I love neighborhood wine bars! Of course, the other half of B & B would say that I just love wine anywhere. That being said,, a wine bar becomes a neighborhood wine bar and one of my favorites because the staff treats you like family each time you visit. Of course, they need to have good food, wine and atmosphere. Since I split my time between the south suburbs of Denver, Colorado and Austin Texas, I have favorites in both cities.
I’ll admit it. On a hot afternoon out on the B&B patio, sometimes nothing hits the spot like a very dry rosé. In the past, my favorites have been exclusively Pinot Noirs. This summer’s rosé tastings included a few Cabernet and Malbecs but nothing lit my fire. However, I did find a Spanish Rioja (Tempranillo blend) I really enjoyed and I think you might like it, too.
So gentlemen, roll up the sleeves on your pink button down, grab your golf shorts and slip on your Topsiders (sans socks). Let’s drink some rosé on the patio before Fall is upon us and show the girls we ARE real men!
Fall Creek Vineyards
Recently, I was on line with a Facebook friend of this wine blog who is an American in the wine business in Paris. We were discussing the lovely experience Donna and I had just the day before at Fall Creek Vineyards. His thoughtful response fit this story so well. “Behind every wine bottle is a story. Behind every story is a person whose hard work and passion made your enjoyment of that wine possible.” Our day at Fall Creek Vineyards was filled with enjoyment, wine, food and friendship; all the result of the passion Ed and Susan Auler have put into Fall Creek wines for the last 35 years.
Even though I live in Denver over half the time, I am a Texan through and through. As such, I want, I mean really want, to love Texas wines. We spent the last two weeks re-exploring the Texas Hill Country wine region to reacquaint ourselves with what is going on with Texas wines. While I may not be in love, I definitely now have a crush on Texas wines. All puns intended…
We hope you enjoy our first video wine review. This week my son, Conch, and I tasted many of the zinfandel wines you see with really funky names. Reviews of Brazin, Cardinal Zin, Gnarley Head, Seven Deadly Zins and Heavenly Zin