Burgundy
New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

I had been recommended to dine at Buvette on Grove Street in the West Village by a good friend.  One look at their sweet website and the deal was sealed.  The place is small, takes no reservations, and is basically French small plates.  Ambiance is banging, and so is the vibe.  Service is French, as...
Catherine & Dominique Derain "Le Plante Chassey" 2009 Mercurey

Catherine & Dominique Derain “Le Plante Chassey” 2009 Mercurey

The Catherine & Dominique Derain 2009 Mercurey is under the radar, natural (organic + biodynamic) Burgundy, and it’s the real deal.  This all coming from the Pinot hater.  But I was impressed with the range of Derain wines at the Jenny & Francois portfolio tasting, and had been curious to enjoy a bottle in the comfort...
Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Okay, well forget top ten, let’s make it a baker’s dozen while we’re at it.  No particular order, I will just list them youngest to oldest according to vintage.  There are some reds, some young, some old, a white, a rosé, and even a non vintage number.  Just wines that kept me thinking throughout the...
My name is Greg.  I am a wine lover.  And I don't get Burgundy.

My name is Greg. I am a wine lover. And I don’t get Burgundy.

Continuing on my quest to try and get to the bottom of this thing called Burgundy, I did another tasting with Acker Merrall after the recent Nuits Saint Georges evening.  This one was an introduction to mature red Burgundy. I can’t say I came away knowing anything more about Burgundy, but I did seem to...
Nuits Saint Georges Tasting

Nuits Saint Georges Tasting

Here are a few things about Burgundy.  It is very intimidating because it is expensive, myraid in it’s vineyards and producers, and there is such a mythical aura placed upon it by those who have become enchanted by it.  I for one am still trying to figure out what it is all about.  Since I...
Barolo & the Burg

Barolo & the Burg

In the world of wine all roads lead to Burgundy or Barolo, or so they say.  Some even say all roads lead to Burgundy.  I don’t usually like it when I am “supposed” (air quotes) to like something.  Like my wine destiny has been mapped out for me?  How predictable.  So me and my wine...