Archive for the ‘On Somebody Else’s Tab’ Category

“What’s the best/most expensive wine you have ever had?”

Monday, February 6th, 2017 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Expensive, On Somebody Else's Tab, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I used to like beer. I used to drink it a lot. But then the whole IPA thing started happening about a decade ago and quite frankly, got completely out of hand. Every craft brewer was trying to out-hop the ...

Remembrances of Reckless Youth

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 Posted in Alexander Valley, California, Expensive, On Somebody Else's Tab | No Comments »

I found this bottle in my recycling yesterday. I was making my quarterly trip to the dump to leave behind my collected bottles. The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution required my presence at the County Courthouse, and I figured I'd ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | 1 Comment »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Office Xmas Party favorite: Apparently I’m a genius.

Monday, December 15th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Franc, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | 1 Comment »

The Vinagoth can't take a photo obviously. Of course if you knew the circumstances leading up to this photo you might be more forgiving. It was at the Office Xmas Party last Friday night. I ended up at a table ...

Carver Sutro 2004 Petite Sirah

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 Posted in California, Napa, On Somebody Else's Tab, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Forgive me reader, for I have spent. I classify this under my "on somebody else's tab" category as it is an expensive wine... but I'll admit, I spent my own hard earned money to acquire it. To be honest it ...

Woodinville Wow Cellars!

Monday, October 20th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

First off this is, by far, the best stuff I have reviewed to date. Seriously good stuff. A few weeks ago Mrs. Barbarian & I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Unlike my birthday, which is a budget affair, we have to go ...

It is a Pazzo Party!

Monday, October 20th, 2008 Posted in California, Napa, Odds, Ends & Blends, On Somebody Else's Tab | 2 Comments »

I recently celebrated a birthday. Mrs. Barbarian arranged a dinner at a local steak place, a chain who sends you a coupon for a free dinner on your birthday. (Have I ever mentioned how frugal Mrs. Barbarian is?) I choose ...

Four Vines’ “The Heretic” … a Petite Sirah I’d kill you for.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 Posted in California, On Somebody Else's Tab, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Last month while out on a business trip I attended a dinner with a potential client. We enjoyed a great dinner in a steak house with a great view. Being a classless barbarian I hogged the wine list while everyone ...

2005 Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

One of my co-workers came back from a Costco run with this wine in hand for our Friday afternoon imbibery. It is a Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Columbia Valley of Washington. It is a big, powerful red. Unfortunately ...