Posts tagged "Gamay"
Is Cru Beujolais the World's Most Verstile Wine?

Is Cru Beujolais the World’s Most Verstile Wine?

I have a deep and profound, yet giddy love of Cru Beaujolais and I reckon I am not alone in this world with this feeling I am sure.  I recently sat down with an old friend and Beaujolais lover and some Beaujolais newbies to taste through several Crus and check in on what makes Cru...
Clos de la Roilette - Griffe du Marquis:  The Black Unicorn

Clos de la Roilette – Griffe du Marquis: The Black Unicorn

In the small pantheon of great Cru Beaujolis producers, Clos de la Roilette is certainly one of the finest.  And while their Cuvée Tardive certainly garners it’s fair share of well deserved attention, it’s rarer Griffe du Marquis is a gem.  The famed label featuring the horse head maybe easy to distinguish, but perhaps they...
Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes proudly bears a crest at the top of the bottle with the year 910 AD.  There is also speculation that the enclosed vineyards (16 acres) have never been treated with chemicals since the beginning.  If so, this may make Vignes du Maynes the oldest organic vineyard in the world? Whether this is...
Edmunds St. John:  Cali Revolution Pioneer

Edmunds St. John: Cali Revolution Pioneer

A couple years back I attended a dinner with Steve Edmunds, of Edmunds St. John fame.  While at the time I was a little underwhelmed by the wines from this esteemed California producer, I will honestly admit that my palate has changed drastically since then (for the better!) and the honest style of the wines...
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. ...
Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

It’s fun to try and put together a few bottles of wine for a dinner or tasting that will go with each other nicely.  It’s kind of like stringing words together to form a Haiku or something.  Sometimes it’s easy; pick a region or a grape variety and go.  But it’s more challenging, and sometimes...
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...
Motley Cru Beaujolais 2009

Motley Cru Beaujolais 2009

Everyone should be drinking some 2009 Cru Beaujolais right now.  Don’t confuse Cru Beaujolais, or even the region of Beaujolais for that matter with Beaujolais Nouveau, the quickly made, cheaply sold, mass market wine from the Beaujolais that is released every fall.  That stuff is a mass marketing gimmick that has dragged the good name...
Edmunds St. John Wine Dinner

Edmunds St. John Wine Dinner

Edmunds St. John Winery, in conjunction with Chambers Street Wines, held a wine dinner at Belcourt restaurant this past Thursday.  The dinner proved to be a lot of fun as I was joined by several close friends as well as some new friends we made that night.  And as my good friend Bailey said that...