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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wine Time: Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva de Familia 2012, Chile

With grilling season in full swing, it is always nice to have a hearty red wine on hand for beef dishes. This cabernet sauvignon from Santa Carolina is ideal for grilling but versatile enough to ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wine Time: Purple Heart Red Wine 2013, Napa Valley

It's not every day you can honor a veteran by drinking your favorite beverage, but thanks to a new wine just released you can do that this Memorial Day weekend.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wine Time: Tascante Buonora IGT 2014, Sicily

Exploring Italian wines can be so interesting. Not only are the wines delicious and well made, but they are surrounded by traditions and families who have been in the business for generations.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wine Time: Two wines from Biltmore Estate

Spring is one of my favorite times to visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., so I thought it would be a good time to look at a couple of Biltmore wines.
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wine Time: FEL Pinor Noir 2014 and FEL Chardonnay 2014, Anderson Valley

Great chardonnay and pinot noir often come from neighboring blocks in vineyards because both grapes thrive in the same cool-climate environment. It's not unusual to see one winemaker produce great ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wine Time: Graffigna Centenario Malbec 2014 and Grand Reserve Malbec 2013, Argentina

Grapes grown on the side of a mountain seem to bring a little something extra to wine. Whether it’s the soil or the weather conditions or the altitude, mountain wines often have distinguishing ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wine Time: Kenwood Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Sonoma Mountain

Two of my favorite pastimes are reading and drinking wine. It is especially nice when I can combine the two. So to get a jump on World Book Day on Saturday, I sipped this wine while reading Jack ...
By Dennis Sodomka

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wine Time: Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, South Africa

Life is all about taking advantage of the opportunities presented to you. Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellekaya, appears to welcome her opportunities as challenges to be conquered.
By Dennis Sodomka

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wine Time: Insurrection Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Australia

This Insurrection blend is a great example of the kind of wine being made in Australia right now.
By Dennis Sodomka

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
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