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“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...
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Lot prices reached new heights at the 2014 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier wine farm in Stellensboch, South Africa, this past Saturday.Turnover was up 42% from the 2013 auction. More than 2,800 cases went home with bidders. The auction included 40 red wines, 18 white wines, one Méthode Cap, one dessert wine and a potstill brandy. ... Read More
Can anyone help figure out the age of this bottle? I haven't had any luck in my search. The label is devoid of any date and I cannot a match on the web. It looks similar to the turn of the century labels as well as the bottles from the 1960's. The lair from whence it surfaced could have swallowed it up in either decade, as it belonged to my ... Read More
1998 was the year Chateauneuf-du-Pape finally got some respect. Don’t me wrong, the wine had maintained a loyal following for years, but more often than not the wines were described as rustic, earthy and in quite a few cases, dirty.1998 was the turning point that changed that impression in consumers’ eyes, or at least those consumers who had yet... Read More
Well if I was on either the right or left coasts in the US during the coming month, I know where I'd be at least part of the time. NapaGirl, note the interesting new (for me, anyway) cab franc ACME's introducing. Finally, who knows how the formatting on this is going to appear.... NYC:La Paulee de New YorkLa Paulée Returns to New York February 1... Read More
Although a beaujolais tastes almost like an aged Gamay. Chewy, fruity, savory, and earthy balanced wine, uniquely balanced. Nose of perfume, sweet leather, gummy fruit candy, and red fruit. In the mouth mildly sweet, savory (meaty), plummy, and red berry with a mild leather and fruit finish. Slightly and pleasantly astringent/sour. Balanced... 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
Posted on behalf of a user. c9dp isnt my specialist area, so thought I'd turn it over to the wiser and larger crowd:ThanksPJ~~~~~~Do you have any recommendations for a Chateauneuf-du-pape? We love fully structured, complex wines. This one sounds up my alley, but also one that most would probably feel strongly about...positively or negatively. I ... Read More