Author Archives: Alfonso Sanchez

Tasting No. 216 – December 9, 2109 – Merlot Blends

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The last CV tasting dedicated to Merlot was in June  of 2017.  Since the famous 2009 movie Sideways in which the lead character, a Pinot Noir fan, adamantly refuses to drink Merlot, this … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 215 –October 28, 2019 – Less Known Sicilian Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   Wine grapes have always grown on the Italian island of Sicily. The ancient island was covered in grapevines long before ­the Greeks got there. Ancient civilizations were producing wine on the island as … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 214 – September 30, 2019 – The Effects of Blending

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   In this meeting the participants will taste, one red blend and three red varietals made 100% of the grapes in the blend. The  main objectives of this blind tasting are to: a) understand … Continue reading

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Tasting No.213 – August 26 , 2019 – Wines from Jura

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   ( From BuyWine.com) The Jura region is quite small, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Burgundy and Switzerland. Five grapes predominate. Three are traditional local varieties. Poulsard is a red grape used … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 212 – July 29, 2019 – Spain – Not Only Tempranillo

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   Spain produced 44,400 hl. of wine in 2018 and was the third in volume after Italy and France. However, it is first in terms of surface planted with grapevines with a 13 percent … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 211 – June 24, 2019-Rhone Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to assess and compare wines from three different regions of the Rhone Valley. The Rhone region  (see map) is located in the southeast of France on … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 210 – May 20, 2019 – Washington State Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to explore wines from Washington State and assess differences among three main red varietals. Type of Tasting: Blind Wines presenters: Jorge Claro, Cristian Santelices These are … Continue reading

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