Wine Barrel

(559)434-1057 1105 East Champlain Drive
Fresno, CA 93720-4223
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  • Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Chablis. I often hear wine enthusiasts say it’s “Chablis that didn’t make the grade”, “from young vines or poor vineyards”. Sadly, this is not surprising as the name does suggest an inferior wine but after two days of tasting... Read More

    From the article The Truth About Petit Chablis


  • Fridays are good out here in Virginia, as long as you get your butt moving after the morning traffic but before the evening work traffic.  Yesterday started out with both of us having our blood tested after fasting 12 hours, then a nice breakfast at the Silver Diner.  Upon returning home, I rode my Harley Fatboy over to my massage appointment an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the cellar for decades is time-consuming and expensive. There is a time and place for wines that age and adventurous palates are required. Most all age-worthy wines will have high acid, tannin, ... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates is simply astounding. Chile has three thousand miles of coastline north to south as well as mou... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet


  • Jcos, welcome to the Snooth Forum. Congratulations, also, on finding this trhead at the bottom of the barrel.  :-)Unless your stored your wine in a kitchen cabinet above the range, it should be fine.  Dessert wines have a very long life expectancy--decades.In our household, we enjoy dessert wine with fruit and cheese plates.  Apples and pears ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Anselmann Trockenbeerenauslese


  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a good chance that you are surfeit with white wine by now. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. Summer calls for diaphanous red wine grapes that allow fresh fruits to shine without the deep, dar... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime


  • I'd use the barrels for parties. They work just fine within that time frame (sherry casks for whisky or brandy fine, too, over much longer time frame). Have had wine served several times that way, indoors, outdoors at private venues, as well as at commercial wine and beer cellar restaurants across Europe. Yeah if you want to drink a barrel over ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • The very rich are (or do live) very different(ly) from you and me. Here's a rumpus room where you can have the craft beer or wine (or spirit) of your choice on tap from the barrel. Owners of this property would have no problem having their wine from Jonata or anyone else in the area delivered by the barrel rather than the bottle...  Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the extra aging or official qualifications, just that if the producer is deciding to bottle a regular and a riserva, the riserva is typically a better, or more highly regarded wine due to the cru, blocks within the cru, barrel select, etc. They all have their story I'm sure, and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy - Piedmont Dinner in...


  • The past couple nights I have followed this Agharta Exhibit C. Seeing I went in on a library offer of this from Garagiste last month I figured no time like the present to take a look before it arrives. Whenever that will be.Based on this bottle they can take their time because it is still stuffed in all directions. I wouldn't open this unless yo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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