Sunday, March 29, 2015

Red Red Wine On A Sunday # 264 - MPLS (Live at the Pantages Theatre 11-7-2004)

It's the Sixth Annual Wine show - yes, 2015 was a fine Vintage.  Cheers, Paul!  But I thought you liked Red Wine????

Here's the Playlist:

Midnight Shifter
The Hives
Lex Hives

Nice Guys (don't get paid)
Soul Asylum
And The Horse They Rode In On

Paul Westerberg
Live at the Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis, MN  11/7/04

The Kinks
The Village Green Preservation Society

Stella Hurt
Elvis Costello And The Imposters

Buzz Buzz Buzz
The Blasters
American Music

Nothing Is a Sure Thing
Brian Setzer
Rockabilly Riot! All Original

I Drink
The Drones
Custom Made
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

Bottle of Wine
Flanders 72
South American Punk Rockers
Contributed by Tommer Unit of Tommy Unit Live

Little Maggie
Barbara Dane
Lonesome Road: Gems From The Vanguard Vaults 58-62 CD1

Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Girls With Guitars

Backsliders Wine
Michael Martin Murphey
Geronimo's Cadillac
Suggested by Boyd

Wine, Women, Rock'n'roll
Mfc Chicken
Music For Chicken
Contributed by Greg of the Rock n Roll Manifesto

No Wine, No Women
Mr. Google Eyes with Billy Ford & His Musical V-8's T
he OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957 

Whadaya Want
There's A Riot Going On

Me & My Wine
Def Leppard
High 'N' Dry
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Dean Martin
Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Average Times
Wasted on Wine
Average Times

Red Wine
Woody Guthrie
Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti

Mad Dog 20/20
The Woggles

I Like Pink Wine
Pink Wine
Pink Wine
Inspired by Dave of Mottey's Garage

Fraternity Blues
Townes Van Zandt Mariah 
Coffee House East Lansing Michigan May 6, 1978
Contributed by Tom

Jesus Was A Wino
Lydia Loveless
Indestructible Machine

Champagne and Wine
Otis Redding
The Immortal Otis Redding

I Got the Blues for You
Al Collins
The Ace Records Blues Story

Someone Like You
The Knitters
Poor Little Critter On The Road
Suggested by Darren

The Jacks
Double Feature
Contributed by Kate

Narrow Vestibule
Caleb Groh
Bottomless Coffee

What Would Paul Westerberg Do?
The Guts

Restless Heart
Electric Blood

Dead Tracks
Banner Pilot

Calamity Jane
RRS 7"

Rock 'Til The End Of Time
Little Johnny and the Silvertones
Clear Yellow Norton 7"

Wine, Wine, Wine
Bobby Fuller Four
French Eva 7"

Benedict's Cherry Wine
Clear Vinyl CRG 7"

Farmer John
Collectibles 7"

Background Music Tonight:

Sour Grapes     The Untamed Youth
Wine-O     Jack McVea
Wine Cooler    T. J. Fowler

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2010 Tre Nova Ripasso

Uncorked a bottle from the Tre Nova Brand - a 2010 Ripasso Red.  Brought this back with me from my recent trip to Walla Walla, Washington.  Tasted through some of the reds on offer at the tasting room in downtown Walla Walla and this one struck me as wonderfully intense and the story behind the making of the wine is just as intense.

This wine is made in the traditional Venetian style of Ripasso, where the freshly fermented wine is passed back through the dried lees and skins to give it a bit more body.  The winemaker tells us that the 2010 vintage lees developed some Botrytis, which yielded a bit more glycerin in the finished wine.  This leads to a great mouth feel and I have to agree - smooth smooth smooth.  In the nose, I'm getting a bit of chocolate and the taste is a fine mix of dried and fresh red fruit.  Creamy finish - this should go great with the Tiramisu we have planned for dessert and the BBQ short ribs that will be hitting the grill soon,


Tre Nova on the Facebook machine ----->  Italian Style Wine - American Soil

Wild Walla Walla Wine Women ----- >  Three out of Three Stars 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #263 - The Ballad Of The Opening Band

The "Unheard Music" - that you need to hear!

