The Top Ten Wines of 2014 for Fine Press Fans

Though one must be very careful to not turn their favorite fine press book a deep crimson by accidental spilling, there is nothing like an appropriately chosen, hand-made, artisan fine wine to enhance your reading pleasure! So, for the third year running, I present my favorite ten wines of the previous year, despite having to admit how much wine I tried in the previous twelve … Continue reading The Top Ten Wines of 2014 for Fine Press Fans

Mostly Yummy – Wine Tasting Notes, May-July 2014

Another bevy of wines made their way through my hopefully not oversaturated gullet during the past few months. While I would like to claim this being an unselfish act to provide you, dear reader, with lots of wine choices, honesty dictates that I just come straight out and say that the imbibing was purely done for my own enjoyment! Still, a positive side effect is the list … Continue reading Mostly Yummy – Wine Tasting Notes, May-July 2014

Wine Tasting Notes from Fall 2013

Fall brought many outstanding wines my way. Nothing truly mind-glowingly great, but very few misses. The 2007 Alban Reva, from Rhone Ranger pioneer John Alban, is as black and thick of a wine one can imagine; the classic definition of a BIG new world wine. Yet, it remains well balanced and a taste powerhouse. Fred Scherrer knocks it out of the park with his no … Continue reading Wine Tasting Notes from Fall 2013

November 2011 Wine Tasting Notes

November 2011 was a relatively light month for wine tasting on my part. Mostly a bunch of Rhone type blends, including one that will probably be in the running for my wine of the year, along with a smattering of Italian reds and California pinots.  The month also included a continuing love affair with 2009 Cru Beaujolais, which clearly has delivered the best price to value … Continue reading November 2011 Wine Tasting Notes