Posts tagged "Astor Wines"
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...
Cote Rotie, Cornas, & Neal Rosenthal

Cote Rotie, Cornas, & Neal Rosenthal

This blog post is so long over due that I am almost ashamed to put it out there.  But we are talking about Neal Rosenthal here who is a hero to many people in the world of wine, myself included.  Neal Rosenthal started as an importer of authentic wines in the 1970s and is among...
Jenny & Francois Natural Wine Festival @ Astor Wines

Jenny & Francois Natural Wine Festival @ Astor Wines

I am sure the word “Natural Wine” might frighten a lot of people.  Probably because who knows what that term really means.  It can mean organic, bio dynamic, low intervention, no intervention, no sulphur, or maybe a combination of any of these things plus God know what else. There were 15 producers in all pouring...
Affordable Older Bordeaux:  1999 Chateau Simard & 2001 Chateau Merville

Affordable Older Bordeaux: 1999 Chateau Simard & 2001 Chateau Merville

It is very possible to go out today and find a nice bottle of Bordeaux with some age on it for a decent price.  For those who love Bordeaux, you know that everyone is caught up in the hype of the 2009 vintage.  It is supposed to be legendary, and so are the prices.  I...