Holiday Wines for 2019 ~ Let’s Begin with Forgeron Cellars

Relationships matter; and in this case, I first met Jeremy Baker in Russian River Valley, when he was the managing owner of Thomas George Estates. This was at the older location for Davis Bynam Winery. I used to work on Westside Road in Healdsburg at Belvedere Winery… I knew this location well, and have followed […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/12/15/holiday-wines-for-2019-lets-begin-with-forgeron-cellars/

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Wine Legend: Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses 1964

Wine Legend: Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses 1964, Champagne, France Bottles produced 37,358 bottles, 538 magnums Composition Mostly Chardonnay Yield 50hl/ha-55hl/ha Alcohol 13% Release price Approx. 100 French francs Price today £1,000-£1,300 A legend because… Many Champagnes aim to achieve a consistent house style through blending, using different grape varieties, vineyards or vintages. There are exceptions, such as Krug’s Clos du …

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Cabernet Franc takes centre stage at Warwick Estate

‘Warwick is built on Cabernet Franc,’ says cellar master JD Pretorius, in London recently to launch Warwick Estate’s 2016 vintage of the Bordeaux blend Trilogy. The flagship wine is now 51% Cabernet Franc, up 10% from 2015 when, for the first time, it comprised more of the blend than Cabernet Sauvignon – albeit by just 1%. From now on, Pretorius …

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Wine Reviews: California Chardonnay

It’s been a while since I’ve focused exclusively on California Chardonnay, so I’m excited to delve back in. The breadth of different styles is what always keeps me coming back to Cali Chards. No matter how California Chardonnay is generalized as a category, there are so many wines that do their own thing, buck the trend. I don’t curate the …

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The wine filter bubble

We’ve just had an election in the UK. It was quite an important one, and the result surprised many of us. The Conservative Party, who’ve been in power for a long time now, won with a handsome majority. Yet from my social media timelines – and here this is mainly Twitter I’m referring to, because it tends to be more …

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Tenuta Tascante: Tasca d’Almerita’s Etna outpost

Tasca d’Almerita, located on Sicily’s eastern volcanic edge, is one of the island’s most well known wineries, and yet it’s a relative newcomer to Etna. Founded in the 1800s, it was only in the 2000s that it initiated a project in Etna – one in a line of famous names attracted to Etna by its potential for producing Nerello Mascalese …

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Post-Election Sardines

Today. Today is not a good day, and was never going to be a good day. Today is a day on which to find objects of gratitude rather than (as is the temptation) of rage. — To read the full article, click the headline above. Source : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OldParnsWineReviews/~3/n4zFuv1bwUw/

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House Judiciary: “Trump, you stand Guilty before the Bar of History!”

The most ridiculous, stupidest, dumbest, more ingenuous and fake thing I heard in yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on Impeachment came from Douglas Collins, the Republican ranking member who’s been one of the more incendiary firebrands on Trump’s side. He said (I paraphrase) that the Democrats don’t have a case because they won’t subpoena Hunter Biden to testify. Did you …

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Château Cantenac Brown close to being sold in Bordeaux

Château Cantenac Brown in Margaux. Tristan Le Lous was in advanced negotiations to to acquire Château Cantenac Brown on behalf of his family, according to a statement by the family this week. Financial details have not been disclosed and the buyout has not yet been completed, but the purchase would mark one of the most high-profile deals of recent years …

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