The trouble with wine

I, of course, am in the wine business, so my perspective on wine is different from that of most consumers. That doesn’t make me better or smarter but it is a fact that I likely have more, and more accurate information, about wine than most (if not all) consumers. Not only do I do this[…]

My Favorite wine: May 31, 2018

2017 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakoli Getariako Txakolina, Spain Regular Price $24.99 Sale Price $19.99 As wine fads go, rosé has actually shown some staying power. Despite its numerous detractors and misguided opinions, (it’s a summer wine! It’s sweet! it’s must be very pale! It’s not a serious wine! Not really, not usually, not relevant, absurd) rosé[…]

Wine for the Weber

Ok, it appears that Spring made only a brief appearance this year, and we’re just gonna go ahead and jump right into Summer. And that’s fine…although if August shows up in June, what does that portend for the Fall? Anyway, a more pressing issue is…what’s the best wine when you’re grilling outside? Unsurprisingly, I have[…]

Tasting notes: May 26, 2018, Red, White & Rosé

Chateau Vignol, Entre-Deux-Mers 2017 Regular Price $13.99 Sale price $10.99 This is a classic white Bordeaux blend of sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris, sémillon and muscadelle. Bright, crisp and aromatic, it’s also defined by what its not. It doesn’t offer New Zealand expressive grapefruit flavors not Sancerre electric acidity and minerality. Instead, the wine is polished[…]

My Favorite Wine…May, 23, 2018

2015 Château Soucherie Anjou Blanc ‘Cuvee Les Rangs de Long’ Regular Price $22.99 Sale Price $17.99 The Loire Valley is, without doubt, the most beautiful wine region in the world. The wide range of wines also makes it the most versatile wine region, as you’ll find dry, sweet, semi-sweet, still, sparkling, red, white and rose wines[…]

My Favorite Wine, May 16, 2018

2015 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge Regular Price $34.99 Sale Price $27.99 Lots of wines from Burgundy are labeled as ‘Bourgogne Rouge’, which is the lowest rung in the Burgundy hierarchy. But not all Bourgognes are alike. While some are made and released quickly by large negociants from excess grapes, others are the product of[…]