Wine Wednesday: Tannat

Wine Wednesday: Tannat

Tannat is a grape I was just introduced to and I am it’s newest fan!  Tannat is a red wine grape from Uruguay, but before it was planted in South America it was grown in southwest France and blended with cabernet or merlot.  It is deep red in color and has high tannin levels.

In addition to thriving in France and South America, the tannat is being planted in the U.S., specifically in Arizona, Maryland and Virginia.  The one I tasted was from Page Springs Cellars’ Dancing Apache Vineyard, located not far from the Page Springs Cellars’ tasting room in Cornville, AZ, ten miles south of Sedona.

If you enjoy a rich cab, definitely give the smooth tannat a try!  I highly recommend!

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Beer Week, Here We Come!

It feels like beer week is everywhere, and more pubs and restaurants are getting involved than ever! I love to see all the attention that local breweries get during these local hooch fests–and it’s always a thrill to discover a gem who I didn’t know existed.

We have San Francisco’s #SFBeerWeek coming up, quickly followed by Arizona’s #AZBeerWeek.  The sheer number of events is overwhelming–I’m not likely to get to one event per day, much less the two or three dozen that I wish I could go to!  We welcome any suggestions of events you think we shouldn’t miss, so leave them in the comments!

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Cassandra

Beer and Golf Always Mix

beerWe spend a good amount of time playing golf… especially Cassandra. She’s the Thelma to my Louise. It’s kind of a given that golf and beer go hand in hand. Recently, we were in Sedona at the Hilton Golf Resort. I couldn’t help but snap a quick photo of my classy beer to go. I *love* this. Thank you so much Hilton… for making it easy to enjoy a cold beer on a hot day.