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                    Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon-Don Miguel Gascon-Malbec-Mendoza-Argentina-2017-13.5% Alcohol-$13.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, currants, chocolate and spice on finish, better 2nd day.          NR          CR-87          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                Truett Hurst-Inconspicuous-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2016-15.5% Alcohol-$19.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  […]

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                        Napa Redwoods Estate-Yates Family Vineyard-Cabernet Sauvignon-Mount Veeder-Napa-California-2015-14.5% Alcohol-$62.00-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Cab, with blackberry, currants, rich dark chocolate and spices on long finish.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                        Hunt Cellars-Good Vibration D-Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc Port-Destiny […]

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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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                         Mario Bazan Cellars-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2011-13.2% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, toast and spice on finish.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                         Alexander Valley Vineyards-Zinfandel-Wetzel Family Estate-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-2015-14.7% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine Update

Dear Friends, I want to invite you to do something unprecedented. I want you (insert Uncle Sam image) to take over the blog! For the uninitiated, the blog was created because our office is constantly full of spirited discussion about anything and everything remotely related to wine, and having listened to these conversations for years, […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                     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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Donati Family Vineyard Inc.-Family Reserve-Petit Verdot-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paicines-Central Coast-California-2014-14.5% Alcohol-$32.00-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Bordeaux red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on long finish, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          Ove Cork Bonus.                                    Joel Gott Wines-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petite […]

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City Winery’s New NYC Location

Ten years of crushing it on Varick Street wrapped up last night with an incredible show by Joan Osborne. While we’ll never forget our first home in NYC, we look forward to an even better venue, winery & event space coming in 2020. In the mean time… Stop by our brand new pop-up at Rockefeller […]

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                               Rodney Strong Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Alexander Valley-Sonoma County-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice on finish, easy drinking.          NR          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                  Federalist Vineyards-The Federalist-Zinfandel-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark […]

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Robert Mondavi Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$28.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Cab, with black currants, cherries, and spice on finish, good not great.          WS-88          WE-86          CR-89          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.                                               Bieler Family-Born To Run-Cabernet Sauvignon-Washington State-California-2016-13.9% Alcohol-$11.99-A nose of some dark fruit […]

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              Genagricola S.P.A.-Poggiobello-Riesling-Friuli Colli Orientali-Manzano-Italy-2012-13.0% Alcohol-$12.88-A nose of citrus and spice, medium golden in color.  A medium bodied white, with melon, honeyed almonds and spice on finish.  A very good QPR, drink now.          RP-87+          WS-91          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.   Michael David Winery-Freakshow-Syrah-Petite Sirah-Souzao-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$17.99-A bold nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black […]

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