The Great (White) Hope

A Sauvignon Blanc that I can get down with!  Who knew?

Light and crisp, but not tart (it doesn’t catch you in the side of your neck, like, right there), with distinct aromas of pear.  Lovely chilled, super dry, but very mellow.  From Spain.

Courtesy of Direct Cellars!

#ThirstyFridays at Urban Uncorked

Aaaaaannnnndd, we’re back! #likeweneverleft

Dry, but very pleasant box wine *gasp* from South France.  #dontjudge A real pounder! Super smooth, light as a feather, and this unassuming packaging packs a whopping 3 litres, and will keep for 6 weeks (but you won’t let it, trust me!).

I was a little late taking my pic, but there’s some in there, I promise!

Mineral aromas with floral notes, beautiful crisp fruits with light traces of canteloupe on the tongue.

Pairs well with seafood, and is ever so slightly briny. 

Get yours at

Urban Uncorked
147 Flatbush Ave Ext
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Just in time for the change in seasons…

HB4116HB4116*sigh*

Fall is upon us, and I jumped into a glass that just embodied the season.  A lovely mix of Merlot and Malbec, this one was velvety smooth, deeply fruity, and made me feel all warm inside, like the perfect cashmere sweater.  I definitely got deep berry flavors, some vanilla, and when I paired it with food, I caught tar!

Call me what you want, but I live for new flavors and aromas in every pour. I’m having a great time exploring wine and everything about it!

The beauty of blends, I am learning, is they take the best of each varietal and bring you something special.  I definitely had fun with this one and can’t wait to get my hands on some more.

This is another Wine Insiders treasure!

Make a Choice

I’m sure you’ve read my posts that answer the question, Why?  Read more to know how.

So, when I go to my local Wine & Spirits, I run into the same old names, and maybe a few, new on the scene, distributed for mass consumption.  I can either rest on my familiar comforts, or step out of my comfort zone to a hit or miss.

My preference is to utilize a subscription that not only guarantees satisfaction (most clubs will replace a selection if you don’t like it), but comes right to my door, and is expertly curated.

Like I’ve mentioned elsewhere, it’s the difference between sticking with a mass produced name or shopping boutique.

I’ve always been different.

I love looking forward to my shipments, reading about my wines, and drinking premium wines that I haven’t paid premium prices for.  There’s absolutely no guesswork for me, and honestly, no legwork, either!

Instead of strolling the same aisles to still take a shot in the dark when you’re feeling adventurous, why not have the pros choose for you, and ship it right to your door?

It’s really a no brainer.

direct-cellars-logo-wineclub-300x300For more details on a few of the wine clubs out there now, click here.