Shatter Grenache is Better Than A S’More

Strike A PoseAutumn in Central Iowa has been picture-perfect glorious this year. Warm, sunny days with brilliant blue skies serve as a backdrop to the vivid colors of foliage and late-blooming flowers.     Nighttime temperatures dip into the chilly zone making it perfect for huddling around the bonfire.  My wine for these chilly-night bonfires...

Franciscan Equilibrium with CSW Sue and Chef Andrew

It is easy to see that Chef Andrew and CSW Sue have been working together for some time with their easy camaraderie. They taste together the new Franciscan Equilibrium, a white blend with notes of sweet peach and stony minerality, along with an amazing Chilled Shrimp Salad.  Both are bright and fresh and compliment...

Bogle Phantom Makes Its Haunting Appearance

One Good ThingSummer really is gone.  (Insert loud sighing here.)  But with the arrival of Autumn comes all manner of limited release beverages; Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin beers, and many wines too.  There is great comfort in finally drinking rich, dark wines full of flavor and warmth on these cooler, darker evenings. Slap On a Spooky...