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An overview tasting of Bordeaux 2017

by  |  09-04-2020

Living in Spain is great, especially if you love Spanish wines as much I do. The issue is that the wine world doesn’t revolve around Spain. This means that you need to stay abreast of... more » Living in Spain is great, especially if you love Spanish wines as... more »

The 2017 Wine Predictions in review

by  |  18-01-2018

It’s one thing in wine to shoot your mouth off at the beginning of the year about what you believe will come to be in the next 12 months. In reality, it’s a crapshoot as... more » It’s one thing in wine to shoot your mouth off at the... more »

The Blason Louis experience

by  |  22-06-2017

A few months back, I was contacted by Blason Louis to receive a pack of their wine flaçons. I really had no idea what they were talking about as a bottle for wine is bouteille... more » A few months back, I was contacted by Blason Louis to receive... more »

Château Bourgneuf – Pomerol 2010

by  |  23-01-2017

As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for... more » As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to... more »

Wine Predictions for 2017

by  |  28-12-2016

This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in wine sets forth their grand predictions for this next trip around the sun. Yay! They can sometimes be interesting but, despite its slow... more » This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in... more »

Drinking a wine prize, Château Fombrauge Saint Émilion Grand Cru 2012

by  |  29-07-2016

As I’m sure someone has said, “You can’t spell ‘wine’ without ‘win'” and if someone hasn’t said it before, I’m saying it now because earlier this year, this site was a Finalist for the Millésime... more » As I’m sure someone has said, “You can’t spell ‘wine’ without ‘win'”... more »

The last freakin’ article on the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

by  |  12-07-2016

For anyone who follows wine news (and let’s be honest, that’s not a terribly large chunk of humanity) you’ll have seen countless articles about the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, the seminal wine... more » For anyone who follows wine news (and let’s be honest, that’s not... more »
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Bordeaux takes off the blinders

by  |  09-02-2016

There has been a bit of a controversy brewing with the forthcoming Bordeaux en primeur tastings in that the Union des Grands Crus or essentially, the powers that be, have banned blind tasting for any... more » There has been a bit of a controversy brewing with the forthcoming... more »

A wine run: The first Priorat marathon

by  |  14-04-2014

There will indeed be grunting, cursing, and probably very little drinking as the runners in the first Priorat Marathon make their way from Falset over to the village of Porrera on October 4th. Then, after... more » There will indeed be grunting, cursing, and probably very little drinking as... more »

Malbec in opposite poles of the world: Bordeaux and New Zealand

by  |  14-03-2013

This was originally posted on El Solà d’Ares, a blog by Catalan wine and olive oil craftsman, Antoni Sánchez-Ortiz who is working in New Zealand right now. He’s also the enolog behind the fantastic Melis... more » This was originally posted on El Solà d’Ares, a blog by Catalan... more »