The Top 10 Wines of 2015 for Literature Lovers

Another year, another 135 wines!  Of course, ‘real’ wine critics often taste that many wines in a week, so my sample size is not huge. None-the-less, I have been collecting and drinking the fruit of the vine for twenty years, and have written nearly two thousand tasting notes in the last eight years, so I will claim some decent frame of reference! So, for the fourth … Continue reading The Top 10 Wines of 2015 for Literature Lovers

Books and Vines Turns One, & Pondering the Fine Press Market

Books and Vines has now been in existence one year, which seems to me a good enough reason for some celebration and reflection, as well as some pondering about the future of the site. While I would love to claim a huge and exciting vision in creating Books and Vines, frankly speaking it was mostly just me desiring an intellectual outlet having nothing to do … Continue reading Books and Vines Turns One, & Pondering the Fine Press Market

June 2012 Wine Tasting Notes

{Ed. Note: As always, I recommend using Wine Searcher to find retailers who have any of these wines to ship to you. In hot climates, do not have wine shipped to you when it is summer!} June brought two fantastic and reasonably inexpensive wines to my attention, the 2007 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva and the 2007 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine … Continue reading June 2012 Wine Tasting Notes