My Favorite wine…this week anyway (7/6/21)

2009 Pol Roger Brut Vintage Regular Price: $119.99 On Sale for $79.99 A Rare Champagne of Style and Substance: 2009 Pol Roger Brut Champagne represents a category of wine produced from difficult conditions. The region is relatively cold and experiences more than its fair share of clouds and rain. The vast majority of Champagne is[…]

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[…]