The Feiring Line
Alice Feiring has made a name for herself as a somewhat controversial, straight-talking wine writer who calls them as she sees them. I can't say I always agree with Alice, but that's not the point of this great pursuit of ours. After all, having differences of opinion makes us human and gives us something to talk about.
We all think of Muscadet as summer wine, so it may seem odd to be reading about it today in frigid temps and looking out on snowfields, but this may be our last chance. Not to sound alarmist -- I'll leave that to Alice -- but her story on Muscadet does make one want to do something: get out there and join the intrepid farmers or something. Well, what we all can do is read Alice's compelling article, and drink more Muscadet.
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The V.I.P. Table
Eric Guido has been our go-to guy for some of our greatest culinary content (check out WhatsCook.in) but his talents extend beyond the confines of the kitchen. This week, he has posted a tasting report from New York City's Gambero Rosso tasting: the best of Italian wines, which is a fitting follow-up to his recent posts on Brunello and Chianti tastings held here in the city. A compelling read for all lovers of vino!
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Wine of the Week: 2/25/11
2007 Vinos Sin-Ley Montsant G2
There is something about warm-climate reds. Sure, many of these wines can be a bit much, but when they're done well they really can capture the sun, warmth and happiness of their vintages. Such is the case with this Spanish Garnacha. Full of rich fruit with nice, subtle accents that keep you coming back for more, it's both delicious and a super value.
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