Category Archives: Wines

It’s about the wines, right?

Playing Catch-Up

After a couple weeks out of town, Kaz comes home and plays catch-up with Randy on several topics, some even wine-related! They chat about the Chicago scene with Doug from Chicago Pinot, discuss sparkling wine production, and talk with a random listener who wandered into the Talkshoe conference, curious about wine! Tons of upcoming event info and plans for the Wine Bloggers Conference this October round out this up-to-date episode of Wine Biz Radio. Enjoy!

  • Chicago Pinot [link]
  • Northern California Sparkling Wine Producers
  • The Wine Spies [link]
  • California Wine Events [link]
  • Wine Bloggers Conference [link]
  • Wine Biz Radio’s Talkshoe Conference Page [link]

The Legacy Of Dad’s Wine (WBW#48)

Belatedly, Randy and Kaz examine the winery and wine that Randy first remembered seeing his parents lay down in the hall closet all those many years ago. Following Lenn Thompson‘s fourth anniversary Wine Blogging Wednesday theme of “Back To Your Roots“, Randy and Kaz have a look at the Clos Du Val 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Their opinions are high at first taste, but after the usual 20-minute break, watch out!

Mix in the usual Kaz and Randy shuck-and-jive, and you have yourself a good time!

  • Clos Du Val’s website [link]
  • Fact sheet for this wine [link]

Quadruple Word Score! (WBW#47)

Better late than never!

This month’s theme is “Brought to you by the letter ‘S’,” (thanks to Grape Juice for hosting this month’s WBW) and Kaz and Randy don’t disappoint! Follow along as they taste their way through a 2003 St. Francis Sonoma County Syrah. They both give it high marks, and figure they found four S’s in the wine, hence “quadruple word score”! All that, and they only go off on a few tangents!

Red Car Boxcar White, In The Station For Tasting (WBW#46)

Kaz and Randy convene at Randy’s hillside ranch to taste their latest entry for this Wine Blogging Wednesday. They taste a 2006 Red Car Boxcar White (sorry, the Red Car website is all Flash-bound and doesn’t include notes on this specific wine), which is a blend of mostly Viognier, with the rest split between Roussanne and Marsanne. They both enjoy it, from the plastic cork to the frizzante to the melons and honeysuckle, despite that neither of them give a score. Dr. Debs would be even thrilled that this White Rhone costs less than $20! (Is that extra credit?)

Then Kaz and Randy go off on a myriad of tangents. It’s what they do.

It’s a ten minute jaunt through their taste buds, have a listen!