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Today is the autumnal equinox, half day, half night and the first official day of Fall, so what better way to celebrate fall than to go back to school! In this case we'll be going back to school at one of my absolute favorite wineries of all time, L'E...
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The Wine Spies Say: Mission Codename: From where do great wines come? Operative: Agent White Objective: Place Lancaster Estate under surveillance to determine whether great wine comes from the soil, the grapes, the people… or all three Mission Stat...
Today, I am enjoying my grill along with a bottle of 2009 Chateau de la Taille Bordeaux, another bottle from that super vintage (at least as it's been billed) from France. Now don't get me wrong, the experts who tasted from barrels are probably righ...
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Interestingly enough, was an offer from our friend Ian Cauble that falls right within this thread's discussion: Massimo Clerico, Nebbiolo, Lessona DOC Piedmont, Italy 2008 If there is one lesson that is common amongst all the great red wines of the world, it is that nothing can substitute for optimal bottle age. You can decant a young wine t... Read More
Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those without the fanfare or popularity of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice aperti... Read More
Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out of of a 15-year-old Bordeaux or CA cab than you will out of any serious four or five year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly ... Read More
This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More
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
Situated as far north as Pinot Noir is cultivated in Bourgogne, Irancy is a little known treasure representing tremendous value. Situated in the Grand Auxerrois region, Irancy lies on the right bank of the Yonne river, a short drive southwest of Chablis. Here, red wines are produced exclusively.The same Kimmeridgean marl and brown limestone soil... Read More
My problem is that I'm now used to drinking the mid-range wines, as in $50 to $100 retail. I might not be able to detect complexities like most other folks here (including my wife), but I do get the overall mouth feel from a nice wine. It's rare for me nowadays to enjoy a wine under $10. Sometimes I find a nice one that is under $20. I try t... 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
Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... 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
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Good seller, but not great for walk-ins. If you are on the members' list, you will be able to source great wines at good prices. The owner, Mr. Wong, is a walking encyclopaedia of fine wines.
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