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by Jerry Hall.
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Stylish denim protection
for your bottled finds.

Clos Denim heavyweight denim wine tote, batch number 1 with brown handles, photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • The Clos, or walled vineyard has been used for centuries as a stylish way to protect grapes from man and beast. The Clos Denim six-bottle wine tote bag protects treasured bottle finds with heavyweight raw denim walls. Bottles stay quiet and safe as they are transported, and it's perfect for taking empties to be recycled. So you can say no to paper or plastic with style. Sewn in Blue Ridge, Georgia, the inaugural batch is limited to 48. Don't go on a bottle expedition without one. A $69 value, this first batch is sale priced at $49, and shipping within the continental US is included.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-06.
  • Tags: #georgia | #closdenim

A very benevolent King.

King Mendoza Malbec 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • King Malbec 2014 is sort of like a delicious ready-to-drink Bordeaux. Guarachi Wine Partners is the producer and importer of this label. While their name isn’t that familiar, some of their southern/western hemisphere labels are. Cheers to this recently developed label that delivers super value.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-04.
  • Tags: #redwine | #malbec | #argentina | #burgerwine | #steakwine

Estate sale.

Estancia Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir 2014 vintage photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Estancia is translated from the Spanish word for “estate”. Estancia, owned by Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), controls winemaking from experimental vineyard block trials to planting, harvesting, fermenting, and aging the wines. I recently picked these 2014 varietals at Donelson Liquors and was impressed with the current quality for the price. As for Donelson Liquors, their wine selection is fairly limited, but they do offer 10% off wines on Mondays. Cheers!
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-01-31.
  • Tags: #whitewine | #redwine | #california | #chardonnay | #cabernetsauvignon | #pinotnoir

Handcraft by Cheryl Indelicato.

Handcraft by Cheryl Indelicato photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • The Indelicato family is one of California’s oldest in the vineyard and winemaking business. Cheryl is third generation and HandCraft is her brand with her style. She teamed up with winemaker Alicia Ysais to make these fruit-forward, easy-drinking, yet distinct wines. HandCraft supports Breast Cancer Awareness, too. Cheers!
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-01-03.
  • Tags: #redwine | #california | #spaghettiwine | #steakwine | #chickenwine

Starts well, finishes well.

Rodney Strong Sonoma Chardonnay 2014 on Winewaves & More.
  • Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2014 is a finely balanced Chardonnay from Sonoma with nice complexity at a great price. Cheers to Rodney Strong Vineyards and their devotion to Sonoma County - it most definitely comes through in this Chardonnay.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-12-13.
  • Tags: #whitewine | #california | #chardonnay | #chickenwine | #seafoodwine

California Cab in Bourbon barrels.

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to this wine breakthrough which is completely American: aging California Cab in used American oak bourbon barrels. The result is awesome for the price. To be a fairly young Cab going into the bottle, the use of bourbon barrels really seasoned the wine generously in a short time.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-11-29.
  • Tags: #redwine | #bourbon | #california | #cabernetsauvignon | #burgerwine | #steakwine

Toad for the Hollow days.

Toad Hollow Russian River Merlot Richard McDowell 2013 on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to Toad Hollow's approach to delicious wine which is interesting, fun, and affordable. Toad Hollow Merlot Richard McDowell 2013 opens with penetrating aromas of dried cherries, cranberries and cedar that lead forward to lots of fruit and spice on the palate, good acidity and a cocoa dust finish. It's officially holiday season and this wine is invited to our house.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-11-01.
  • Tags: #redwine | #california | #merlot

Estate grown Washington bargain.

Gordon Estate Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • The Gordon brothers started over three decades ago farming and making wine in the Tri-Cities area and they've remained family-owned. They're a true "craft" winery as well as among the most experienced growers in the state. Cheers to this charming and sophisticated Chardonnay that could be mistaken for a much higher priced bottle.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-10-12.
  • Tags: #whitewine | #washington | #chardonnay | #seafoodwine | #chickenwine

Finding your sister in the wine business.

Truvée Central Coast Red Blend 2013 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • The women behind Truvée are passionate about making wine and connecting with wine lovers around the world. But the real story is how they nearly missed finding each other in life. Separated early on in life, half-sisters Andréa and Robin McBride were living seemingly parallel lives 6,500 miles apart in wine growing regions in New Zealand and California. Their reunion was a turning point that put them on the same path making wine, beginning in 2010. Cheers to finding their wines locally which are excellent for the price.
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-10-06.
  • Tags: #whitewine | #california | #chardonnay | #redwine | #shiraz | #grenache

Groovy Riesling.

Underdog Dry Riesling Mosel Qualitatswein 2014 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Underdog Dry Riesling Mosel Qualitatswein 2014 is very groovy, in fact it reminded me of a nice Gruner Veltliner at first, before unfolding and delivering a fine Mosel Riesling experience. But what really makes this wine groovy is that it supports the FOH (Feed Our Homeless) Nashville Project. In this case, the proceeds go to the homeless pets cared for by East C.A.N. and SAFPAW. The wine even has a local connection. Cheers to this effort!
  • Full feature | Posted 2016-10-06.
  • Tags: #whitewine | #riesling | #seafoodwine | #germany

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