Effingham 2016 Kings Ransom Red Blend

Vineyard: Effingham Manor and Winery Variety: Red Blend Cost: $39 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Pork tenderloin baked in a dark fruit jam with wild rice and roasted pumpkin My Tasting Notes: Earthy, woodsy, raspberries on the nose with notes of ripe juicy raspberries, pipe tobacco, blackberries, and cinnamon Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided for tasting. Effingham Manor and…

A Simple Guide for Pairing Wine with Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, as it is for any food and wine lover. I spend a month curating the menu for our Thanksgiving dinner. Choosing the perfect wine is equally important. Below we share our five best tips for incorporating and pairing wine with your Thanksgiving turkey. "Dining with one's friends and beloved family…

Virginia Dare 2016 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Vineyard: Virginia Dare Winery owned by the Coppola family Variety: Chardonnay Cost: $25 Region: Russian River Valley, California Food Pairing Suggestions: Chicken or lobster ravioli, alfredo and butter sauces, sea scallops, rotisserie chicken, Parmesan, flatbreads with roasted vegetables, corn cakes My Tasting Notes: Banana cream pie, crisp lemon zest, wood grilled pineapple, vanilla, clove, nutmeg Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided…

Pearmund 2016 Ameritage Red Table Wine

Vineyard: Pearmund Cellars Variety: Red Blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot Cost: $32 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Beef Wellington, Gouda stuffed meatloaf, savory dishes with garlic and rosemary, cranberry and brie puff pastry, brisket with French onion sauce My Tasting Notes: This is a smooth wine reminiscent of the holidays with cherry and vanilla on…

2016 Viognier from Veritas in Monticello

Vineyard: Veritas in Monticello Variety: Viognier Cost: $25 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters, sausage, potato apple gratin My Tasting Notes: Sweet on the nose, juicy peaches, honeysuckle, ripe bananas, salty ocean air, crisp honey finish Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided for tasting. Veritas rightfully calls Viognier the white wine of Virginia. This bottle of 2016 from Monticello is lush…

Snoqualmie 2015 Columbia Valley Syrah

Vineyard: Snoqualmie in Columbia Valley Variety: Syrah Cost: $10 Region: Washington, Pacific Northwest Food Pairing Suggestions: Duck, wild rice, cheesecake My Tasting Notes: Soft and smooth, juicy plum, dried blueberries, oak, currants, marionberry, lingering smoke finish Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine was provided for tasting notes. Snoqualmie syrah is soft and smooth with predominant…

Ammunition 2013 Sonoma County Red Blend

Vineyard: located in Sonoma County Variety: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Syrah Cost: $20 Region: Sonoma County, California Food Pairing Suggestions: Crostini appetizers and charcuterie boards with smoked cheeses, savory lamb burgers with sage, braised beef and root vegetables My Tasting Notes: Blackberries, leather, black cherry soda, licorice, baking spices Sponsored Post: No The 2013 Ammunition red blend was our…