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                            Michael and David Phillips-Earthquake-Cabernet Sauvignon-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$21.99-A big nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with blackberry, black cherry, spices, very fruit forward, spices on finish, a good a value.          WE-91          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                Licenciado Vinedos-Perseverance-Tempranillo-Crianza-Spain-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Update

WINE PAIRINGS & RECIPES FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE Every Thanksgiving dinner deserves a delicious wine, don’t you think? Check out these ideal pairings for your bird and sides, featuring our own RyR expert, Brand Ambassador Sarah Howard: WHITES Shaya Habis Verdejo – Verdejo wine with a little addition of oak is delightful and makes it […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                               Bodegas Emilio Moro-Tempranillo-Tinto Fino-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied with black raspberry and cassis, some oak and smoke on good finish.  Much better than 2015 vintage.          RP-90-91           WS-88          WE-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                          Broquel […]

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                            R.E.N. 50/40522-Bodegas Breca, S.L.-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2015-15.5% Alcohol-$11.75-A nose of some fruit and funk, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, meat, dust, finished with pepper spice, good midweek wine.         RP-89          WS-92          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                   Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Vinedos De Altura-Vin Rouge-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit […]

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                    Compania Vitivinicola Tandem S.A.-Ars Nova-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Navarra-Spain-2013-14.5% Alcohol-$17.00-A nose of some muted fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          WS-86          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                            R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$7.17-A nose of dark fruit and […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                  Bodegas Balbas, S.L.-Ardal-Vendimia Seleccionada-Crianza-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2014-14.0% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of some dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with  black cherry, plum, coffee and spice on finish, was very good.          WE-91          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                     Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 638-Petit […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                 Licenciado Vinedos-Perseverance-Tempranillo-Crianza-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.00-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red with black cherry, plum, some vanilla and spice on finish, a decent value.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                              Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Zinfandel-Petite Sirah-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Lodi-California-2016-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, […]

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Alamos-Seleccion-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2016-13.5% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, currents, vanilla spiced finish, easy drinking.          WS-86          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      R.E.50/42902-Bonegas Ateca S.L.-Honoro Vera-Garnacha-Calatayud-Spain-2017-14.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full […]

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Ribera Y Rueda

GIVE YOUR BURGER GAME A BOOST WITH LAMB – AND RIBERA DEL DUERO Is there such a thing as too many burgers? No! But, after months of summer cookouts, it’s time for a fresh take. Whether you’re watching futbol or football this season, we’ve come up with a delicious recipe inspired by a legendary dish […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                             Bodegas Tobia, S.L.-Oscar Tobia-Vinedos De Altura-Vin Rouge-Tempranillo-Rioja-Spain-2016-14.5% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of dark fruit and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spices on finish.          WS-90          WE-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                      Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-$12.06-A ripe nose of spice […]

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