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Finally summer has arrived with a bang as the weather forecast shows 38° C this weekend. For many people, the go-to wine when it gets this hot is rosé, but I have to admit that I’m not exactly a fan. 400 more words


Wine of the Week: Vial 2013 from Kaltern Caldaro in Alto Adige

Ugh. Lowest blog stats on my blog since July 2011. I am disappointed in myself for the lack of consistency and writing but hey a few things have happened this year: baby, started MW, wrote some articles for the Financial Times but all that said, my blog matters to me and used to boo-hoo, matter to others too. 206 more words


Revealing Rosé: Ch. de LANCYRE Rosé, Pic St. Loup, 2014

The Person:
Regis Valentin – vigneron, winemaker, owner, motive force

The Place:
The Lancyre estate in Pic St. Loup in the Languedoc in the south of France. 348 more words

Bear Dalton

Reuilly, Les Pierres Plates, 2013

There is a chalky minerality to this Kermit Lynch import from the eastern Loire region in France where Denis Jamain’s family began making wines 80 years ago. 168 more words

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Spec's 'Wine Of The Week' For 6/24

This weeks WOW is, Ch. LAPLAGNOTTE-BELLEVUE, Saint-Émilion, 2012.

A 13% alcohol blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, grown on a clay-over-limestone terroir southeast of the town of Saint-Émilion. 192 more words

Chad Pitt

Today we are entering winegeek territory with the Tokaji Szamorodni 2003 from Sajgo Cellars in Hungary. The offer of Hungarian wines on the Belgian market is tiny, and szamorodni wines are not well-reprented in what is available.  421 more words

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Daily Drinker: Domaine CABIRAU Serge & Nicolas, VdP Côtes Catalanes, 2010

The Person: Dan Kravitz, vineyard owner and wine importer (founder and “selector” of Hand Picked Selections)

The Place:
Dan’s desolate windblown estate in the Cotes du Roussillon in the southwest of France. 242 more words

Bear Dalton