Tansey's Valentine's Day Wine List

So. Be honest. Do you have your Valentine’s Day planned yet? Got that reservation in? Got that present all wrapped up? Got a trail of rose petals leading to a box of chocolates? Whatever your plans are, don’t forget the wine! Wine is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day. It loosens you up, makes the evening romantic, […]

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Top Five

Tansey’s Top Five Wines of 2016 We launched this venture in July of 2016. That was only six months ago! And we have gained much more of a following than we ever imagined. Our goal was to reach 1,000 followers by July of 2017. As of January, 2017 we are proud to say that we have 5,633 […]

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What is a Ripasso? In order to answer this very simple yet seemingly complex question, we should start with, “What is Valpolicella”? Valpolicella is a viticultural zone in the Veneto region of Italy. It is also the name of the style of wine produced there. Yes, stay with me, it’s like Champagne in France. It […]

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We decided to take a little tour through Pinot Noir, using wine purchased from two of our favorite stores–ALDI and Trader Joe’s. The video below shows Tansey tasting these bottles blindly; text reviews for each wine reviewed here are coming soon! The glasses used in this video were these from Riedel, and they’re amazing!   […]

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Sparkling Wine

What You Need to Know About Sparkling Wine   We all know the celebratory “pop” a bottle of sparkling wine makes when it is opened. We all know what to do with a glass of sparkling wine once it hits our hand. The most complicated wine in the world is, for many, the easiest and […]

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Decanter

This post contains affiliate links, the use of which helps support Tansey Reviews. That said, we only endorse products that we absolutely love! Everything You Need to Know About Decanters, and Decanting Your Wine by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier Calm down. I know that you’re thinking. As if drinking wine itself isn’t already considered snobby […]

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Trump

What a Trump Presidency Means for Your Wine Consumption Written by Eric Tansey, CSW&Sommelier Like it or not, President Elect Donald Trump is on his way to the White House. Uncertainty is in the air as the wake of the 43rd presidential inauguration is set to take place January 20, 2017. Repeal on current policies […]

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Chardonnay Blind Tasting

 Chardonnay Blind Tasting   The Story Behind the Chardonnay Blind Tasting Video This Cardonnay Blind Tasting video was seven years in the making. It all started when I found my passion for wine after meeting my then-girlfriend, now beautiful wife. In 2013 I suffered a broken leg after taking an attempted murder suspect into custody. A […]

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Today’s tribute goes out to Mad Mark, aka Marky Too Fast, aka The Racing Wine God, aka Trumpet Master Mark, aka Mark Morrow! The Legend – Today’s tribute goes out to a man who has nearly thirty years in the wine industry and 40 plus years on two wheels. He has been around the world […]

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The Unjust Exile of Merlot “I want something big, full bodied, and smooth. I like a very bold wine, but I don’t want it to have a bite like some wines do.” I have heard this a hundred times, no, a million times, and It always ends in a battle of wills.  I suggest a […]

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