The Finlayson Family The Finlayson family is synonymous with modern era winemaking in the Cape region for 3 generations. Dr Maurice Finlayson, a pathologist originally from Inverness in Scotland started the family wine business at Hartenberg farm in Stellenbosch. David qualified as a winemaker at Elsenburg Agricultural college in Stellenbosch as Dux student and then […]Read More Spice Things Up With A POT-Pourri !!
A.O.C. In The Southern Rhone When most wine consumers think of the Southern Rhone of France, they think of Cotes Du Rhone, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. How often do you think about Rasteau?? The Rasteau appellation covers mostly the commune of Rasteau, but also includes some vineyards in Cairanne and Sablet. 47 hectares […]Read More Hidden Affordable Gem In The Rhone!
The Southern Rhone Valley Along the Rhone River you have the dominant Syrah based wines or 100% Syrahs of Cornas, Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage , Cote Rotie. As you can see on the map, the Southern Rhone , which is mostly Grenache Dominant Wines you have Cotes Du Rhone, Vacqueyras, the famous Chateauneuf du Pape and […]Read More “G” In Gigondas Equals Grenache
Have You Seen This Face? Let’s just start with Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe properties. 1- Chateau Pape-Clement Graves 2- Chateau Fombauge, St. Emilion, 3- Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut- Medoc and 4-Clos Haut= Peyraguay in Sauternes. That is just the very tip of the Iceberg. You will see this face on the back of bottles […]Read More At 83 Bernard Magrez Still Going Strong!
Who Or What Is A Minervois? I always am curious as to why some wines just fly off the shelves and always out of stock while a good handful in various sections just sit there and sit there and never have I seen a guest even look at the bottles, let alone buy them. I […]Read More Lonely Mixed Breed Wine.. Needs Home!
Ciao Mates. Every month or so I have to do a review on one of our Direct To You Wines at ABC Fine Wine And Spirits in Florida, from Australia. The section in most retailers, not just ABC, looks more and more pitiful every time I look at it as most consumers sadly are only […]Read More Italy Came To Australia.
One of the most famous French Wines in the World is from the area in the Southern Rhone Valley in France is called Chateauneuf Du Pape (The New Home Of The Popes). There are 13 grape varietals permitted to use in this area. For the Reds the most popular or widely used are Grenache, Syrah […]Read More A Poor Man’s Chateauneuf Du Pape
I am a couple of days late celebrating #GrenacheDay around the World. It’s always been one of my favorite Grape Varieties but I personally love the expression of this grape from very old vines in the High Altitude Areas of Northeastern Spain where they refer to the grape as Garnacha! Where Is This Region Calatayud […]Read More You Say Grenache I Say Garnacha!
Above is the map of the Southern Region Of France known as The Languedoc. 46% Of the Wines coming out of this area come from the Large Area in Pink…Corbieres. The Grapes…Mostly Rhone Varietals You can still be a “RHONE RANGER” and find your Grenache, Syrah, Carignan And Mourvedre type wines that are very complex […]Read More Corbieres-The Best Value In Languedoc-Roussillon
Doctor OZ Says So!! If Dr. Oz says so then it must be True??? (I Think) This is a Direct Quote: “”People of Sardinia who drink this wine are 10 times more likely to live to 100!!!. They have their first glass of wine about ten in the morning. Drink another glass of Cannonau Red Wine […]Read More Book Author Says : When In Sardinia..Live To be 100!!