Finding Bordeaux; My favorite wine, April 7, 2021

2016 Chateau La Rame Cadillac Bordeaux Rouge “La Charmille” Regular $32.99 French Paradox $24.99 At first glance, Bordeaux seems like a simple region to understand: the varietals are pre-determined (Merlot, the Cabernets, Petit Verdot, Malbec); the communes and soil types therein are well-understood (Merlot likes clay, Cabernet Sauvignon favors gravel); and the producers of merit[…]

My Favorite Wine, March 27, 2019

2014 Marcel Couturier ‘Le Bourg’ Pouilly-Loché, FR Regular price $31.99 Sale Price $25.99 Under the category of ‘that’s why you can’t have nice things’, I offer you California Chardonnay. I’m mostly kidding, of course. But Chardonnay didn’t have a lousy reputation until nearly every winery in California started making it by allowing their grapes to[…]