Long's wines & Spirits
Imported by: Iberia Wines & Spirits Ct Aromatically this is very interesting with gamy, beefy aromas laced with notes of dried apricots, honeysuckle, a hint of black pepper and dark oak spice all bound up in rich raspberry fruit. it is not completel...
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As millennials come of age and begin exploring wine as a passion and a pastime, they are causing a tectonic shift in the wine business. The fundamentals of the business have been tacitly accepted by wine drinkers for decades -- the same varietals and regions have been favored vintage after vintage. Traditionally preferred grapes and regions are ... Read More
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A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak. I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More
ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the high water mark for wine brands, regions, and drinkers worldwide. Nearly every wine producing area you’ve ever heard of (or not heard of) is represented at this event. The event is so huge that it should have its own postal code. This is one of those rare instances in life ... Read More
How big is your wine library? This time we aren’t talking about bottles. Here, we are speaking about actual books. While web articles and top ten lists provide a quick and easy way to digest wine knowledge, there exists a panoply of skilled authors who have dedicated their time and talents to unearthing wine magic in long-form, highly researched... Read More
A few of us met in San Diego last Friday for some wine and company at the always friendly, tasty, and accomodating Solare Ristorante.The People: GregT, Foxall, & meThe Wines: 2001 Brunello?, 1986 Marques de Caceras Rioja, 1961 Oddero Barolo, 1999 Kiralyudvar Tokaji, 2007 Donnhoff Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg (Nahe), and later a 1964 Marques d... Read More
I mentioned this a while ago, but didn't get around to the post. We stayed from September to end of December at a condominium in a complex built in the '70s. They've renovated and rebuilt since then (there were several major lawsuits for construction defects--built on fill!), but the architecture and the vibe is still very of that period. Our u... Read More
Everyone wants a good deal. It doesn’t matter what you’re buying, we all like to save a buck. In the wine world there are several ways to save money and get a good bottle of wine. One in particular is to shop in categories that aren’t as popular, well known or highly scored as some others. There are a multitude of reasons a particular category m... Read More
Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last year I met several Chicago wine people at a Burgundy tasting, and earlier this year some more at La Paulee. So on short notice I decided to let them all know I was coming to town, and luckily I got a good tip on an excellent restaurant near my hotel, Nico Osteria. Have ... Read More
Golds, silvers and bronzes were won in abundance this past week at a pair of Eastern European wine competitions. Romanian wines were in their full glory at the International Wine Contest Bucharest, while Georgain wines took the spotlight in their country's Tbilisi International Wine Award competition. In a tone representative of Georgia's pride ... Read More