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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 »

A book review of “In Vino Duplicitas”

by  |  08-08-2017

The entire Rudy Kurniawan affair was sordid and I’ve read countless articles about the story since it broke years and years ago. Despite this, Peter Hellman’s new book, “In Vino Duplicitas” brought out many bits... more » The entire Rudy Kurniawan affair was sordid and I’ve read countless articles... 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 »

A review of Sour Grapes

by  |  12-12-2016

Being based in Spain has many upsides like great jamón, wine, and the sea, but getting access to small-release films isn’t anywhere in that list. This is why I’m only just now getting around to... more » Being based in Spain has many upsides like great jamón, wine, and... more »

Burgundy 2016

by  |  28-11-2016

When in Burgundy in March for Grands Jour, it was happier times. The winemakers had come off of the very good and excellent vintages of 2014 and 2015–something generally unheard of in this exalted, yet... more » When in Burgundy in March for Grands Jour, it was happier times.... 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 »
The tasting at Nuits St. George

The days of Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2016

by  |  11-05-2016

It may be different for others but I suppose due to the general price of the wines and the limited production, I’ve always thought of Burgundy as something of an enigma. Sure, wine is wine... more » It may be different for others but I suppose due to the... more »

Chablis Throwdown: Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre

by  |  27-02-2016

Chablis is Chardonnay. Chardonnay is Chablis. This simple statement is one of the defining aspects to this northern part of Burgundy viticulture. Naturally, anyone who has in front of them a bottle of say, Californian... more » Chablis is Chardonnay. Chardonnay is Chablis. This simple statement is one of... more »

The thing about Burgundy, Louis Latour Côte de Beaune Villages 2013

by  |  18-01-2016

There are but a few French region names that elicit such exuberance as Burgundy and more specifically, the Côte d’Or. You can’t really go wrong with that name. Even in English, “The Golden Slope” is... more » There are but a few French region names that elicit such exuberance... more »

Jean Jacques Confuron la Montagne & Burgundy 2012

by  |  23-07-2015

There is, typically a rush of air from the room when a bottle of French wine from the famed region of Burgundy emerges from a cellar. Care is taken upon opening with the foil neatly... more » There is, typically a rush of air from the room when a... more »