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Nicholas Joly & Coulée de Serrant

Nicholas Joly & Coulée de Serrant

A lot has been written about Nicolas Joly, and perhaps even more has been said about Nicolas Joly, Biodynamics, and the Coulée de Serrant wines by Nicolas himself.  He is an outspoken and controversial figure who has pioneered biodyanmic viticulture in France and has been it’s most vocal proponent.  It becomes hard to separate the...
Domaine St. Nicolas Gamay @ Diner

Domaine St. Nicolas Gamay @ Diner

It’s nearly Spring and Gamay has sprung.  At my local haunt Diner they are serving Domaine St. Nicolas Fiefs Vendéens 2010 “Gammes en May” Gamay by the glass.  It comes in a clear bottle (different), and the color is a nice rich purple with stoney red and purple fruits, and it goes down a treat. ...
Loire + Saumur + Cabernet Franc = Good Times

Loire + Saumur + Cabernet Franc = Good Times

I doubt there really is any significant percentage of Americans who actively seek out wines from the Loire.  Or is there?  Looking into what people look at on this here blog, Loire is up there.  So that inspired me to open a bottle of Domaine Filliatreau 2010 Saumur, which I have had hanging around since...
Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

This past week whilst on vacation I spent a some time at the Loire Valley Fantasy Camp.  You see, I needed a theme to explore, and I had been building up a small supply of Loire reds and a week in the country seemed like a good time to drink them back to back.  The...
Super Friends

Super Friends

This is a story about the Super Friends.  The “Super Friends” are wines which I have fallen for and as a result have purchased in quantity (at least six bottles) to have, drink, and hold over several years.  A “Super Friend” wine represents a bottle which has a combination of: 1. Unmistakable Character. 2. Relative...