14 6 / 2014

About time isn’t it? Have a shiraz, which I found to be quite good, very smooth.  Definitely has a pepper “bouquet,” if you will. Though maybe that’s more noticeable if you’ve tasted several wines beforehand…

About time isn’t it? Have a shiraz, which I found to be quite good, very smooth. Definitely has a pepper “bouquet,” if you will. Though maybe that’s more noticeable if you’ve tasted several wines beforehand…

14 6 / 2014

Stellar Organics. The name *literally* says it all.

This Pinotage (for the record, I have no idea what that means) from South Africa IS stellar. It’s smooth, berryful, and gives me neither a headache nor a hangover. Oh! And did I mention it’s fair trade certified? Yeah. So you can FEEL good drinking it, too.

And at $10.99 (where I bought it, anyway), it certainly won’t break my bank. At least not yet…

ALL OF THE WINS! 

- Sarah

Stellar Organics. The name *literally* says it all.

This Pinotage (for the record, I have no idea what that means) from South Africa IS stellar. It’s smooth, berryful, and gives me neither a headache nor a hangover. Oh! And did I mention it’s fair trade certified? Yeah. So you can FEEL good drinking it, too.

And at $10.99 (where I bought it, anyway), it certainly won’t break my bank. At least not yet…

ALL OF THE WINS!

- Sarah

25 1 / 2014

How To Get Ahead, wine list edition. Be an…

- Sarah

How To Get Ahead, wine list edition. Be an…

- Sarah

23 1 / 2014

"Don’t be a cock! Try our wines!"

I should be in marketing.

- Sarah

"Don’t be a cock! Try our wines!"

I should be in marketing.

- Sarah

12 1 / 2014

I don’t know what to say, other than I LOVE THIS WINE. Traveled to The Wine Bottega in Boston’s North End where they sell ONLY natural wines. This puppy was probably about $15, and I can honestly tell you it was worth every penny. I want moar. I can haz moar?? Moar now? Now plz??

- Sarah

I don’t know what to say, other than I LOVE THIS WINE. Traveled to The Wine Bottega in Boston’s North End where they sell ONLY natural wines. This puppy was probably about $15, and I can honestly tell you it was worth every penny. I want moar. I can haz moar?? Moar now? Now plz??

- Sarah

20 12 / 2013

Kaina malbec 2009…bought this wine because I was intrigued by the lable and the organic-ness of this wine. We got back to the hotel to find we had no cork screw :-( so we just pushed the cork in! Highly anticipating a delicious wine for the end of the day I took a sip…it took everything in me to not immediately spit it out. This wine is absolutely terrible! DO NOT EVER BUY THIS WINE…it tastes like dirty sweaty feet (not that I know from experience but it tastes how I would imagine dirty sweaty feet to taste)…a sad waste of $13.00 
-Heidi

Kaina malbec 2009…bought this wine because I was intrigued by the lable and the organic-ness of this wine. We got back to the hotel to find we had no cork screw :-( so we just pushed the cork in! Highly anticipating a delicious wine for the end of the day I took a sip…it took everything in me to not immediately spit it out. This wine is absolutely terrible! DO NOT EVER BUY THIS WINE…it tastes like dirty sweaty feet (not that I know from experience but it tastes how I would imagine dirty sweaty feet to taste)…a sad waste of $13.00 

-Heidi

14 11 / 2013

Oh. Oh my. L’Oustalet, made from organic grapes. I don’t know if it’s a truly natural wine, but I’m also not sure I WANT to know. Absolutely delicious. It goes down so easy I fear a little for tomorrow. Sarah, meet bottle bottom. But hey - that’ll tell me how natural it is, eh? Hangover - not so natural (not so nice). And yet…I think I’d still buy it again regardless. It’s THAT good! Oh, and it was only $10.75!! What’s not to love!!??

