Berry Daze All In My Mind

Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA Blackberries used to run rampant in California. Now what run rampant are non-official residents fearing deportation, and craft beer. Being experts in the latter, San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing gives us this blackberry IPA. Still developing...

Friday Night Tasting 5/5/17

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm Tonight we taste two Rosés made from Pinot Noir, a lighter one from Germany and a richer one from Oregon. Then we follow that with two Cabernet Francs, one from our own Shenandoah Valley and another from Chinon, France. Plus our two...

Spanish For Champagne

Dibon Cava Brut Reserve NV Cava, Spanish sparkling wine, is one of the great wonders of the world. How can they offer a sparkling wine that is fermented in the bottle, like Champagne, for $12? Crafted from the traditional Penedes blend of Xarel-lo, Parellada and...

Double Down

Dal Maso Cabernet del Veneto IGT 2015 We loved our previous white Wine of the Week so much, we decided to feature another wine from the same winery this week: the bright, organic, Dal Maso Cabernet. In the rolling hills of Selva di Montebello near Vicenza, siblings...

Friday Night Tasting 4/27/17

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm Scarpetta Frico Frizzante (187ml Can) – $3.99 Tasting price – $3.59 (50% Trebbiano, 25% Glera, 25% Chardonnay; Friuli, Italy) Sometimes wine can be a serious thing. But sometimes wine can cut loose, let its hair down, and just have...