Wry Oak

Oak aging is a very hot topic these days. Depending on your point of view, and taste buds, its either a very, very good thing or a very, very bad thing. Both outlooks are problematic and fraught with misconceptions and outright lies. Within taking sides on the issue, let me try to explain… Oak barrels[…]

Domaine Chaume-Arnaud 2014 Vinsobres

“Vinsobres or sober wine, drink it soberly”: this was the motto of Monseigneur de Suarès (bishop of Vaison and a staunch fan of these wines) in 1633, describing this Cru from Drôme Provençal. Actually, the name probably originates from the Latin words “vin sobris” or “vin sobrio” meaning “wine and work”. Or perhaps it comes from the[…]

Sud de France Wine Tasting: October 21, 2017

Domaine de Fontsainte Rosé ‘Gris de Gris’, Corbieres  2016 Regular Price $16.99 Sale Price $12.99 70% Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir; 10% Mourvèdre; 10% Carignan; 10% Cinsault. The wine immediately gives off notes of raspberry, cherry and freshly picked strawberries – followed by aromas such as pineapple and mango. Fresh and rich, it’s fruity, full[…]