This week in review: September 25 - October 1, 2016

This Week In Wine Review: Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2016

This Week In Wine: We take a look where wine cork comes from and its importance to the wine movement, we review the 2013 World’s End If Six Was Nine Cabernet Sauvignon, we look back at one of our favorite red wines, the 2013 Carnivor Cabernet, and a spaghetti and red wine recipe pairing that’ll take you back to your roots.

Welcome to this weeks edition of This Week in Wine — your one-stop serving of this week’s best wine related posts, including wine tips (aka Grape Tips), wine recommendations and food and wine recipe pairings, pulled from our weekly editions of This Week In Wine. Bookmark this page to peruse while you cheerfully and (very) warmly welcome a cool fall — and start your weekend off on the right foot. Here’s to another delicious week!

Wine 101

wine cork tree bark - THEGRAPE

This Week In Wine 101: Where Does Wine Cork Come From?

Have you ever wondered where wine cork comes from and why they’re (so) important? This week we share where and & why wine cork became some important to the wine movement. Join us for this week’s Grape Tip.

Wine Wednesday

2013 World's End If Six Was Nine Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - THEGRAPE

This Week In Red Wine: World’s End If Six Was Nine Cabernet Sauvignon  Reserve 2013 ($45)

If Six Was Nine Cabernet Sauvignon is the Estate’s take on a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon varietal wine. It might be French-inspired, but as you can see, the 2013 World’s End If Six Was Nine Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is all Napa. Softened by 6% Merlot, this lovely concoction opens with a waft of smoky cigar box, becoming a bold, loud expression of the variety dotted in classic notes of cassis and cedar. A luxuriously velvety texture is the standout, though, supported by great structure and length. The cabernet sauvignon that makes up this wine comes from the vineyards of Andy Beckstoffer, which also provide fruit for several cult wines.

Throwback Thursday

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This Week In Red Wine: Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($15)

When we first had the chance to try the 2013 Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon it came after finishing a bottle of the 2012 Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon. And while this normally wouldn’t be a problem, the differences between these two stellar red wines means we weren’t able to fully appreciate the flavorful & smooth Carnivor Cab because of the big & bold nature of the Freakshow Cab. And even though we could tell the Carnivor Cabernet was good we wouldn’t realize how good it was until we tried it a second time a few weeks later, this time giving it our undivided attention. When we finally gave the 2013 Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon our undivided attention we immediately knew we had another winner!

Food & Wine Friday

Spaghetti and Red Wine - THEGRAPE

This Week In Food & Wine: Spaghetti and Red Wine

This Friday we’d like to get back to our bread and butter; posting simple food & wine pairings. One of our favorite dishes is spaghetti and red wine, and when made just right it’s comforting for all ages, at any time of the day and in all seasons. Delicious!

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This has been another great week of Wine 101, aka  Grape Tips, Wine Wednesday recommendations and Food & Wine Recipes! We hope you enjoyed this episode of This Week In Wine. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy this weeks grape tip but we’re excited for you to try this week food and wine suggestions. If you enjoyed this post please don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of This Week In Wine. Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and at www.thegrape.com. Cheers!

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