Nebbiolo is a fabulous grape that produces some of my favorite wines. Not just from the famous areas of Barolo and Barbaresco, but lesser known areas of the Alto Piemonte like Carema, Boca, Gattinara etc. They all have their own fabulous producers and can produce stunning wines. One of the things I enjoy the most … More Ancient Barolo!
Now that we’ve had a little foray elsewhere, lets get back to Burgundy! The other night I drank a fabulous bottle from a producer that I had never tried. The wine was Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Les Cazetiers which is a fabulous 1er cru. Cazetiers is located in the northern end of Gevrey on the “Cote … More Cazetiers classic!
As promised, I’m back and this time with a post that is not about Burgundy and not even about European wine! Call this my tariff piece? No, don’t get me started about that nonsense… anyway there is a lot of high quality wine produced in the US and while I still hope to have the … More Ridge Monte Bello
Yes, I realize I’ve been writing about white Burgundy or red Burgundy a fair amount (well really I haven’t been writing about anything a fair amount as you can see from the paucity of posts… such is life these days) and I promise I will soon write more about Bordeaux, or Cali cabs, or Rioja … More Jean-Philippe Fichet: excellent white Burgundy
As summer is officially ended and cold weather is setting in (at least here) I was reminiscing about some of my most pleasurable wines from the summer. The wines that kept popping up in my mind were several bottles of Louis Michel Chablis in various forms. I love Chablis; it is without a doubt my … More Louis Michel; a great value in Chablis
While I may be a Montanan these days (and very happy to be as it is purely God’s country), I am originally and will always be to some degree a Virginian. The land that was originally settled by European invaders and eventually became a very important state in the founding of the US is where … More Virginia on my mind!?
We had some friends in town recently who share an interest with us in enjoying delicious wines. So as we enjoyed several fabulous meals and wines together, I planned to pull an old wine out for us to enjoy (hopefully). The bottle was a 1964 Luigi Ferrando Carema White Label that I purchased from The … More Carema delight
Greetings to everyone! There has been a long delay since my last regional review. Sadly it seems that time for pleasure writing about wine is scarce these days… That being said, I have certainly not stopped reading about or imbibing delightful wines. Some of the recent highlights include Comte Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre … More Vouvray for summer sipping
If you’ve looked at this site much, you will know that Burgundy is the driver of my wine desires. Sure I enjoy drinking all sorts of various wines depending on the meal, time of year, my mood, etc., but for me nothing compares to the excitement and flavors of Burgundy. Unfortunately for me and for … More Domaine Pavelot Savigny-Les-Beaune
In honor of one of the iconoclastic producers of Brunello di Montalcino who passed away yesterday, Gianfranco Soldera, I decided to do a little review of the region. Soldera was originally in the insurance business before purchasing his Case Basse estate in Montalcino. I can’t claim to know him personally, but from everything I’ve read … More Montalcino