Pinot Noir Tasting: Sept. 30, 2017

Mas La Chevalière Pinot Noir Laroche, Pays d’Oc  2014 Regular Price $17.99 Sale Price $13.99 Bright and juicy, this unoaked Pinot from the southwest of France is simple and refreshing. It’s easy cherry flavors and integrated tannins make it a wine of pleasure rather than distinction. Philippe Gavignet Pinot Noir, Bourgogne 2015 Regular Price $28.99[…]

I myth you

One of the enduring mysteries about wine is why people find it so…mysterious.  Wine has been around for at least 5,000 years, long before wine critics thought up ‘points’ and Napa Valley became the Disneyland of Vines. There is really not much mystery to it…the technical process has been pretty much worked out and agreed[…]

2014 Domaine Gachot-Monot Côtes de Nuits-Villages

Damien Gachot’s genius is found in his ability to balance traditional philosophies in the vineyards and respect of terroir with more contemporary methodologies in the cellar. He manages to achieve suppleness and approachability without sacrificing authenticity, typicity, or age-ability. The wine itself? Dark red fruit aromas, followed by velvety smooth flavors of dark cherry with[…]

Better Together

Everyone knows that wine and cheese ‘go’ well together. The obvious topic then would be what wine works well with what cheese. That’s actually pretty easy to figure out. Point of origin matters, i.e., Brie with Beaujolais. But more importantly, acidity matters. So, the rules are: young, soft, creamy cheeses pair with crisp, citric wines, mostly[…]

Italian Wine Tasting: 9/9/17

Suavia Soave Classico 2015 Regular Price $14.99 Sale price $11.99 Soave used to be the largest selling Italian white in the US, even surpassing Chianti in the 70’s. It’s been largely eclipsed by Pinot Grigio, although I’m not sure why as it’s certainly more interesting than most Pinot Grigios in the market. This wine is[…]