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, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013, Part II

As mentioned in this article from a week or so ago, I am nearly a year behind in posting tasting notes and intend to catch up in the next few weeks. This is installment #2, covering wines tasted early in 2013. Some pretty damn high end wines on the list, some of which performed as they should considering the price. Especially the 1989 Château de Beaucastel … Continue reading Wine, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013, Part II

The Top Ten Wines of 2011 for Fine Book Lovers!

Each month I foist upon Books and Vines readers the ‘Vines‘ part of this website’s title. I remain convinced that little life offers is more perfect than a quiet evening at home, reading a great work while sipping on an equally great bottle of wine.  On a monthly basis, I try to highlight wines that are reasonably affordable; after all, your spare money should first … Continue reading The Top Ten Wines of 2011 for Fine Book Lovers!

Latest Wine Tasting Notes

I have not really attended many formal tastings of late, but continue to sacrifice my liver trying as many wines as can be managed in order to provide some guidance to my dear readers on which wines to try and which to avoid! Here are wines that I have sipped on over the previous month or two. 1998 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco): Giacosa … Continue reading Latest Wine Tasting Notes