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Cotes du Rhone. It’s a surprisingly well known wine in a world where the wines people are generally more comfortable with come with varietal designations as opposed to regional ones. Sure there are Chianti, and Bordeaux, but how many other regional appellations are most people familiar with? And is there any other that is exclusively focused on ... Read More
It's not often that I have a plan. Well, a detailed plan at least.. Some sort of a plan not being a requirement for those in this business. But a detailed plan, and over-arching theme for a visit to wine country can certainly come in handy. This month’s, or rather last month’s theme was, surprisingly enough: Zinfandel. I say surprisingly becaus... Read More
Before I retired I did a stint as chairman of Hawkes Bay Vintners (all the wineries in Hawkes Bay) and was asked to write a short article for the local newspaper. All the wineries offered tasting of most of their wines and sometimes I felt, the public didn't really understand how enthusiastic winemakers were about their product."Lets do the wine... Read More
I got given this bottle of wine.It is from the Rhine valley close to the town of Mainz in western Germany.Grape cultivation in this area goes back to at least the time of Charlemange and around 1100 the Benedictine abbey of St Alban was founded hence the name.There is a story that in 1775 the messenger carrying the instruction from the Bishop o... Read More
a good friend who knows wine better than i ever will came over for a night. he's in the wine business and has never let me down before. now he has...what do i do? he has been with this winery for a while now. i never ask for a "hook-up" on his wine connections ever i just don't think i should for some reason or another. he graciously brough... Read More
Hey everyone, what's the buzz in the US right now about buying Bordeaux 2009 En Primeur?I have never known a vintage to be so 'talked-up' by the press. Investors are hanging on to Parker's index fingers waiting with drooling tongues and wagging tails for it to spout forth its Midas touch. This is THE vintage of the last 100 years folks. Broke... Read More
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Anyone here going? I guess this is an introduction post too - my name is Anthony and I will be there on Sunday, April 5th Read More
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As I mentioned in my previous post, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) ... Boulanger is President of The Wine Messenger, an online wine retailer focussed on small grower wines. Rodolphe is also currently a diploma student at the WSET in Londo Read More
As wines popularity continues to increase in the United States at a torrid ... ... Boulanger is President of The Wine Messenger, an online wine retailer focussed on small grower wines. Rodolphe is also currently a diploma student at the WSET in Londo Read More