Leslie SbroccoMy name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

2009 Mark West Pinot Noir, California $12
A must-buy bargain bottle that captures Pinot’s elegance and juicy red-berry fruit flavors at a price that will please. Stock up for the holidays to use as a house red or to give as gifts.

2010 Astrolabe
“Voyage” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $20

Newly landed on our shores, this unique Kiwi wine delivers a ping of zestiness layered with citrus notes and whisper of fresh herbal aromas. It’s a classy Sauvignon Blanc worth seeking out.

2006
Iron Horse “Classic” Vintage Brut, Green Valley of Russian River
Valley, California $34

Iconic bubbly producer Iron Horse is California royalty, crafting world-class wines to rival the best of Champagne, France. Aged for years before release, the Vintage Brut sparkles like a Cartier jewel. Lush, yet lean, focused, and fresh, this is a wine to savor.

Check, Please! Bay Area guests and host on set with wines from episode 612

Wines on set from Check, Please! Bay Area episode 612

  • Wino

    >>2009 Mark West Pinot Noir, California $12
    A must-buy bargain bottle that captures Pinot’s elegance and juicy red-berry fruit flavors at a price that will please.
    After trying three bottles of this …two were corked and the other was the taste of a musty,funk old barrel Syrah with minimal pinot flavors……ewww

  • med munds

    This ‘wine tip’ is from 1 1/2 years ago…..why has no one commented on Ms. Sbrocco’s instruction to use the blunt or back edge of the ‘saber’ while she clearly demonstrates using the front or sharpened edge in slicing off the top?

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