Wine’s a funny thing…it means completely different things to different people, depending upon a myriad of factors. And I’m not merely talking about taste, which is completely subjective, despite an entirely fictitious ‘point system’. Before the consumer gets around to tasting a wine, they grapple with their perception of wine, which is often shaded by[…]

Wine Words

The worst wine review that I’ve ever read described the wine as ‘incredibly limpid’. Limpid [lim-pid] adjective clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond. free from obscurity; lucid; clear: a limpid style; limpid prose. completely calm; without distress or worry: a limpid,[…]

My Favorite Wine, June 20. 2018

2015 Domaine de la Pepiere Clisson Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson, France Regular Price $29.99 Sale Price $23.99 We bought this wine ‘blind’ (without tasting) a few weeks back and poured it our ‘Wild and Wonderful Whites’ tasting shortly thereafter. We knew the producer and his reputation, the importer (and their reputation) and the AOC[…]

Insulting wines

It seems that in the modern hierarchy of wines, the three most damaging characteristics that can be assigned to a wine are: thin, sweet and white. Frankly, this is patently ridiculous, especially since many (if not most) of the ‘prized’ wines (red and thick) are also sweet (how do you think that they got thick?).[…]

My Favorite Wine, June 13, 2018

2015 Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac, France Regular Price $34.99 Sale Price $27.99 So here’s the thing…by and large, we stock wines that we like. And, again, by and large, that translates into classic, elegantly styled, subdued wines that pair well with foods. I like to call these ‘table’ wines. (Yes, I know that the[…]