Tag: cava

A Case of True Love: A Toast to Wine’s “No Shame” Zone!

I sat down to write about my first wine app Vivino. I got it only because when I am in dire need of wine and hit the local market, there is no one who works there who knows about wine. The wine they carry comes in prepackaged blocks. A few posts back I shared my dread of heading down the hill to get a bottle of wine.  I prefer talking to people but my grocery store is not a fine wine shop. Last time I struck gold but what about this time? More on that later when I review the ...

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I Paid Retail and it was Worth it!

I work in retail. I don’t pay retail! Well, not usually but it was not a usual set of circumstances.

Monday night, I decided I’m going to join the wine club of Bay Grape because it’s such a wonderful shop and community gathering place. It looked like it was sold out and I’d have to wait a month but I sent an email anyway. Tuesday afternoon, I heard back from Stevie, one half of the owner-couple, that there were 3 left and it was a first-come, first-served deal. I was the first to snag one.

I ran home from work ...

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Week 2: Cava with Comfort Food

Dibon Brut Reserva Cava Penedes is a value wine of epic proportions. Wildly available – I found it at my local market in Bernal Heights for $8.99– and madly good. So I love Cava and so was skeptical but after putting the wine to test, I am a believer. Forget the price, the nose is yeasty and toasty and for me the apricot on the palate is balanced in rapid succession by citrus notes and chalky minerality. And it has cred: a Wine Enthusiasts “best buy” and a “good value” by wine and Spirits Magazine. The Dibon is a blend ...

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