Episode 117 – Tasting Two Charles Smith Wines From Costco

Episode 117 – Tasting Two Charles Smith Wines From Costco Episode 117 – Tasting Two Charles Smith Wines From Costco

In todays episode, Shelley and Phil taste through a couple of wines from winemaker Charles Smith, who many consider a rock star in the Washington Wine World, both which we bought from Costco and BOTH are under 15 bucks! Finally, wines you can grab and taste along with us! As a bonus, we are walking through local wine bars, bottle shops #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing

Wines tasted this episode:

  • 2020 Substance Ch Chardonnay ($13 at Costco)
  • 2020 K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon ($14 at Costco)

For more information on the Ch Chardonnay, please visit https://houseofsmith.com/product/2020-ch-chardonnay

For more information on the K Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, please visit https://costcowineblog.com/2020-kirkland-signature-k-vine-cabernet-sauvignon-wahluke-slope-vineyard/

Thanks to our sponsors: Cuvée Collective and Elsom Cellars

Cuvée Collective is the first members only wine NFT club. Your membership gives you access to exclusive benefits and experiences within the world of wine. For more information, visit https://www.cuveecollective.com

Elsom Cellars. Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.comor call them at 425-298-3082.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music, which is ANYthing but average.  Please visit https://todhornby.com or contact him at 


The Eternal Wine Wine Word of the Week – Punch Down

During fermentation, the grape skins and other solids rise to the top of the tank, pushed up by the carbon dioxide that’s released as the yeast does its thing. The resulting “cap” must be “punched down” to the continue the skin-to-juice contact that is vital to giving red wine its color, tannins, and other important qualities.Punch downs usually occur one to several times a day.

For more information on Eternal Wine, please visit https://eternalwine.com or simply call 509-240-6258. Eternal Wine: Drink Wine, Be Happy.

Mentions: The Dinner Party, Possibilities, Rosalie and Stormy, Terroir Fine Wine, Trevor Treller, Castaway Cellars, Titos Italian Grill & Wine Shop, Coeur D’Alene Cellars, Cranberry Road Winery, Vinloq, Andrea Robinson, M.S., The Culinary StoneStudio 107Coeur D’Alene FRESH Wine Bar, The Cork & Tap, Vine and Olive Eatery and Wine Bar, Naomi Boutz, LiveforBlu Gallery and Wine Bar, Stella’s On The Hill, Wine House, Stylus Wine and Vinyl Bar, Krista & Robbie French, Thinlicious, Ruth Soukup, Mark and Debbie Cooke, Fred Meyer Coeur d’Alene.

For more information on, Vinloq, the first slow decanting and wine preservation system, please visit https://vinloq.com

Wines we enjoyed this week:  Skylark Pink Belly Rosé, Chateau Souverain Chardonnay, J Lohr Chardonnay.

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