The Wine of the Week: Mestres 1312 Cava by Annette Tomei NV Mestres 1312 Cava Reserva, Barcelona, Spain So, what is Xarel-lo (and how do you pronounce it)? Cava lovers outside Spain may not be familiar with one of the most important grapes blended into their favorite wine, much less how to say its name properly. Let’s […]
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The Wine of the Week: Messmer Pinot Noir by Annette Tomei 2014 Meßmer, Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder), Pfalz, Germany What is Spätburgunder? And how did it get into our Pinot Noir flight? Oh, yes, we must be in Germany! Things can be a bit different here. In the case of Pinot Noir, it is simply in the […]
The Wine of the Week: VINI Pinot Noir by Annette Tomei 2015 VINI, “Veni Vidi Vici”, Pinot Noir, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria When considering where in the world your next Pinot Noir will come from, my guess is that Bulgaria is not on your radar. But, yes – there is tasty Bulgarian Pinot Noir!
The Wine of the Week: Taymente Pinot Noir by Annette Tomei 2015 Huarpe, Taymente, Pinot Noir, Tunuyan, Argentina When place is in question, Pinot Noir is certainly one of the most persnickety grapes. It has strong preferences regarding climate, soil conditions, and elevation – certainly not voted “most likely to travel the world.” However, there is such […]
The Wine of the Week: M. Chapoutier “La Ciboise” Blanc by Annette Tomei 2015 M. Chapoutier “La Ciboise” Blanc, Luberon, France To complete our flight of French whites, we discover an affordable Rhône white wine that has aged gracefully. Maison M. Chapoutier is a respected négociant and producer in the Cotes du Rhône, best known for […]