When buying wine North American consumers love the ease and straightforward nature of labels that express what kind of grape (or grapes) a given wine is made from. That said, most European wines – and especially those from France – tend to emphasize the place … Read More
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
Starting a wine collection can be a bit intimidating. With so many wines to choose from and the often hefty price tags connected to the most age-worthy wines, it can be tough to decide what to buy, how much of each to buy and how long to age any of them.
What are the criteria that go into picking the white wines for red wine drinkers will love? Well, for starters, I’ve found that the most ardent and dedicated drinkers of red wines tend to gravitate to wines that are big and bold, with dry tannin and complex, savoury … Read More
Today’s article is pretty straightforward – if you love meat, here are 7 wines you should have in your cellar. These wines all offer mid to long term cellaring potential and once mature, are the perfect wines to pair up with your carnivorous cravings.
When most people think about aging and cellaring wines, their minds immediately gravitate towards reds. And with good reason; in large part, the illustrious red wines made in places like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont, Rioja and Napa, owe at least a portion of their often hefty … Read More
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.
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.”
“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.
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
[ 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