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Share this with your friends - if you love them, that is

This Burgundy is the kind you’d share with your friends – if you loved your friends. It opens up with soft layers of red fruit, earth and minerals. 56 more words

FRANCE

If I had three faces, why the hell would I be wearing this one?

The Japanese believe we all have three faces: The first, we show to the world; the second, we show only to those closest to us; and the third, we show to no one. 51 more words

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Sorry Roch, it's not you, it's me

Unlike people, wines generally like me … until this one came along. I don’t know if it tried, but I sure did. It took a while, but once open, a nose of blackcurrant, spices and tobacco inched forward. 58 more words

FRANCE

Somms Under Fire: Austrian Wine is a VIP Sponsor

Our first trip to Austin, TX in October of 2016 left us excited and encouraged for the great passion of Austrian wines found there and in awe of the tight-knit sommelier community that has nestled in this southern tip of the United States. 142 more words

Austrian Wine

"Wait your turn, just like everyone else"

Valbuena 5° is made by the legendary Vega Sicilia, the winery most well-known for three things: (1) It is Spain’s equivalent of a first growth, (2) Its wine was originally not for sale and shared only among Spain’s aristocrats, (3) It once famously told the King of Spain, when he rang to order some wine, that he had to wait his turn – “just like everybody else”. 73 more words

Wine

Fleur de Voisin | Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv | 2006

Fleur de Voisin | Saint Emilion, France | Right Bank Bordeaux Blend | 2006.

Tasting notes:

On the nose, powerful aroma of sour cherry and plum detected. 40 more words

Wine

Deadbolt 

Weeknights can be rough. I’ve been super tired lately so work feels like it drags all day and when I get home, I just want to chill on the couch with a hefty glass of wine and watch mindless tv. 175 more words

Wine