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Aug
13

Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2015

In today’s Loire-crazed wine geek set, Sancerre has fallen by the wayside. To be sure, the Sancerre most drinkers encounter is insipid, unbalanced, machine-harvested, chemically grown rubbish. This impression is

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Jul
24

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Cantina Terlan Terlaner Bianco Classico 2014

Sadly Alto Adige remains one of the poorest represented important white wine regions in B.C. The wines can be found with greater frequency in the U.S. but are still harder

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Jul
1

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Gravner Breg 2004

At some point we in the wine business have to acknowledge that labelling a wine ‘orange’ is about as helpful as saying ‘white’ or ‘red’. It serves a very imprecise

Jul
18

Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Spottswoode is one of my personal favourite wineries in Napa Valley. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning, elegant, and profound example of Napa Cab, old school style. But it is

Mar
21

Reyneke Reserve White 2010

I have a difficult time with South African wine. I find it to be quite inconsistent and often uninspiring. Part of this is the lack of top producers available here

Aug
11

Domaine Fouassier “Sur le Fort” Sancerre 2009

Sancerre has the biggest name in the Loire but often produces the least interesting wines. I opt for Savennieres, Vouvray, Saumur and Muscadet far more often than the generally overpriced

Jun
4

Spotlight on New Zealand: And Co. Supernatural Sauvignon Blanc 2009

I did not intend to cover any Sauvignon Blanc in this spotlight, primarily because while certainly distinctive, the grape has tended to overshadow much of the far more interesting wines

Mar
1

Alphonse Mellot Edmund 2006

Today’s simple note is to highlight a producer that quietly makes wine that lives up to the hype and prices of the famous region in which it is made: Sancerre.

Sep
16

Didier Dagueneau Buisson Renard 2005

This, my friends, is a special post. It is commemorative of a genius wine maker who unfortunately passed away last year in an accident. It is also commemorative of the

Aug
31

Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2007

California is not known for sauvignon blanc, and what it does produce gets very mixed reviews. Seemingly unable to find a niche, like New Zealand and its zesty citrus driven