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Chianti Tasting – “The Tuscan Nose” Trade and Consumer Chianti Classico Wine ConsortiumA few months back in the midst of wedding mania I attended a trade show that had a consumer tasting of Chianti Classico from participating Chianti Classico producers.... (more...)

Recent Wines and Wine ExperiencesMan do I have a lot to report on! I) Chianti Tasting, 4/21/2008 NYC II) Honeymoon in South Africa Wine Country 5/18/2008 – 5/21/2008: Remarkable Wines from Franschhoek and Stellenbosch (See picture below of Stellenbosch... (more...)

2004 Les Haut De Smith 2nd wine of Smith-Haut Lafite – $20 (Wine Library) Right from the get go this was Bordeaux tried and true. Color: Garnet dark ruby red. Though a tad cloudy, as sediment had not settled in the wine and it threw no sediment... (more...)

2004 Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino Tonight for dinner we went out again to eat as we have no furniture in our apartment as it has been sold or packed for our move this weekend. We decided to go just around the corner to Anthony David’s Dining Room... (more...)

2002 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley – $40 I have been sitting on this baby for a while and have read recently in CellarTracker that this wine is peaking. Color: Golden Yellow, in a strong firm way. Surprisingly, it’s not as dark as... (more...)

La Font de L’Olivier Carignan Vielilles Vignes VDP des Cotes de Thongue 2004 $15It may seem like a mouthful; well I guess it is a mouthful. This excellent Carignan from the Languedoc region of France comes from some of the oldest Carignan (the grape)... (more...)

2006 “The Show” Cabernet Sauvignon, California $15 Now, here is the blog that many of you may have been waiting for. Back on January 6th of this year I posted a blog on the 2005 bottling of “The Show” and gave it a pretty critical review,... (more...)

2004 Domaine Sainte Leocadie Minervois Fernand AverouxPrice: $14.99 Region: Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon, France Grapes: Grenache, maybe some Syrah The other night we had on OTB (Open That Bottle Night – Wall Street Journal Event) the 2004 Leocadie... (more...)

2004 Edmunds St. John “Rocks and Gravel”Price: $14-18 Grapes: Grenache 38%, Mourvèdre 34%, and Syrah 28% Region: Sonoma, Paso Robles and the Sierra Foothills – a true Cotes du Rhone, via California Color: Deep red with a ruby tinge at... (more...)

The Week in Wine I wanted to make this blog entry a recap of the last week starting Friday, February 1st and finishing tonight, Sunday the 10th In the past week, including last weekend, a few bottles of wine were consumed. Some wines were had with dinner... (more...)

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