September 28, 2012
Here is one the two Winos tried as well as our Guest Wino! Fun times to be had but too bad for this one. The two Winos and the Guest Wino agreed not to buy this one again. Something was missing, not sure what... do have to say the bottle is very nice looking. Shapely with a slender neck. For the wine itself, it left more to be desired. This one gets a "Bad Rating" as we do not plan to buy this in the future.
Labels: Sofia Rose' 2010
September 23, 2012
Another stop on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy more sweet wines at the Landon Winery. This round went with a Gewurztraminer and a Cheese Plate. This one easily earns a "God Rating" from the two Winos! Really impressed with this Texas Winery's offerings in sweet wines. Will be back again.
Decided on mixed drinks at a local eatery. La Duni located at the Village in Fairview offers a variety of cocktails. This round opted for a Frozen Mojito and a Margarihna On the Rocks. Frozen Mojito was tasty; Winos agreed on a "Good Rating" for it. The Margarihna is a variation of a margarita but made with limes and topped with sugar instead of salt. Not too sure on this one, so it was rated "Neutral". Will need to come back and try other drinks they offer but till then we are keeping the Mojito in our back pocket for future visits.
September 19, 2012
Red Wine Wino always ready to try new things, opted for bottle of Sake. This one comes from California and can be served warm or cold. In this case, decided to go with warming it first. White Wine Wino normally craves unfiltered Sake but did like this one. Red Wine Wino was good with it, too. Like its smoothness when taken in "small shots" that the Sake cups remind us of. Even better 15% alcohol content gives it a little more umph than some wines!
Labels: Sho Chiku Bai Sake
Here is one that we have not tried before... or at least we don't recall if we did. It's Beringer's White Merlot. White Wine Wino chose it; Red Wine Wino liked it. This one gets a "Good Rating"! Give it a try when you get a chance. This trip went with two bottles for the wine rack.
Labels: Beringer White Merlot
September 16, 2012
One last stop in New Braunfels before moving on. This one is an Irish Pub serving Barefoot Merlot for their House Red. It's Calahan's located in downtown New Braunfels. Barefoot has always been a consistent producer of wines we liked. This stop re-affirmed our opinion with the Barefoot Merlot earning another "Good Rating"!
Continuing on our "walkabout" in downtown New Braunfels, checked out The Ale House and ordered their House Red and a Pale Ale.... House Red turned out to be a Copperidge Merlot; Pale Ale was one we have not tried before - 151 Austin Ale. The Copperidge Merlot earned a "Good Rating"; moreover, although we are not big on ales, the 151 Austin Ale was a pleasant surprise!
While out and about this weekend, stopped at a sports bar in New Braunfels to checkout a few NCAA Football Games. While reviewing the scores, ordered their House Red which turned out to be the Woodbridge Merlot. Had this one before and liked it. This time, both Winos liked it again... this one gets a "Good Rating" again!
September 12, 2012
Went back to Landon Winery in downtown McKinney (Texas). Decided to try their Sweet Wines - Raspberry, Peach, and Sweet Red. Of the three the Raspberry and the Sweet Red earned Good Ratings; we will buy them again with a leaning toward the Raspberry Wine over the Sweet Red. Both were good, just liked it over the Sweet Red more. The Peach Wine was good too but did not carry the "umph" that hard core Winos like us enjoy (more like crave) when we are drinking.
September 8, 2012
Stopped at a local winery for a glass wine after dinner. The winery is Landon Winery located in McKinney, Texas. They offer a number of wines to chose from; in our case, we decided on their Tempranillo. This one gets a Good Rating!
Stopped at a local bar called Churchill's Pub. Ordered mixed drinks and their house red wines - a Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Pass on the mixed drinks; the Limoncella Martini was not what we were looking for. But, the house red wines were! Both get a Good Rating. Problem is we forgot the name of the Winery. It start with "Shadow..." else we forget the other words.
Continuing with the Margarita break, stopped at Gloria's Restaurant for Happy Hour. We still consider this the best Margarita in our area... just be careful, don't drink more than two else it will be painful the next morning!
PS: Could not pass up the Ice Cream and Plantain Dessert!
Decided to take a Margarita break and stopped at a local eatery that we have not been to in a long time. It is a Tex-Mex Restaurant called Jalapenos. Ordered the Traditional Margarita as the Mercedes Premium Margarita is very good but very strong in alcohol content. They still make a good Margarita!
Here is a red wine we liked; easily earned a Good Rating as both Winos agreed to purchase it again in the future. Comes from Robert Mondavi... Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Do give this one a try.
September 3, 2012
Listened to a live band while sitting at a local eatery - Londoner Pub. Ordered their House Wine and a mixed drink called the Fleur De Lis. House wine was a Merlot that the Winos liked, easily earning a Good Rating.
White Wine Wino had a hankering for a Moscato. Picked this one up for $3.47! Comes from the Lucky Duck Winery in Chile. Like most Moscato...
Having tried their other Moscatos, noticed this one on the shelf at the local grocery store - Barefoot Winery's Pink Moscato. Rated at...
Here is a Merlot that caught the Red Wine Wino off guard. Cost $2.98 at the local Grocery Store. Got an immediate "Good Rating" a...
Bought this one the other day. Took some time to finish it but it's done. A Moscato from Franzia Winery. Most times, the two Winos agr...
Had other offerings from Liberty Creek; this one is their Moscato. Light on the alcohol content at 8% but does have a good taste and a low p...
A sweet, white wine offered by Barefoot Vineyards. Has a lower alcohol content and sweet taste that make it a great starter wine to introdu...
Don't let the $2.97 price fool you, this one makes for great tasting Sangria! Both Winos agree to purchase it again. Easily gets a Good ...
An imported Moscato offered by Italy's Cavit Winery. White Wine Wino picked this one while grocery shopping. Having an affinity for wh...
Tried this one while on the road in Kansas. Merlot offered by Liberty Creek Winery. Really liked this one; strong alcohol content (or mayb...
Next sampling from the Gallo Winery is a Moscato. White Wine Wino went all in with this one and gave it a "Good Rating"! Red Win...