Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé

Who: Riebeek Cellars What: Cape Rosé, 13% ABV, 100% Pinotage Rosé When: 2013 Where: South Africa Why: Because grown up children still get sick. This really happened. There we all were, enjoying our Christmas holidays together as a family. The Winey Daughter was in from college. The Winey Son was in from his military training. The Winey Hubby and I had a full house again. And … [Read more...]

Review: DMZ Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé


Who: DMZ (DeMorgenzon Winery) What: Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (13%) When: 2013 Where: Stellenbosch region, South Africa Why: Because it was time to conquer my fear of Rosé wine. There are a lot of things to be scared of in this world. Spiders, thunder, flying, spiders, the toddler years, heights, spiders…so it seemed very silly to me that I had a fearful aversion to wines of the … [Read more...]

Review: 3 Spells Red Blend, Tess Red and White Blend


Wine:   3 Spells Red Blend – 2011; Tess Red and White Blend Vintage:  3 Spells- 2011; Tess Red and White Blend – Non Vintage Alcohol percentage:  3 Spells – 14.2%; Tess Red and White Blend – 13.9% Found at: The California Wine Club  The BACK TO SCHOOL emails started filling my inbox back in July.  Last week I saw Halloween candy in the grocery store.  It seems like the … [Read more...]

Review: Chateau De Segries Tavel Rose


To Janna of May 6, 2004: I know you are still pregnant, but let me start by saying, “Happy 1st Mother’s Day!” What a crazy adventure you’re about to have…buckle the freak up. Here are a few things I thought I should let you know. Let me start with anatomy. I REALLY think you should take as many opportunities as possible to appreciate your boobs. They are never gonna look this good … [Read more...]

Review: Caposaldo Sweet Pink Merlot


Whining Down: Finding the Right Lube My daughter brought a book home from her school library about idioms. The illustrations in the book contained real pictures with penned facial expressions and movements. My middle daughter LOVES this kind of stuff. She is such a literal thinker, that the idea of food having faces is mesmerizing to her. In fact, we call her “Literal Lisa”…a character I … [Read more...]

Review: Martini & Rossi Rose


Whining Down Stuff Your Stockings with Toast Tis the season for life to get snotbonkers crazy up in mom’s chimney! While we are ALL trying to keep the sleigh steady this month, I decided to drop a little snowfleck to take with you for ice breaking at all those parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting. So toasting. What the elf does that mean? Raising a glass to honor someone … [Read more...]

Review: Banrock Station Moscato and Pink Moscato


Who: Banrock Station What: Moscato (5.5%) and Pink Moscato (6%) When: 2011 and 2012 Where: Southeastern Australia Why: Because pink and white are such universally flattering colors, especially in wine glasses! I know that most people see the colors pink and white and think “baby shower for a baby girl”. But what runs through my mind is, “Oooh, a set of Moscato!” And that is … [Read more...]

Review: Louis Bouillot’s Perle D’Aurore Sparking Rose


Whining Down Pinterwhatnow? What is red and white and green all over?  My recycling bin of empty wine bottles. December is a month of consumption, and the meat of a season I call, “Wineter”; in which every occasion seems to contain the phrase:  “it will go nicely with some wine.” Observe: “I cannot wait for dinner to finish microwaving. It will go nicely with some … [Read more...]

The Sunday Morning Sommelier: Ménage à Trois Rosé


Alcohol content: 13.5% Category: other reds (Rosé) Description per label: Think pink! Who says three’s a crowd? Some love our Red, some love our White, everyone loves our Pink. Price: $10.99 Review: Labor Day weekend of 1999 I found myself closing out the summer in Bridgehampton. It was there that I was last confronted with the act of debauchery that is this wine's name. I was … [Read more...]

Review: Castillo de Jumilla 2008 Monastrell


Submitted by Kate from Momicillin (www.momicillin.com) During one of my first dates with The Husband, we went to a nice dinner before a formal occasion. I had on a pretty lady-like number and he was in a suit. At the time, I was but a wine newbie and pretty much knew only 3 kinds of wine: Red, White and Pink. Yes, I was that classy. The waitress asked me what kind of wine I wanted and I … [Read more...]