Hermitage

    • The Perfect Gift

      What to buy for the wine lover in your life. Or us. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: enough with the wine gadgets. Unless you’re springing for a Coravin, we don’t need any more. Aerators, stoppers, corkcicles, etc. It’s enough already. For the most part, these are all gimmicks designed to separate you from your money, and they’re probably just going to collect du ...

      Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Syrah Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Northern Rhone Rocks

    …, and varying in its width, is a band of alluvial soil which has been continuously brought downriver from the Alps. Most of the riverbank towns in the Northern Rhone are built on beds of this alluvia. With the exception of the Croze-Hermitage and Hermitage AOCs, all of the Northern Rhone appellations are located on the right-hand-side of the river…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 1 readers -
  • CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY

    … because the wine had nice fruity aromas and flavors and a hint of creaminess. Barbera d’Alba 2001 Giacomo Conterno made from 100% Barbera d’Alba. The vineyard is in Serralunga d’Alba, the soil is calcareous limestone and the exposure is west/southwest. Vinification lasts for 2/3 weeks in wooden vats with regular breaking of the cap. The wine…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 2 readers -
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