Hell’s Kitchen Carmenere

Don't get me wrong, I love to receive my shipments of private collection and exclusive wines. But you can still find me at Trader Joe's or World Market discovering good bargain wines, for $25.00 or less. CONCHA Y TORO'S CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA CARMENERE  is one of those finds. The Carmenére is a grape originally …

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2013 Chiaromonte Nigredo Puglia IGT

By far one of the best Primitivo's I've ever had. I admit, I have not had many. This wine is simply delizioso! There's something special about the rich, inky nature of this dark grape from Souther Italy. The Nigredo has a dash of spice, and at 16% alcohol content, you will exhale. I paired this with …

No. 12

I recently received a delivery of a selection of wines from The Boisset Collection. JCB No. 12 Pinot Noir by Jean Charles Boisset was the first opened bottle. This wine has renewed my love for Pinot Noir. JCB No. 12 has aromas of blueberry, plum and a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar.  On the palate, the …

FLO

I recently had the pleasure of meeting jazz musician and winemaker, Marcus Johnson, and to taste his brand, FLO Wines. Johnson and his trio set the festive mood at the annual Wine Over LA toast to diversity - featuring African-American, Latino, and female vintners. Over the last year, I have been enjoying more Chardonnay's aged …