Posts Tagged ‘Sangiovese’

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 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).

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.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 160: Zio for Me, Yo

April 8, 2015

In this episode, Jeff tries a couple of Italian wine samples from an American director…

Wine Tasted:

Ziobaffa 2013 Pinot Grigio and 2012 Toscana

Ziobaffa 2013 Pinot Grigio and 2012 Toscana

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite 10 – 15 dollar Italian wine right now?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 155: Try Fun

February 12, 2015

In this episode, Jeff tries a Sangiovese from the Sierra Foothills…

Wine Tasted:

Tryphon Vineyards 2009 Sierra Foothills Sangiovese

Tryphon Vineyards 2009 Sierra Foothills Sangiovese

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite domestic Sangiovese?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 145: Vitiano on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2014

In this episode, Jeff and Parker take a break from playtime to review this wine…

Wine Tasted:

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Vitiano 2012 Red Wine

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s the best random find you’ve come across at a liquor store?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 140: Chianti Rufina and a Burger

August 16, 2014

In this episode, Jeff pairs this Chianti Rufina sample with his guacamole burger…

Wine Tasted:

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Nipozzano 2010 Chianti Rufina Riserva

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Chianti Rufina? How did it compare to other Chianti and Chianti Classicos you’ve tried? Leave a comment and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 134: Hello Brunello

June 5, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries two Brunello di Montalcino samples from Piccini.

Wines Tasted:

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Piccini 2009 Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino

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Piccini 2008 Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Brunello di Montalcino?  Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 121: Stickybeak!

October 15, 2013

In this episode, Jeff breaks open a sample from Stickybeak

Wine Tasted:

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Stickybeak 2011 Toscana

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Don’t forget to enter the Stay Rad Free Wine Giveaway for a chance to get $50 in free wine.

What’s your favorite Super Tuscan? Leave a comment and let us know.


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