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Wine with Asparagus?

Asparagus is often thought to be a difficult food to pair with wine, but it doesn’t need to be – especially if you look out for the more delicate English variety that is in its (sadly very brief) season at the moment.  257 more words


Jumilla for the Win(e)!

Welcome to Sasu Sips—a digital space where I (sommelier-in-training, Sasu Siegelbaum) share my discoveries of the world’s best values in wine, one sip at a time.

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Domaine Font de Michelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France | Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, other CdP grapes

WINERY: Gonnet family in Bédarrides since 1660, 1880 – Jean Etienne Gonnet built farmhouse, olive trees & 3 ha grapes, named for difficult to find spring Fontaine de Michelle, grandson Etienne created FdM in 1950 (married member of Brunier family, owns Vieux Telegraph), 30 ha vineyard, SE of CdP AOC, sons Jean & Michel took over 1975, their sons Bertrand & Guillaume in charge now, 2002 – expanded estate with 20 ha of land in Côtes-du-Rhône, also run Gonnet Pères et Fils, now 27 ha in CdP (2 ha for CdP blanc), rock/stone/clay/limestone soils, spread throughout appellation, farmed organically… 27 more words


J.L. Chave Sélection Côtes-du- Rhône “Mon Coeur”, 2016

Rhone Valley, France  |  Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre

Chaves have grown grapes on Hermitage hill since 1481, based in small village on northern right bank of the Rhone, Gerard Chave took over from father in 1970, megastar status, passed winemaking responsibilities to son Jean-Louis, traditional farming methods, super low yields, full ripeness, minimal manipulation, meticulous, purest expression of Rhone terroir, 82 more words


Four prominent red grape varieties in Australia

Here are 4 prominent red grape varieties of Australia and some information on initial plantings of these grape varieties and the total plantings –

  • Shiraz – Initial plantings in late 1700’s in Australia.
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Did I ever tell you about the time we headed for Scottsdale with about a hundred bucks between us and no air conditioning? It was late August and the cottonwoods were doing that sighing thing they do when the creeks are dried up and the rocks are so hot the lizards only come out at night and there’s a dead coyote in every wash. 160 more words


Dolium Minervois 2015

Domaine Pierre Fil, Dolium, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015

On AOP Minervois
The Minervois lies inland from a line drawn roughly between Narbonne in the east and Carcassonne in the west. 588 more words

10to20 - Still Red