Wine and Walnuts

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

“I-Don’t-Really-Drink-Wine” People: This is For YOU

Kimberly Houston | August 26, 2010

Marenco Pineto Brachetto D’Acqui 2009

Today I’m going to talk about a concept called “gateway wine.”  (I’m borrowing the term from my friend Benito over at Benito’s Wine Reviews.)  A gateway wine is, as Benito says, “a wine that won’t scare away newbies.”
I think of this category of wines as “baby steps” for folks do say [...]

Great Wine for Summer Sipping: Twin Vines Vinho Verde 2009

Kimberly Houston | August 10, 2010

Twin Vines Vinho Verde 2009

I recently wrote about the Casal Garcia Vinho Verde here; I’ve been meaning to try the Twin Vines Vinho Verde for weeks, as a sort of comparison.  Because they are both Vinho Verdes, they both have twist-off caps, and they both retail for around $8 in my market.  Apples and apples, [...]