Stories by Dennis Sodomka

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wine Time: Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri 2014, Greece

There might never be a better time to try Greek wines than right now. Quality is high, prices are low, and the industry is making a major push to educate North Americans about Greek wine.
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wine Time: Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2014, France

The Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2014 from France will be a wonderful wine for sipping after work, or on weekends in the warm days ahead.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wine Time: Cupcake Chardonnay 2014, Monterey

With great wine grapes being grown all over the world, a winery doesn't have to own its own vineyards to produce fine wine. Cupcake Vineyards is a great example of that.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wine Time: Otima 10 Port, Portugal

Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port is perfect for the modern port drinker who thinks he or she would not like the traditional heavy port.
By Dennis Sodomka

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Letter: Support the opera at AU

If we want to continue to attract top students from around the country, and to keep seeing great opera and musical theater, we need to support Augusta University.
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Wine Time: Trivento Torrontés Reserve 2013, Argentina

The Trivento torrontés is one of the best, and the price can't be beat. In the glass, it is a bright golden yellow with lush floral and citrus aromas.
By Dennis Sodomka

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Wine Time: Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2013

The Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2013 is a nice blend of merlot's softness, cabernet's structure and depth and sangiovese's lively personality.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Wine Time: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2014, California

Sometimes when you haven't had a particular wine in a while, you forget how good it is. It's like that with the Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines, especially their chardonnay.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Wine Time: Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2014, Oregon

Oregon pinot noirs have been among the most talked about wines in the last 20 years, and they are only getting better as the vines mature. The Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Wine Time: Anaba Turbine Red 2013, Sonoma Valley

It's not often that you can indulge yourself and support the environmental movement at the same time. Well, you can do that when you drink Anaba wines.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Wine Time: Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel 2013, Dry Creek Valley

The Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel is a beautiful deep garnet in the glass, with powerful aromas of blackberries, cherries, cloves and black pepper.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Wine Time: Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2012, Oregon

One thing most pinot noir lovers agree on is that Oregon makes some of the finest pinot on the planet. The Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir is a great example of that state's expertise.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Wine Time: Add to the festivities with a bottle of sparkling wine

Nothing says holiday fun quite like the sound of a bottle of sparkling wine being opened. The festive "pop" as the cork comes out always makes me smile.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Wine Time: Frank Family Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley

Petite sirah is a largely misunderstood wine that deserves more attention. It is big, bold, full of ripe fruit. You can drink it when it's released, or set it aside for a few years to mellow it out.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Wine Time: No worries over Thanksgiving wines

The holidays are here, and many people are worried about what wines to serve with their holiday meals. With so many good wines available in the market there is no need to fret.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Wine Time: 'Uncorked' series will give us a taste of sommelier skills

Starting this week on the Esquire Network you can watch as six candidates prepare for and take the Master Sommelier exam. The show, called Uncorked, starts Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Wine Time: Gary Farrell Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley

I have enjoyed Gary Farrell chardonnay and pinot noir for years, but I hadn't tried one of their wines in a while. It was fun to see whether either my tastes or the wine had changed over the ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Wine Time: Real Halloween treats are for the grown-ups

When the trick-or-treating is over and it's time for the adults to take over on Halloween, there's no limit to the fun you can have with a little imagination and a lot of wine.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Wine Time: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Chile

I love the Casillero del Diablo sauvignon blanc for three good reasons. First, it tastes great. Second, it's a great bargain. Finally, it's a great Halloween wine.
By Dennis Sodomka

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Wine Time: Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain 2011, Washington

You can find all kinds of great Washington and Oregon wines as the rest of the country discovers the many gems produced there. Hedges Family Estate wines are among the best.
By Dennis Sodomka
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