Dry Comal Creek Winery and the San Antonio Road Runners Labor Day Whine Run

On Labor Day (1st Monday in September) in the US, a unique wine event takes place.  This is a cooperation between a High end subdivision’s Home owners association, a Real-estate Developer and Winery and a Running club.  The San Antonio Road Runners Labor Day Whine Run.  This 5 mile race through the Vintage Oaks subdivision

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a bunch of foodies and winos got together and 5k race broke out – 2016 Culinaria's 5K Wine and Beer Run

A couple of Saturdays ago (ok March 18th, more than a couple now) a bunch of foodies and winos got together and 5k race broke out.  Ok, that’s not quite what happened, but it was a lot of fun.  I have run many 5k races over the years, and written about a few of them

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Menage a Trois Malbeb

This is another Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina. I have been fascinated with these Malbecs for over a year now. The Malbec presents tones of fresh blackberries and cherries to the nose. Menage a Trois Malbeb has the tones of black berries, blueberries, dark cherries and spices to build a complex dance of

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The Ozeri Prestige Electric Wine Opener

The Ozeri Prestige Electric Wine Opener makes opening wine bottles easy while entertaining your guests at the same time. This is an American made product. Designed for home and restaurant use, its latest generation battery now opens up to 80 wine bottles with the gentle push of a button, all on a single charge. The

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The Geographic Pedigree of American Wine – American Viticultural Areas

Lately in a number of wine publications I have seen the AVA talked about and discussed at great length. What I was reading talked about how one area produced one kind of grape, or how this are produced a more acidic grape. As I have a background in geography this discussion got me curious, so

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Rancho Alto Malbec 2013

This was a $9.00 bottle at Walgreens and I am quite leased with it. This is another Argentinean Malbec, which is becoming a theme in my wine writing. It has an inky deep red color in the glass there are heavy fruit notes of blackberry and raspberry being the foremost. Their might also be just

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Pascual Toso Malbec 2013

This is another Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina. The aromas of plums and oak hint at the flavors of this wine. To the pallet this Malbec presents the flavors of Black Berries and, licorice are primary with traces of smoky vanilla and oak linger through the finish.

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Carmel Road Unoaked Chardonnay

This Monterrey Chardonnay presents a crisp tangy balance of rich flavors. Peaches, nectarines, mango and hints of guava and bread fruit are the flavors that make up the complexity of this wine. This chardonnay is rich and smooth, very drinkable. It has a sweet start with all the fruit flavors however it has a dry

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A Wine Crisis – Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #MWWC18 CRISIS

      A crisis is defined as a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger, a time when a difficult or important decision must be made.     My wine first crisis came way back when I was in college. A young lady offered to make Lasagna for me if I would bring the

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Banrock Station Chardonnay 2012

The Banrock Station Chardonnay presents intense fruit aromas of citrus and peach with hints of tropical notes, spicy vanilla bean and sweet oak to the nose. The flavors of fresh and juicy fruit salad made of peach, melon and honeydew, with hints oak influence. This wine has a soft and creamy full bodied texture, balanced

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