This week we look at two Cabernets, one from the Margaret River region, the other from the recently bushfire ravaged Yarra Valley. We kick off with a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend from another Margaret River producer - one known best for their Cabernets as well! The first of our two Cabs is from the great 2005 [...]
Gary Vaynerchuk speaks at a business conference and then gets surprised with some serious burgundy. Bookmark It
© http://www.denis-art.com E. Denis was born in 1971 in Byelorussia. He was the youngest child in the family and all his free time he spent painting. Denis’s first website was created in 2001 which exhibited his earlier paintings and church bells. After that he took part in many exhibitions in his home country and abroad: USA, [...]
A not bad budget Bordeaux wine from Chateau Bel-Orme Martia. This wine is a blend of 50 % Merlot 13 % Cabernet Franc and 37 % Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. A good deep garnet colour. On the nose there are stewed fruit notes. Nice and warming meaty fruit notes on the palate , with a old wood roundness [...]
The big names of the Bordeaux so called ‘big houses’ are looking at a big decline in sales, part due to the recession and more in part I would think to the fact that wine consumers and collectors have at last twigged that hype and marketing does not equal great or even good wine. Some [...]
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Things are obviously going well at Chateau Cheval Blanc, the Premier Grand Cru Classe estate in St-Emilion. They are planing on a new contemporary new winery and it will include a vinification room, winery, a barrel cellar, tasting room all set in landscaped gardens. Construction is hoped to start in 2010. Christian de Portzamparc is [...]
Exports of Val de Loire wines have increased in both volume and value over the last 12 months. Exports have risen to 283,176 hectolitres, an increase of 5% and the value’s risen by 3% to €216 million. A major increase in the export sales of both rosé and sparkiling wine a the main reason for [...]
A good value wine from Herault. On the nose there are hints of black cherry. The colour is a wonderful deep even rich red. On the palate it is warming with soft notes of cooked plum and cherry, with just a slight soft tannin finish. A very nice medium bodied wine that would suit pasta [...]
Gary Vaynerchuk tries 2006 Clos Du Bois Chard from his hotel room at the Sofitel. This is a classic.
This wine from Cave de Roquebrun, 34460 Roquebrun. Nice balance of ripe plum and black cherry notes. Pleasing tannin back note rounds it of on the palate. There is a tad of liquorice in the finish which lingers in the mouth. Cost = 4.50€ a bottle Winner of a gold (Macon) medal at the concours des grands [...]
Gary Vaynerchuk fulfills a viewer request and tastes 5 Pinot Noir wines blind.
A charming and warming wine. It is sweet but with a nice nutty earthy note at the end,that stops it being sickly. This is a very good choice for a dessert wine or with a slight chill for an aperitif. I would also be good used in cooking game dishes. For the dinky price, it [...]
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