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Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...
This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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A 2005 Merlot from Virginia. Deep ruby color with mid-rim variation. Dark fruits hints of black cherry, plum and raspberry with a hint of pepper. It has a long finish on the palette and slight acidity. The time for this wine is now (peak time 2012-2015). Best served chilled to 60 degrees, double decanted and served with a grilled pork dish. Read More
I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley which is in ... Read More
Fine wine can be likened to aesthetic arts or crafts, the qualities appreciated are sensory, a state of mind, rather than a measurable technology. For the most curious and adventurous wine enthusiasts of the world, the most exciting wines are typically those that are totally new and unexpected, surprising as opposed to predictable. If there’s a... Read More
I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week. So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent. Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More
Went out for a meal at a restaurant the other night whilst on a short break away in Wales taking my daughter back to University, While we were ordering i decided to have a glass of Rioja with some tapas. The wine was one i have tasted before at home and has always been good.Firstly when it arrived the glass was warm to the touch, i asked them ... Read More
The South of France, you can picture it. The glamour, the sun, the history, and the Languedoc (pronounced “lahng-doc”)That’s right, the largest single wine region in the world and France’s wine frontier, the Languedoc, is waiting for you. Waiting for you to discover her exciting wines and where adventurous winemakers blend tradition and innovati... Read More
Erzeti Merlot Amphora 2000. Purchased fall of 2005. Cost: some number of euros. Dobrovo Castle – Brda Vinoteka, Slovenia. Enjoyed right there in the castle’s cellar.Talk about down the road to ruin… One stormy evening a very special wine stood on its own screaming at me, “Only wine can do this!”It was a thundering, stormy night… really!John (fia... Read More
I’m one of those wine drinkers. You know the kind. Pays no attention to the type, age, winemaker, etc., of the wine in her glass. Has to call someone when she’s picking out a bottle of red to bring to a party, and never remembers the name of her favorite blend. But in my defense, I do love wine! Really, I do. I’m an enthusiastic wine enjoyer. Th... Read More
Enjoy course-by-course dining on your private balcony in a six-star resort as it serenely moves from one coveted Mediterranean harbor to the next. We invite you to experience the ultimate expression of gourmet dining complemented by one of the finest wine cellars at sea aboard the luxurious, all-inclusive ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Voya... Read More
Would love your recommendations as well!I have found a few I REALLY like, and a few I've tried that I THOUGHT might fit the bill, and did not.Gracianna is my fav - tasted 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyards Gracianna and LOVED it at Taste of Sonoma..... I also like Lioco- 2008 "sonoma coast" pinot noir... Another favorite is the Cosentino 2006 Sonoma P... Read More