Posts Tagged ‘spanish’

Rene Barbier – Mediterranean Red – Catalunya (non-vintage blend) Spain

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Rain, rain, rain . . . the weather is changing and San Francisco winter is HERE!  Time for a nice chewy red (when your mouth holds the wine you know it isn’t water).

We make our way up to the top deck and the boat gets under way.  The heaters are on and we’re under cover on the top deck.

We pop the cork and the wine is ready to drink . . . this is a nice soft red but still with body to enjoy.  We cruise by Alcatraz and we’re ready for a second glass.  We have just enough to make a small second pour.  This is a popular wine!

As we pass the notorious island we notice the end of the rain is passing and heading east and we can see clear skies through the Golden Gate framing the famous bridge . . . what a site.

What a magnificent commute.

When we dock in Sausalito it seems a shame the commute has ended!

Life is Good!

Cheers, Willy

Available from Cost Plus / World Market

Rene Barbier - Mediterranean Red - Catalunya (non-vintage) Spain

Montanana White

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Its a wonderful day for my end of day commute.  The sun is shining and a large group of Norwegian tour group are on the boat.  They appear to be college students and the young ladies are very aggressively dressed.  We increase the party atmosphere by bringing a bottle of wine, tonight it’s Montanana White (Marques de Montanana).  There a half a dozen in our group and everybody is ready to party, party, party (as always!)  This wine is  From northern Spain from the Viura grape.  Crisp and refreshing.  We know we’ll enjoy it right after opening.  We have a little blue ice and insulated envelope so we can serve it chilled but sometimes we have to drink it at room temperature and it’s still good!

This is a good picnic wine!  We sit there and enjoy the ride, the scenery prancing around and sometimes we look at the sunset over the Golden Gate!

M. Chevallier

Friday, December 24th, 2010

M. Chevallier Carte Noir (Spanish Cava)

Trader Joe’s $4.99 / bottle

Plus + Very drinkable.  Ready to drink on opening.  Good value and should be a regular. Soft so serving  iced is fine.

Minor Down – A little fizzy with large bubbles.

Goes down well, light aftertaste (smooth finish)

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M. Chevalier (Spanish Sparkling Wine)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

M. Chevalier $ 4.99

Very good buy for price.

Goes down easy, light aftertaste (finish).

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