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                                  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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                                 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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

Bodegas Y Vinedos Tabula S.L.-Tabula-Tempranillo-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$27.50-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spices on long finish, needs a good decant, very good.          RP-91         WS-92          CR-90         Good with steak, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Santa Margherita-Pinot Grigio-Alto Adige-Italy-2017-12.5 % Alcohol-$17.99-A […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Update

Food and Pairings GRILLED HARISSA SHRIMP FLATBREAD Fire up the grill for pizza night! Impress your guests with our flavorful flatbread that incorporates summer’s freshest herbs from mint to dill, cilantro to parsley. Even better, it’s deliciously simple for a summer evening relaxing on the patio. We developed this recipe to be an especially delightful […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                          Fischer Vineyards-Unity-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa County-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.7% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on finish, drinking well now.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  Casa Maguila-Cachito Mio-Tempranillo-Toro-Spain-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$14.98-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark […]

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                     Carlisle Winery-Zinfandel–Petite Sirah-Alicante Bouschet-Sonoma County-California-2015-15.3% Alcohol-$24.00-A nose of bold sweet black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.   A full bodied  Zin, with black cherry and smoky peppery flavors, jammy with a long finish.  Always good every year.           RP-88-90          WS-90          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                         Celler Joan Simo SL-Les […]

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                                         Tesa La Monja, S.L.-Almirez-Tinta De Toro-(Tempranillo)-Toro-Spain-2012-14.5% Alcohol-$18.94-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black purple in color.  A full bodied red, with blackberry, plum,  cola and Asian spices, with a long finish.  Short decant, still very good.          RP-93           WS-90           WE-91           CR-90           Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.         One Cork Bonus. Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 613-Cabernet […]

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