December 8, 2018

Ukulele and Wine... Yellowtail Pinot Noir

Always a fan of Yellowtail's offerings from OZ! Their Pinot Noir does not disappoint.  In particular, the Red Wine Wino feels it pairs well with the new Kala Pacific Walnut Tenor Ukulele.  Wine and Song... now just add the Women! LOL!


November 27, 2018

Brandy, Martini, and Port... Oh My... Berry Nice!

How about some Amber Select Brandy, a Martini, and Messina Hof Port Wine? Red Wine Wino says, "Sure Thing!"

  • Amber Select Brandy was tasty and carries the 80 proof alcohol content. But, had Minute Maid Berry Fruit Punch and WOW! Very Tasty!
  • Martini was mixed at a restaurant; was tasty but no strength... need the one's from Bar Louie!
  • Messina Hof Port Wine remains a sure thing... sweet and strong alcohol content.
A little something, something for the palette... lesson learned Brandy mixed with Minute Maid Berry Punch makes an awesome cocktail. Easy mix too... two fingers of brandy in a "Rock Tumbler" glass and fill the rest with Punch! Calling this one the "Berry Nice"!


Deep Fried Turkey and Grapecreek Vineyard's Pinot Grigio?

Preparing Thanksgiving turkey the way we like it... deep-fried! While doing so, best way to chill while cooking it is with a glass of Grapecreek Vineyard's Pinot Grigio and Charlie the Maltese Puppy looking on - "supervising" of course. Well looks like he prefers to take a nap instead while the Red Wine Wino cooks the turkey.  No worries... the wine was good; will buy again earning its Good Rating from the Winos!


Cabernet Sauvignon from Woodwork in CA!

Cabernet Sauvignon from Woodwork Winery in California was a tasty one. Had this one with a home cooked dinner of Carne Asada! Went well with the spicy meat and grilled vegetables. Winos give Woodwork's Cabernet Sauvignon a Good Rating!


Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon

New one for us... Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon. This one has a hint of mocha and goes well cheeses. For the Red Wine Wino, it goes well with anything but he is too easy when it comes to red wines. White Wine Wino gives it a thumbs up! Good Rating for Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon!


Landon Winery Fruit Wine - Raspberry

Always a tasty and strong wine for us. All three Winos continue to give this one a well-earned Good Rating! But, do stay tuned as their is a Peach one sitting on the rack with a certain someone's name on it!


Chuy's for Dinner and Drinks!

Dinner with the White Wine Wino, Sweet Wine Wino, and your's truly the Red Wine Wino at Chuy's/ Ordered food and drinks; this round went with Queso and Chips and Tacos, then settled in for a cocktail or two - Margaritas and the Frose were tasty but not as "fortified" as we are used to!


Chillin by the Fire with a Martini and Charlie the Maltese Puppy

Cold evening but not cold enough to not have a Martini while warming by an open fire with Charlie the Maltese Puppy! Add in grilled steaks and a mix of salads - Ceasar and a Spicy Caprese, and we can only say, "My life is good!"


November 10, 2018

Red Wine, Open Fire, and Fried Trout...!

How about Red Wine, an open fire, and fried Trout...! Very tasty, breaking the rules on red versus white... bottom-line, it was tasty!


Chianti Classico from Dellatorri!

Chianti Classico from Dellatorri! Perfect when prepping the grill for tonight's dinner - Carne Asada! Add the Andy Capp's Hot Fries for appetizers and it does not get any better!


Grapecreek Vineyard Pinot Grigio and Black Box Merlot!

Grapecreek Vineyard Pinot Grigio and Black Box Merlot to go with dinner of leftover Chicken Piccata and other things... Breaded Shrimp and Caprese Salad but spiced with Jalapenos! Another tasty combo!


Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon,

Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon and pork loin cooked in olive oil and garlic. Wow... what a mix!


Crane Lake Merlot and Pizza Night!

Crane Lake Merlot with a take out order of pizza. No wine for Charlie the Maltese Puppy, but a little pizza never hurt anyone.


Grapecreek Vineyard's Pinot Grigio and Halloween Candy?

Grapecreek Vineyard's Pinot Grigio was tasty! Enjoyed the offering from the Vineyard's Wine Club... add the leftover Halloween candy and it was awesome!


October 29, 2018

Yellowtail Shiraz

Best way to cook dinner on the grill... with a little red wine! Yellowtail Shiraz continues to earn its "Good Rating" from the Winos!

October 27, 2018

Grape Creek Vineyard's Wine Club - Serendipity and Muscat Canelli #wine

Having a little #chillin on a Friday's evening with some of Grape Creek Vineyard's Wine Club offerings! Tried the Serendipity and the Muscat Canelli... the Winos both agree to purchase again. Of course, the Red Wine Wino leans heavily to the Serendipity while the White Wine Wino goes for the sweet Muscal Canelli.


October 24, 2018

Franzia Fruity Red Sangria and More!

While cooking a dish, had some Franzia Fruity Red Sangria. Dish was made with pork and shrimp and a bittermelon. It's an acquired taste but when done right, there is no bitterness! This batch was done right... maybe a little wine and beer for the cook made the difference!

