Category: Region

Week 3: I’m Batman! (And yes, this is the obligatory Thanksgiving post.)

Jean Foillard Morgon “Cote du Py” 2011

There is something no-nonsense and straightforward about Foillard’s wine. It seems to say, let’s cut straight to deliciousness. Deliciousness with class. It has a wonderful texture going down. The finesse from start to finish seems almost offhanded. – Kermit Lynch

I am Batman! Here to save you from the uninspired Thanksgiving wine Beaujolais Nouveau (BN). A product of exceptional marketing, it is found on the tables at almost every feast on that holiday. Fine and dandy but you deserve something more thrilling.

I have a story to tell first: I was in Paris ...

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Week 1: What does it mean to be a winemaker in the Southern Rhone?

52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind. Week #1: Region



For this wine lover, joy emanates from spending time with those who craft my wines. Last week @sftwc had a Rhone wine tasting featuring wines from the North and the South –so joy to all who love Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre among the many other grapes grown there.   I could not resist a picture of a French wine maker for the Southern Rhone, Mr. Jean Paul Versino wearing a stripped shirt and holding a bottle of wine ...

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Discovering Greek Wines in the Desert

Many people discover Greek wine on a island off the coast of Greece. Certainly easier to find there than in your local wine shop. Whenever I have had Greek wine, it is usually while dining at a Greek Restaurant – not a bad thing.  So only a particularly balmy night in Palm Springs was in the quest for good food (warning: there is a lot of bad food in PS) and wine. I found it at Greek Islands Restaurant in downtown PS – a restaurant so good we ate there twice!. On dining experience 2, I  had two reds – ...

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