Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Family Business

I’m so proud.  My daughter M posted on Facebook about how much she loved a wine I bought for her and sounded like me on my blog. Just pure fun. No tasting notes … other than “this wine is too good not to share”.  Also, she hashtagged #pullthecork #moveoverpapa – that’s just funny.

I may leave the blogging to her soon.  And I did go out and buy 2 for Casa Oke.

Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon —VINTAGES#: 210047   |   WAS $19.95 $17.95 Washington, USA

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Wine & Donuts

My wife knows stuff about wine – mostly how to drink it.  She doesn’t normally purchase wine, instead entrusting me with that task and then letting me know if she likes it or not.  Between you and me [and i guess her, since she will probably eventually read this] she likes more than she doesn’t.

So this week, while on vacation without me in Florida, she was forced to take matters into her own hands and pair wine with food. The food? The finest donut in ‘Merica that isn’t made by Krispy Kreme – Entenmann’s.  This is what she came up with.

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Oh, i just started salivating. I am very impressed with her pairing – American Cab Sav with Entenmann’s chocolate covered cake donut. It’s so affirming that after 22 years of marriage she can instinctively pair these classic ‘Merican foods. Don’t tell me our friends south of the 49th parallel don’t understand food.

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The folks at Bogle [also the name of a fascinating family favourite word game – alliteration acknowledged] make a fine cabernet sauvignon.

So find your favourite Cabernet and your favourite donut [somebody please use a boston cream] and let me know how it goes.

 

 


The letter e

This blog post is brought to you by the letter “e”.  Specifically increased usage of the letter e as a prefix as in Email, ebanking, ereader, eetc. [see what I did there?].  Now it’s hitting the wine industry.

Every two weeks the LCBO sends me a Vintages catalogue – the wine geek’s equivalent of Popular Mechanics.  This next release [Aug 31] has some great values on some highly rated wines. My  most likely purchases were rated 90 and 94 pts by a certain Robert Parker Jr – who goes by erobertparker on his reviews. How clever – an “e” version / secret identity of himself.  I want an e-version of me.

After all – isn’t the e-version almost always better?  Consider this list

  1. Email vs. regular mail – email is always faster and easier to ignore
  2. e-trading  If that baby on TV can do it then so can I
  3. e-commerce  Actually I don’t even know what this means – it never came up while obtaining my PE degree at York

E-enough of that talk. The Vintages catalogue has some great wine coming in Aug 31.  This is what etravisoke is going after – you might want to follow suit.

  1. Los Clop Reserva Malbec 2009 $16.95 90 pts erobertparker
  2. Los Clop Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $16.95 90 pts erobertparker
  3. Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2009 $17.95 94 pts James Halliday
  4. Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010 $19.95 94 pts Robert Parker Jr

I guess I should email the internet to see if anyone else is using etravisoke already.

Robert Parker Jr as his alter ego - erobertparker

Robert Parker Jr as his alter ego – erobertparker


Miguel Torres – he knows

Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres knows what he’s doing – so when I read that his Cabernet Sauvignon was discounted $3 I hopped into my wife’s Mini Cooper to get some. “Hey”, I said to myself, “Great winemaker, Cabernet Sauvignon,  a great region, and it’s on sale!”.  It’s still on  sale all this month in Ontario.

TORRES GRAN CORONAS  CABERNET  SAUVIGNON  RESERVA (V)
Spain | Miguel Torres S.A.,
VINTAGES 36483 | 750 mL
WAS: $ 18.95 | NOW: $ 15.95 | SAVE: $ 3.00

From the LCBO Website  Over the last 130 years the Miguel Torres winery has almost single-handedly built and maintained the reputation of the Penedès region, and this wine shows why. Structured with intense fruit flavours and silky tannins this full-bodied Reserva displays alluring aromas and flavours of red currants, new leather, coffee, vanilla, and a classic touch of roasted bell pepper. Exquisite with beef fajitas.

 

Now I have to learn how to make fajitas – the food as fun to eat as it is to say – if you try to sound like Speedy Gonzales when you say it. This wine is so good it makes Speedy Gonzales look like Regular Gonzales.

How in the world did I start off this blog with a nice bottle of wine and end up with the fastest mouse in all Mexico? This sale is loco.