Tissot

Jun
27

Benedicte & Stephan Tissot Poulsard Vielles Vignes 2011

Poor blood. Love but can’t afford great Cote d’Or? The Jura is the place for you. As indicated in Jancis Robinson’s recent article, the Jura offers wines of incredible interest

Vosne

Jun
27

Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne Romanee 2012

Rich blood. Wines like this are a rare privilege for the average wine geek. Sad as it is for village level Burgundy to be priced for special occasions, the quality

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Jun
21

Chambolle and the Utmost: The Wines of Ghislaine Barthod

The stereotype for Chambolle is perfume and elegance. Some are of the view that the notion of village style is more a lodestar for producer style than terroir. For example,

Godello

Jun
20

Dominio de Tares Godello Bierzo 2013

Godello is one of Spain’s great white grapes. The best can take on the weight and length of high quality Chardonnay but with their own unique minerality. The grape is

pacalet

Jun
14

Philippe Pacalet Meursault Premier Cru “Charmes” 2009

Meursault, known for power and opulence, is more appropriately understood as diverse. The rich style may be dominant, but it is not an inevitability. Proof is a naturalist producer known

Courbis

Jun
10

Domaine Courbis St. Joseph Rouge 2012

Most Northern Rhone wines flow in and out of markets with little fanfare. It’s the curse of one of the world’s greatest wine regions that most consumers simply do not

Forbes

Jun
8

Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Only deep experience allows a winemaker to pick by taste alone. Mac Forbes is, like Maggie Harrison of Oregon’s Antica Terra, of this ilk. The point, says Forbes, is not

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Jun
6

Domaine Anne Gros – Jean Paul Tollot La Ciaude Minervois 2008

I first tasted wine from the Minervois project of top Burgundy winemakers Anne Gros and Jean Paul Tollot (of Tollot-Beau) 6 years ago thanks to importer/retail store North Berkeley Wine

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Jun
1

Seppelt DP90 Rare Tawny

Seppelt is one of Australia’s oldest wineries, founded in 1851. What some may not know is that in its early days Seppelt focused on fortified wines, which was the predominant

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May
31

Jose Dhondt Brut Rose de Saignee n/v

This great value grower-producer is best known for its blanc-de-blancs. Do not overlook this beautiful 100% Pinot Noir Rose. A Classic Grower Champagne The Dhondt family started growing grapes for