Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Mystery Wine with a $10 Price Tag: Acacia Pinot Noir Caviste Carneros, 2007

Kimberly Houston | November 6, 2010

Ok, so I went in to World Market today searching for an inexpensive Pinot Noir.  I’ve been drinking whites for months now, and even Rosé as recently as last week, but it’s fall and the weather’s (finally) cooler, so it’s time to transition to a light-bodied red.  And Pinot Noir is it.
The thing you’ll find [...]

French Value Wine: Domaine de Pellehaut Rouge, Harmonie de Gascogne 2008

Kimberly Houston | October 23, 2010

Ok, I don’t know what any of that up there means, but I do know that this is a very solid wine for the price – which is $10.99 locally here in Wilmington.
And I’ll tell you what else, finding a wine like this at this price is the proof that shopping at your local wine [...]

Last Rosé of the Summer: Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009, Curico Valley, Chile

Kimberly Houston | September 12, 2010

Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2009

Is it really end of summer?  Some say summer ends on Labor Day, but I say no.  (More like, NO!!) I say summer ends on Fall Equinox, which is September 22nd or 23rd, depending on the year. So let’s just go with that.
For me, the first Rosé I drink usually marks beginning [...]