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jamie goode's wine blog: Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009
This, the latest release of Champagne Dom Pérignon, was released out of sequence, before the 2008. It’s because of the ripeness of the year, which has produced a wine that drinks superbly young, but which has plenty of finesse and manages that ripeness superbly. Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009 France Amazing finesse and purity here. Fine aromatics of [...]
Reverse Wine Snob®: Shotfire Quartage – On Target
A Barossa Valley Bordeaux Blend. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and 16% Petit Verdot from the St. Kitts, Milton Park and Vabininge vineyards in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Sample submitted for review. The Shotfire Quartage has an SRP of $25 and can […] The post Shotfire Quartage – On Target appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
The Wine Economist: Four Takeaways from the Global Wine Tourism Conference in Mendoza
Sue and I are back from the second United Nations World Tourism Organization global wine tourism conference in Mendoza, Argentina. It was an intense and interesting few days in a welcoming and dynamic part of the wine world. Here are a few things we think we learned at the conference. More to follow. You’ve Come […]
Natalie MacLean: Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 25
You can access the 128 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for November 11. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]
Reverse Wine Snob®: The Best White and Rosé Wines Under $20
In addition to our Best Of Lists covering all kinds of different varieties and regions (see Chardonnay, Riesling or Italian Wines for examples), we also occasionally release Top 10 lists of our very favorite White and Rosé or Red wines. To compile these lists we go through all the wines we’ve tasted over roughly the […] The post The Best White and Rosé Wines Under $20 appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
jamie goode's wine blog: A gem from Yarra Yering
Yarra Yering, with its distinctive labels, is one of my favourite Australian wineries. I drank this gem last night: probably well before its time, but it was lovely. [Read more about Yarra Yering here.] Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 2 2012 Yarra Valley, Australia This is the Shiraz-based wine. Fresh, sweetly fruited and textural with a [...]
winegoggle: On the Same “Pages” with Schalk Burger
One of the most energetic wine-tasting experiences, for me, is a visit to Welbedacht in Wellington, home to one Schalk Burger and family, as well as a range of wines individual in style portraying an exciting uniqueness and true taste-of-place. And then, of course there is Schalk senior himself, one of the industry’s great conversationalists […]
Traveling Wine Chick: Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!
On Wednesday November 15, 2017, I helped facilitate the latest Twitter tasting with Villa Maria Estate, and I could not be more pleased with the selections that the winery sent to me to taste and review. Time and time again, Villa Maria fulfills at a price point that all wine lovers can enjoy. Thus, I … Continue reading Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!
Reverse Wine Snob®: Lieb Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc – A Lovely From Long Island
Putting Tenet #3 of Reverse Wine Snobbery into action reveals a great Thanksgiving wine! 85% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot from the North Fork of Long Island, New York. The wine spends 10 months in Hungarian oak and has no residual sugar. Sample submitted for review. The Lieb Cellars […] The post Lieb Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc – A Lovely From Long Island appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
jamie goode's wine blog: Pio X 1903 from Gonzalez Byass: an ancient Moscatel
There’s something special about very old wines. While I was tasting through the Las Palmas sherries with Martin Skelton last week, I got a chance to try this remarkable wine, and alongside it as a comparison, the same wine that had been aged in bottle since 1919. The Pio X hails from a single barrel of [...]
Reverse Wine Snob®: What Else Is Wine Aged In Besides Oak Barrels? Ask The Expert!
Explore what lies beyond oak in answer to the question of what else is wine aged in besides oak barrels! We hope you’re enjoying our new Ask The Expert series! Today we’ve got another great answer from a winemaker, this time on the question of “What else is wine aged in besides oak barrels?” While […] The post What Else Is Wine Aged In Besides Oak Barrels? Ask The Expert! appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
Natalie MacLean: Video: Your Most Pressing Wine Questions Answered
Anne-Marie, Lindsay and I had fun chatting about their most pressing wine questions last week on CTV’s Your Morning, the network’s national breakfast show. Have you ever wondered what to look for on a wine label or if you can cook with a wine? Here to answer your most pressing wine questions is Natalie MacLean, editor of Canada’s largest wine review site at nataliemaclean.com. Q1. Wine Faults Sometimes I taste a wine and I think, ugh, that’s awful. How do I know if the wine is bad or I just don’t like it? What do I do if the […]
jamie goode's wine blog: Gamay 35, Château de Grandmont Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2017 France
So, it’s Beaujolais Nouveau day. For quite a while, those of us who love Gamay and Beaujolais were a bit embarrassed by this seemingly outdated celebration. We cringed when we saw a region market itself through its worst wines. But as the reputation of Beaujolais has been rebuilt, now people are taking this day – [...]
Reverse Wine Snob®: Tenet #3 – Experiment With New Wines
How do you know what you like if you don’t try new things? Our third rule of Reverse Wine Snobbery is Experiment With New Wines. Up next in our Ten Tenets of Reverse Wine Snobbery is our third, and perhaps most fun, rule – Experiment With New Wines! While at first glance it may seem […] The post Tenet #3 – Experiment With New Wines appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.