Oct 062015
 

Well, he may have, but I don’t subscribe so I don’t know whether he did or what he thought about this wine.

I invariably check to see where I got the bottle I’m currently sipping. Last night I finished my last bottle of 1997 M. Chapoutier Continue reading »

Nov 212014
 
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Spotify playing, bubbly poured, time to get to work, Leslie!

To honor the release of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau, I chose a bubbly made from Gamay, the grape that spawns Beaujolais Nouveau. To keep on the cork dork side of things, “Beaujolais Nouveau owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration, also known as whole-berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the grapes without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.” BeaujolaisNouveauDay.com

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This wine, Château de Lavernette Granit “Réserve de Lavernette” Blanc de Noirs Brut, was selected by Jim Coley, Wine Director at Gomer’s Midtown, Continue reading »