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Monroe James Lawrence (The Nightlife Sommelier) is your Wine & Spirits sherpa, offering enlightened perspectives on fine beverages and jazz entertainment.


January 1, 2008

Eartha Kitt: Live from the Cafe Carlyle

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By MONROE JAMES LAWRENCE YOHEY

Eartha Kitt Live from the Cafe Carlyle DRG Records 2006

Everything about the Café Carlyle speaks class and sophistication. The Café Carlyle opened in 1955, and has featured legends such as cabaret entertainer, Bobby Short. The venue has an intimate and romantic quality that can easily overflow into sensual and sizzle that make this location the ideal place for a live performance recording by the ever vigorous and forever young Eartha Kitt.

Once, Orson Welles referred to Kitt as “the most exciting woman in the world." Kitt (age ...

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August 11, 2004

Wine Club Selections: July 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Rancho Sisquoc Winery's Cabernet Sauvignon with Moacir Santos's Ouro Negro and Cosentino Winery's Meritage White with George Shearing's Like Fine Wine.

For more information about how you can taste these and other delicious wines from the AAJ Club, click here .

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Rancho Sisquoc Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Specifications Varietal: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, ...

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August 11, 2004

Wine Club Selections: June 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Fess Parker's Mackie's Blend Central Coast Syrah with The Frank & Joe Show's 33 1/3 and Lange Winery's Pinot Blanc with David Hazeline's Close To You.

Fess Parker Mackie's Blend Central Coast Syrah 2000

Specifications Appellation: Central Coast, CA. Vinetard Sources: 36% Rodney's (Santa Ynez Valley), 31% Meeker (Paso Robles), 15% Wild Rose (Lodi) Varietals: 78% Syrah, 12% Genache, 10% Carignane pH: 3.81 Total Acidity: 0.532 ...

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August 11, 2004

Wine Club Selections: May 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Quivira's Zinfandel with Andy Bey's American Song and Zaca Mesa Vineyards's Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay with Mark Isaacs's Keeping The Standards.

For more information about how you can taste these and other delicious wines from the AAJ Club, click here .

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Quivira Zinfandel 2002

Specifications Varietal: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Syrah Appellation: ...

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April 24, 2004

Wine Club Selections: April 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing WillaKenzie Estate's Oregon Pinot Noir with Ted Sirota's Breeding Resistance and Martin & Weyrich Winery's Central Coast Pinot Grigio with Jim Robitaille's To Music.

For more information about how you can taste these and other delicious wines from the AAJ Club, click here .

Your wine club membership directly supports All About Jazz. So enjoy fine quality wine while helping the site!

WillaKenzie Estate Oregon Pinot Noir 2001

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir ...

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March 29, 2004

Wine Club Selections: March 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Vianza Winery's Santerra Rosso with Enrico Rava's Easy Living and White Oak Vineyards's Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with Bob James's Take It From The Top.

Vianza Winery Santerra Rosso 2000

Varietal: 42% Sangiovese, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc Appellation: North Coast pH: 3.62 TA: 0.62 g/100 ml Serving Temperature: 65 degrees Fahrenheit Alcohol Content: 14.2%

Tasting Notes: ...

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March 9, 2004

Wine Club Selections: February 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Zenaida Cellars' Estate Merlot with Jim Ridl's Door In A Field and Clos LaChance's Chardonnay with Abbey Lincoln's It's Me.

For more information about how you can taste these and other delicious wines from the AAJ Club, click here .

Your wine club membership directly supports All About Jazz. So enjoy fine quality wine while helping the site!

Zenaida Cellars Estate Merlot 2000

Varietal: 100% Merlot Appellation: Paso Robles, CA ...

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February 24, 2004

Wine Club Selections: January 2004

By MICHAEL RICCI

Each month we'll pair two recent jazz CDs with the latest releases from the AAJ Wine Club . This month we're pairing Pretty-Smith's Cabernet Sauvignon with the Moutin Reunion Quartet's Red Moon and Louis M. Martini's Folle Blanche with Tierney Sutton's Dancing in the Dark.

For more information about how you can taste these and other delicious wines from the AAJ Club, click here .

Your wine club membership directly supports All About Jazz. So enjoy fine quality wine while helping the site!

Pretty-Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Appellation: Paso Robles, CA RS: ...

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January 9, 2003

Mutt Lynch's 2000 Portrait Of A Mutt Goes With Ramsay Midwood's Shoot Out At The OK Chinese Restaurant

By DAVID GINOCHIO

The other day on the way home from work I stopped into the grocery store to pick up a few odds and ends, and made the inevitable side trip to the wine aisle. A wine label featuring a somewhat abstract photomontage of a dog, along with a rather cutesy, dog specific slogan, definitely inspired the “too clever, I must wince now” reflex. But then I read that the wine itself was a zinfandel/carignane blend, at about 14 1/2 percent alcohol, two things I truly enjoy. I put away my initial prejudice almost as quickly as I ended up putting away ...

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