Languedoc
Languedoc Love Letters

Languedoc Love Letters

Is the Languedoc the most under rated wine region in France?  I kind of think it might be.  It certainly is under appreciated.  Kind of like the Loire, but more so perhaps.  Like the Loire, it is home to a number of diverse wine growing areas and the wines tend to be pretty good value...
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...
Esoteric Recommendations from Thirst Wine Merchants

Esoteric Recommendations from Thirst Wine Merchants

Lately I have been doing a bit of shopping around at Fort Greene shop, Thirst Wine Merchants.  I discovered them after a wine tasting dinner at Thirst Bar a Vin, their wine bar and restaurant.  Although the dinner featured some memorable wines, and some interesting service, I have to say that the food was some...
Funky Town:  Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbieres 2007

Funky Town: Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbieres 2007

Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie Corbieres 2007 – $14.99 Take me to funky town.  First day, all animal vinegar B.O.  In the mouth, there are hints of earthy red tart fruit.  Second day, animal funk is fading, fruit surging ahead in the mid palate.  This suggests the wine needs time, or at least some air, like...
Best $15 Wine of the Year?  Domaine des 2 Anes, Fontanilles 2006 Corbieres

Best $15 Wine of the Year? Domaine des 2 Anes, Fontanilles 2006 Corbieres

Yes, you heard it correct.  This is the best bottle of wine I have tried this year at the $15 price point.  I would actually buy this wine again at $30! I happened to taste the Domaine des 2 Anes Fontanilles at UVA Wines one day not long ago.  There was a guy there pouring...
Jean Louis Tribouley, L'Alba 2008, Côtes du Roussillon

Jean Louis Tribouley, L’Alba 2008, Côtes du Roussillon

The Jean Louis Tribouley L’Alba was a recommendation from Frankly Wines.  This is a very interesting wine from an area I know little about, AOC Côtes du Roussillon, in the Languedoc region of France.  The Languedoc is a very up and coming area that has been getting more and more press and buzz the past...