Month: May 2015

General Wine

A trio of enticing wines worth trying

From my palate to yours, here are three interesting wines I’ve tasted recently with the Wine Goddess and friends. • St. Michael Eppan Lahn Sauvignon Blanc, $17.99 — This aromatic white comes from one of Italy’s most modern wineries, located in the country’s northernmost region, Alto Adige-Trentino, along the Austrian border. Sudtirol (translation South Tyrol) […]


Raise a patriotic glass to holiday wine tastings events

Posted by The Sun Wine Novice on May 20th, 2015 The Wine Connextion in North Andover is promoting its American pride in Zinfandel this weekend. Here is a listing of upcoming wine tastings, including three in Andover and Lowell, that you might consider for an enjoyable experience. • On Saturday, May 23, Sam and Tina […]

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Dave Matthews' Everyday wine hits a high note

There’s a saying on Dave Matthews’ Dreaming Tree winery website ( “Great minds drink alike.” I think it’s a beauty and I used it at the conclusion of my video ( on one of Matthews’ newest products, Everyday, a white blend of four European varietals that are grown in California’s sunny and dry Central Coast, […]

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Old vine Rioja rules at Spanish wine dinner

I made a trip to Spain recently without paying for the airfare and lodging. That’s the beauty of a wine dinner, where I can satisfy my insatiable hunger and thirst for great cuisine and be home by 9 o’clock. On Thursday, May 7, Spanish wines and food were featured at the United Teen Equality Center’s […]

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Bordeaux blanc is La Source of a splendid evening

It was our first bottle of white Bordeaux and we really didn’t know what to expect. The 2010 Chateau de Sours La Source Blanc, $33, came highly recommended. It’s not a Grand Cru — the price tells you that —yet it comes from an estate nestled between the great French vineyards of Libourne, Pomerol and […]

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Kentuckey Derby Saturday: Run for the Rosés

Mint juleps will be the drink of the day at Churchill Downs for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but local wine shops will be featuring their own promotions, Run for the Rosés, will equal fervor. Rosé wines are capturing the imagination — and palates — of more Americans and for good reason. They are light and refreshing […]