Wine Wednesday: 2007 Tamellini Soave Reviewed

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Planning on fish or pasta this weekend?  A good Soave will do you right, but if you want a great one-- try the 2007 Tamellini Soave, as sent from the Wine of the Month Club.  Personally, I had never tried a Soave before, and this cool crisp white was a pleasant surprise.  Tamellini Soave pours a pale golden yellow with light, honey/almond scents spicing up the citrus aroma.  The flavor...

Wine Wednesday: Il Cuore Rosso Classico 2007

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It has been a while since we've sat down to review a nice, friendly red, and the Il Cuore Rosso Classico 2007 from WineMonthClub.com was just the ticket.  The name "Il Cuore" translates from Italian to "The Heart" in English, as represented by the collage-style illustrated label.  The wine itself is a warm blend of syrah, zinfandel, carignane, sangiovese and a hint of merlot-- making for a...

Wine Wednesday: Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay 2007 Reviewed

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Our friends at the International Wine of the Month Club sent us a shipment of wine this month for tasting, including the 2007 vintage of the Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay.  Wine Spectator gave this one a rating of 91 and a friendly review, so we were rather keen on tasting after it arrived.  To the nose, Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay had strong aromas of mandarin and pear, a fruit sensibility that...

Wine Wednesday: Angove Nine Vines Shiraz Blend

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Angove Nine Vines Shiraz Review - We were pleasantly surprised last week when our first package arrived from the International Wine of the Month Club, including two bottles we had never before tasted.  The first bottle we popped was the2007 vintage of the Angove Family Winemakers' Nine Vines Shiraz blend, which is 94% shiraz, 6% viognier.  This smooth, deep red carried...

Cycles Gladiator Wine: In Vogue Thanks To Nude Label Banning?

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Cycles Gladiator Wine is officially banned in the state of Alabama for the nude woman on it's label.  The bust and booty on the beauty above, illustrated with taste, is apparently too much for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.  Fortunately, this has become a boon for Cycles Gladiator Wine-- as the resulting press flurry has given their wine one hell of a buzz.

Wine Wednesday: Hayman & Hill Chardonnay 2005

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When it comes to California Chardonnays, it's tough to beat the product of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.  However, getting a solid Russian River Chardonnay under $20 isn't an easy task.  The Chardonnay of Hayman & Hill is one of the few to be had under $20 that'll please the palette of amateur and afficionado alike.  To the nose, Hayman & Hill Chardonnay has aromas of pear and...

Wine Wednesday: Four Vines Naked 2007 Chardonnay

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It's spring time and love is in the air... time to get naked!  Naked Chardonnay that is.  This 100% Chardonnay out of Santa Barbara is fermented in stainless steel, not a touch of oak even near it.  If fresh and crisp are things you treasure in a chilled white wine this will satisfy your every need.  This is no ordinary Chardonnay, peach, pear, even banana come out in the nose.  Nice...

Neil Ashmead GTS Shiraz - Wine for Car Lovers

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Wine fanatics are going to want to start their engines...  Designed by the Australians at Fuller, Elderton's Neil Ashmead GTS Shiraz is a wine meant both for the wine connoisseur and the car enthusiast. Complete with go-fast stripes, shark gills and topped with a 6-speed gear stick, the bottle pays homage to Neil Ashmead, a lusty South Australian wine man with a passion for fast cars. And...

Wine Wednesday: Plungerhead 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel Reviewed

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First impressions are huge.  The first thing that will strike you about Plungerhead is it's namesake, the spiral-top "cork".  Don't fret.  It offers just as good a seal as traditional corks (maybe better, it is a little hard to open).  This wine is Big.  Not for the timid wine drinker.  The deep garnet coloring foreshadows the tone of this wine.  The nose gives you Oak with a touch of...

Wine Wednesdays: Coltibuono Cancelli 2006 Reviewed

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Summertime.  The Coltibuono Cancelli 2006 is a very nice summer red geared towards everyday consumption.  The Sangiovese and Syrah play nicely together.  Straight forward, young, fruity wine with a decent structure and slight minerality.  The nose has the slightest touch of vanilla and smacks of the berries you will taste as soon as it passes your lips.  Dressed to...

