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A New Wine From Domaine Bousquet: Gaia Pinot Noir Rosé

Just in time for spring and summer sipping (not to mention National Rosé Day on June 12) we have a delightful rosé from Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s noted organic winery, to share with you. We received this wine as a tasting sample. This is the inaugural vintage of Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia Pinot Noir Rosé, made using estate-grown Pinot Noir. Since the […]

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Wines From Around The World For Summer Sipping And Grilling

In the Northern Hemisphere summer officially begins on the summer solstice, June 20th this year. Temperatures have been summery for weeks where we live, and we are already regularly enjoying wine on the patio. So, the question of what to sip on warm afternoons or with a grilled meal is pressing. We have six choices from around the world, all […]

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Sullivan Rutherford Estate 2017 Coeur de Vigne

Today we’re sipping a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon blend that hails from Napa Valley’s Rutherford sub-AVA. We received this wine as a tasting sample and it provided us the opportunity to sip delicious wine and take a brief look at the region’s history. I never know where a wine I taste is going to take me. In the case of Coeur […]

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New Releases From Napa’s Flora Springs: Trilogy and Cabernet Sauvignon

Today we are sipping red wines from Napa Valley made by Flora Springs. Both wines are a celebration of quality winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon and family. We received both wines as tasting samples. From the very beginning Flora Springs has been a family operation. Flora and Jerry Komes purchased the abandoned winery, originally built between 1885 and 1900 at the foot […]

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A Spring Meal To Celebrate St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc

St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley believes in its Sauvignon Blanc so much that they established #SauvBlanc Day in 2010 to celebrate the variety. This year we are celebrating Sauvignon Blanc Day with St. Supéry and prepared a spring meal to pair with the 2019 St. Supéry Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, which we received as a tasting sample. […]

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Corvezzo Prosecco: Organic Prosecco Grown And Made Near Treviso

This has turned out to be Prosecco Week on Pull That Cork. It’s an unofficial designation, but this week has been filled with delicious Prosecco that has been perfect for springtime sipping. We’re ending the week, and Earth Month, by sipping and sharing organic Corvezzo Prosecco, which we received as tasting samples. Giovanni Corvezzo is the third generation to lead […]

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Getting to Know Ca’ di Prata Prosecco

Today we’re tasting three variations of Prosecco from Ca’ di Prata. Included in the group is a Brut Prosecco DOC, Extra Dry Prosecco Rose DOC and Extra Dry Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG. We received all three wines as tasting samples. The qualities I enjoy most about Prosecco are its bubbles, relatively low alcohol and fruit flavors. Affordability is another attractive […]

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Veramonte Organic Wines For Earth Day And Everyday

Today we’re sipping two wines from Chilean producer Veramonte that are made with organic grapes. These wines are an exceptional value, widely available in the US and perfect sipping as a prelude to Earth Day. We received both wines as tasting samples.  The History of Earth Day I thought it might be fun to look at the history of Earth […]

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Smith-Madrone Riesling: A Brilliant Reflection of Its Mountain Origin

Today we are sipping Riesling from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District. I know Riesling isn’t the first variety you associate with Napa Valley, but the last thing Stu and Charles Smith seek to do is conform to the expected; if they did, Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery would be located on Napa’s valley floor. Once you taste Smith-Madrone’s Riesling, you too […]