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Red Wine

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Five Bistro Dinner Highlights French Wine

    The latest in Five Bistro's (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) celebrated wine dinners is Friday, August 23, hosted by French vintner Fabrice Roelandt. Chef Anthony Devoti has created a French country dinner menu around five Domaine Moillard wines. See also: Napa Valley Winemaker Visits Five Bistr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Farmhaus Hosting Shane Wine Cellars Dinner on May 8

    Seats remain for the first wine dinner at Kevin Willmann's acclaimed Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) next Wednesday, May 8. The dinner will pair four courses with wines from Shane Wine Cellars. Shane owner and winemaker Shane Finley will attend the event. In an e-mail to Gut Check, Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Schnucks Offers 15 Percent Off 6 Bottles of Wine on Wednesdays

    Last week Gut Check shared a list of a half-dozen wine values you could find at your neighborhood Schnucks. Why six? Because Schnucks will knock 10 percent off the price if you buy six bottles -- any six bottles -- of wine. See also: - Six Solid Wine Values from the Shelves at Schnucks Well, the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Six Solid Wine Values from the Shelves at Schnucks

    A lot of people feel intimidated about shopping for wine at a wine store. Gut Check understands this -- for the uninitiated, darkening the doorway of a retailer that specializes in wine can be as daunting as walking onto a used-car lot: What are they going to try to sell me? How will I know if they' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
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    November 1, 2012

    Missouri's Mount Pleasant Winery Featured in November Issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    Mount Pleasant Winery (5634 High Street, Augusta, Missouri; 800-467-9463) based in Augusta, Missouri, recently received some national praise. Wine Enthusiast, the de facto national magazine for wine lovers, has rated ten selections from the winery, which is located less than 50 miles outside St. Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    9 Great Wines for Butt-Chugging

    Gut Check's ears rarely prick up during the TV news. Some stuff, though, gets our attention. Like this ongoing saga out of Knoxville, and, more specifically, the University of Tennessee, whose Dreamsicle-like school colors strike a Proustian chord whenever they catch our eye. We are hearing more to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Whole Foods Market's Spanish Wine Special and Taste and Tweet Event

    Now through May 15 Whole Foods Market (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard; 314-968-7744) is offering a sale on Spanish wines, featuring twelve wines from eleven different regions of Spain. To further hype promote the sale, the Whole Foods location in Brentwood will be hosting a Taste and Tweet Spanish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Dear Jessica Simpson: Name Your Baby After These Grape Varieties, Not Zinfandel

    Gut Check isn't above browsing the celebrity gossip, but we saw this juicy tidbit via Grub Street rather than our usual supermarket tabloids: Jessica Simpson -- did she sing? we honestly can't remember why she's famous in the first place -- and her fiance considered naming their soon-to-arrive child ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Dinner Deals: $30 Wine & Dine at Barrister's

    ​Barrister's (15 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-5007) The Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-close The Deal: Barrister's Wine & Dine: Two salads (house or Caesar), two entrées and a bottle of red or white wine for $30 The Scene: Clayton plus sports bar plus the UK equals Barrister's, a much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Wine of the Week: The Velvet Devil Merlot at Copia Urban Winery & Market

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wine and Cheese Place

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Writer's Block Petite Sirah 2008, Anthonino's Taverna

    Alicia Lohmar​We are hungry. We don't feel like cooking (and there isn't much in the fridge anyway). We don't want to get dressed up, don't want to go far and don't want to spend a fortune. The question before us is not a fanciful one, not, "Where should we go for dinner?" but, "How can we sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Parker Station Pinot Noir from Starrs

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    9/11 Anniversary Brings Questionable Food Tributes

    Wikimedia CommonsWe will never forget. Unless we overdo it on the 9/11 commemorative wine.​In the decade since the 9/11 terror attacks, there's been no shortage of commemoration. Some touching and beautiful. Others ham-fisted but heartfelt. And some that were blatantly out to make a buck on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Campos de Luz Garnacha 2007 from Grapevine Wines

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Domaine Lafond Lirac Rouge from the Wine Merchant

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Peltier Station Hybrid Petite Sirah 2007 at Robust

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Monteviejo Festivo Malbec 2009 at the Scottish Arms

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you whether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Alias California Cabernet Sauvignon at Kaya's Import Wine & Spirits

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Shooting Star Blue Franc at Gustine Market

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Coastal Vines 2009 California Pinot Noir at Garland Wines

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache at the Wine Merchant

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Domaine Santa Duc "Les Vieilles Vignes" Côtes du Rhône at Starrs

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Paolo Scavino Rosso Vino da Tavola from West End Wines

    Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where the experts will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Cheap Pinot Noir -- Not an Oxymoron?

