Wine and Snack Pairing ft Starling Castle Riesling


Name of Wine: Rondel Brut Cava

Description: While most Bruts are dry, this one has soft peach and nut flavors. This sparkling wine is not horrible but it’s missing something that I can’t quite put my finger on. I initially tried it with shrimp appetizers, but used the rest to make Mimosas.

Smell: floral notes

Taste: Peach and nut flavors

Pair With: Appetizers ft shrimp

ABV: 11.5%

Rating: 79/100 points

Wine and Snacks ft Chateau St. Michelle Harvest Select

Good evening readers, I’m pairing snacks with wines. Hope you all enjoy

Cheers 🍷

Name of Wine: La Delizia Pinot Grigio

Description: This white wine is balanced on flavor with a smooth and refreshing finish. Can be enjoyed alone or with a meal.

Smell: Citrus, peach

Taste: Light, crisp with grapefruit and peach flavor

Pair With: Flaky fish

ABV: 12%

Rating: 87/100 points

Name of Wine: Spier 1692 Chenin Blanc 2017

Description: This white wine has a bright almost tropical aroma with a crisp, slightly acidic finish. Also uncorked. Can be drank alone or with a meal. I really enjoyed this wine so I would have it again.

Smell: guava, litchi, pear and peach

Taste: Peach and melon with slight acidity. Crisp after taste

Pair With: Fish or pork

ABV: 13.5%

Rating: 88/100 points

Name of Wine: Dell Venezie  Piu Gioia Pinot Grigio

Description: An simply made white wine with a well balanced taste and body. It’s golden color is rich in flavor and slight acid.

Smell: Tropical fruit

Taste: Green apple and peach

Pair With: Chicken breast with broiled broccoli, cauliflower and carrot

ABV: 12.3%

Rating: 90/100 points

Greetings Wine Lovers

I am not sure if I posted about this, but decided a few weeks ago that I would take the Wine 101 class through Napa Valley Wine Academy.

While I blog about wine from an enthusiast standpoint, I feel that writing and learning are two of life’s never ending process. Some of the things I learned, was the full process of how wine is made, the grapes from which wine come from and the difference between New World and Old World wine along with a slew of other topics.

My reason for taking Wine 101 through Napa Valley was to better craft my reviews. I don’t plan to write an essay for every wine review, but I do want to share my opinion on the wine I drink and help those who are intimidated by wine shopping to be less afraid.

Looking forward to sharing new content with you guys.


Morning wine lovers.

As always, I like to keep my audience up to date on any changes or new things coming to the blog. People tend to ask about tips on wine, such as things they should know, pairings, wine notes, flavors, etc. So I have decided that I will add “DemeJo’s Wine Sips”. I am not sure if I will fill my blog page with these tips or just post it on Instagram (@demejoe). I don’t want to clog up my page with short daily blog posts like that, so I am thinking maybe a summary at the end of the week of what I shared on Instagram will be a better idea. I understand a lot of people don’t do social media. I am literally still trying to understand Snapchat.

I am also excited about my latest “experiment”. There are monthly snack subscriptions for a fairly economical price that deliver monthly. I decided I would do videos of me trying these out on camera and attempting to pair a decent priced wine with them. I think it will be a fun concept. I am not sure if I want to do the YouTube thing, but I am thinking it will be the best way for me to get those videos out there.

YouTube is a weird place, they are moderating a bit too heavy there in places that they shouldn’t be so I will keep you all posted on how that goes. Till next time


Name of Wine: Quartz Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Description: This wine has tropical fruit taste with a crisp, refreshing acidity finish

Smell: citrus, nettles and passionfruit

Taste: Citrus, pear, kiwi and green apple

Pair With: Catfish with butter/garlic rice

ABV: 12.0%

Rating: 87/100 points

Name of Wine: CLOT D’Encis Blanco 2016

Description: This wine is a 100% white Grenache. Light and subtle on taste. Can be enjoyed alone or with food.

Smell: Peach, lime, cantaloupe with hint of sage

Taste: Citrus with/apricots

Pair With: Tilapia with buttered sweet corn

ABV: 13%

Price: $15.99

Rating: 87/100