Saturday, February 13, 2021

Grapes & Capes Episode #16: Rumble at Ron Rubin's


Mike and Joey sip on three great wines by Ron Rubin while reading their favorite comic book fights: Ion vs Superboy Prime (Green Lantern Corps #18, 2007) and Abomination vs Hulk (Immortal Hulk #23-#24).


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- Prologue, iTunes review
- Ron Rubin Winery
- RON RUBIN PAM'S UN-OAKED CHARDONNAY 2018 ($14)
- Do not be scared by screwcap enclosures
- Pineapple Chili Wings
- The Green Lantern Corps #18 (2007)
- What's up with Kyptonians and lead
- Origins of Sodam Yat and Superboy Prime
- WandaVision and Dr. Who
- RON RUBIN RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2018 ($20)
- Chardonnay love affair
- Getting into Port
- The Immortal Hulk #23 (2019)
- RON RUBIN RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR 2017 ($25)
- Local Restaurants
- Cursing
- You do not have to hoard wine
- The Immortal Hulk #24 (2019)

Intro Music: "Know Your Enemy" by Rage Against The Machine

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Audio Article - The Adventures of Aglianico


Get the complete history of one of the most ancient wine grapes still around: Aglianico. From the Ancient Greeks, to the Romans, to the Normans, to Mussolini, to today. Campania, Italy's Aglianico has seen it all. Read The Adventures of Aglianico - A Complete History of an Ancient Wine article originally published on June 4th, 2014


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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Reguengos Alentejo Garrafeura Dos Sócios 2014

 
This wine is from Alentejo, Portugal, and made from 65% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Touriga Nacional and 15% Tinta Caiada. It was aged in French and American oak, new and used. On the nose it's got some very interesting maple syrup. There's also notes of maraschino cherries, cinnamon, bell pepper, black licorice, and eucalyptus. Very chalky tannin; looooong lasting finish. Hardy and gorgeous! ($48)

Listen to Mike and Joey taste this wine on Grapes & Capes Episode 14: Eleanor Rigby:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Cartuxa Évora Tinto 2016


This wine is from Alentejo, Portugal, using 40% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 40% Alicante Bouschet, and 20% Trincadeira. The vines are over 30 years old and the wine spent 12 months in French oak. It's got a great earthiness to it with notes of plum skin, blackberries, cocoa powder, tobacco, and vanilla. Nice tart acidity brings the dark fruit into more red on the finish. Very nice! ($25)

Listen to Mike and Joey taste this wine on Grapes & Capes Episode 14: Eleanor Rigby:

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