Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 19

Wine of the Week – 2011 Chamine

Ahh,  another Portuguese earthy red with hints of game and a bright juicy finish… Robert Parker gives this deal an 86 rating, and this is the perfect time for some winter grilling and a good hearty red like this one. Git while the gittin’ is good, because this wine won’t be here long. Price: $10.00

Dec 14

Merry Christmas from VinoMan

Dec 13

Wine Of The Week – 2007 Cooper Garrod Syrah

The long growing season of the Santa cruz Mountains makes for world class Syrah. This wine is a small production red from only four acres and there were only 264 cases made of this peppery, deep red. Try some winter grilling and a bottle of this Syrah to liven up a cold night. Price: $18.00

Dec 11

Mustard-Mascarpone Bruschetta

I LOVE easy apps!   Check out this fast and easy recipe for next holiday party: Ingredients: 1/2 cup mascarpone 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard Preparation: Whisk 1/2 cup mascarpone, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil and 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. …

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Dec 08

Wine of the Week – 2010 Le Prince du Logis Chateauneuf du Pape

This young but ready to go Grenache/Syrah blend is a perfect gift or holiday dinner wine. Finish the year in style with this Reserve Vieilles Vigne or old vines product. Great nose of cherry and raspberry with some backbone from the Syrah. Very elegant package with the seal of the Pope on it. Price: $28.00

Dec 03

Spirit Of The Week – Balcones Brimstone

Purification through fire using sun baked Texas scrub oak instead of Scottish peat gives this corn whiskey a different twist. The bold smokiness comes through with a youthful corn aroma…..smoke that cigar and enjoy a snifter of Brimstone to finish your night – you gotta be a big smoke fan to like this one. Price: …

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