Gnarly Head Pinot Grigio 2014

Gnarly head Pinot Grigio is full of fruit flavors and has a feisty acidity. This is a bold white wine. The nose detects floral tones of honeysuckle and some tropical flowers. The flavors of this Pinot Grigio include lemon, honeydew melon, nectarine and a hint of apricot. This is a refreshing white wine that would

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Decopas Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Decopas Malbec. I really liked that wine so when I had the chance to try their Sauvignon Blanc I jumped at the opportunity. The first thing I noticed about the Sauvignon Blanc is how clear the wine is in the glass. While it has the golden color

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Natty Greens Red Nose Winter Ale

The third week of October is a much anticipated time for beer lover’s ale in North Carolina. That is the week Natty Green Brewing Company releases their winter seasonal beer “Red Nose Winter Ale”. Red Nose is really all about the season. This the classic American ale only sweeter than an amber. Lots of caramel

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Cigar Box Malbec 2013

From the Mendoza region of Argentina, this Malbec is created with handpicked grapes from a single vineyard. The wine has an aroma of plums and flowers like violets with just a slight hint of vanilla bean. The flavors of plums and raspberries followed by hints of white oak make this a fine wine to serve

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Firesteed Pinot Noir 2012

This Pinot Noir from the Rickreall Oregon area is fermented is stainless steel tanks, and then pressed in the last days of the fermentation process. As soon as the malolactic fermentation process is complete the wine is racked. A small amount of barrel aged wine is blended in to add complexity to the aroma and

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The California Grill —

A full-service dining restaurant located at the top (15th floor) of the Contemporary Resort’s tower, formerly the Top of the World restaurant. The California Grill offers views of the Magic Kingdom, the Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Resort. In addition, it offers a view of the Magic Kingdom’s

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Greg Norman Estates Shark Red 2011

The Shark Red shows a deer reddish purple color that reminds me of the garnet in the colors of Florida State University. To the nose the Shark Red brings vanilla, figs and the aroma of crushed blackberries. Shark Red presents the taste of vanilla, blueberries, blackberries and woody oak to you. This is a smooth

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Diseño old vine Malbec 2013

Two of Argentina’s most highly respected vignerons supply Diseño Malbec from old growth vineyards in Mendoza. Vines grow in fertile soil; rich with old mineral deposits, irrigated by heavy winter snow melt from the Andes glaciers. Diseño is the example from the Mendoza region, the Uco Valley and Lujan do Cuyo areas, of Argentina. The

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