Stories by Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wine Time

Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 is a delightfully refreshing example of Sauvignon Blanc, brimming with citrus flavors and aromas, particularly grapefruit.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Biltmore celebrates 25th year

For fans of the Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Winery in Asheville, N.C., this weekend promises to be something special as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the winery.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wine Time: Bad Boy Red 2007

This Bordeaux-style blend is a big, bold, food-friendly wine that has all kinds of complexity. It starts with dark berry aromas.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wine Time

This smooth and creamy Chardonnay is the perfect summer sipper.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wine Time: Torbreck Viognier

This rich, buttery Rhone-style blend is perfect for seafood dishes.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wine time

To celebrate the 40th observance of Earth Day today, I decided to try a wine made with organic grapes using sustainable farming techniques.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wine Time: Goats Do Roam Goat-Roti

With the funny name and clever label, you might be tempted to dismiss this as just another clever wine label with nothing behind it. You would be wrong.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wine Time: Estancia Merlot, Central Coast, 2007

Ever since the 2004 release of the movie Sideways, Merlot has gotten a bad rap.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wine Time: Simi Sonoma County Merlot, 2006

This is a nice all-around wine, with a beautiful deep red in the glass. It's pleasant on the nose and smooth on the palate.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wine Time

Biltmore's reserve program is designed to bring in grapes from quality vineyards in premium wine regions.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wine Time

Robert Oatley, who made Rosemount and other Australian wines famous in the 1980s, is back with a new winery.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Wine Time

Frank Family chardonnay is known for its balanced, elegant style. It opens with citrus and peach aromas.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Wine time

Blackstone Merlot is one of those wines that you can count on to be an excellent buy year after year.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Wine Time

337 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, California
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Wine time

Venta Morales Tempranillo 2008, Spain
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009

Wine time

WHAT: Cupcake Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay N.V., France, AND Cupcake Brut Rose Pinot Noir N.V., France
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

Wine time

This is an incredibly drinkable sparkling wine at this price. It has a beautiful golden color in the glass, with plenty of tiny bubbles. I usually don't get much nose from a sparkling wine, but ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Wine Time

Bossard-Thuaud Vin Mousseux de Qualite NV, France
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

Wine time

This is an amazing wine for the price, but then we've all come to expect that from Spanish wines. Made from 100 percent Garnacha grapes grown on 80- to 120-year-old vines, Atteca is a fruit bomb.
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

Wine Time: Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs

Nothing gets me in a holiday mood faster than a good, sparkling wine, and this is a very good one, a party in a bottle.
By Dennis Sodomka
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