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Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 792-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2017-14.4% Alcohol-$20.00-A nose of dark fruits and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, a easy drinker.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      Bucklin-Ancient-Field Blend-Zinfandel-Field Blend-Zinfandel-Grenache-Alicante Bouschet-Petite Sirah-Mourvedre-Upper 5th Vineyard-Sonoma Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-14.8% Alcohol-$27.95-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, black cherry, red licorice and spice on finish.  An easy drinking and very good red.          WS-94          CR-91          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One […]

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Port Adventure Update

HACK A TODDY As we kick off the new year we plan resolutions, from adjustments to new fitness regimes, implementing healthier eating habits and even the promised "dry” January, but as many of us retreat to these habits, there are others who are just trying to get through these harsh winter months. And what better […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Federico Giuntini A, Massetti-Fattoria Selvapiana-Vigneto Bucerchiale-Sangiovese-Riserva-Chianti Rufina-Italy-13.0% Alcohol-2019-$17.50-A muted nose of some red fruits and spice, ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with cherry, raspberry, herbs and spice on finish.  Still young, best with food.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, salads, pasta.     Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of spice […]

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Port Adventure Update

Food and Port WINE AND COOKIE PAIRINGS FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Need some ideas for the perfect holiday snack duo? We have all the options for your family and friends who enjoy something a little extra sweet. Here is a list of our favorite cookie and wine pairings, this holiday season. Scroll down for a […]

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Port Adventure Update

PINK PORT AND TONIC, NOW IN A CAN Now that summer is over, there is a new wave of things to do this Fall, pumpkin and apple picking, sports games and much more. One of the best and new seltzer-inspired drinks to indulge while enjoying these Fall activities is Croft’s Pink & Tonic by Taylor […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite)-Los Vascos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Colchagua-Chile-2018-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, herbs, some spice on finish, a decent value.          WS-88          WE-87         CR-85          Good with meats, chicken, pasta. Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Late Bottled Vintage-Porto-Portugal-2008-20.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A ripe nose of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                      Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos S.A.-Fonseca Guimaraens-Bin No 27-Porto-Finest Reserve-NV-20.0% Alcohol-$14.71-A nose of sweet dark fruit and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium to full bodied port, with black cherry, plum, chocolate and spice on finish, a good value.          RP-86          WS-83          CR-88         Good with deserts, ice cream.                             La Crema-Chardonnay-Sonoma Coast-California-2018-13.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Yates Family Vineyard-Alden Perry Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Mount Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2013-15.2% Alcohol-$54.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend, with blackberry, black currants, rich and layered, dark chocolate and spice on long finish.  A delicious bottle of wine, short decant.          NR         CR-92          Good with steak, chicken, […]

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Port Adventure Update

Food and Port DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD DRINK PORT THROUGH YOUR WHOLE MEAL? HERE’S HOW Fortunately for all of us, Port can be enjoyed at various points throughout a meal, not just for dessert or as a nightcap. This is just one of many preconceptions that Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership, […]

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