Category Archive: Reviews

Apr 08

Hall 2011 Ellie’s Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review

Type: Red Wine Color: Brick Red Grapes: 91% Cabernet, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Melot Country: United States (Napa Valley) Wine is a passion of mine. So when I come across a memorable selection I am inspired to tell all that will listen about it. The 2011 Hall Ellie’s Cabernet Sauvignon is my newest discovery. Pin It

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Oct 31

Rum Spiced Cocktails For Halloween

Halloween is here and most likely you are ready to enjoy the festivities and costumes. Here are some Halloween themed cocktails that will add some spice to your spooky night.

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Dec 09

Mickey Finn Apple Whiskey Liquor Review

Type: Blended whiskey Color: Amber brown Country: United States The legendary Mickey Finn was an Irishman who emmigrated to the USA. He would soon settle in Chicago and open up the famous The Lone Star & Palm Garden bar on Whiskey Row. Mickey’s cocktails became the talk of Chicago and now Mickey Finn Apple Whiskey Liquor is a homage to …

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Dec 02

Mumm Napa 2007 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine Review

Type: Sparkling Wine Color: Light gold Grapes: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Gris Country: United States (California) Mumm Napa is one of California’s top méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine producers. I was recently invited by Cellar Pass  to participate in a virtual wine tasting and Mumm Napa 2007 Blanc de Blancs was one of the selections on the menu. Pin It

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Nov 19

Caliche Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Clear Country: Puerto Rico Caliche Rum is a new rum that was launched this Summer in a joint venture between nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber and Roberto Serralles, a Sixth Generation Rum Distiller whose family produces rums including Don Q. What makes Caliche is unique is that it is aged up to 5 …

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Nov 12

Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review

Type: Cabernet Sauvignon Color: Deep garnet Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Country: United States (Napa Valley) Thanks to my good friend and fellow blogger E. Maxine Lee of In A Fabulous World,I recently fell in wine all over again. One reason for this new spark is the extraordinary Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon. While I have enjoyed many wines, …

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Oct 31

2011 Ghost Winery Syrah Wine Review

Type: Syrah Color: Deep red Grapes: 100% Syrah Country: United States (Napa Valley) Each year Flora Springs creates a much anticipated, limited edition varietal to honor their historic ghost wine cellar built in 1885 and carefully restored by the winery’s founders, Flora and Jerry Komes. This year’s release is the 2011 Ghost Winery Syrah and …

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Sep 04

Trigo Reserva Añeja Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Light Amber Country: Puerto Rico A good friend of mine always brings back a bottle of something nice when he returns from a trip. On his last voyage to Puerto Rico he picked a bottle of rum that I wasn’t familiar with. Trigo Reserva Añeja is a straight forward but very tasty …

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Jun 07

Gambero Rosso Tuscany Red & White Wine Tasting

In their continued efforts to promote the great Italian culture, Gambero Rosso hosted a very unique and impressive private wine tasting earlier this week. The Gambero Rosso Tuscany Red & White Wine Tasting featured two of the wines at the heart of the zone’s production. The white, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, is from the fabled …

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Mar 20

Don Q Gran Añejo Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Light Amber Country: Puerto Rico Don Q is a historical Rum brand that is synonymous with the island of Puerto Rico. Leading their premium portfolio is Don Q Gran Añejo Rum. Consisting of a blend aged between three and twelve years, this is one of the best sipping rums on the market. …

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