Tag: Ballard Market

Good For The Environment, Or Just Good For Me? Graham Beck Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

I have been evangelizing the merits of this wine for DAYS.  Since I opened my first bottle earlier this week, I have been a little obsessed.  Okay, more than just a little…  This wine is so amazing, it has inspired me to re-visit my long neglected blog!  That is pretty darn amazing.  The problem with…




Pallid Strawberries – Sables D’Azur 2007

You’ve tasted them.  They’re those tiny seed specked orange & pale patchwork fruits that simply weren’t left on the vine long enough to develop the sweet vibrant red that is the lovely RIPE strawberry.  That’s exactly what the Sables D’Azur reminds me of.  An under-ripe strawberry.  The acidity is so strong that it faught heartily with the lemon juice, yogurt and curry…




Chocolate Cherries – Barnard & Griffin Cabernet Merlot

Yay!  My first “real” post!!  Chocolate cherries are my inspiration.  No, not the actual chocolate covered cherries ubiquitously pushed at the corner drug and grocery store every Valentine’s day -oh no! We’re talking the description of the latest bottle of wine I bought at Ballard Market (affectionately called “Bal-Mar”, which also happens to be the…