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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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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
Tried my first Ice wine. It was a bottle of 2007 Inniskillin (Vidal) produced and bottled in Niagra on the Lake Ontario Canada.This bottle was sent to be by a friend in the Midwest. It is certainly one of the sweetest wines that I have ever tasted. "There's incredible depth of both flavor and texture in this golden icewine from Inniskillin. Ini... Read More
For those interested, here's an interesting article on the subject and recent progress. Now I'm not sure I've seen a news article lauded on this board, but you never know. Read More
This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, as the summer is known as pink wine season. This is underscored by the fact that most wineries release their rosés in the spring no doubt in an effort to latch on to the popular sentiment. For years, I refused to buy into to the “summer means rosé” mindset as I firmly believe... Read More
At least I thought it was.This article was linked over on WB. I thought I would post the link, here:Don't Fear WineLarry Schaffer is the owner/winemaker at Tercero Wines up in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area. He posts regularly over on Wineberserkers, and I usually enjoy his comments. In this article, I which, I guess, he was the interviewee, ... Read More
There's a new crop of wines popping up in the southern reaches of the African continent.This past week, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post covered the emergence of “fusion winemaking” in South Africa, a term Wines of South Africa CEO Siobhan Thompson uses to describe the country's newest generation of wines.“Thompson describes the new ... Read More