Stories by Dennis Sodomka

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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Wine Time: Fable Mountain Vineyards Jackal Bird 2012, South Africa

Now I have found a Rhone-style white blend that delivers fresh fruit flavor with a lot of complexity and structure - the Fable Mountain Vineyards Jackal Bird.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Wine Time: Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley

When you begin a new year, it's always nice to start off on the right foot, with lofty goals and high expectations. With that in mind, I thought I would review a wine that is about as close to ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Wine Time: Perticaia Montefalco Rosso 2011, Italy

It's nice to have several bottles of versatile wine on hand during the holidays because you never know what visitors might like when they drop in. I have several go-to wines, and the Perticaia ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Wine Time: Collazzi Libertá 2012, Toscana

Balance usually is the key to any good wine, especially a blend. That is what you will find in the Collazzi Libertá, a delightful Tuscan blend.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Wine Time: Charles Krug Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley

Charles Krug is probably one of the oldest, most prestigious, most innovative wineries you've never heard of.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Wine Time: Helfrich Crémant D'Alsace NV, France

The Helfrich Crémant D'Alsace is perfect for some holiday experimenting.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Wine Time: Graham's Six Grapes Old Vines Special Edition Port NV, Portugal

As we hit the holiday season and cold weather, my wine thoughts turn to hardier wines. One of the best wines to keep on hand during the holidays is port.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Wine Time: Stoneleigh Latitude Chardonnay 2013, New Zealand

The Stoneleigh Latitude Chardonnay is an elegant wine that would be perfect with an elegant dinner, or for sipping on the porch.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Wine Time: Frank Family Pinot Noir 2012

When you start thinking about wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget Pinot Noir. The Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir is one of the best I have tasted in years.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Wine Time: Nipozzano Vecchie Viti 2011, Italy

I like testing wines under unusual conditions. There are any number of Chiantis that taste great with a hearty pasta dish, but will any still sparkle with dense, heavy potato pancakes? The ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Wine Time: Wines can be treat for adults on Halloween, beyond

With Halloween on a Friday this year, there are sure to be parties celebrating the scary side of this holiday. In that spirit I have put together a list of appropriately-themed wines. If you try ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Wine Time: CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival to be at new location

The Ninth Annual CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 25, will be bigger and better than ever.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wine Time: Galerie Equitem Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, 2013

More winemakers are paying attention to what goes on in the vineyards and not tinkering too much after picking the grapes. Galerie wines are all about the terroir.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Wine Time: Bolla Prosecco NV, Italy

There are so many good Proseccos on the market it's fun to try different brands, but the Bolla Prosecco is one of the best I've had.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Wine Time: 365 Chianti 2011, Italy

With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I'd check out their wine offerings. I was impressed.
 There are plenty of high-end wines, but they also have many good wines at the low end ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Wine Time: Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010, Tuscany

During a recent two-week vacation in Italy, including a week in Tuscany, I tried many great Italian wines. Today's wine, Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010, is one of the better ones I ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wine Time: Amapola Creek Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley

The flavor of the Amapola Creek Chardonnay 2012 is classic Chardonnay, full of pears, apples, melon and toasted oak. It is a powerful wine, complex, with layer after layer of flavor.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Wine Time: Tortarossa Rosso Toscana 2011, Tuscany

The Tortarossa Rosso Toscana 2011 is a Super Tuscan blend made by Alessandro Bocci, one of Maremma's most talented winemakers.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Wine Time: Liberty School Merlot 2011, Central Coast

The folks at Liberty School are more known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. This is their first release of Merlot, and it was worth waiting for.
By Dennis Sodomka

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Wine Time: Philosophy Zinfandel 2011 and Philosophy Sauvignon Blanc 2012

There is a new wine label whose central storyline is organic wine. No winery, no estate vineyards. Just organic wine sourced from the best vineyards the company can find. It's called Philosophy by ...
By Dennis Sodomka
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