Back Alley Wine

(641)357-7075 12 N 3rd St # B
Clear Lake, IA 50428-1808
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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Ok, I recieved an email list offer from Turley. I have never tried but all I hear is that they are very good. What should I buy? Remember that we like big and structured. Let me hear it?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Turley Wines


  • I typically shy away from Pinot Noir, preferring more full bodied, dark & dense varieties.But I have had a couple Pinot's that knocked my socks off. In each case, these were made New World style with very concentrated extraction resulting in a fruity palette and dense mouth feel. But I don't recall what wines/vintages were like this.Would love t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New World Pinot Noir...


  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2014 Reveal Day...


  • I was right, Taste of Sonoma was a cattle call. The gates opened at 11:00, we rolled in at 11:30 and the line was longer than I have ever seen. This was half way in... Not sure what was worse, waiting in line or being treated to a woman behind me going on and on about wine, grapes, commercial harvesters etc when she had no clue what she was talk... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Wine Country Weekend


  • It's upon us, Labor Day weekend. This year we are doing a Friday Night event at Francis Ford Coppola in Geyserville in addition to the Taste of Sonoma on Saturday at MacMurray Ranch. Anyone going except me? NG? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Wine Country Weekend


  • This summer I'm trying to help you out of your seasonal drinking ruts. So far I've suggest some delicious alternatives to your standard drinking fare. Consider Portuguese whites, Soave, and of course Chenin from South Africa as tips worthy of investigation.Today I turn my attention to Spain, and in particular towards Rueda and it's mainstay vari... Read More

    From the article Va Va Va Verdejo!


  • Oro de Castilla Verdejo Rueda 2013

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    Super fresh and fruity on the nose with a real big hit of fresh almonds early on followed by peach, quince jelly and citrus marmalade aromas. This enters the mouth with a laser of acid that strings tyne whole palate out like laundry on a line. Flapping in the wind are the aforementioned almond notes, juicy lime drenched peach and bitter apple fl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of course, all that is true but today we are seeing that free spirited attitude change the paradigm for wine production. Some might say that we are witnessing a return to a different style of wine. Fresher, lower in alcohol and having more in common with wines produced se... Read More

    From the article The "New" California


  • So i am getting flooded with emails from various wineries updating on their Rose releases.   Every year is different, and I am interested in hearing what is looking good on the market, world-wide and local.  I enjoy Roses across the board:  CA seems to rank in my high numbers, but I'm sure that is a demographics thing.  I also love some French R... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rose'... wine for summer!


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