Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Featured, Grapes

Roussanne

Roussanne, one of the grapes at the heart of many a white wine from the southern Rhône Valley, remains among the more obscure grape varieties thanks to the lack of ubiquity of white wines from southern France. Its name is derived from the russet hue that its berries acquire when they reach maturity.
A first-rate [...]

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Duval-Leroy Set to Exploit Second-Best

You’ve gotta love The Onion! Going to college in Chicago in the early ’90s meant that The Onion (which started in Madison, WI) was my comic meat every week. Even after it caught on nationwide around the turn of the millennium, it kept its edge, perhaps becoming even snarkier. Here, America’s Finest [...]

Featured, Tastings, Wine & Food Pairing

Wine of Small Interest…

…which should be of larger interest, but these are the realities, I suppose. Matteo Correggia, who is himself no longer with us (a tragic loss of a young winemaker, father, and regional standard bearer), is one of the Italian Piedmont’s most important producers. Based in the Roero, the Correggia estate makes a broad [...]

Featured, Tastings, Wine & Food Pairing

Wine of Small Interest…

…which should be of larger interest, but these are the realities, I suppose. Matteo Correggia, who is himself no longer with us (a tragic loss of a young winemaker, father, and regional standard bearer), is one of the Italian Piedmont’s most important producers. Based in the Roero, the Correggia estate makes a broad [...]

Featured, Overthinking

Unraveling a Mystery: Terroir

The word terroir is an outrageously overused term by wine retailers, sommeliers, wine writers, and knowledgeable amateurs, and it deserves a definition and a bit of deconstruction. We use the term in two distinct ways, and this is a source of trouble insofar as it makes the overall concept difficult to explain. I [...]

The Hiatus Is Over…

I’ll be back writing more regularly in this forum, as we’ve moved again (this time from Michigan to the Chicago area), because my wife got a great new job, so I gave up my job (which was all of 6 months old at the time) so we could remain a happy family. It was [...]

iPad Champagne Sabre

You don’t need to speak French to know that the iPad can double as a Champagne Sabre…. Happy New Year!

Roussanne

Roussanne, one of the grapes at the heart of many a white wine from the southern Rhône Valley, remains among the more obscure grape varieties thanks to the lack of ubiquity of white wines from southern France. Its name is derived from the russet hue that its berries acquire when they reach maturity.
A first-rate [...]

Wine of Small Interest…

…which should be of larger interest, but these are the realities, I suppose. Matteo Correggia, who is himself no longer with us (a tragic loss of a young winemaker, father, and regional standard bearer), is one of the Italian Piedmont’s most important producers. Based in the Roero, the Correggia estate makes a broad [...]

WKRP in Cincinnati–Turkeys Away

I’m about to pop open a bottle of Dönnhoff Riesling and watch this. It’s one of the greatest episodes of a great TV show, so please join in with your own wine–it only makes it funnier! Happy Thanksgiving!

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