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Wine Stories with Brian Demay – Episode 13 “Sonoma”

Wine Stories with Brian Demay – Episode 13 “Sonoma”

Brian Demay and sommelier Steve Tartaglia discuss Sonoma, its history and terroir, and sample three delicious wines from this storied region: Wind Gap Chardonnay, Lioco Pinot Noir, and Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel      MORE

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Villa Antinori Toscana

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Villa Antinori Toscana

2015 was a great vintage in Tuscany: hot, dry days, cool nights, and a light August rain which refreshed the vines just in time for harvesting. The saying “rising tides raise all ships” certainly applies, as even less expensive labels are putting out spectacular wines! On my bucket list of places to visit, Tuscany is…MORE

The Ancient Law of Abundance

Every year on my show I talk about the Ancient Law of Abundance. The idea dates back over 2,000 years, and is supposed to guarantee financial prosperity in the coming year. The idea is similar to the law of attraction: i.e., thinking about something brings it to you. A lot of my listeners always call in wanting…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Hahn Estates Cabernet

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Hahn Estates Cabernet

There are wines that you save for special occasions, and wines you buy repeatedly because they are a good value, and of reliable quality. The Hahn Estates Cabernet is an everyday wine, always reasonably priced, and always good quality. Whenever I see the red rooster on the label I pick up a bottle. So why the…MORE

Wine Stories #6 – Bubbly!

Wine Stories #6 – Bubbly!

Brian and Steve talk about bubbly, just in time for NYE: how is it made? When did it start? Plus three delicious examples, a Spanish Cava, an American sparkler made in New Mexico with transplanted vines from Champagne, France, and a French wine that can indeed be called Champagne! Here are the wines we discussed:MORE

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Gruet Blanc de Noirs

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Gruet Blanc de Noirs

The United States is one of the top wine-producing countries in the world. Every state in the union makes wine, but not every state makes world-class wine. We tend to think of California, Washington State or Oregon for those; but what about New Mexico? This week’s featured wine is a sparkler from Albuquerque, with grapes harvested…MORE

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah

This wine was a very pleasant surprise. I was at a farmer’s market with my wife and we felt obliged to buy something there, so we picked up a bottle of Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah, not knowing anything about the winery, except that it is 100% sustainably farmed. I like wineries that don’t rely on…MORE

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel

Brian Demay’s Wine Wednesday: Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel

#40 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2018 is Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel. Every year I usually peruse the WS list, look at the prices, and think “oh well,” but in this case, you can find this wine for around $15 at Kroger! So I picked up a bottle, and after I tasted it,…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Dashe Zinfandel

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Dashe Zinfandel

There are so many California Zinfandels available at rock-bottom prices these days that it becomes difficult to even distinguish between them. They’re all big, fruity, and to be quite honest: bland and one-note. That is not the case with the 2014 Dry Creek Zinfandel from Dashe Cellars. This Oakland based winery takes a definitive non-industrial…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Kung Fu Girl Riesling

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Kung Fu Girl Riesling

I am a big fan of German Riesling, from the Mosel River Valley. It is, in my opinion, the best example of what Riesling should be, and almost a miracle, when you consider how far north the vineyards lie! Thanks to south-facing vineyards which are extremely steep, and angled to catch every ray of sun,…MORE

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