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Spellbound Chardonnay to Kick off an Epic Spring

Spellbound Chardonnay to Kick off an Epic Spring

Spellbound Chardonnay to Kick off an Epic Spring Photos by Moye Colquitt   Writing by Ashley Boggs This refreshingly crisp and vibrant Chardonnay comes from California, from Folio Wine Partners a Michael Mondavi company.  This vivacious Chardonnay is a really pleasant surprise with it’s tropical notes, […]

Intrinsic Wine, Epic Tannins and Unbelievable Cabernet Complexity

Intrinsic Wine, Epic Tannins and Unbelievable Cabernet Complexity

The first thing you notice on the 2015 Intrinsic Cabernet is the Lady in Red – her mysterious ribboned gown wrapped around her strong frame.  Now, EPIC-TASTE gives you a glimpse into the bottle with our amazing imagery of this now renowned label art. Certainly […]

Donati Cabernet Savignon from the AVA Appelation Wines – U.S. MADE

Donati Cabernet Savignon from the AVA Appelation Wines – U.S. MADE

This Donati Cabernet will stay on my wine list as it ‘fits my threshold for consumption’ by price, ease of purchase and label prettiness.  This wine is full bodied, not too fruity, yet with deep grapes, but it’s the silky tannins that will ensure I get this again.

Bottle and Label  I picked this wine based on the sophisticated label design, price at over $13.99 but under $15.00 (hello Ms. Economics and it sells online for $25 so I actually feel like I got free wine! That was kind of visionary picking.) Here’s a few more reasons why I stumbled on this epic bottle:

  • My daughter’s Name is AVA!  
  • The Donati version comes from a Sustainable Farm
  • It’s a 2011, I love hard tannins and this one delivered.  Did I somehow know or remember that the odd years and rainy years of Cali were the best for the grape?   Validated, it was new to The Liquor Cabinet because I had to tell the kind and most always courteous gentleman at checkout the price.    I like to try new wine…
  • Further to hammer this point I shopped locally, to ‘pick the perfect drink’ at my local “The Liquor Cabinet” – worthy of a further blog these guys totally rock. 

American Viticultural Areas (AVA) are a designated Wine Growing Region that designate their appelation.  The first AVA was established in 1980.

  • The 1st region was in MO, and the largest in Amost 30K square miles, covering 4 states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa – who knew?!
  • AVA is regulated as part of the Department of the Treasury and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (hello = FED $$$ and multi-state complicated jurisdictional nightmares for interstate trade, logistics and taxes, over some grapes in a bottle that a $250 robot can tell you you’re legal to buy.)
  • Here’s a review from someone who maybe knows something more about the wines in the AVA region: Read On

 

Epic Style at Lather Lounge with THE Femme Fatale Barber, Lisa Bryant

Epic Style at Lather Lounge with THE Femme Fatale Barber, Lisa Bryant

Welcome to the Epic Lifestyle review of Lather Lounge! Changing styles for men’s hair including that on their face, head and neck – have led to a rise in establishments providing high-end barber services.  Guys have so many more options for their look, however, some of […]

TABLE reviews coming soon!

TABLE reviews coming soon!

This Table section will soon highlight the most well-lit, gorgeously appointed dining and beverage tables to enjoy with that special someone or people in your life!  The table is always the start to something Epic…      


Our Food

Our Food

Our Food

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