Wines that Can't Be Beat to Beat the Heat

Valle de Uco, Argentina

Just as we’re getting into the Dog Days of lying low with our tongues hanging out, we get word some of our favorite summertime refreshers that we’ve had some trouble stocking have once more become available. Now, I’m not suggesting that after a drippy morning of yard chores, you come into the house and pull out a tumbler of chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Water will do very well for your bodily hydration needs.

Charles & Charles Redux...& a Tangent

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I first introduced Charles Smith and his Washington State wines in February 2010 with this disclaimer:

Great Americans - Pacific Rim and Tobin James

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We continue our consideration of American wines this month with two wineries that have become reliable customer favorites year after year.

Summer in Provence

Houchart Vineyard

We’ve still got a few of our Yvon Mau Bordeaux Features left, but before we get into July, when we’ll be Featuring American wines all month, I wanted to introduce a few wines from Domaine Houchart in Provence.

Two New Sisters; Two New Rocks


The description of this week’s Featured wines is simple and straightforward - 2 whites, 2 each from Four Sisters and Castle Rock. By now, most of you will be familiar with both the Four Sisters and Castle Rock lines of wine. Four Sisters is the project of winemaker Trevor Mast in the Grampian Mountains region of Central Victoria, Australia; and Castle Rock is the “virtual” winery that bottles the excess production of premium wineries in California and the Pacific Northwest, keeping us from having to pay the price for label cachet.

It’s Summertime, Summertime, Sum-sum-summer...Time to Drink some Wine


Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer.  At Wine & Words, we mark it as the beginning of summertime wine drinking.  Thus, we are Featuring four fine wines for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

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