This one was recommended to me by a Frenchman at the wine store. He smacked his lips along with a very French hand gesture and said the 2010 DOMAINE DU GRAND MONTMIRAIL Vacqueyras was "beautiful" and as good as much higher priced Chateauneuf du Pape. He was right. After all, the French are always right—so I should have never doubted him.... Read more →
Going a long way towards busting the perception of Port being the drink of choice of stodgy old men at the clubhouse discussing their golf swing or the latest on CNBC, the FONSECA 20 Year Old Tawny Port has a fresh vivacity that squarely puts it in the era of the contemporary. Sure, the notes of fig, nuts, marzipan and butterscotch are all... Read more →
We travel to South America for robust, fruity, food friendly and crowd pleasing wines, red and white. Reds from this part of the world have gained significant popularity with consumers over the last decade, especially Argentinian Malbec, but don’t overlook the lesser known, exotic whites which are worth digging a little deeper to find. Wine... Read more →
Wow. What a find. The CLETO CHIARLI Vecchia Modena Lambrusco ain't your old school cheapshit skank Lambrusco. This coral red, bubbly and sharply mineral grapejuice is from the new school—so vibrant on the nose, so provocative and effervescent on the tongue with its red berry, flint, and woodsy accents . . . polished, sleek,... Read more →
I love bright and fresh Italian white wines from the Abruzzo region of Central Italy (somewhere between the ankle and the calf of the "boot"). Chances are you've overlooked this part of the world, or take it for granted. Maybe because Pinot Grigio up north in Alto Adige and Friuli, like pretty cheerleaders, always win the popularity contest.... Read more →
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