HOW ARE YOU DOING?


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How are you all holding up? We all love wine. But right now, we need a little more than hollow offers of free shipping, deep discounts and tone deaf marketing and comms. Wine for us is the most important of the least important things in life, we, and I imagine many of you are (especially […]

March 23, 2020

BRUNELLO BY WONDER WOMAN


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Vinous Media describes the 2012 Brunello vintage as being characterized by impeccable balance, vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. they are blessed with precise aromas and flavours of mainly red fruits, blood orange and minerals, and will prove very ageworthy. The summer of 2012 was hot and very dry, with no rainfall at all from July to mid-September, a […]

March 17, 2020

VITE TALIN BAROLO


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The following article recently ran in the Wine Spectator…. After more than 40 vintages at his own winery, started out of his home garage, Luciano Sandrone has earned the status of a Barolo legend. Early this winter, I traveled to meet Sandrone, and during my visit I had the chance to taste his newly released wine—the most eccentric project […]

February 21, 2020

DARIOUSH – A MODERN NAPA VALLEY CLASSIC


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Courage, commitment, an entrepreneurial spirit and a healthy measure of graciousness best describe Darioush Khaledi, who left behind a successful engineering career in his native Iran and emigrated to the United States seeking opportunity, freedom and personal liberty. Darioush founded his namesake winery in 1997. When asked to reflect on his dual vision to make […]

February 20, 2020

“TEXTBOOK POST MODERN STUFF”


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Angove Family Crest Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale. Released at Vintages January 25 – LCBO #12842 It’s difficult not to look this gift horse in the mouth. It is generously endowed with regional black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s only medium-bodied, but has very good mouthfeel. Drink by: 2029. Special Value. Score – 94. […]

January 24, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

January 24, 2020

GLUP CHENIN BLANC


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Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile Now…for something a little different Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard […]

January 17, 2020

A GOOD YEAR IN PROVENCE


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2012 Château Vignelaure, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. $44.95 per bottle – Six Packs Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) coming from 45 year old vines, capable of cellaring, and more importantly, improving for another 10 years. 92 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate The 2012 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence is in a fine place; it may be drunk now with […]

December 16, 2019

“WE MAKE CHAMPAGNE NOT HANDBAGS AND SHOES”


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With over 200 years of history in every bottle, it’s no wonder Charles de Cazanove’s Head Winemaker, Christophe Rapeneau, was named Sparkling Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge 2017. We think this wine is remarkable value and from one of the most important family owned champagne producers. As the flamboyantly Gallic Jean Remy Rapeneau (pictured) […]

December 13, 2019