The Newest Member

- Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hello to all. Today let’s talk about the newest member of the R** Bandana family. Catawba. In my opinion most Catawba wines are a bit too sweet for my taste. I said most. In R** Bandana’s case, there is just enough sweetness with a bit of tartness at the finish. In ‘vi  More

Nuts and bolts. (or skins and seeds)

- Thursday, July 21, 2016
It is time we get serious about wine. Let’s say your spouse makes you get dressed up and drags you to a party that you did not want to attend in the first place. You see the guests holding wine glasses and sniffing and sipping. You think to yourself, (or maybe say it out loud) "What the he  More

Niagara(The wine not the Falls)

- Thursday, July 21, 2016
Niagara. Let’s talk about a wine that happened because a miracle did not happen and a bumper crop of grapes that did happen. In 1868 two botanists by the name of Hoag and Clark (sounds a lot like a country duo to me) had a goal in mind. That was to change the grape eating habits   More

Rebel Red

- Thursday, July 21, 2016
Welcome to Doug's red neck cultural corner. Okay folks, let start rolling with blog #2. My first was old history. Now it is time to get to something serious. Serious fun, that is. Rebel Red. This is R** Bandana's signature wine. It is a semi sweet wine with a very 'grapy' sta  More

The Real History of Wine

- Thursday, July 21, 2016
If we are going to talk about wine we need to start at the beginning. Wine has been with us for over 7,000 years. Now, I know that this story of the history of the start of wine is absolutely true, because I read it on the internet and everyone knows that everything on the internet is the   More