- Sarah

Oh. Oh my. L’Oustalet, made from organic grapes. I don’t know if it’s a truly natural wine, but I’m also not sure I WANT to know. Absolutely delicious. It goes down so easy I fear a little for tomorrow. Sarah, meet bottle bottom. But hey - that’ll tell me how natural it is, eh? Hangover - not so natural (not so nice). And yet…I think I’d still buy it again regardless. It’s THAT good! Oh, and it was only $10.75!! What’s not to love!!??

- Sarah

13 11 / 2013

Second, was Brunn. Also good, but it fell a little sharper upon my buds. Taste buds, that is. Still pretty darn good, I’d definitely give it another go! But, uh, I’d still probably get the Tire Pé Diem first…
- Sarah

Second, was Brunn. Also good, but it fell a little sharper upon my buds. Taste buds, that is. Still pretty darn good, I’d definitely give it another go! But, uh, I’d still probably get the Tire Pé Diem first…

- Sarah

13 11 / 2013

We polished off two bottles this night…first up was Tire Pé Diem. I do not speak French, but I imagine it translates to “Best of the Day.” It may be because it was first, but this wine was delicious! Flavorful, fresh - okay, it’s been a month between tasting and reviewing, but what I do know, is I can’t wait until I have it again.
- Sarah

We polished off two bottles this night…first up was Tire Pé Diem. I do not speak French, but I imagine it translates to “Best of the Day.” It may be because it was first, but this wine was delicious! Flavorful, fresh - okay, it’s been a month between tasting and reviewing, but what I do know, is I can’t wait until I have it again.

- Sarah

13 11 / 2013

Once upon a time, there was wine…

Once upon a time, there was wine…

05 11 / 2013

This was also phenomenal.  I don’t usually go for Italian wines, but the Wine Bottega recomnended this and, per usual, they were right on.  This doesn’t have that sharp kick some red wines tend to have; it goes down very smoothly.

This was also phenomenal.  I don’t usually go for Italian wines, but the Wine Bottega recomnended this and, per usual, they were right on.  This doesn’t have that sharp kick some red wines tend to have; it goes down very smoothly.

05 11 / 2013

THIS WAS AMAZING.  Light, yet flavorful, pretty much the perfect tempranillo-garnacha.  I almost cried when the wine store didn’t have it (and yes, maybe I went back the next day…).  

THIS WAS AMAZING.  Light, yet flavorful, pretty much the perfect tempranillo-garnacha.  I almost cried when the wine store didn’t have it (and yes, maybe I went back the next day…).  

05 11 / 2013

This is a natural wine under $15!  It was good, I remember enjoying it (though, full disclosure, I’m back posting right now.  I did not drink 5 bottles of wine in one night…).  I would buy it again, definitely, especially since I enjoy Spanish wines & this was a good one.

This is a natural wine under $15!  It was good, I remember enjoying it (though, full disclosure, I’m back posting right now.  I did not drink 5 bottles of wine in one night…).  I would buy it again, definitely, especially since I enjoy Spanish wines & this was a good one.

07 10 / 2013

I finally went to this awesome wine shop that specializes in natural wines (The Wine Bottega, for those of you in the Boston area).  Totally worth it - the guy who helped me showed me this awesome wine.  And I didn’t get a hangover.

I finally went to this awesome wine shop that specializes in natural wines (The Wine Bottega, for those of you in the Boston area).  Totally worth it - the guy who helped me showed me this awesome wine.  And I didn’t get a hangover.

04 10 / 2013

I do not say this lightly in this hallowed place of pure guesses, no knowledge and violent passion, but I have liked this wine since the very first sip. It’s organic, vegan friendly, and contains no detectable sulfites. They don’t say they’re a natural wine, but fingers crossed it’s the next best thing. Because I like it. I really, really like it.

- Sarah

I do not say this lightly in this hallowed place of pure guesses, no knowledge and violent passion, but I have liked this wine since the very first sip. It’s organic, vegan friendly, and contains no detectable sulfites. They don’t say they’re a natural wine, but fingers crossed it’s the next best thing. Because I like it. I really, really like it.

- Sarah