Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc

May 24th marked the anniversary of the Judgement of Paris, the famous blind taste test in France the pitted California wines against French wines. On this fateful day in 1976, two California wines, the 1973 chardonnay from Chateau Montelena and the 1973 cabernet sauvignon from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, won top honors. The results were … Continue reading Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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The Velvet Devil and the Devil’s Novice – A Double Dose of Devil

There are certain wines I consider 'cocktail wines.' They tend to be boozy - high alcohol content and a lot of heat.  And sometimes that is not a bad thing. Especially on a Friday night after a long week of work and life. A solid "go-to" cocktail wine is The Velvet Devil by Charles Smith.  … Continue reading The Velvet Devil and the Devil’s Novice – A Double Dose of Devil