Ruchottes-Chambertin is one of the grand crus of Gevrey-Chambertin. I only recently had my first taste of this prestigious vineyard and while it does not carry the fame of Le Chambertin or Clos de Beze, it is probably close to the top of the rest of the Gevrey grand crus in my opinion. This is … More Ruchottes-Chambertin
During this uncertain and somewhat scary time in the world, wine sometimes seems a bit of an afterthought. I would be lying if I said I haven’t wondered why I spend so much time and money on a trivial subject. Certainly in my overall world view, wine is trivial; it is after all a beverage … More Puligny-Montrachet Le Cailleret
These are certainly strange days. With most of the U.S. and the rest of western world on full lockdown during this crisis of COVID-19, many people are stuck inside with not too much to do. As for myself, I work in a hospital so unfortunately my days have become busier and more stressful. I am … More Quarant-wine?
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