Great Reds

Some of our favorites along the tasting trail..not all are Wine of the Month Club selections.

Food with Wine: With California Gamay Beaujolais

Food with Wine: With California Gamay Beaujolais by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | November 1984 If you are presently a white wine enthusiast, yet wish to develop a red wine palate; this is the wine to start with. Many people who say they like white wines only, do so because they have usually been turned off… read more »

Food with Wine: La Tache

Food with Wine: La Tache Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1985 I was stopped by a young mother at a shop­ping mall last month. She had her two children with her. They were restless, so I did not have the opportunity to answer her ques­tion fully. I did not catch her name. She had introduced… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | Count Dracula’s Wine? What a great story and interview

  Paul:                      This is quite an honor to present to you guys some really, really fun wine, a fun wine, and go back a little history.  My brother was the president of the Sons of the Desert Club in high school where we watched old movies in his room as a young 9, 10 year… read more »

Morgan Norman at Wine of the Month Club

Paul:                      It is my great pleasure to have today in the continuing Winemakers Series of the Wine of the Month Club, Morgan Norman here from the Greg Norman Estates.  That’s correct, the professional golfer who turned wine enthusiast, but not just turned wine enthusiast.  Many years, he’s been a wine enthusiast. Morgan:               Many years.  It’s… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | The Best Ports I Have Tasted

  Paul:                      Welcome to the continuing winemakers series of the Wine of the Month Club.  Last week, we brought you Champagnes for the holidays, and I must bring you ports because I love port during the holidays, and actually any celebration. Kevin:                   Oh, it’s great. Paul:                      I have Kevin Epicurean Wines here with us.  And… read more »

What’s New This Month?

Yesterday during tasting day (tasted about 56 wines); I had a visit from a sales manager of a large distributor. He was rather inquisitive about what was happening with our business. I felt a bit uneasy with some of the questions. Usually when a salesman is trying to understand my business, the questions are not… read more »

Dijon-Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Pinot Noir Au jus

Umm. Well, duh!  Pinot Noir Au Jus would suggest a Pinot Noir as a pairing….though Pinot Noir can mean many styles. I wrapped my hands around the Peralta Pinot because of the rosemary hints in this recipe. There is a touch of herbs in this Pinot that will meld nicely.   Get the recipe here… read more »