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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 99: Gris is the Word

May 21, 2013

In this episode, Jeff talks about the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, as well as a little news about this here little blog…

Wine Tasted:


A to Z 2010 Oregon Pinot Gris

Here’s a few links for ya…

1. Click HERE to vote for your favorite wine blogs.

2. Click HERE to learn more about how to win what’s in that Silver Oak bag.

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Which do you like more… Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio?  Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 71: Go Vote!

November 5, 2012

In this episode, Jeff announces his plan to run for office in 2016. He also tries a value Zinfandel that you can find at a store near you.

Wine Tasted:


Ghost Pines 2009 Winemaker’s Blend Zinfandel

After the Facts:

1. I said the Zin had an alcohol content of 4.6% twice.  In fact, it’s 14.6%.

2. If you are not registered to vote in the California, you can do so here.

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The Wine Blog Awards: Who’s Your Favorite?

May 18, 2012

Today is a special day.

Today, nominations open for the Wine Blog Awards.

So I ask you…

What is your favorite wine blog?

If you like this…

You may just want to nominate as your favorite New Wine Blog.

All you gotta do is go here…

If you’re hardcore, you can nominate your favorite post from Stay Rad as the Best Wine Blog Post.

Just sayin’.

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And the winner is… Me!

June 26, 2011

The other day, I asked you to help me pick which wine to taste next.  After tallying the votes (all two of them), I decided to go with the Cocobon 2009 California Red Table Wine.

The winner is... Cocobon!

This wine cost me 7 bucks at Trader Joe’s.  Bottled by Cocobon in Livermore, and distributed by Underdog Wine Merchants (also from Livermore), this wine is a blend of 61% Zin, 17% Cab Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Petite Verdot, and 4% Petite Sirah.

I decanted the Cocobon in two Cuvaison glasses for about 2 hours. I didn't think it needed to be decanted that long... I just forgot about it.

Color:  A nice and bright cherry wood.

Nose:  I got a lot of plum, chocolate, and dust.  I noticed little hints of wood and orange peel as well.

Taste:  Up front, there is a very aggressive flavor of cherry, chocolate, and cranberry.  Those initial flavors give way to a hollow finish of chocolate and smoke that lingers for a while.  There is not a lot of depth to this wine, but it was tasty.  I give it a solid 88.

The back label says the wine, “Pairs nicely with a dark chocolate walnut cake with a cherry coulis.”  I didn’t have one of those, but I did have a chocolate chip cookie on hand.  I don’t know what “Coulis” is, but if it’s anything like a chocolate chip, I can see why it works.

Good stuff!

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