Hear's the Playlist:

The Ballad Of The Opening Band
Slim Dunlap
The Old New Me
Ain't That Easy
It's Ok to Like Biters
Try To Get Some Sleep
Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels
Take It Easy

The Incidentals
Suggested by Darren
Not even the gods (Withered Hand)

She Wasn't Lying
The Windowsill
Juggernaut Rides '89-'98
1000 Reasons
The Twinkeyz
Grok 7"
Suggested by Tom

Young Man in Transit
The Nils
The Nils
Suggested by jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos
The Gories
I Know You Fine, But How You Doin'
Long Gone Sister
New Bomb Turks
Destroy oh Boy!!
Fizz Pop (Modern Rock)
The Continentals
Fizz! Pop! Modern Rock (EP)

Top Gear
Puma Frenzy!
Puma Frenzy!
Singing Stormy Weather
My Dynamite
My Dynamite
Suggested by Kate

The Fabulous Miss Wendy
No One Can Stop Me!
Boy's Night
Broken Hits

Never Aim to Please
Bash and Pop
Friday Night Is Killing Me

She Can't 'Make-Up' Her Mind
The Kingbees
The Kingbees, Vols. 1 & 2
Suggested by Brent
Dancing With My Eighty Wives
The Individuals
If Only for Memories
Streetlight Manifesto
The Hands That Thieve
Suggested by Boyd
Helen Keller Plaid
One Swell Foop!
The Last One
Grenades in the Archives

The History You Hate
The Minus 5
Dungeon Golds
Don't Make Me Beg
Summer Cannibals
Show Us Your Mind

Wet Denim
Ramma Lamma
Ice Cream
Lula Baby
The A-Bones
Ears Wide Shut

Never Felt Like This
The King Khan & BBQ Show
Bad News Boys

Yer Gonna Cry

Deep Wound
I Wasn't Born to Lose You
Punk Or Lust
Beach Slang
Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? 7"

Black Pepper Will Make You Sneeze
Roy Lee Johnson
Okeh 7"
Chuck Higgins
Specialty 7"

Let It Go
Homemade Records 7"

Cut Me Some Slack
Estrus 7"

Wild Youth
Generation X
Chrysalis 7"

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Laht Neppur Piper Canyon Scotch Ale

It's a wonderful Spring Day out here on the Left Coast - hitting about 71 with a couple of rain clouds passing through - love this time of year.  I've cracked open a Scotch Ale that I spirited back in my checked bags on my trip to Walla Walla Washington a few weeks back.  Survived the trip, but it won't survive the afternoon as I've got a beef brisket slowly cooking away to accompany it.

The Scotch Ale is from the Laht Neppur brewery of Waitsburg Washington.  I picked it up at the Alehouse run by the Brewery located just around the corner from my hotel room and just a few doors down from the Charles Smith Winery tasting room I spoke of last week.  Had a taste of the beer at the Alehouse and decided to bring home a 20 ouncer to enjoy later - meaning this afternoon.

Laht Neppur is Gaelic for Drink To Life and the beers at the brewery run the gamut of styles, from the Scotch Ale that I have opened to a wonderful Peach Hefeweizen with a Stout, IPA, Nut Brown and Cram Ale in between.  They have a selection on tap at the Alehouse and have a selection bottled as well.  I don't believe the bottles have been distributed down in California or in other states, but will keep an eye open for them, as I did enjoy the tasters that I had at the Alehouse.

The color is of a dark burnt brown sugar with a nutty rock candy nose.  The flavor pops right on to the tongue with nuts, brown bread and that rock candy flavor.  Warning - this one goes down smooth!


The Laht Neppur website ----->  Aged for Complexity

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Red Red Wine On A Sunday #262 - Kick Your Door Down

The Martial Arts - Karate, Kung Fu, Roundhouse Kicks, Foot Sweeps - I cover it all on the show tonight with some greatness from Danko Jones, The Exploding Hearts, Knapsack and the Mats!

