All Posts by Scott Oliver

Menage Red

Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois California Red Wine 2010


The Ménage. As George said, this is like discovering plutonium on accident. Ménage à Trois Red from the Folie à Deux winery in California is the top selling red wine since 2010. This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel grapes has set the world on fire since its debut. Is it the name that… → Read More

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Charles de Fere: Cuvée Jean-Louis, Blanc de Blancs Brut


Wayne’s World. Yes, the movie based on the Saturday Night Live skit from the 90s. It’s really a source of very useful information. Not only is champagne named after the region, the grapes must be grown in the Champagne region of France and there are specific rules for how champagne is fermented in order to… → Read More

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Foffani White Merlot


Remember that time I wrote a dissertation about Via Napoli on Beers and Ears? You read that, didn’t you? Of course you did. In there I mentioned my wife ordered a white merlot. But merlot isn’t white; it’s red, you say. You might also say that a white merlot is a blush wine like white zinfandel. Well,… → Read More

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Pleasure Wineland: The Site


Let’s talk a little bit about the site itself. Web design geeks will tell you that this a responsive web site. What does that mean? It means that the site adapts to your screen/window size. In a web browser on a computer, it looks like this: Pull up Pleasure Wineland on your phone or tablet,… → Read More