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I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10. It is from the Pessac-Leognan appellation which was created in 1987 out of what had been the northern part of the Graves appellation.and is very close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux. My bottle comes from Chateau Poumey,a small property that is part of the Bernard ... Read More
Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD - 2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large appellation set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself. It includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Pauillac and Marg... Read More
Ok, new year and time for a new topic of discussion. Just yesterday I opened this Pinot Noir from California that initially sounded promising. First - it was given to Sandra as a retirement gift so it was free. Second - a Pinot Noir bottled in St. Helena CA, so it has to be decent, right? and Third - a nice looking label. Well, this 2014 Me... Read More
Forget fancy dinners. Your opportunity to sample rare wines by the glass from around the world exists in wine bar travel. Let’s take a quick jaunt around the globe and visit some of the most spectacular wine bars in the world. Before we start our journey, a few wine bar tips to remember: In most cases, the cost of a single glass in a wine bar (o... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Moulis is a small appellation for red wines from around the village of that name about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux on the Medoc peninsular which got AOC status in 1938. My bottle consists of 60% merlot,30% cabernet sauvignon,8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.and ... Read More
This past week noted wine collector and infamous Chateau Margaux bottle-breaker WIlliam Sokolin passed away. He was 85 years old. According to an obituary in the New York Times yesterday, Sokolin was a “wine merchant for more than a half-century” whose father “opened a liquor store on Madison Avenue after Prohibition. Before becoming a wine-foc... Read More
It all started with a Facebook post. This past week the Australian Broadcast Corporation's (ABC) Natalie Whiting ran a story about a McLaren Vale winemaker who offered up through Facebook an excess block of grapes for anyone who was willing to use the purchase for charity. The response to winemaker Jock Harvey's call, Whiting wrote, was phenome... Read More
A recent survey by a large United Kingdom wine merchant shows data indicating the U.K.'s favorite wine is sauvignon blanc. “We were supposed to have fallen out of love with it, but sauvignon blanc is back in fashion,” reporter Saffron Alexander said in an article in The Telegraph this past week. “The gooseberry flavoured grape comes out on top, ... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the city of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella ' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as ... Read More
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