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From dinner last night! Wonderful 2014 IGT from Tuscany. @tenutasanguido “Le Difese” was a good pairing with my bow tie, sausage, tomato vodka sauce. Opened earthy, leathery, and dark. After about 30 minutes it was darker red fruits, brighter on the edge and slightly tannic. Probably could have held on for another couple years, but, still a wonderful expression of a Bordeaux style IGT. #wine #redwine #tacklingthevine #somm #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #igt #supertuscan #bordeaux #italian #notchianti #pasta #pastawine #goodvibes #cheatmeal #macrocounting #wineo #winetasting #winefun #winelover #drink #openup #earthywine #wines #turnup #escaperoommojo
Red won out from the story! Starting with happy hour having a Chianti Superiore. Wonderful fruit, slight earth, low tannin, hints of young leather as well. We shall see what comes with dinner. #wine #redwine #chianti #beenmissingwine #funtimes #chianti #cheatday #notcountingtoday #happyhour #wineo #winetasting #italian #italy #amerigo #yum #tacklingthevine #somm #whatareyoudrinking
I’m still here! Haven’t had much to post since I’m trying to “dry out”/ macro count post-vacation. Will definitely have some stuff this weekend from “cheat” day! In the meantime, I’m reading this. If you don’t know about Robert Bellah, he was an exceptional sociologist in the late 20th century. The title is somewhat misleading but it’s worth the read. I am an AP Government & Politics teacher, and Bellah has a fascinating take on the separation of church/state and Rousseau’s civil religion section in his “social contract.” All that is missing: Merlot or Cab. 🍷 #wine #redwine #books #missingwine #macrocounting #postvacationblues #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #bookwine #read #vocabulary #funtimes #wineo #winewednesday #missingwinewednesday #winedown #extendingmyvocabulary #civilreligion
Another interesting hit from @bsidewines ! Wonderful earth fruits on the nose-Green Apple, Pear- small hints of honeysuckle as well. Had a slight toasted smell, with a hint of spice and citric back end. It’s a wonderful balance of old school/new school chardonnay. That throwback isn’t bad or overpowering at all. Reminds me of a cover version of Zepplin, Clapton, or Hendrix by someone who can really make the guitar sing. It’s a gem and worth the buy. #wine #winetasting #somm #tacklingthevine #goodwine #music #goodvibes #chardonnay #flexibledieting #macrodieting #whitewine #funtimes #jimihendrix #ericclapton #ledzeppelin #dietingwithwine #winelover #wine🍷 #goodvine #bside #bsidewine #workingontheweekend #memphis #wineinmemphis #tastingnotes
Being from Memphis, there is a very famous local “B Side” track. Elvis released a single called “Don’t Be Cruel.” On the back half of that drop.... “Hound Dog.” When DJs started playing this song, it became so popular, they had to reissue the singles with the sides reversed and the rest is history. @bsidewines has dropped a wonderful expression of Pinot Noir. Magnetic notes of raspberry, very floral, citric backend tending towards orange and spice. Tannins are balanced and the acidity is well balanced. While not as “earthy” as normal North Coast Pinot, it still sits there with some of the best of them. Highly recommend! Don’t miss out on this track. They didn’t on Elvis, and look how that turned out. #wine #elvis #redwine #pinotnoir #somm #tacklingthevine #singingthevine? #winetasting #winery #newwine #winenotes #bside #buythisalbum #soundcloud #nationalkissingday #winestagram #wineoclock #winenight #winemaking #winelife #music #winesounds #hounddog #aintnothingbutahounddog #memphis #memphismusic #memphissounds #10ftoffofbeale #walkinginmemphis #shouldbeaside
Just got done hitting up @ruthschris happy hour in Destin at @silvershellsdestin . We tagged this Margaux 2nd wine of the Médoc. This was a 2011 @chateaulacoste Bordeaux. Dark red fruits, leathery, earth, tannins were still there off the 50% Cab Blend. Wonderful time and wine. #wine #redwine #bordeaux #somm #tacklingthevine #french #frenchwine #thefrenchhelpeduswin #thankgodforlafayette #winner #winning #america #july4 #july4th #goodtimes #goodvibes #vacation #beachvibes #fireworks #fireworklovers #winetasting #winetime #winefun
Happy 4th! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” It took us a little while to figure some of that out, and while we don’t always do the best job of it today, we still created a legacy that has an enduring impact on the world. In spite of our faults, being an American is about understanding that you’re in this together. That was the founders vision. Ben Franklin, old and dying, cried when he signed the Declaration. When asked by a lady what he had after the signing, he quipped, “we have a republic, madame, if you can keep it.” Hopefully we can just “keep it” a little longer. 😁 #wine #july4th #america #tacklingthevine
Too good of a shot to not post from my story! My wife, @waggletravels took this shot of the brut rosé we had today. Wonderful bouquet on the nose, citrus fruits, hint of slight Syrah spice on the end. Sweeter than I expected for a brut, but it was great for a beach day. Plus, that’s a beautiful bottle to hang out with. @faubourgwines #wine #winetime #beachwine #rosé #somm #tacklingthevine #sunburnt #youpick #poll #goodtime #goodvibes #redwine #tanning #beachtime #floridalife #saltlife #palmtrees #waves #boomerang #winetip
Have another beach day! Thinking wine instead of beer, early today. Which do you think? Rosé made from Syrah or Mâconnais from a récoltant. Let me know in the comments! #wine #winefight #winetasting #beach #saltlife #tacklingthevine #coldwinehotday #palmtrees #sunburnt #ohwell #dietwhenigethome #tanning #rosé #chardonnay #swimming #swimmingpool #makethecall #youdecide
500 Followers in and I couldn’t be more thankful! Halfway to the 1k mark in such a short amount of time, and hopefully more to come. Pondering what I’ll have tonight to celebrate. Thanks for following along on my journey! Look forward to meeting more of you. So many good conversations already. #wine #thanks #thankful #somm #tacklingthevine #redwine #whitewine #beach #beachlife #underarmour #wineo #wineoclock #needtoshave #beard #wines #winedown #winefordays #blog #500followers #500 #whosnext⁉️ #whatstodrink
I’ve been screaming this for weeks! Aglianico is a varietal you need to jump on and fast! Great article from @forbes today and Tom Hyland. Taurasi and I were first introduced in Positano on a wine tasting with @swirl_the_glass . It’s an incredible taste and there are some great options, even in the US, to snag. #wine #tacklingthevine #somm #italian #italianwine #redwine #aglianico #taurasi #simplewine #singlevarietal #morningnews #morningreads #winenerd #wineo #whattodrink #wines #winestagram #winetime #winelovers🍷 #newadventures #vacation #vacationreads #beachreads #vinetime #vineyards #sunsout☀️ #goodwine #greatwine
Getting ready to cook for a night in on the beach. Always find myself drawn to the Mâcon for easy to drink, inexpensive Chardonnay. I’ve had Pouilly-Fuissé and Meursault, but there is just something about the Mâcon and it’s almost to both, for much less money, that is so fun. #wine #whitewine #somm #tacklingthevine #french #frenchwines #frenchwine #whowantstobeaune #burgundy #jadot #vacation #dontbreakyourbank #goodvibes #wineo #wines #winelover #winestagram #winephotography #winelover #chardonnay #maconhaaayyyy #destin #beachwine

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