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I'm also a fan of Rhone wines, even preferring them to Bordeaux when it comes to reds. I love Gigondas and especially wines from Domaine Santa Duc and their excellent Prestiges des Hautes Garrigues. Don't get me wrong - all syrah wines are great. However, I think that there is much to be said for the S. Rhone.If you like Sonoma syrah, you might ... Read More
Hi all!Hoping to wade into interesting wine talk (and food talk). Me, I've been seriously enjoying and exploring wine for just over 20 years. On the red side, right now I'm partial to wines from Spain and the Rhone valley, but other loves are Oregon pinots, really good Italian wines (yes, it's endless, but that's the fun), and wanting to try mu... Read More
Starting on Wednesday night and going through Sunday I had the following:2006 Peter Michael "La Carriere" Chardonnay2007 Peter Michael "L'Apres-Midi" Sauvignon Blanc (ok, with a touch of Semillon)Bollinger Special Cuvee (Question: If it's the basic bottle why is it "Special"?)Morlet Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne (weird bottle with a chees... Read More
So, do you have your wine planned out yet for the Thanksgiving meal? I'm going a bit off course this year as I am smoking my turkey so I'm probably going to go heavy on Syrah rather than Pinot Noir. But that could change based on input from the guests.First off I'll likely pop a 2010 Copain Baker Ranch Syrah as it shows quite Pinot-like and I ha... Read More
So, I was at a pre-performance dinner before an opera this weekend and a fellow diner/patron told me that her household is in love with a wine named Checkerboard. I've read a little on the interwebs and so far it sounds good. I was wondering if any of you Snoothers had tried this stuff and could provide any feedback.What does it most clearly com... Read More
I was invited to a tasting meant for restaurant managers, somms, etc., to choose wines for their venues. Lucky me! Thanks to Patrick Pretz of Crush Wines for an outtanding experience. It was a great opportunity for me to meet many winemakers and taste a broad range of wines. I will link the wines I tasted if anyone would like to see the info... Read More
Apr 8, 2010
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