Recent posts for My Wine Education

New Reds: Quick Review
By: Cresta A couple of new reds I’ve tried recently… Robert Reynolds Merlot “Rocky’s Block” Lodi 2007 I tried this wine at a recent event and I was pleasantly surprised. Not outstanding but well above average. It is a subtle, medium-bodied Merlot from...
Posted: 3/14/2014 8:44 AM
2014 Wine Festival Notes
Just finished up my brief trip through the festival and while everything I tried was really nice, there were a few things that I’d like to highlight that were new to me. Note: The local winery row was to the left of the hall as you entered. An the numbers...
Posted: 3/7/2014 3:56 PM
24th Annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival
It’s that time once again to celebrate with the International Wine Festival here in Cincinnati. It’s always a sign that warmer days are getting closer and after this winter, that is a really great thing. 14 countries, 143 booths most with 4-10 wine selections,...
Posted: 3/7/2014 8:25 AM
Last-Minute Valentine Gifts for Your Wine-Lover Lover
By: Cresta Flowers, candy and jewelry are the traditional biggies on Valentine’s Day. But if you want to stray from the norm or just don’t know what to get your sweetie, perhaps these ideas will help. I know I always enjoy getting wine-related gifts,...
Posted: 2/13/2014 2:02 PM
Warm Up Your Weekend with These Reds
By: Cresta Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2011: Great structure. Nice tannins. Medium-bodied wine with rich flavors of dark fruit, including black cherry and blackberry, with subtle hints of vanilla and mocha on the...
Posted: 2/7/2014 3:15 PM
Big Fan of Southern Belle
By: Cresta Hello, Wine Lovers! I am so sorry! I took an unintended and unplanned hiatus. But I hope to be back now on a regular basis. I will start by sharing with you a wine that I recently discovered. Well, I should really give the credit to my husband....
Posted: 1/24/2014 1:02 PM
Wine-Girl.Net Thanksgivings Through the Years
by Michelle For several different years, I’ve tried different types of posts at Thanksgiving. This year, I thought I’d pull a retrospective of those posts to help with your Thanksgiving wine shopping: 2011: Wines I’m Serving At Thanksgiving (by Cresta)...
Posted: 11/25/2013 3:06 PM
Quick Review: Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon
By: Cresta The 2010 Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon from California is an OK wine. It’s one of those wines that didn’t really excite me, but didn’t completely disappoint either. For starters, this vino is much lighter than a classic Cab. Not really robust...
Posted: 10/3/2013 4:43 PM
Wine Review: Clos Du Bois Marlstone
By: Cresta I honestly don’t remember where or when we got the 2009 Clos Du Bois Marlstone wine. I did not buy it, so it must have been a gift from someone. Clos Du Bois Marlstone is a red Bordeaux blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Malbec...
Posted: 9/19/2013 9:22 AM
Recently Tasted…
By: Cresta I’ve tried a couple of new wines lately. Both white. Both very good. I thought I’d better try a couple more whites before Fall settles in. Simply Naked Unoaked Chardonnay, California 2010. This Chardonnay is not oaked- aged, just how I like...
Posted: 9/12/2013 3:35 PM
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