‘Pere et Fils (Father & Son) Hochar’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Pere et Fils (Father & Son) HocharGrape Variety: 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Cabernet SauvignonProduction Zone: Bekaa Valley, LebanonVintage: 2018Vinification: Handpicked grapes on cool mornings, minimum intervention, minimum sulphur, no fining or filtering. The three varietals ferment seperately in cement vats for 15 days.Aging: Six months in Nevers French Oak […]

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‘Cantine Colosi’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Cantine ColosiGrape Variety: 100% Nero D’AvolaProduction Zone: SicilyAppellation: Sicilia DOCVintage: 2018Maceration: Grapes left to macerate over grape skins for entire fermentationAging: Aged in stainless steel for six months and aged in bottle for three monthsWinemaker: Piero ColosiColor: Burgundy RedVeganPrice: Around $15 I had a wonderful month which included drinking some delicious wines, […]

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‘Schuchmann Saperavi, Red Dry’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa CodeNote: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Schuchmann Saperavi, Red DryGrape Variety: 100% SaperaviProduction Zone: Kakheti, GeorgiaVintage: 2018Color: Ruby RedPrice: Under $20 When I heard about a German man who purchased a winery in Georgia and went about creating an incredibly sustainable vineyard, I was intrigued. But, to be honest, I was intrigued before that […]

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‘Monastery Tvrdos Vranac’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Monastery Tvrdos Vranac Appellation: TrebinjeGrape Variety: 100% VranacRegion:  Herzegovina (Western Balkan Peninsula of Europe)Vintage: 2016Aging: Aged for two years in 100-year-old Monastic (oak) barrels underneath the monastery in the original wine cellar that dates back to the 15th Century.Color: Deep BurgundySediment PresentPrice: $30 It is with great enthusiasm that […]

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‘Yarden Galilee’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Yarden Galilee Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet SauvignonAppellation: GalileeKosherNot MevushalProduction Zone: Golan, IsraelVintage: 2017Vinification: Grapes handled only by Shabbat observant JewsAging: 18 months in French Oak BarrelsColor: Deep Violet RedPrice: Around $35    Oy vah voy is it cold and windy outside! A perfect time to build a fire and sip a […]

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‘Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the Month Larisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time.  Featured Wine: Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria Denominazione: D’Origine Controllata E Garantita Grape Variety: 50% Nero d’Avola 50% Frappato Production Zone: Cerasuolo de Vittoria, Sicily Certified Organic Vintage: 2019 Color: Deep Garnet Price: $25    I was at the grocery store the other day, perusing the wine, looking […]

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‘Villarini Nero D’Avola’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Villarini Nero D’AvolaGrape Variety: 100% Organic Nero D’AvolaProduction Zone: Sicily, ItalyVintage: 2019 Color: Deep Black Cherry RedPrice: Around $15  After some of the more recent selections I’ve reviewed, and the pleasure I found delving into the winemakers, the vineyards, the history, you can imagine my frustration when I found very little about […]

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‘Ludovicus Tinto’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Ludovicus TintoDenominacio’ d’Origen: Terra AltaGrape Variety: 100% GarnachaCountry: SpainRegion: CataloniaSub Region: Terra Alta, SpainVintage: 2017 Vinification: grapes are picked in early morning, de-stemmed and crushed. Prior to fermentation they receive four days of maceration in 10,000-liter tanks at 43’ FAging: once fermentation begins, maceration with skins takes 25 days in stainless steel tanks. Then […]

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‘Envinate Lousas Vinas de Aldea’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the MonthLarisa Code Note: Create joy, one sip at a time. Featured Wine: Envinate Lousas Vinas de AldeaDenominacion: Ribeira SacraGrape Variety: 80-95% Mencia 5-20% Brancellano, Caino, Souson, Garnacha, TintoreiraProduction Zone: Ribeira Sacra, SpainVintage: 2019 Vinification: hand-picked, foot trodden, fermented with wild yeasts using whole clustersAging: aged in old French oak barrels and concrete for 11 monthsColor: CrimsonOrganic Price: $40   The nights are finally cooling off and although it is […]

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‘Zorah Karasi’ Areni Noir’ Wine Review by Larisa Code

Wine of the Month Larisa Code   Appellation: Areni Grape Variety: 100% Areni Production Zone: Vayots Dzor, Armenia Vintage: 2018  Vinification: grapes are fermented with only indigenous yeast in temperature controlled concrete vats. The interior of the vats is kept rough to allow breathing. Aging: wine is aged in traditional clay amphorae ‘Karasi’ for twelve months. After a very light filtration […]

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