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3 great Costco wines under $30 to bring to Thanksgiving dinner

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3 great Costco wines under $30 to bring to Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is our favorite family holiday and we definitely look forward to all of the glorious food and of course...the wine.  We indulge ourselves in the true meaning of gratitude by giving thanks for all our blessings.  Our family remains steadfast in believing that we are blessed to live in our beloved USA, even with any downfall that rears its' ugly head.  We are thankful for our family, friends, customers, and Costco! Our Thanksgiving preparation here at our home is not complete without a trip to Costco, where are able to find everything we need to spoil our guests at dinner with some amazing...

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When to use a decanter for your red wine

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When to use a decanter for your red wine

To decant or not to decant, is the question I get asked many times.  It can be a personal preference of course but here is some tips on when you might want to if possible. The age of the wine makes a huge difference when it comes to using a decanter. The rule of thumb tends to be if a wine if not at least seven years old, it is better to use a decanter. That being said, most wines that the majority of people drink will fall into that category. It may not be practical to use a decanter on...

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Wine House pick of the week - Roth Vineyards Cabernet

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Wine House pick of the week - Roth Vineyards Cabernet

The Wine House samples wines from all over the globe to find picks worthy of mention in our blog. This week we want to tell you about an Alexander Valley, Ca. cabernet. We know Napa gets credited with being the cabernet capital of the United States and maybe the world, but this wine from the Roth vineyards will hold up to any cab from anywhere for the money. This wine was crafted with a very balanced acidity and carries a bold finish of cocoa and spice on the palate. The blackberry and black plum flavors are accentuated by supple tannins...

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Wine House Taste Notes - Forefront Cabernet

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Wine House Taste Notes - Forefront Cabernet

The pick of the week come from the Crimson Wine Group. The wine makers of Pine Ridge and Seghesio to name a couple but this prize hails from Forefront. Coming in around 20.00 is a steal. This wine has the complexity and richness of a full Cabernet, but is a blend of 82% Cabernet, 11% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot. The blend is also made up of grapes from Napa, Sonoma, and Lake County. With black currant, black cherry, and a hint of clove this wine has the complexity of a full bodied Cabernet. It is supported by...

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The Wine House Talks Tannins

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The Wine House Talks Tannins

If you have ever read any wine tasting notes, you have no doubt read the word tannin. So, what is a tannin? I don’t want to give a science class but I thought for some it might be interesting to understand what tannins are. Tannin is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in plants, seeds, wood, leaves, and fruit skins. I said I didn’t want to give a science lesson but maybe I will at least explain polyphenol. Polyphenol is a micro molecule made of phenols, which are complex bonds of oxygen and hydrogen molecules. Wine tannins are found mostly in...

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