About Tastings

‘Tastings’ offers tasting notes on wines from The 30 Second Wine Advisor e-letter.

Recent Tastings:

Nicolas Idiart 2016 Loire Valley Pinot Noir

Gundlach-Bundschu Dry Gewürztraminer

Oyster Bay 2012 Marlborough Pinot Noir ($14.99)

Nobilo Icon 2013 Marlborough Pinot Noir ($19.99)

Lustau Amontillado “Los Arcos”

Wisdom & Warter Extra Amontillado Sherry

A bouquet of Riesling

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2018

Ramos Pinto 2014 “Duas Quintas” Douro

Dow 2014 “Vale do Bomfim” Douro

Leacock’s “Rainwater” Medium Dry Madeira

Recanati 2015 Galilee Israel “Yasmin Red”

Taylor Fladgate 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port ($26.99)

Álvaro Castro 2013 Dâo ($16.99)

Alamos 2015 Salta Torrontés ($9.99)

Famille Perrin 2016 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Réserve ($11.99)

Alamos 2015 Mendoza Malbec ($9.99)

La Burgondie Crémant du Bourgogne Rosé Brut ($11.99)

E. Guigal 2016 Côtes du Rhône Rosé ($14.99)

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2016 “Whole Cluster” Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir ($16.99)

Sokol-Blosser 2016 Dundee Hills Estate Cuvée Rosé of Pinot Noir ($19.99)

Au Bon Climat 2016 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($25.99)

Two canned wines from Alloy Wine Works

Les Vignerons de Tautavel 2016 “Le Cirque” Côtes Catalanes Rosé ($13.99)

Mulderbosch 2015 Western Cape Chenin Blanc Steen Op Hout ($14.99)

Spice Route 2013 “Chakalaka” Western Cape Red ($20.99)

Mulderbosch 2015 Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé ($10.99)

Berger 2014 Zweigelt ($16.99/1 liter)

Querceto 2015 Chianti ($10.99)

Hermann Moser 2015 Kremstal Grüner Veltliner “Per Due” “The Spark” ($16)

Markus Huber 2013 Niederösterreich Zweigelt ($20)

d’Arenberg 2012 McLaren Vale “The Stump Jump” ($9.99)

d’Arenberg 2014 “The Hermit Crab” McLaren Vale Viognier-Marsanne ($17.99)

Poema 2014 Catalunya Red Wine ($5.99)

Alvear Cream Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximenez ($14.99)

Campo Viejo 2014 Rioja Tempranillo ($12.99)

Bodegas Volver 2014 “Tarima” Alicante Monastrell ($12.99)

Montebernardi 2014 “Fuoristrada Off Road” Rosso Toscano Sangiovese ($14.99/1 liter)

Il Viziato NV “The Spoiled One” Vino Rosso ($9.99)

Tenuta La Badiola 2013 “642 Il Canapone” Maremma Toscana ($18.99)

Lapostolle 2013 “Casa” Grand Selection Rapel Valley Carmenère ($10.99)

Oveja Negra 2014 Maule Valley Cabernet Franc – Carmenere Reserva ($9.99)

Cucao 2014 “PX” Elqui Valley Pedro Ximenez Reserva ($9.99)

Nino Franco “Rustico” Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore ($16.99)

Il Follo Prosecco Extra Dry ($12.99)

Domaine Rochette 2016 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ($12.99)

Caposaldo 2014 Chianti ($8.99)

Saint-Hilaire 2014 Blanquette de Limoux Brut ($14.99)

Domaine J. Laurens “le Moulin” Blanquette de Limoux Brut ($14.99)

San Pietro 2015 Alto Adige Schiava ($12.99)

Vitiano 2013 Umbria Rosso ($11.99)

Mas de Gourgonnier 2014 Les Baux de Provence ($18.99)

Famille Perrin 2015 Côtes du Rhône Blanc “Reserve” ($11.99)

Au Bon Climat 2014 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay ($24.99)

Château Pégau 2014 Cuvée Lône Côtes-du-Rhône ($18.99)

Sonoma-Cutrer 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($25)

Domaine de Mauperthuis 2014 Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Truffières ($14.99)

Berger 2013 Niederösterreich Zweigelt ($16.99/1 liter)

Château des Reyssiers 2013 Regnié ($16.99)

Louis Jadot 2014 Beaujolais-Villages ($11.99)

Weingut Josef Spreitzer 2013 “Riesling 101” Rheingau Riesling ($17.99)

Römerhof 2014 Mosel Riesling Kabinett ($12.99)

Huber 2014 “Terrassen” Traisental Riesling ($19.99)

Domingo Molina 2014 “Hermanos” Valle de Cafayate Salta Torrontes ($14.99)

Alamos 2014 Mendoza Malbec ($10.99)

Domaine André Neveu 2015 Sancerrre le Grand Fricambault Rosé ($22.99)

A. Rupert 2014 “Protea” Western Cape (South Africa) Chenin Blanc ($14.99)

Domaine des Rochelles 2013 “l’Ardoise” Anjou Rouge ($10.99)

Two Tempranillo-based Riojas

Reserve de la Saurine 2014 Gard ($7.99)

Trimbach 2013 Alsace Pinot Blanc ($18.99)

J & H Selbach 2014 Saar Riesling Spätlese ($21.99)

Querceto 2014 Chianti ($10.99)

Tintero Rosso ($10.99)

Château Amour 2011 Médoc ($23)

Gérard Bertrand 2012 “Cuvee Thomas Jefferson” Cremant de Limoux Brut ($17.99)

Argyle 2013 Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir ($20.99)

Domaine de Bachellery 2013 Pays d’Oc Pinot Noir ($11.99)

Porto Kopke NV Fine Tawny Port ($17.99)

Bouchard Père & Fils 2013 “Réserve” Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($20.99)

Cascina La Ghersa 2013 “Piagé” Barbera d’Asti ($14.99)

Cleto Chiarli “Vecchia Modena Premium” Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco ($13.99)

Bonterra 2012 Mendocino County Zinfandel ($13.99)

Giorgio Rivetti 2014 “Indigenous” Prosecco Brut ($14.99)

Pratsch 2014 Niederösterreich Grüner Veltliner ($14.99/1 liter)

Château Pégau 2013 Cuvée Lône Côtes-du-Rhône ($18.99)

La Vieille Ferme 2013 Rouge ($9.99)

Puzelat-Bonhomme 2012 Touraine Pinot Noir ($22.99)

Domaine des Corbillières 2014 Touraine Rosé ($15.99)

Le Cirque 2014 Côtes Catalanes Rosé ($13.99)

Casanova Della Spinetta 2014 “Il Rosé di Casanova” Toscana Rosato ($19.99)

Michele Chiarlo 2011 “Le Orme” Barbera d’Asti Superiore ($16.99)