Here's the Playlist:

Jackie Chan
Eat My Heart Out

Kick Between The Knees
Best Kissers In The World

Been There

Kick Your Door Down
The Replacements
Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash!

Kung Fu Ramones Passion
Guitar Wolf
Planet Of The Wolves

I Get A Kick Out Of You
Ella Fitzgerald
The Cole Porter Songbook 

Don't Get Funny With Me
The Cramps
Look Mom No Head!

kung Fu Internacional
John Cooper Clarke
The Best Punk Album in the World...Ever! Vol I 
Suggested by Joe Syph of the Best Table In Hell Show

Bruce Lee VS The Kiss Army
Full Length LP

Kung Fu Girls

Jackie Chan Does Kung Fu
Thee Headcoatees
The Sisters of Suave

For You
Nerf Herder 
How To Meet Girls

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow...Right!

Kick It Down
Hit And Run

One More Time
The Clash

Kung Fu
Intergalactic Sonic 7"s

Lust For Kicks

Modern Kicks
The Exploding Hearts

Jackie Chan
The Toasters
Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down
Suggested by Boyd

Ray Sanders and Friends
The Big Itch Vol 4

Punch In The Face
Frenzal Rhomb
Not So Tough Now
Suggested by Darren

Frank Black
Teenager Of The Year

Tenacious D
Tenacious D
Suggested by Jake of Jake's Inferno

The Briefs
Hit After Hit

Push Pin
The Juliana Hatfield Three
Whatever, My Love

Pretty Little Head
Prima Donna
Nine Lives and Forty-Fives

JD McPherson
Let The Good Times Roll

Caleb Groh
Bottomless Coffee

Side B
Andy Gabbard

Ty Segall
Mr. Face EP

Safe Words
NOFX and Friends
Home Street Home 

Autobahn Outlaw
Are You One Two

Gonna Be a Fight Tonight
Danko Jones
Fire Music

Kick Out The Jams
Rhino Pink Marble Vinyl 7"

Paul Revere and the Raiders
Columbia 7"
Suggested by Jer of Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Alias 7"

I'm The Man
Joe Jackson
A&M 7"

Curse Of A Fallen Soul
Dropkick Murphy's
Hellcat 7"

Background Music tonight:

Reverb Shot - Mach Kung Fu - Surfin' Around The World Vol. II

Kick the Habit - Prophet Soul - Keb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk 
Chinatown - Don Drummund & The Skatalites - Top Deck Ska 45's Box
Bruce Lee's Last Ride - Dragula - Rock Don't Run - vol. 1
Chop Chop - Sandy Nelson - Killer Rhythyms & Hot Beats Volume #2

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2014 Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling

Greetings on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.  I've got a bottle of white wine open tonight - yes, you heard me right - no red on this Sunday.  The reason - well I happened to stumble upon a wonderful Riesling while I was up in Walla Walla, Washington last weekend.  The downtown is full of tasting rooms and the Charles Smith Winery Tasting room was just around the corner from the hotel that I was staying at.

Brought a couple of bottles from that Winery home with me and I thought I would start with the white.  This Riesling is sourced from the Evergreen Vineyard along the cliffs of the Columbia River in Washington where it is grown in the fragmented basalt and gravel silt soil (more on the rocks later).

The nose is full of apricot and honey.  Clear and bright, this wine tastes of tart apple and has a wonderful fresh peach layer as well.  This wine is off dry, not sweet and has some nice acidity that is balanced well by the Rock.  Yes, this wine has the Rock, as in the minerality that balances out the acidity so well.  More on the Minerality in the link below.  A wonderful wine that should go well with the Chinese food I've ordered up tonight.  I'm a little under the weather (but recovering nicely) so I won't be cooking tonight.   This wine will pair perfectly with the Spicy Shrimp Chow Fun that I've ordered.  The second glass should pair well with the cold meds and send me off to some much needed slumber.


The Charles Smith website -----> Cool and delicious

More on minerality ----- > Minerality in Wine

Slurp taste Video review below and here ----- > Rock Star Wines From Washington