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France - Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Tessellae Old Vines (2012)

I’m back to my old trust Languedoc-Roussillon reds, this time another from the Roussillon section of my new-found region. This was a red made up of half Grenache. 131 more words

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France - Gérard Bertrand Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape Château L'Hospitalet (2012)

This was my first foray into the Coteaux du Languedoc AOC, which borders the Altantic Ocean to the southwest of Narbonne. I bought this bottle simply because it was the only one at the store from this region, and the price of it ($22) suggested a good wine. 110 more words

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I Put A Red Wine in the Fridge by Mistake but Like the Result

For reasons that we had better not go into, I made an unfortunate mistake with a bottle of red Côtes du Rhône and put in the fridge to cool down for dinner (I had thought it was a white). 291 more words


One of those moments...

Do you ever have those moments in life where you think to yourself… “Holy crap- how did I get here?”  or “When did I become so grown up, so responsible?”  or maybe “When did hangovers hurt so bad?”  This past couple weeks have been moments like these… I feel grown up- not broken and need someone to hold my hand- but decision making, tax paying, accomplished in life grown up. 498 more words

From Vine To Wine

Mas Coutelou 2014

en francais

The assemblage for the 2014 wines is well under way, the wines are settling in tank for some of the well known cuvées such as Classe and Vin Des Amis. 667 more words


France - Domaine La Tour Boisée Minervois Château Tour Boisée Marielle et Frédérique (2012)

I just returned from a long weekend in Miami, where I lounged on the beach and at the pool during three days of sunny weather. It was tough to return to DC, but at least I have my wines to enjoy. 270 more words

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Bill's Best Bets - January

Winter torque: brought to you by Mourvèdre
by Bill Zacharkiw

Of the big red wines, one of my favourites are those made with mourvèdre. Why? It can be aromatically very complex, can age for decades, and especially during these cold winter months, shows the ripe fruit that harkens images of warmer climates. 809 more words