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APRIL 15, 2011 [1981, Cellar] Traditional Rioja, the anti-en primeurs wine
One of the few remaining traditionalists, Lopez de Heredia is known for outrageously long bottle aging in their legendary cellars prior to releasing the wine. My wife and I had the 1981 Bosconia Gran Reserva at our tenth anniversary dinner, over a year ago, and I remember it well.
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SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 [1981, Cellar] Frog's Leap Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Following Davis, he returned to the Finger Lakes as the start-up winemaker at Glenora Wine Cellars. Taking inspiration from his first Napa Valley winemaking post in the cellars of Stag's Leap, John began making wine commercially in 1981 and named the new operation "Frog's Leap." Tuesday afternoon I had to take a wine run to one of our local Wine & Spirits shops to pick up a white wine to serve with broiled salmon and snow crab.
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MARCH 5, 2010 [1981, Cellar] Better know a wine law: Maryland!
The keys to reforming the laws that have kept Marylanders locked out of the wine cellar for several decades may be within reach. Although the legislation has been introduced every year since 1981, Adam Borden, executive director of Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws, says that this year it has majority support in both houses.
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DECEMBER 2, 2010 [1981, Cellar] Money isn't Everything
The first wine we drank was the 1981 Krug Collection , about $700, imported by Moet/Hennessy/Diageo. I believe that Krug Collection wines are simply held back after disgorgement, kept in the cellar for further post-disgorgement aging. Money isn't everything when it comes to Champagne.
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OCTOBER 7, 2010 [1981, Cellar] In praise of mature wine
It has come up a few times in (offline) discussion that I have been in recently: do people still cellar wine? On our anniversary last year, my wife and I enjoyed a 1981 Lopez de Heredia, Bosconia, gran reserva, a delicate, gorgeous wine that evolved with each course we ate.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [1981, Cellar] December Wines - a Laundry List
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
Everyone reaches into the cellar
for the good bottles to help celebrate the passing of another year. 1981
López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia , price unknown (but you'd have to pay over $100 in NYC to buy this now), imported by Polaner Selections. I want to buy good bottles, but there have been oxidation problems so it's a dicey proposition to cellar
them. December tends to be a good month for wine drinking. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE [1981, Cellar] Overachievers and Underachievers
| SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
I'd take a half case for the cellar
and re-visit in 5 years. Wines that performed exactly as they should: 1981
López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia - this noble white wine was served blind, as I served all of the wines blind for our out-of-town friends. Last week I had the opportunity to drink some pretty fancy wine. BrooklynLady and I had some out of town (out of country, actually) friends over for dinner and we opened a few nice bottles. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY [1981, Cellar] Polaner tasting standouts
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008
I tasted some nice Chardonnays by Foxglove/ Varner Wines , L'Angevin , DuMol and Neiman cellars
. I got to try the Lopez de Heredia Gravonia Rioja Blanco Crianza 1998, Tondonia Rioja Blanco Reserva 1989 & Tondonia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva 1981
. Drew Neiman of Neiman Cellars
is someone I had not met before, but whom I engaged in conversation as I noticed a wine I was familiar with on his table. MORE >>