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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Chateau de Rayne Vigneau-Sauternes-Gironde-France-2007-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of sweet fruit and spice, medium golden in color. A medium bodied desert wine, with peach, lemon, good acidity and spice on finish.          RP-95          WS-92          CR-90          Good with deserts, fruits, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Vino de la Tierra de Castilla […]

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    Bodegas Emilio Moro-Tinto Fino-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A nose of some dark fruit, dark ruby in color.   A medium to full bodied with black raspberry and cassis, some oak and smoke.  Not as good as previous vintages, a bit austere.          WS-90           CR-86           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Produit Et Mis En Boutelle Par-Kirkland […]

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Rioja Wines Update

    Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival of Houston This one day celebration offers a flavor-packed experience showcasing the best in food and wine culture from Rioja. Saturday, June 2, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST The Corinthian 202 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77002 *Advanced opening at 11:30 a.m. for Trade Consejo Regulador Denominación […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodega Catena Zapata-Malbec-Lunlunta-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.88-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on finish,  good not great.          RP-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Finca Villacreces S.L.-Tinto Fino-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2009-14.0% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Unknown grapes-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, an average blend.          WS-83          WE-91          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Bodegas Eguia, S.L.-Kirkland Signature-Rioja-Reserva-Tempranillo-Spain-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, spices and pepper on finish. A very good QPR at reduced price.          WS-88           WE-90          CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Locations R.E.-E 5-Grenache-Tempranillo-Carignan-Rioja-Spain-NV-15.0% […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Cellars Can Blau-Can Blau-Mazuello-Syrah-Garnacha-Montsant-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, currant, vanilla and spices on finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.           Millbrandt Vineyards Winery-Traditions-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$46.00-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, long finish of chocolate and spices, much better than one year […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodegas Vina Magana, S.L.-Baron De Magana-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo-Syrah-Navarra-Spain-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          RP-93          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Maipo […]

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Ribera Y Rueda Update

    CELEBRATE LOVE WITH TORO’S PAELLA AND RIBERA Y RUEDA WINE For rich, savory Spanish wines like Ribera del Duero or Rueda, the perfect pairing just may be this Paella Mixta from famed Spanish restaurant Toro in New York City. James Beard award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro Restaurants revealed his paella recipe as […]

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