October 23, 2018

Grapecreek Vineyard - Cabernet Trois

Tasty one that is a blended red wine from Grapecreek Vineyard. It's their Cabernet Trois, also called a Texas Red Wine! White Wine Wino signed the Red Wine Wino up for Grapecreek Vineyard's Wine Club, so it bottle of wine to taste for the next year!

October 7, 2018

More Grillin and Chillin... Fajitas Anyone?

Cooked up a batch of fajitas last night; while playing the chef, had a glass of Franzia Chillable Red. Always a tasty wine... don't worry that it is sold in a box. It is still good!



October 6, 2018

#grillin and #chillin to wine, beer, and food!

Been out and about as well as chillin while grillin various meat and "pepper" products. That said, Oktoberfest in McKinney was last week. Enjoyed more food and beers! The Winos along with Charlie the Maltese Puppy were having a great time... but since Charlie is well under the 21 years old age limited, he could only lick the condensation on our beer cups... LOL. Too bad for Charlie!




September 22, 2018

Beringer Main and Vine Red Wine

Tried this one - Beringer Main and Vine Red Wine while blogging one evening and with some tasty sundaes from the ice cream shop! Later, made a cheese board and queso, too. Had more wine with it. All was good!



Katy Trails Plano for Margaritas and Sangria!

Katy Trails Plano for Margaritas and Sangria with Charlie the Maltese Puppy. Strong drinks, good thing we had a designated driver!



September 15, 2018

Italia Roscato - Rose Dolce or Sweet Rose #wine

A new wine - Italia Roscato! Label has Rose Dolce or Sweet Rose written on it. Winos agreed to buy this one again. Like the label indicated... it taste like a Rose but much sweeter than the norm! It's great for chillin in the backyard and for puppy sitting a certain someone's Maltese puppy.


September 10, 2018

3 Girls Red Wine Blend #redwine

New wine for the Winos...3 Girls Red Wine Blend! Comes in at 13.5% alcohol content, too! Both Winos agreed to buy this one again. Has a slight sweetness but not too much to negate the Red Wine Wino's preference for "non-sweet" wines! Add a Cheese Board and a cute Maltese Puppy and everything is just right in the world!


Coors Light and a Rum and Coke Plus a Mark Chestnut Concert at Gilley's #choctaw

Coors Light and a Rum and Coke while hanging out at Gilley's, Choctaw Casino. Added bonus... live music from Mark Chestnut! Great time to be had!


September 1, 2018

Not Just Wine... Sodas Too!

Not Just Wine... Sodas Too! While out and about had a thirst for some soda; tried a Bawls Guarana Soda in Ginger and Cherry.  Tasty sodas but gotta say, the Fanta Soda made with real sugar from the Michocana Market was just as good if not better!





Rosemount Estate Diamond Label #wine

Rosemount Estate Diamond Label went well for some chillin and grillin times! Hope to be back at it again sooner than later!



Landon Winery for some Glasses of Wine! #wine

Landon Winery for glasses of wine... the Texan, Merlot, and Raspberry! Add a cheese plate and all was good!


Christian Brothers Brandy

Christian Brothers Brandy is always a sure thing...

CK Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon,

CK Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon for some much needed chill time!



August 5, 2018

5k in the Morning, then some Vintage Crush Wine! #cabernetsauvignon #redwine

Ran a 5k in the morning; then did some "honey do's". Ending the day chillin in grillin while having a glass of Vintage Crush Cabernet Sauvignon. Coming in at 13.5% alcohol content, Red Wine Wino says yes to buying it again. White Wine Wino agrees but does not the "dryness" of the red wine. No worries... Vintage Crush gets a Good Rating!


Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina for National Tequila Day! #ghostequila #nationaltequiladay

Stopped for dinner at Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina; by chance, it was also National Tequila Day!

In celebration ordered their Flight of Margaritas, and then tried the Spicy Watermelon Shots made with Ghost Tequila! Spicy but smooth shot; not the burning taste that we typically get when downing shots of tequila... who said that?

Anyhow, both Winos continue to give the Flight of Margaritas from Papa Lopez a Good Rating. For the Ghost Tequila, the Winos give a Good Rating, too. Will definitely buy it again in the future!

PS: Shots were free; the owner of Ghost Tequila was in the restaurant and bought us a round! Woohoo!


Lakeland Brewery in Garland, Texas #microbrewery #kolsch

Tried Lakeland Brewery's beer offerings while hanging out in Garland. Then, over the course of several grillin and chillin sessions cooking food on a grill with a new buddy - Charlie the Maltese puppy, enjoyed a few brewskis in a can... Kolsch beer!




Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery #texaswines #redwines

Here is a Texas wine in a Cherry Fruit offering by Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery of Refugio, TX. Tasty wine that is sweet and strong, too. Both Winos agree to purchase it again in the future, easily earning a Good Rating!

PS: Made for some great chillin and grillin time in the backyard as we slow cooked a pork shoulder slathered with mustard and seasonings!



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