Dr. Vino: MontGras, Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua, 2001 $9.99 - "aromas of dark fruits, leather and spice leap out of the glass"
Vinography: NV Az. Vin. Il Colle "Cuvée 46° Parallelo" Prosecco, Conegliano, Italy $45 - "In the mouth it its gorgeously light and balanced, with excellent but not overpowering acidity"
Winewaves: Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2004 $22 - "Here is a delicate fruit-forward Oregon Pinot Noir with character and finesse, rather than power or concentration"
Lenndevours: Raphael 2004 Grand Cru White Table Wine $15 - "this is a wine made for the people and thankfully, fewer and fewer people want that style of over-manipulated chardonnay"
The Wine Cask Blog: Covey Run Riesling 2004 $7.50 - "Rich grapefruit on the nose with vanilla tones and a floral softness"
The Caveman: 2004 "Deponcins" Francois Villard Condrieu $85 (CAN) - "this is Condrieu at it’s finest. It had a delicate yet remarkably complex nose of honey, peach, pear, flint and with just the right dose of fresh oak"
Cold weather bonus: The Wine Offensive challenges us to make our own damn hot chocolate (Maggie also includes a helpful diagram)