X Winery Pinot Noir

X Winery Pinot NoirContinuing the theme of not-so-cheap wines this week, AND continuing our exploration of pinot noir tonight we’re revisiting a brand we like, X Winery.  I know, it doesn’t signal too unbiased when I introduce them as a brand we like.  But we like them because they seem to be pretty darn consistent at producing tasty wines.
Unfortunately though, they’re building an advent here during our not-so-cheap week.  Meaning that this wine retails for over $20 a bottle.  So while we like X Winery, we’d like them even more if they could bring the fee of this pinot noir down just a touch.  And it is just a touch, as it’s not way, way, way over our predictable fee limit.  There may even be a chance you’d find this on sale for $20, if you’re really lucky.
Now for all my griping about fee, it’s understandable why this isn’t a $10 bargain bottle.  The grapes in this wine come from Truchard Vineyard in the Carneros AVA in Napa Valley.  That’s some premium vineyard land.  And quite frankly, the quality is a step above most of the less expensive pinot noir I’ve tasted. Read more

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a traditional beverage that is offered during the Christmas holidays and Halloween. Mulled wine is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with vanilla pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star aniseed, citrus, and sugar.
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It has popularity in German- and Dutch-speaking countries. Mulled wine there named Glühwein. Blueberry wine and cherry wine can be used instead of grape wine in these countries for preparing Glühwein.

In France, vin chaud ("hot wine") typically consists of cheap red wine mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon. It must be not too sweet.

In Bulgaria, it is called greyano vino (Bulgarian: греяно вино) ("heated wine"), and consists of red wine, peppercorn and honey. Sometimes apples and/or citrus fruits, such as lemon or oranges, can be added.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia Continue reading

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