• Mature Chapoutier and Turley with young Dirty & Rowdy

    … A recent evening tasting wine with Lou proved to be rather interesting. I do not recall ever tasting Hermitage blanc so I was completely surprised that the 2000 Chapoutier, Chante-Alouette, Hermitage Blanc continued to develop the entire evening. While it was always balanced it became more expressive on the nose and in the mouth. I usually save my…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    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 -

    …. This is the way I believe the 1995 was produced. The wine was showing no signs of age. This is a full, complex wine with hints of black cherry, plum, spice, smoke and a touch of leather. I was in the mood for Taurasi for my birthday. My favorite pasta is Pasta Matriciana and I had to have for my birthday along with the Taurasi. Hermitage 1999 Domaine…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 2 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!