    Dave Nelson​Finding good pinot noir for under $30 is a tough task, but there's hope, in the form of a positive trend arising from our nation's recent, ahem, financial difficulties: Top wineries have been releasing value-priced bottlings. When we spot a pinot noir that fits this profile, Gut Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    The Noble Writ: The Truth About Wine and Thanksgiving

    ​Thanksgiving increases interest in food and wine pairings. Since I have fun experimenting with combinations of wine and food, I generally enjoy the conversations I have with friends and family looking to step out and try something different.However, a significant number of conversations I have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    FoodWire: Italian Wine Dinner at Five Bistro on the Hill Thursday, 11.12

    Five (5100 Daggett Avenue; website) hosts another in its ongoing series of wine dinners this Thursday, November 12. The dinner will pair a five-course meal from chef and owner Anthony Devoti with wines from Pinnacle Imports. The cost is $55 per person (tax and tip not included), and reservations are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Noble Writ's Producer Profiles: Clos Roche Blanche

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.Over the past decade I've consumed more wine from Clos Roche Blanche than from any other producer. In fact, it's not even close. The quality, variety, value and philosophy offered by the est ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Dinner at Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar

    Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar (222 South Bemiston Avenue; Web site) will hosts its monthly wine dinner at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. This month's guest is Lucas Meeker, assistant winemaker at Meeker Vineyards. Executive Sous Chef will preparing the following menu to pair with Meeker wines: Cabrale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Noble Writ's Under-$20 Oregon Pinot Noir Shootout

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.In just about any wine store, and even in many grocery stores, the pinot noir selection seems to keep growing and growing. Frankly, I thought there would be a plateau and then perhaps a fall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Noble Writ: My Go-To Red

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.As time will show, I'm a pretty diverse drinker -- but that doesn't mean I don't have my favorites. I thought sharing one of these would be a nice introduction to my new wine column, the Nob ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 1, 2008
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    February 25, 2008

    Paul Newman Wine Dinner at Fleming's

    www.celebrate-wine.com Paul Newman is introducing a line of Newman's Own wines. They aren't available in stores yet, but you can try them at a wine dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar (1855 South Lindbergh Boulevard) at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, February 29. The five-course meal includes Newma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Wine Spectator: January 15, 2008

    Gut Check reads the leading food and beverage publications -- so you don't have to! Next Time: The Science of Beer Goggles I love how almost every issue of Wine Spectator includes a news item on how drinking wine can improve your health. This time it's a study on rats that shows drinking ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2007

    Glen Ellen Merlot

    The Muny (in Forest Park); 314-361-1900.

  • Dining

    April 18, 2007

    2005 The Four Graces Pinot Noir

    Pomme Restaurant, 40 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-727-4141.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Small Plates: Thursday, 2/22

    Several special events to tell you about today. First up, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival this weekend. You can listen to live Icelandic music and even enter to win a trip to Iceland while you enjoy fish and chips and cask-conditio ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 2, 2005

    Castle Rock Carneros Pinot Noir 2004

    Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street; 314-772-4710.

  • Dining

    March 2, 2005

    Clos Mimi 2003 Petite Rousse Syrah; Tulocay 2001 Pinot Noir

    Wine Merchant, 20 South Hanley Road, Clayton; 314-863-6282

  • Dining

    April 21, 2004

    $12 Wine Flight

    The Crossing, 7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, 314-721-7375

  • Dining

    December 4, 2002

    Turn, Turn and Eat

    The weather outside is frightful, but Jay Brandt's cooked up something to make you feel better

  • Dining

    September 4, 2002

    Hot and Bothered

    Provisions Bistro turns up the heat after morphing out of its Grenache beginnings

  • Dining

    January 16, 2002

    Port and Sweet

    Dessert wines are a great way to end a meal

  • Dining

    January 3, 2001

    Side Dish

    The latest offering from wine purveyors: the white merlot

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    June 28, 2000

    Heard It Through the Grapevine

    Once Upon a Vine sends tendrils down the South Grand strip

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    April 26, 2000

    Little Things Mean a Lot

    Celebrating the spring Harvest

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    April 12, 2000

    Wiping the Plate Clean

    Our intrepid reviewer calls for the last check and leaves some generous tips

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    May 5, 1999
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