Creative Juices Wine Blog

Windy in El Paso

Posted in wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 26, 2010

It is windy in El Paso today. I was walking, no – floating, to Rulis International for dinner today, and thinking how wonderful a glass of a Pinot Grigio would be. Or a glass of a Gruner Veltliner. Or a Dolcetto…
The wind was blowing at over 40 miles an hour and my nostrils were full of sand. All the city pigeons where hanging out on the library lawn facing the wind, showing off their aerodynamics skills. I was trying to hold on to the aviators on my face and bypass all the potentially unstable structures.
15 minutes later I was sitting at the bar with a glass of Pinot Grigio in my hand. Apparently, we finally opened a bottle that was just sitting around for a while. It is Solombra 2008 Fair Trade Certified Reserva Pinot Grigio, and I believe the chef’s father bought it at Sam’s Club for $3 on clearance :-). It drinks pretty darn well, and is absolutely perfect for this weather. I do know that the bottles sold out that day, but if you see this wine anywhere, it is a great, inexpensive and a straightforward wine. Cheers, and hope you guys are enjoying a better weather where you are!

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Some tasty wine

Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 24, 2010

I won’t be making this a long, unnecessarily complicated post about all sorts of details about a wine you guys may have never had and won’t care to read a long description about. I just want to say that H3, a Columbia Crest Cab from Horse Heaven Hills, 2007 is a absolute steal at $13 and paired beautifully with a 4 pound steak Zak cooked up tonight (that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but just barely so). It also paired great with pajamas, a couch and some Castle on Hulu.

Cheers,

the Kilsons

How do you pronounce that?… Wine 101 Social

Posted in wine, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 19, 2010

We will be tasting a Grüner Veltliner,  Vinho Verde, Gewurztraminer, Crémant de Loire, a Texan Carignan Mourvédre Blend as well as a Tokaji. We will be talking about the grapes, the land and the tastes of all the wines, as well as providing you with Tapas pairing options. The event costs $25 and all bottles are available at retail. We will discount all case orders. See you there!

Cheers!