Category Archives: Wine of the Week

I enjoy a good bottle of wine at a good price. Most of these can be found at your local grocery or liquor store.

Wine of the Week-Cooper & Thief

This wine is so good!  The bottle caught my eye because it is short and stocky like a whisky bottle, which makes sense because this wine is actually aged in bourbon whiskey barrels.

A California wine from 2014, this is a wonderfully rich, jammy red that has a hint of bourbon flavor.

Open a bottle and enjoy on it’s own or with a pizza for dinner.

Wine of the Week-Turkovich The Boss Red Blend

One of my Aunt’s that lives in California sent this wine to me and it is one of my favorites.

This 2014 bottle is a mix of Syrah, Petite Verdot, Tannat, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

I served this with grilled flank steak and roasted potatoes and it was a perfect match.

It’s a new year, try a new wine!

Wine of the Week-Napa Cellars Chardonnay

IMG_1034Another great summer wine.  The first sip of this 2013 Chardonnay gives a hint of granny smith apple.  A few more sips yields a smooth slightly oakey flavor that is refreshing and full of body.

I had this with pork tenderloin and it was a great match. This wine would also be delicious with cheese and crackers or just drinking outdoors.

I would highly recommend picking up a bottle of Napa Cellars and enjoy poolside.

Wine of the Week-The Magnificent Wine Company-Pinot Gris

IMG_1001I live in a part of the country that has seen crazy amounts of rain and much cooler than average temperatures for the start of summer.  However, knowing that the steamy days are on the way, I tried out this wine and it is perfect for a sizzling evening.

This is a 2013 bottle from Washington State and it is a super light, refreshing wine that would be perfect with cheese and crackers or chicken on the grill.

Once it’s time to head to the beach or board the boat, bring this wine along in your cooler.

Wine of the Week-C.M.S. Red

IMG_3680This wine label has a great design that caught my eye.  C.M.S. stands for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah and it is a fantastic blend!

C.M.S. is a dark red wine that is well balanced with fruit flavors, oak, and tannins.  I would recommend this with a steak dinner or even a good, hearty Italian meal.

This is an excellent wine from Columbia Valley in Washington State, maybe one of my favorites to keep stocked in my wine fridge.  If you like red wine, try a bottle of C.M.S., it won’t disappoint!

Wine of the Week-The Crusher Red Wine Blend

IMG_3738This is a wonderful blend of Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, and Pinot Noir.  It is a pleasantly juicy wine with light tannins and was perfect with a grilled pizza that I made.  This wine would also be fantastic with a cheese and cracker ensemble as well.

The Crusher is from a town outside of Sacramento, California called Clarksburg.

Enjoy a bottle of this wine by the fireplace, or if spring is arriving near you, uncork on the patio by the fire pit and enjoy the fresh air!

Wine of the Week-Zuccardi Cabernet Sauvignon

IMG_5576This Cabernet hails from Mendoza, Argentina and it is delicious.  It has a nice fruity flavor, not sweet, not heavy.

I paired it with pot roast and mashed potatoes and it was a great combination.

Easily drinkable with or without food, giving you a mouthful of flavor and a smooth finish.

I tend to favor wine from California, but Argentina really has some great bottles.  This cab is a 2013, not pricy, and I recommend you give it a try tonight!

Wine of the Week-Spell Syrah


This was a refreshing, delicious wine from the Russian River Valley.  A 2012 Syrah that would be great with appetizers or pizza for a relaxing Friday night.

Spell wine is a great juicy and smooth treat to your palate and is equally enjoyable with food or on its own.

Wine of the Week-Substance Cabernet Sauvignon

IMG_5580I had this wine a few weeks ago with friends.  It was one of those rainy Friday nights with a cool breeze blowing on the patio and good conversation abound.  This wine was a real treat!

It is a 2013 Cabernet from Washington State and it is fantastic.  Nice full body with a slightly jammy taste.  It is bottled as Wines of Substance-Washington State Periodic Table of Wines.  This is one of the brands under Charles Smith wines, and you have to check out Charles Smith online.  I guarantee you will want to plan a wine tasting trip to meet him!  This wine works great with pizza or steak.  You need to pick up a couple of bottles to enjoy!