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Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Circa 2013

If you are a regular reader/drinker here at Thinking & Drinking, you know that I prefer Reds over whites. During the summer sabbatical that I took from the blog I made it a point to drink more whites. 260 more words

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Domaine du Gour de Chaule – Gigondas

Domaine du Gour de Chaule – Gigondas

In the southern Rhone river valley there are the many and the well traveled Red Rhone Blends of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre etc. 290 more words

Tasting Note

Lyon, France

When me and my friends decided that to go Lyon, we only knew that it was a large city, but we didn’t know anything about it. 412 more words

Weekend Wine Tasting

The setting was the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois…the wines were from Broken Earth Winery from Paso Robles, California, and the winemaker – Chris Cameron- was there to talk to us tasters and share his beautiful wines.  363 more words


Dammit, Janasse!

Clear and light out to thin transparent edges. Heady Tang citrus and an olive oil slick drip out from Kalamata tapenade with roasted pimentos. Thick rusted steel steers the disgusting mineral reekage down past the sullen lily as far as it can go before lacy wet fern brings about a sort of spearmint earthiness. 282 more words


The edge of Avignon

A bridge generally has no end, but the Pont d’Avignon – Saint Bénezet – has an end. Unlike other bridges that provide a crossing, meeting with roads or paths from start to finish. 170 more words


Stephane Ogier - 2013 Cote Rotie

The Ogier family, as the names suggests is a family run businesses, who has spent most of their days selling their fruit to the more familiar names of Guigal and Chapoutier, but have turned their hand to winemaking and have been doing so for some time now. 106 more words