Tag: France

5 Fabulous Gourmet Burgers

5 Fabulous Gourmet Burgers

When I began writing this article, scribbling down everything I know and believe (and crave!) about great hamburgers, my mind immediately wandered back to a television program I had developed a minor addiction to a few years back featuring Chef Heston Blumenthal – and his  … Read More

Spot Offer #103: la Bastide St Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone

Deep brilliant purple colour, with bright raspberry, strawberry and black currant fruit upfront, framed by silky mouth-coating tannins. Elegant and medium to full-bodied, this wine has a richness and concentration which cry out for fattier cuts of meat like beef or lamb. The finish is long and clean with lingering notes of cedar, white pepper and southern French garrigue. Drink now – or over the next 3-4 years.

Spot Offer #116: Chateau l’Argenteyre Medoc

90/100 Points: ““Coffee, smoke, pencil led and toasty oak swirl around black fruit and a pleasant bitter, tannic grip in this robust red wine. Decant 1-2 hours and serve with filet for optimum pleasure. This AC wine finishes with vanilla smoke and cassis. Perfect with steak. A strong vintage for even Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux wines.”

Wine of the Week #1528: 2013 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Telegramme”

“Telegramme” is the “2nd wine” of Vieux Telegraphe – one of the noble names of France’s southern Rhone Valley and one of the great wine estates of France. Vieux Telgraphe produces serious wines that are a must-have for serious wine collectors. Their flagship bottling from at Vieux Telegraphe comes from the famous “La Crau” site – a vineyard that would undoubtedly be amongst the very top “Grand Crus” if the Rhone used the same vineyard designation system found in Burgundy.

Wine of the Week #1545: 2010 Ernest Burn Pinot Gris Grand Cru Goldert

Ernest Burn Pinot Gris Grand Cru Goldert STORE LOCATOR – BUY THIS WINE — Why We Love It: Across the John Hanna & Sons portfolio of wine and spirits producers you will see a strong emphasis on family businesses with extensive histories – and there  … Read More

Wine of the Week #1548: Vignobles Brunier Megaphone

[ 2014 Vignobles Brunier Megaphone ] PROFILE | Vignobles Brunier / Vieux Telegraphe PRIVATE IMPORT | ORDER ONLINE — [ Why We Love It: ] Megaphone (a new addition to the line-up from Vignobles Brunier) is created with the same love, care and attention to detail that has made global icons of  … Read More