Wine tasting and dating
January 23, 2016 Last Monday -- January 18, 2016 -- I attended a thought provoking wine tasting in Paris.
Some lovely wines from Pierre Gaillard, various wines I'll be writing about in length in future articles and an important update on DOMAINE MICHEL REDDE.
June 17, 2015: My latest article in The World of Fine Wine. AZAY-LE-RIDEAU REVOLUTION Jacqueline Friedrich charts the exciting recent changes in this historic but isolated Touraine village, identifying the dynamic new producers whose scintillating Chenin Blancs and sparkling wines deserve far greater recognition including, she suggests, an appellation of their own Link to latest article, a terrific food and wine pairing session in Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Working on a bunch of articles right now: a quirky think piece for The World of Fine Wine, a short piece on Cot (aka Malbec) in Touraine and a longer piece on Tavel. I've also been spending an enormous amount of time reorganizing the wines and papers in my country house.
So I'll let you know when they're hot off the presses. January 2, 2015: Domaine de Bellivire: Eric Nicolas, Artist-Vigneron Can wine be art?
When Awards season were in full swing I thought I'd finally post the symbols of those I won for "A Wine & Food Guide to the Loire" to make up for not having posted much while I taste hundreds of Chinons. I urge you to taste here and ask yourself that question.
Please be advised that I no longer recommend the wines from this producer.
These people are arrogant and have no respect for the law or common decency.
I'll be writing more about this in the next couple of days.