Stories by Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wine Time: Two Chilean wines that are worth a try

To celebrate Earth Day next Tuesday, you might want to consider drinking wine from a winery that is doing its best to minimize harmful effects on the environment. That should be easy because so ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wine Time: Geyser Peak Pinot Noir 2012, California

One of the better bargain Pinots I've come across recently is from Geyser Peak, one of California's oldest and most renowned wineries.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wine Time: Pick up spirits or blow refund with tax-day wines

Most people fall into two categories this time of year. Either you are getting a big refund on your income taxes or you took a hit and are feeling pretty broke. Both types of people need a special ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wine Time: Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is still one of the most popular wines in the United States, and with good reason. It is an approachable wine, usually easier to grow than many others and very drinkable ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wine Time: Jacob's Creek Red Blend 2012, Australia

The Jacob's Creek Red Blend is a bold, velvety, fruit-bomb of a wine. The explosion of fresh fruit flavors in your mouth begins with the first sip and doesn't quit until the bottle is empty.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wine Time: Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley

When you drink a wine like the Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay it's easy to understand why Chardonnay is the most widely planted white wine grape in California. This lively, lush, nuanced wine is ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wine Time: Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Port NV, Portugal

With Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Port, you get luxury taste at a regular price. It is blended to taste like a young Vintage Port, but you don't have to pay the $100 or more a Vintage Port would ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Wine Time: Tenuta Castelbuono Montefalco Sagrantino 2007, Italy

Sagrantino is a native Italian grape that is relatively unknown to Americans. I think that's about to change as many of these blockbuster wines start making their way into our wine shops. The ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Wine Time: Flora Springs Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley

Napa Valley produces exceptional Chardonnay, and Flora Springs has been winning medals with it since the first vintage in 1978.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Wine Time: Indulge your valentine with wine

If you are a typical red-blooded man you probably still haven't decided what to do for Valentine's Day. I can help.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Wine Time: Justin Justification 2010, Paso Robles

One of the exciting developments in the world of wine in the last 20 years has been the New World twists on Old World wines. Justin Justification 2010 is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Wine Time: Yellow Tail Moscato NV, Australia

The Moscato, one of the more recent additions to the Yellow Tail lineup, is especially appealing. Besides the crisp, fresh taste, it has a slight fizz.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Wine Time: Liberty School Pinot Noir 2012, Central Coast

The Liberty School Pinot Noir 2012 definitely falls into the category of a wine you should like because it tastes so good.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Wine Time: Casillero del Diablo Red Blend 2011, Chile

Some of the best wintertime reds come from Chile, where producing great wine is a national passion. Some of the best values among Chilean wines come from the Casillero del Diablo line of Concha y ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Wine Time: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Central Coast

The Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines are the perfect choice for wine lovers trying to stretch their dollars.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Wine Time: Helfrich Steinklotz Grand Cru Riesling 2011, Alsace

The Helfrich Grand Cru Riesling is a perfect example of the wines of the Alsace region of France.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Wine Time: Geyser Peak Uncensored Red Blend 2011, California

Good winemakers can pull together all kinds of varietals to create a wine that suits their tastes, and ours. The Geyser Peak Uncensored Red Blend 2011 is a great example of this new creativity.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Wine Time: Ferrari Brut NV, Italy

There are many great sparkling wines available this year in all price ranges. One of my new favorites is Ferrari Brut, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Italy.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Wine Time: Noble Vines 1 Red Blend 2011, California

Noble Vines 1 Red Blend is the perfect sip while you're preparing dinner, and then it combines with many foods to create a pleasant meal. And it's easy on the wallet.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Wine Time: Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo 2012, Spain

If you like crisp, dry whites, the Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo is a wine you need to try.
By Dennis Sodomka