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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

           Cameron Hughes Wine-Lot 534-Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2014-14.2% Alcohol-$16.15-A nose of black cherry and some spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, dust and spice on finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats,chicken, pasta. TR Wines-MasterChef-Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles-California-2016-13.9% Alcohol-$14.00-A nose of some dark fruit […]

Wine Riot Update

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NJ Wine Event

As you may know, on Saturday, October 20th, we will be hosting Sylvie Cazes, owner and winemaker of the the esteemed Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé estate, Château Chauvin — as well as co-owner of Château Lynch-Bages and the former Director of Château Pichon Lalande, both in Pauillac — for a highly-anticipated in-store tasting at the […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                              Whitehall Lane Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Reserve-Napa Valley-California-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$48.25-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark black garnet in color.  A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, currant, smoke and cocoa on spiced finish, drink now.  Watch out for glass stopper or you could break your corkscrew.          WS-89          CR-90          Good with steak, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus.                                […]

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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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Faustini Update

Dear Friends and Fans, Michelle and I are writing you to tell you about a very troubling thing going on here in Napa Valley:  Huneeus Vintners is demanding that we stop using our family name, Faustini, for our winery. Yes, you read that correctly: they want us to stop using our family name. Huneeus hired […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                               INV B-72564-Marcelo Pelleriti Wines S.A.-Felepe Staiti-Vertigo-Malbec-Syrah-Valle Uco-Mendoza-Argentina-2012-15.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of muted dark fruits and some spices, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, better than last time, a big and full wine.          NR         CR-91         Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                    Dashe Cellars-Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$25.00-A nose of some cherry and some spice, medium garnet in color.   A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, some spice on uneven finish.          RP-90          WS-88          CR-86          Good with ribs, chicken, pasta.                             Rutherford Ranch-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2015-13.5% Alcohol-$29.00-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark […]

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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                            Lava Vine Vineyards-Grenache-The Poor Ranch-Mendocino-California-2013-14.2% Alcohol-$31.50-A nose of red fruit and some spice, medium ruby in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice and spices on long finish, short decant, was very good.          NR          CR-90          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.          One Cork Bonus. Juslyn Vineyards-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Spring Mountain […]

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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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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                                  Symington Family Estates-Warre’s-Heritage Ruby Porto-Portugal-NV-19.0% Alcohol-12.23-A ripe nose of spice and dark fruit, very dark, blackish in color.  A sweet full bodied port, dark fruit, spice, a good value for it’s price range, a bottle will last up to one month in frig after opening.           WE-86           CR-87           Good with desert or alone.                                  […]

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