April 1, 2018
Just a short video to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Leah and I had a delicious rib roast with a 2003 Chateau LaGrange from St. Julien in Bordeaux. A very delicate nose and descent palate of green vegetables, blue berries and cassis. A lot of tannin for a wine thats pushing 15 years old.
February 28, 2018
Expand your repertoire and branch out from grape wine to it’s older sister, mead. Honey wine, as it is also referred to, is made around the world, and in New York State. This version from Thousand Island Winery is a sweet style made with just water, honey and yeast. Pale in the glass, the aromas of citrus, clover and honey predominate. The body is light and although sweet, is comparable to a semi-sweet Riesling. Try this with spicy foods and you may become a fan of this ‘nectar of the gods’.
February 8, 2018
From Eric Solomon comes this Garnacha variety from Aragon, Spain. Hand harvested and aged in French oak this is a dark jammy wine with powerful notes of blueberry, oak, vanilla on the nose and a moderate body with gobs of jam with a good balance between fruit and acidity. Some cocoa powder too. Went super well with Manchego cheese and medium intensity Gruyere. This wine was under $10 and a great value.
February 2, 2018
To celebrate a special day I opened a bottle of Franciscan Estate’s 2003 Magnificat. I’ve had this bottle in my cellar for nearly 13 years. Leah prepared a fantastic dinner and this wine went so well. What a treat!