About Seth Ball

Howdy! My name is Seth. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin down the plain. I've got a passion for wine, beer, and spirits. I find it magical that you can transport yourself to far off places and times with just a sip. Each bottle holds a new adventure and memory.

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Chateau Carbonneau La Verrière

Seth has a wine to build your menu around. (Think burgers and steaks.) Chateau Carbonneau La Verrière - Bordeaux, France This 2018 Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon has delicious dark fruit flavors, with the perfect amount of oak, tobacco leaf, leather, and spice. Its firm tannins and mouth-watering acidity have it screamin' for a hearty beef or lamb stew, an aged cheddar, or a nice fatty steak or burger! It makes the perfect companion to take along for a dinner with family and friends, or it also makes a great gift for that ever-so-hard-to-please wino you know. Chateau Carbonneau La Verrière - [...]

By | 2021-11-15T20:10:29+00:00 November 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps

Seth would like to encourage you not to go all-out red quite yet — this white will warm your bones. Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps - Charnas, Rhône Valley, France This Rhône blend is a mix of Roussanne, Vermentino, and Viognier. It's complex, rich, and classy without being pretentious. There are subtle floral and honey hints that are balanced by a complementary bitter lemon zest and a nice dry finish. A perfect wine for a charcuterie spread, some pâté, a juicy roasted chicken, or even your favorite spicy Thai or Chinese takeout. I know some of you are adamant about [...]

By | 2021-10-25T21:02:52+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Alvi’s Drift

Seth is transitioning into fall with this Shiraz from South Africa. Alvi's Drift Shiraz - Western Cape, South Africa Alvi's Drift, a South African Shiraz, is an amazing fall red. It has nice juicy dark berry flavors and the perfect touch of spice. It is rich, warming, and smooth. My mouth is watering just thinking about it with a hearty lamb stew, or even a nice grilled burger with some crispy salted fries. It's super versatile: Pair it with a nice hard cheese, some salami, and your favorite true crime TV, and you've got yourself the makings of a cozy [...]

By | 2021-10-12T19:36:50+00:00 October 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Alta Luna “Phases” Red Blend

Need some help transitioning into fall? Seth has just the wine for you. Alta Luna "Phases" Red Blend - Trentino, Northern Italy Alta Luna is the perfect wine to usher in the transition from summer to fall. It flaunts the warm and comforting baking spices of fall, with a smooth lightness that makes it great for a late-summer evening. It's what you want with a delicious charcuterie board, grilled burgers, pulled pork or jackfruit sandwiches, chili dogs, good conversation, or nothing at all. Also, try popping it in the fridge for half an hour before you crack it open — [...]

By | 2021-09-15T18:41:51+00:00 September 8th, 2021|