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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 184: I wanna Vivac with youuuuuuuu!!!!

June 10, 2018

The fine folks at Vivac Winery in Dixon, New Mexico sent me a sample of their 2016 Sangiovese and their 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese. Check out my thoughts in the video below…

Wines Tasted:

I enjoyed the Vivac 2016 Sangiovese and 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese with some Lamb Curry and Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

So good.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 183: All Alone with Smith-Madrone

February 25, 2018

In this episode, Jeff has a lot to say after just one sip of this sample of Smith-Madrone 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Spoiler Alert: It’s all good!

Wine Tasted:

Smith-Madrone 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dang, that was good!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 182: Alright

February 4, 2018

A friend of ours recently gifted us this bottle of Sanglier 2012 Right Tusque Merlot, and wanted to know what I thought about it.

Who am I to deny a request like that…

Wine tasted:

Sanglier 2012 Right Tusque Merlot

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a gift for review by an old friend.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 181: Look What I Found

February 1, 2018

On this episode of Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Jeff dives into a sample from Troon Vineyard.

What are you waiting for? Go check out the video…

Wine Tasted:

Troon Vineyard 2013 Blue Label Malbec

Troon Vineyard 2013 Blue Label Malbec

And I paired it with this…

Roasted Potatoes and Pesto Crusted Flank Steak

Yum!!!!!!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 180: Roastin’ Chickens and Rockin’ Cabs

January 26, 2018

As I was cooking some Blue Apron roast chicken tonight, I was thinking about the perfect wine to pair with it, and I came up with this sample from the ol’ cellar…

Cornerstone Cellars 2014 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cornerstone Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cab, and comes in at $75 a bottle.  Let’s pop that cork and give it a taste…

Yup!  That was a good one.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episodes 178 and 179: How to Remove a Wax Seal from Your Wine and/or What Was I Waiting For?

January 20, 2018

Let’s address the elephant in the room…

It’s been a solid year and a half since I’ve posted an episode of Stay Rad Wine Blog TV.
A Year And A Half!

That’s nuts to me.
Nuts!

When I first started this blog in 2011, I would get down on myself for going longer than two days without fresh content.

And now… it’s been a year and a friggin half.
Yikes!

I could spend hours giving you excuses as to why, and making apologies for the lack of posts, but that’s not what this blog is about…

Stay Rad has always been, and will continue to be, a blog about wine and all things awesome. Now, what’s more awesome than a world exclusive two-episode Stay Rad Wine Blog TV release?

That’s right…
Nothin’s better than that!

Enjoy!

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 178: How to Remove a Wax Seal from Your Wine

In the time since I last posted an episode, I’ve been anticipating sharing my thoughts on this sample I received from Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa 2012 La Castellana Super Tuscan Blend

The Castello di Amorosa 2012 La Castellana is a Super Tuscan-style blend from the Napa Valley.  It rolls in at a respectable $98, and is built to lay down for years in your cellar… which may lead some to believe that I was waiting for a special occasion to open this one up.

Truthfully, one of the reasons why I was hesitant to share this on the video blog was I was a bit intimidated by the wax seal covering the neck.  If you look up how to open a bottle with a wax seal online, you’re gonna come across all sorts of wacky ideas as to how (anybody got a blowtorch?)…

“Excuse me, kind sir.  Do you have a chainsaw I could borrow?”

Well…

Here’s what happened when I tried my hand at opening the bottle.

Success!

Now, onto the wine…

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 179: Why Did I Wait So Long?

Food Pairing:

Pan-Seared New York Strip Steak with Blue Cheese, Baked Potato, and Roasted Broccolini 

Needless to say, I’m glad I finally broke open this wine.

Soooooooo Good!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

Podcasts, Cork Dorks, and Albariño

May 13, 2017

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to check in with the wine I’ve been enjoying lately…

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Santiago Ruiz 2015 Rias Baixas

The folks at RiasBaixasWines.com sent me a couple of amazing white wines from the Rias Baixas region of Spain.

This Santiago Ruiz was a fantastic blend of primarily Albarino.  I dominated the opening 5 minutes of The We Like Drinking Podcast a few weeks back, talking about how much I loved this wine.  I was so excited, I even forgot to say the name of the wine (sorry guys).

You can stream the episode here, download it on iTunes, or just watch the video of our podcast below…

This past week, I dove into another sample from RiasBaixasWines.com

Laxas 2016 Albarino

The Laxas was composed of 100% Albarino, and is a steal at $18.

I enjoyed this one while we interviewed New York Times Best Selling Author, Bianca Bosker, about her new book, Cork Dork.

I was really happy with the interview we did.  You can listen to that here.

Her book is pretty great too.  You can buy it here.

Thanks for reading/listening, everybody.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 177: Troon Vineyard 2014 Vermentino / Sauvignon Blanc

July 16, 2016

In this episode, Jeff gets into a sample of a different type of white wine from a different type of region in Southern Oregon.

Wine Tasted:

Troon Vineyard 2014 Vermentino / Sauvignon Blanc

Food Pairing:

Za’atar Chicken Burger and Oven Fries with Feta-Labneh Spread and Garlic Chips

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).

Stay Rad Wine Blog Episode 176: Drankin’ that Kosher Chardonnay

July 12, 2016

In this episode, Jeff gets into a sample of some Kosher Chardonnay from Israel.

Wine Tasted:

Yarden 2013 Odem Vineyard Chardonnay


Stay Rad,

Jeff

Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 175: Napa Valley Sangiovese

June 2, 2016

In this episode, Jeff dives into a sample of Napa Valley Sangiovese from Castello di Amorosa.

Wine Tasted:

Castello di Amorosa 2012 Sangiovese

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Jeff tasted this wine on the We Like Drinking Podcast. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, to get We Like Drinking every Friday.


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