Fall Wine Review Part One

It is fall, and of course that time of the year when red wines really blossom.  I have tasted a variety of wines so far this fall, and wanted to share with you some of my favorites. Name:  Trapiche Oak Cast Varietal:  100% Malbec Vintage:  2014 Appellation:  Mendoza, Argentina Alcohol:  14% Price:  Less than $10... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Radius Merlot

I have a large group of friends and family whose palate much prefers the taste of sweeter wines than anything else.  I put forth my best effort to come across wines that help them to transition to other varietals.  While shopping for some great deals in Total Wine,  I came across a Merlot listed as... Continue Reading →

I have not been spending much time in Total Wine lately.  Not on purpose, I just haven't had the time to drive there.  I was recently determined to get there one day after work to pick up a Zinfandel (as this is what I have REALLY been into since the start of the fall).  Now... Continue Reading →

I was really excited about tasting Gabrielle Union's Vanilla Puddin.  I had watched  an episode of LA Hair several months ago that showed celebrity stylist, Kim Kimble, styling Gabrielle's hair for a photo shoot for the launch of her new line of California-based wine.  I looked forward to it coming on the market, and was floored when... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Getting My Groove Back!!!

Why haven't you heard from Miss Magnolia in a while?.....My New Bundle of Joy!! So after nine long months of not being able to partake of beautiful grapes, I am back in business!! My only challenge now is "Where Do I Start?" I was quite proud of the palate I had developed over the years. ... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Magnolia Mission Update!

The first wine to be a part of my Magnolia Mission to find the best Chardonnays under $10 is the Robert Mondavi 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay I picked up at Total Wine.  I was pleasantly pleased with this selection; especially for the price!! The winemaker's notes state that the wine contains delicate flavors and poached pear... Continue Reading →

Labor Day Plans!

Planning to barbecue? What wines are you paring with your menu? My Hubby will be firing up the grill of course. I need to drop by Total Wine to find what would pair best with BBQ Ribs, Chicken and Hot Links. Stay tuned to find out what I choose! What would you suggest? Cheers and... Continue Reading →

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