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CellarTracker Redesigned (Grape Stories)

April 17, 2010 3 comments

Just saw that Cellartracker has a new re-designed site up.  Although the new site is still in beta, it is much more user friendly and intuitive than the old version.  The new version looks like it’s going to go by the name Grape Stories.  Click HERE to check out the new site.  Very cool looking.

I’ve been a big fan of Cellartracker for over a year now.  Eric LeVine, the founder, provides an incredibly useful database tool for writing reviews, reading reviews, and keeping an inventory of your wine.  Their product beats any software alternative, at least as far as I’m concerned.  And it operates on a donation basis (while you can use it for free, donations are recommended).

If you haven’t already, head on over an check it out.

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2006 Nk’Mip Merlot

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

2006 Nk'Mip MerlotI was in Osoyoos for the weekend visiting some family and during our Saturday night dinner we all shared a bottle of 2006 Nk’Mip Merlot.  Until last year, I wasn’t very familiar with Nk’Mip wines, but I’ve gotten to taste quite a few of them this year, and have been pleasantly surprised.  Their winery is actually just down the street from my mother-in-law’s place, so it’s an easy stop-off when we’re pressed for time.  Their facility is actually quite incredible.  They have an executive 9-hole golf course, campground, Patio restaurant, resort & spa, and a cultural centre.  You can read all about it HERE.  If you’re in the area, it is definitely worth stopping by.  I fully intend to play a round of golf there this summer, if I can find the time.

The wine was quite good.  Generally, I prefer their reserve wines (Qwam Qwmt), but this one was good.  Quite a wet wine and not too sweet.  We had it with a pot roast, which it complemented quite well.  Enjoyable for sure.