10 Bottles Of Wine You Can't Afford To Uncork

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No liquid beyond water is more storied than wine. It’s the subject of literature and art, legend and myth.  Good batches are part science: climate, grape genetics, yeast growth, water impurities and otherwise. The best wines are an almost indefinable art, an essence, feeling or quality that many try to bottle, but few ever uncork.  To celebrate those wines that have become legendary to...

Wine Wednesday: Absinthe Tastings and Your Wine Deals

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What do you know about Absinthe?  You may be familiar with the popular misconceptions about Absinthe, its checkered history and its legality today in the United States.  Gary V of Wine Library TV sat down with the editor of the Wormwood Society to discuss Absinthe, taste a few of their favorite brands and get to know this famous liquor even better.  Enjoy the video, and when you're done--...

Wine Wednesday: College Wines with Jake and Amir

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Today on WineLibrary.TV, Gary Vaynerchuck is joined by Jake and Amir of, well, JakeAndAmir.com.  We've featured Amir Blumenfeld himself in an interview on GearCrave many moons ago.  In a fun departure from normal Thunder Show fare, Gary is joined by two web humorists who know NOTHING about wine.  Enjoy the show, have yourself a laugh, then hit the sale wines after the jump.  We've got...

Wine Wednesdays: Italian Brunellos are Red Hot

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Wine Wednesday is back again with a new video from Gary Vaynerchuck at WineLibrary.tv, plus nine sale wines for you to taste on your own.  Today, Gary talks about a wine that is quickly becoming popular once again-- the Italian Brunello.  Take a look, StyleCravers, and don't miss the sale wines going on below the jump and the special StyleCrave coupon code...

Wine Wednesdays: Kevin Rose Diggs Wine

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Today on Wine Wednesday, the founder of Digg.com sits down with Gary Vaynerchuck to extend his palette into some new varietals.  One of the web's most famous tech celebrities, Kevin Rose gets his feet wet with a Sancerre Rose, a Cotes du Rhone, and a Sauternes.   Enjoy the video above courtesy of WineLibrary.tv, and check out 9 sale wines below, including three dessert wines!  Remember to...

Wine Wednesday: Advanced White Wines + Sale Wines

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If you enjoy white wine, chances are you've got your go-to grape.  You may be a Pinot Grigio drinker, a Chardonnay drinker or fan of Riesling.  Beyond the common trinity of white wine, there are a stunning number of varietals that you might be missing out on-- and certainly owe it to yourself to try.  Our pal Gary V from WineLibrary.TV takes you on a course through a few fresh varietals you...

Sirtified Wine Bottle Accessory Kit

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Your bar could use a dose of incognito cool, and this wine bottle accessory kit is just what the doctor ordered.  This unassuming wine bottle folds open to reveal all the gear you'll need to enjoy a bottle of wine with company (save for glasses, of course).  The wine bottle accessory kit from Sirtified includes a combination corkscrew and bottle opener, a drip stop ring, a stopper, a foil...

Wine Wednesday: How to Blend Wine + Today's Wine Deals

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For the uninitiated, there is a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes of wine making.  While the familiar symbol of the vines, the harvest, the grape press and the oaken barrels are not too far off, there is plenty of chemistry and science that goes into nurturing the flavor of wine into the perfect vintage.  As always, Gary Vaynerchuck and WineLibrary takes us on a crash course in the science...

Wine Wednesday: Wine Philosophy and Biodynamic Farming

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Gary Vaynerchuck is excited.  While that may not be a surprise to many, this episode of WineLibrary TV is certainly something to get excited about.  On this feature of Wine library TV, Gary is joined by Nicolas Joly, an expert on the subject of French wines, biodynamic farming and how to avoid some of the downfalls that result from modern farming techniques.  Sound interesting?  It is... ...

Wine Wednesdays: a Blind Pinot Noir Taste Challenge + 8 Wine Deals

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Wine Wednesday is back again in its second enstallment featuring our pal Gary Vaynerchuck + 8 wine deals from WineLibrary.com.  Today, we've got a mix of 8 excellent wines on sale, ranging from $8 Shiraz to $60 Vintage French Brut-- plus free shipping for StyleCrave readers when you use the code STYLE on checkout.  So enjoy Gary's blind wine tasting above and hit the jump...