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Bodegas El Nido S.L.-Clio-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Jumilla-Spain-2015-16.0% Alcohol-$45.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice, chocolate, spices on very long finish.  A fantastic wine.          RP-92+          WS-91          CR-93          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                BDFM S.A.-P15-Cabernet Sauvignon-Patagonia-Argentina-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$13.00-A nose of […]

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                                       Torbreck Vintners-Woodcutter’s-Shiraz-Barossa Valley-Australia-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, blackberry, Asian spices on finish, was very good.          WS-88          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.            Epilense De Vinos Y Vinedos-Cameron Hughes Wines-Lot 623-Garnacha-Valdejalon-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$10.00-A nose of muted […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

TEMPRANILLO TAILGATING WITH RIBERA Crisp breezes, sizzling grills and that excited buzz in the air. What’s better than game day in the fall? All you need is family, friends… and a glass of something delicious to sip on, of course! Great wine takes a great day to the next level. Ribera’s Tempranillos feature medium acidity […]

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                       Molino Y Lagares De Bullas S.L.-Lavia Pus-Monastrell-Cepas Viejas-Spain-2009-14.5% Alcohol-$13.75-A nose of muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blueberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, needed a good decant, an interesting wine and good value.          RP-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                       Bodegas […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

Jaleo Recipes and RyR Wines What can be better than recipes from the famed and beloved Chef José Andrés that pair perfectly with Ribera or Rueda wines? Treat yourself by cooking up these mouthwatering dishes from Jaleo restaurant. The Apple and Fennel Salad with Manchego and Walnuts coupled with Grilled Hanger Steak with Confit of […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Ego Bodegas-Infinito-Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot-Jumilla-Spain-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full body red blend, with  black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, better values exist.          WS-91          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                                                         Readymade Wines-Resolute-Cabernet Sauvignon-Red […]

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                                      Bodegas Numanthia-Termes-Tempranillo-Tinta de Toro-Spain-2014-15.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, cassis, espresso, some chocolate and spice on finish, not as good as previous years.         RP-91           WS-92          WE-91          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Bodegas Olarra […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Wine Update

The 52 Places Traveler: Feeling Like an Insider, Finally, in Spain Wow! We are beyond excited that Ribera del Duero was named one of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2018. From wines to vineyards to tours to tapas, check out this article to see why the region of Ribera del Duero […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                      – Proyecto Unsi Unsi-Garnacha-Mountain Vineyards-Terrazas-Spain-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$18.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, medium garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice on finish, pretty good.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                    Tenoira Gayoso-Mencia-Bierzo-Spain-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of some […]

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                                            Chateau Lespault-Martillac-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pessac-Leognan-France-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$39.00-A nose of muted fruit, medium garnet in color.  A medium bodied red blend, with some cherry, raspberry , just thin and terrible wine for the price.          RP-89-91           WS-89          CR-82          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Cachito Mio-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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