I suspect that most people this time of year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) are experiencing the full on heat of summer. Here in Montana the heat is usually mitigated a bit, but over the last 2 weeks even we have crept toward highs in the 90s! Compared to places I’ve lived previously it’s … More Thirst quenching wines for summer heat!
Hello again! Yes I realize this is a quick turn around compared to normal, but you have to take advantage of time and motivation when you have it right?! The good news is since it hasn’t been several months since our last rendezvous, I won’t have as many updates on my non vinous life which … More Vosne-Romanee
I had a birthday recently and as a wine collector and lover, I always find it fun to try a wine from the same vintage as myself. Unfortunately for me, 1981 was not a great vintage wine wise, but Napa it seems can produce good wines in nearly every vintage and I really enjoy tasting … More Old School Napa
Happy summer to everyone! Again, apologies for the long layoff, but things have been busy in Bozeman; between hobbies, travel, family, and work the amount of time for writing has been scarce. However, I am back and ready to continue spreading the word on great wines. You may note that I have not lacked in … More Barolo
Hello and apologies for the long absence. It has been a busy spring for the Newman household and juggling many hats has proven difficult for keeping things here updated. Life as a professional amateur cyclist who also puts in time as a father, husband, wine advisor/reviewer, fisherman, and has an actual job is difficult! The … More Back in the saddle!
I was recently able to procure some epoisses for the first time since my trip to Burgundy in 2016. For those of you not familiar with this cheese, it is truly a delight. Technically called Epoisses de Bourgogne this is a washed rind cows milk cheese that uses the local spirit Marc de Bourgogne as … More Epoisses
Greetings and happy February to my fellow followers of vinous virtuosos! I hope that you are all having a good winter and enjoying some snow. I also hope that you were able to get out and find some quality Bordeaux to sample! I personally was able to revisit a few including a 1995 Malescot St. … More Chambolle-Musigny
I had the good fortune recently to be able to vacation on the beautiful island of Kauai. Given the fairly cold Bozeman winters, it is nice to try to sneak away for a bit to enjoy some warmth and sunshine, so we packed up our little 5 month old daughter and headed for the ocean. … More Hawaii Wine-O
The Coravin has been around for awhile, but I personally never thought it would be useful. I figured if I wanted to try a wine I’d just open it and drink it. I didn’t need a system that would allow me to access wine without opening it! And it definitely would never take me more … More Coravin
Happy New Year to all of my fellow imbibers! It is hard to believe that 2018 is upon us!! As you might imagine, the end of 2017 has been a blur in the Newman abode. It turns out that parenting actually does take a fair amount of time and effort… so with that in mind … More Bordeaux – Left Bank Overview