Joel Peterson, affectionaly known as the “Godfather of Zin.”
With Father’s Day approaching I thought I would pick something that would appeal to Dad’s and their love of the almighty BBQ. I am sure that’s how a majority of Dad’s out there will be celebrating their Father’s Day and we know that Dad’s love their beef, from burgers to steaks and a rack of ribs.
My pick to celebrate this Father’s Day is a wine that is brand new to our market. It is the Ravenswood Besieged 2013 from Sonoma California. Awhile back we had the opportunity to meet Joel Petersen,the founder of Ravenswood several years ago and it was at a BBQ!
This wine is a beautiful blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante, Bouschet, and Mourvedre. The grapes are sourced form 6 different vineyards, including the Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and others.
The wine is big and juicy, fruit driven, ripe red berry with plenty of structuring tannins. Something super special for Dad… $24.95 here in our market.
Listen to my wine review at 3:59 minutes into this week’s radio show.
Calling all Dads out there.This show is for you! We have you covered for your special day Fathers Day!
Coming up we’re going to talk about what might be some of your favorite things…like lip smacking delicious, bold burgers or crunchy flavor filled spicy homemade tacos or to quench your thirst how about a small batch craft beer chock full of flavor,no additives,all natural, just 100% pure delicious.Or straight from the small, rugged and remote Scottish island of Islay comes the authentic premium single malt Scotch whisky,a wee dram for you lads perhaps?
And for the fine wine, food and film buff we bring you the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, taking place on Father’s Day weekend where you can choose from a plethora of wine tasting dinners, movie premiers, short film screenings, and much more!
And finally the tables are turned on The Wine Ladies when we are interviewed by Laura Wolfe a student who is studying the art of social media and blogging. We give her our thoughts on social media!
Alright so its time now to salute all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day, lets start!!!