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Ancien Comte Rose 2007 ~ Corbieres

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

This rose wine is from Tuchan. A nice even rosé colour welcomes you into the glass. Nice floral notes with a smigin of vanilla with a spicy soft fruit (peach,apricot) finish. Good value for money. Winner of a gold medal at the Concours General Agricole Paris 2008. Cost = 3.50€ a bottle. © Richard Randall

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Duty Free Wine

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

The last time I picked up some duty free booze at the airport I think the bill came to around €100 Euros and I was happy with my goodies. Just imagine how happy a man from China was when he spent €46,423 on wine at Charles de Gaulle airport. That is double the last [...]

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Pioneering American Wine: Writings of Nicholas Herbemont, Master Viticulturist (The Publications of the Southern Texts Society)

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

Product Description This volume collects the most important writings on viticulture by Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839), who is widely considered the finest practicing winemaker of the early United States. Included are his two major treatises on viticulture, thirty-one other published pieces on vine growing and wine making, and essays that outline his agrarian philosophy. Over the course [...]

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Wine Week 108: Third time (still) lucky.

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2009 Wine Tasting

This week we kick off with an Eden Valley riesling which we’ve looked at for the last three vintages. And no wonder given the bargain price and brilliant quality. We also check out a relatively new winery from the Heathcote region turning out a top little shiraz. And to round things out we look at [...]

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Wine News

Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2009 Wine Tasting

Wine News Round-Up Château Mouton-Rothschild.World renowned artist,Lucian Freud has crafted the label for the 2006 vintage Château Mouton-Rothschild. He follows in a long line of famous artist who have been asked over the year to create a unique wine label for Château Mouton-Rothschild. Artists include; Cocteau, Braque, Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Miró, Warhol, Francis Bacon and even [...]

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A Vielles Vignes (Old Vines) Chinon Tasting

Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2009 Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2 Chinons from the same producer from the same vintage head-to-head, one of which carries the Vielles Vignes designation.

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Steven Spurrier on St-Emilion 1982 and 2005

Date: Wed, Feb 4, 2009 Wine Tasting

Decanter magazine’s consultant editor and renowned taster Steven Spurrier gives his view of a comparative tasting of the 1982 and 2005 vintages of St-Emilion 1er Grands Crus Classe

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Wine meets art!

Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 Wine Tasting

British artist Damien Hirst, has designed an exclusive label to help raise money for the U.K. charity Comic Relief. The Comic Relief wines will be a Red Pinotage Shiraz and a White Chenin Blanc both of which will retail for £4.99 with £1 from each sale being donated to Comic Relief. Both wines are produced by [...]

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An Aussie wine tasting with a visiting Aussie Chef

Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 Wine Tasting

Chef Benjamin Christie and Gary Vaynerchuk taste 3 Australian wines that are widely available.

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Taste: A Life in Wine by Anthony Terlato

Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2009 Wine Tasting

Product Description Anthony Terlato’s story is not simply the usual CEO narrative of achieving business success, nor i it the typical winemaker’s tale of pursuing perfection in a glass. Straddling both of those stories, Terlato uses broad strokes to show how one individual had an enormous impact on Americans’ wine-drinking habits. Wine journalist Linda Murphy described [...]

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College Humor stops by WLTV

Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2009 Wine Tasting

The crew from College Humor stops by and pays Gary Vaynerchuk and the Thunder Show a visit.

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Puck Gives Back

Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2009 Wine Tasting

For his contributions to American food and wine and his extensive charitable work, Wolfgang Puck received Wine Spectator’s 2008 Distinguished Service Award. See the presentation by Emeril Lagasse and Puck’s acceptance speech.

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Signature, Muscat Sec ~ Daniel Bessiere (Credit Crunch Wine)

Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2009 Wine Tasting

A not bad Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Daniel Bessiere camp. Nice, fresh and lively on the palate. Good robust notes of peach, acacia honey and a hint of lemon thyme. A decent wine that would be good with deserts or as an aperitif. Cost 3.50€ a bottle Féminalise 2008 Award (”Féminalise 2008″ competition with wines [...]

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Wine Week 106: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2009 Wine Tasting

With all Aussies celebrating Australia Day this Monday we happily provide three wines that would be a great addition to any BBQ or party you’re throwing. The first is a single vineyard Canberra riesling that can be had now, or cellared for Australia Day 2020. The next is a Barossan red blend from a Young [...]

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