Monthly Archives: August 2010
Had a guy from Van Duzer stop by to pour some wines for me. I really like the Pinot Gris. The problem with Oregon (and Alsatian) Pinot Gris is that you never know if it’s going to be dry or a bit sweet until you taste it. This version is dry and not as heavy [...]
I actually find an Aussie red that I don’t rail against.
Guigal has its famous, pricey wines like the La Las but I was at lunch today with a rep from ExCellars revisiting the more humble Cotes du Rhones. The rosé, white, and red were really impressive. The 2009 pink was lovely, with all kinds of strawberry and watermelon flavors but bone-dry. The white contained a [...]
I actually spent a bit of money on wine today and picked up some things that are sold out or older vintages of favorites. Thank you, Esquin Wine Merchants; going there is sometimes like digging for records. 2006 Leeuwin Art Series Riesling Margaret River: Aussie Riesling is truly one of the world’s most underrated wines [...]
High Life Can Cake Originally uploaded by jamesonf This was made for me by a bakery manager in honor of my enthusiasm for our big sale on 18-packs of High Life tall boys. After all, as the saying goes, it takes a lot of beer to make good wine.
Trader Joe’s Wine Originally uploaded by jamesonf I shop at Trader Joe’s frequently for all the stuff a single guy pushing 40 needs. Every now and then a wine there catches my attention. A Hunter Valley Semillon for 6 bucks? Done and done. This was an excellent wine that reminded me how underrated Aussie whites [...]
I expanded my thoughts on the Hofer rosé in my new piece on the Foodista Blog.
I adore the Hofer Gruner and Zweigelt in the one-liter bottle-cap topped package. The rosé, though in a meager 750ml screwcapped bottle, is a joy. Super-austere, pale, dry, and elegant. I have more thoughts in tomorrow’s post on the Foodista blog. Tune in!
It was a busy couple of days last week when I plowed through a host of German Rieslings from Markus Molitor and Valckenberg. I’d recap my meager notes from each wine, but I’d be in my grave before I finished typing dozens of variations on Bernkasteler Badstube Spatlese. The one thing I want to share [...]
My expanded thoughts on Domaine Weinbach and their lovely Rieslings.