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Michel Gassier Cercius Rouge 2013

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

85% grenache

15% syrah

15.5% alcohol

Opened 7 Dec 2017

els 9.0/10

RP 91

Cercius, from the Latin term for a wind between north and west, is a delightful vieilles vignes (old vine) Cotes du Rhone blend from the Plateau de Domazan, located about 8 miles west of the Avignon; the 14th century Papal seat which was then part of the Kingdom of Arles within the Holy Roman Empire. 231 more words

Red Wine

Taste Test Tonight

Time to study! I conducted a tasting with four very different wines. Two whites and two reds. Developing a palate takes time and much practice so tonight seemed like a great night to get after it.  565 more words

Can't Wait for the 2015...Rhones!

Ha, ha, gotcha Bordeaux lovers!

Although people who follow/know me may say I ‘gotcha’d’ myself, given how often I have written about the perils of falling for the latest vintage promotion. 449 more words

Recent Drinks

After first trying a glass one year ago, I finally had the opportunity to visit the 2002 Robert Hunter, Brut de Noirs, Sonoma Valley over two nights.  352 more words

Tasting Notes And Wine Reviews

Potato croquettes topped with Tête de Moine


That’s ‘hi’ in Rumantsch, one of the official languages of Switzerland. And while this week’s featured cheese–Tête de Moine–comes from the French-speaking Swiss Jura mountains, we rather like this greeting. 387 more words



Not quite a tartiflette, not quite a raclette, but with all the rich, creamy, decadent, cheesy goodness of both.

For four people, you will need: 160 more words

Pies & Baked Dishes

La Chasse Cotes du Rhones

The Cotes du Rhone appellation is one of the world’s largest wine-producing regions. The variety of grapes is amazing. The standard can vary; some of the cheaper reds are better than the often overrated Chateauneuf du Papes (John Lewis foodhalls – I’ve not quite forgiven you for the awful Christmas day red – 2 bottles – I bought from you…) This is pretty good for the money and would go well with red meats, cheeses, Sunday lunch etc. 51 more words