Delicious, rich, deep French Cotes du Rhone that we enjoyed with our Beef Wellington, asparagus and butter sauce.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This was a wedding gift from Andrew and Christina. It is a very dry red from the Verona region of Italy. The style of wine is called Ripasso which involves extra fermentation using semi-dried grapes. It takes on a very refined and rich flavour with hints of licorice and cedar.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Bought in Munich, Germany while traveling on business. We had it with some pad thai and it paired perfectly. This wine is silky smooth and well balanced. I often find Riesling to be on the sour side but this wine went down very easily. Vom grauen schiefer translates into "of the grey slate" which speaks to the terroir where this wine is produced in the Mosel wine region.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pixed this up at Brix in the South End. Looking for a nice sipping Pinot Noir, and this was recommended as a bottle you could take home and drink right away. It has a very nice ruby colour with hints of redish brown right at the very edges. The nose is a bit earthy, with a bit of apple spice that reminded me of autumn. This wine is very well balanced with strong tannins and a bit of a bite of alcohol, making me thing this wine could be aged a little longer.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Qupé is a winery in Central California that specializes in Rhone style wines and Chardonnay. The Syrah Central Coast has a 2% touch of Grenache and is comprised of grapes from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. This inky, mellow wine has a jammy nose and coffee flavours with a peppery finish.