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NOVEMBER 8, 2011 Are you for Champagne disgorgement dates? We are!
When you’re shopping for bubbly between now until New Year’s Eve, how will you know how long that nonvintage bottle has been on the shelf? If there were a disgorgement date on the label, you would have a better clue.
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NOVEMBER 6, 2011 Jerez and Sanlucar Tapas
The eating in Jerez and Sanlucar was pretty great. It's all about tapas, small dishes that you order too many of and share with friends. Generally, you go to lunch at about 3:30 and eat a lot of tapas. You finish at something like 5:30. You take break, and then go to dinner at something like 9.
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NOVEMBER 11, 2011 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 2003
The world of wine has been good to me. It's allowed me to meet interesting people with broad tastes and vastly different backgrounds. Ray O., after over a year of following my blog, recently took a trip from his hometown in Austin Texas to the Big Apple.
DR. VINO Snoozing, wine list advice, Porsche, Cal ABC – sipped & spit
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
SIPPED: nap time. James Suckling tweets this picture and comment from Hong Kong: “Surreal picture of Bob Parker and @jancisrobinson at #wfhk11.” ” [ Yfrog ]. SIPPED: restaurant advice. Start at the back of a wine list? Levi Dalton offers some excellent and provocative suggestions on how to navigate a wine list based on his covering for my class last week when I was snowed under (literally). SoYouWantToBeASommelier ]. WANTED: 1870 Lafite. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Tasting with Marco Caprai
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
"Very complex and elegant!" said a woman next to me, savoring a sip of 1993 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino DOCG, the last wine to be tasted in a vertical that lasted nearly ninety minutes. Leading the tasting was vivacious Marco Caprai, who introduced each wine and discussed the vintages including 2007, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1995 and 1993. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE The Changing Sherry Market - Fine Sherry is more than Equipo Navazos
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Not really so long ago in Burgundy, négociants dominated the wine market. Growers sold even their finest wines to the négoce who bottled them and that's what was largely available for retail purchase. But as a new generation of growers took over their parents' estates, and as the market expanded for wines made by a specific grower, drinking Burgundy wine is now about finding bottles by the producers and the vineyards that we like. And I doubt that anyone would say that this is a bad thing. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva 2009
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Last week I came home from work at the usual time (10:15pm) just wanting a nice red wine to sip on, with maybe a few bites of cheese or chocolate. When I got home I found that UPS had delivered just what I was looking for, a Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva 2009. Suggested retail of $14 , but easily found on line for as low as $10. A very dark purple color with aromas of dried cherries, blackberry, hints of chocolate and a little tobacco just looked great in the glass. MORE >>
DR. VINO From the annals of winemaking: flash detente
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Helena resident John Gillespie tweeted the other day: “Trade and consumer alert – bad harvest weather in CA meant lots of grapes (Napa Cabs included) went through “flash détente” machines.” ” Since I am a political science junkie, I thought SALT II had finally made it to Napa! But instead of laying down weapons, some vintners appear to be ratcheting up technology as Mother Nature dealt them a third consecutive growing season that was relatively cool. MORE >>
- Baccarrat & Boisset: An Evening of Brilliant Pairings A WINE STORY | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
- Slaked - Untitled Article SLAKED | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011
- Lobstah and a surprising cavah DR. VINO | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
- Tasting Notes Week of November 7th 2011 A WINE STORY | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011