|Region:||Argentina » San Juan|
This wines is a blend of syrah (60%) and tannat (40%), which is a famous grape in the Madiran region of France. The addition of tannat to the blend results in a much more complex wine and really makes this wine pack a heck of a punch for the price. T...
|Winery:||Wimbledon Wine Company|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Maria Valley|
The Wine Spies Say: Mission Codename: The Lap of Luxury Operative: Agent Pinot Personal Objective: Enjoy a day off at the Bernardus Lodge, taste their wines Mission Status: Accomplished Current Winery: Bernardus Wine Subject: 2002 Marinus Winema...
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Beaune » Santenay » Clos des Mouches|
05 BEAUNE CLOS DES MOUCHES, 1ER CRU Joseph Drouhin, Red Wine, 750ml A special Collector's Set of 2005 Beaune 1er Cru, Clos des Mouches. Two bottles - one Rouge and one Blanc, representing a limited edition of two exclusive cuvees of Ouvree des Dames. T...
To start off with, this blend of pinot and cinsault is decidedly a rather strange wine. That said, I'd have to say it's a new favorite. The color is something of an orange pink. Plenty of the mint that South African wines are famous for on the nose, al...
|Winery:||Seven Hills Winery|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley » Walla Walla County » Walla Walla Valley|
What a busy day! I started this morning at the farmer's market to get some fresh veggies, they had a wonderful selection of fresh asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, lettuce and wonderful fresh ripe strawberries. Then off to the World Mar...
Tonight's wine is the 2007 Painted Wolf Red Cape Blend from South Africa. This is my first ever experience with South African wine, and I must admit, Painted Wolves are really ugly creatures! Fortunately the wine is nowhere near ugly like it's name...
|Winery:||Tenuta il Borro|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt|
Il Borro is part of a stable of wines introduced by Salvatore Ferragamo, whose grandfather built the famous footwear brand. From Arezzo, Italy this blend is a balancing act of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, and aged in French barri...
|Region:||USA » Oregon|
Back when I owned my win bar, I carried winemaker Ray Walsh's Capitello Brut in my shop. Thankfully, before putting my shop up for sale, I brought home several bottles of this delicious Methode Champenoise sparkling wine - saving a few for special occa...
|Winery:||Le Grand Bouqueteau|
|Region:||France » Loire » Touraine » Chinon|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop, also called 'Le Grand Bouqueteau ' next to the car park by the entrance to Chinon castle when I visited at the end of May 2014. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back ce...
|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia County|
|Varietal:||Malbec , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Zinfandel , Syrah|
So I have arrived safe and sound from my grand adventure to the west! I traveled from my home in Michigan to Missouri, then across the Oregon Trail (in general terms) to Pendleton, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington, home to some of the most wonderful...
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There’s a lot we don’t know about the specific drinking trends of wine lovers in China.Stereotypes and misinformation aside, the growing group wine lovers in China is bringing with it a new set of drinking norms, contributing columnist Guo Guangwei wrote in an article this past month on HeraldIndependent.com.“Drinking habits are changing in Chi... Read More
Hesitate not, lest ye (or these sweet bottles) be lost!I continue to be impressed with Chambers Street's ability to pull together interesting batches of high-quality bottles with some age on them... A Very Large Collection of Produttori del BarbarescoIn April we had a dinner of Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco, tasting many of what are co... Read More
Dresden-based German restaurateur Silvio Stelzer claims he’s found under the garden of his restaurant bottles of Champagne and Cognac which at one time belonged to notorious German dictator Adolf Hitler. “Mr. Stelzer made the find at his restaurant in a historic villa on the grounds of the famous Moritzburg Water Palace,” wrote Justin Huggler, a... Read More
If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal has controlled world trade for centuries, and is responsible for a myriad of inventions--including the compass, Christopher Columbus, the best sardines, and the croissant. (French bakers copied the Portuguese technique.) The Portuguese people who spin these tales are a dist... Read More
Every year the group of which I am a member [the London BMW Club] have a 'Continental Hotel Weekend' in a different part of north-east Europe. This year I got to choose the hotel because I did a recee on my own last year before meeting up with the rest in Rouen.I chose a hotel in Chenonceaux next to the famous Chateau. We visited that Chateau an... Read More
Thanks MJ. They really enjoyed a night out, as Jean has only gone out with Bob to the grocery store and to church since her stroke last December.Yesterday after my morning massage I enjoyed another 'flights & flats' experience at Seasons 52, my favorite restaurant. I was also dropping off materials for the retirement party that I'm planning fo... Read More
We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the areas goes back centuries for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape,known in the area as 'petit breton'[the rare white chinon being made from chenin blanc ] from around the town of t... Read More
Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school crime novel, and rightly so: “A Pinot Noir”, the story is titled. Suddath provided the reader with an overview of the most recent rash of wine thievery in which wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux have been the bounty and famous restaurants have been the befuddled. “In the ... Read More
Not much wine talk this weekend, so sharing a few thoughts on the subject.A friend of mine recently said "there's only two days in a year I don't drink coffee", and I've also noticed that I'm pretty much drinking a cup every morning, sometimes iced tea with lunch. For a little while, I even got in to ordering a french press while out for breakfa... Read More
Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle if it’s your final pleasure but on a Wednesday evening? Yep, that may be a problem! “But is it possible to buy good value White Burgundy?”, a friend a... Read More
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