Hogue Genesis Columbia Valley Riesling 2008

  Grape 100% Riesling   Facts Let’s get this out of the way before we start! Riesling, by most standards, is considered a sweet and almost dessert-style wine. Quite often begin shunned by most “serious” wine drinkers, with ridiculous rhetoric like “sugar water” and “soda pop”! But let me tell you a quick story that hopefully might cause you to think about Riesling in a different light! Many moons ago (2006), after I sat my…

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The Great Twitter Wine Exchange–Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of my Twitter wine exchange. In case you missed the first part, here is a quick rundown: One of the people I have been randomly talking to through Twitter is Kevin Widmer, who goes by the obscure Twitter name of @billybuttock. The rules of our wine exchange were simple: you send me a bottle, I’ll send you a bottle. The only stipulation was that the wine had to be under $20…

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