I hope your holiday season is off to a great start. I know it can be a little overwhelming to think about January activities while the holidays are underway. But I want to encourage you to seriously think about scheduling a January wine tasting with me. It’s the perfect way to kick off 2019. [Read more…]
Last month, I published an article called “Doing a Tasting of Unusual Wines” where I talked about the fact that in France today, the 20 most popular wines account for 93 percent of total wine produced. That means hundreds of wines account for the remaining seven percent of wine produced. Wow. It’s no wonder that there are so many rare wines. In that article, I also said that I was likely to do another article on the topic of rare wines. Not to let you down, I’m doing that today. The focus of this article will be on the amazing rare wines we sampled at a recent tasting. [Read more…]
As many of you know, I’ve been a wine consultant with WineShop At Home now for close to 13 years. Recently, I found a 2009 Rhone blend of ours that was really good. That motivated me to look for other old WineShop At Home wines. The oldest one I came across was a 2003 Albion Couve Rouge. When I read about it, I couldn’t wait to try it and of course report on it. This blog is dedicated to my tasting experience.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Looking for the Best Wine Blogs.” I said that I was looking forward to exploring many of the blogs in the not too distant future. Well, today, I decided to head south and explore The Wine Wankers blog. OMG, was I in for a treat. In my blog today, I will share with you some of the WINEderousness of this five-year-old blog. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you start reading their blog. [Read more…]
In 2017, Wine Folly came out with a list of 11 red summer wines you’ve never heard of. Here I am, somebody who is supposed to know something about wine, and I hadn’t heard of six of them: Blaufrakisch, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Poulsard, Schiava and Zweigelt. Wow! It didn’t take a lot of googling for me to realize that there are hundreds of wines I’ve never heard of. Today’s blog is dedicated to unusual wines. It will probably be the first of several such articles, since I see that there is a lot written about unusual wines. Thank you to CrushMag and the New York Times for their help with this article. [Read more…]