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!
Brettanomyces Good Or Bad? Before we start to review this week’s wine, lets talk about the age long debate among the wine industry peeps about Brett (Short for Brettanomyces) If you polled 400 Sommeliers or Wine Reviewers 200 would say they love Brett and 200 would say it is a fault. I am somewhere in […]Read More One Man’s Brett Is Another Man’s Terroir
It has been a few years since I spoke about the Tessari Family from the Veneto in Italy, Sisto, Elena and Pietro from La Cappuccina which dates back to 1890. The beauty and the history of this winery and the family (Which I feel a part of ) and their philosophy of viticulture and wine […]Read More Don’t Panic, This Wine’s Organic!!
I have discussed so many times why I can’t stand Cult Wines from Australia like Mollydooker because they are so over the top laden with alcohol that they are not enjoyable to drink. 16.5% Alcohol is maybe acceptable for an Amarone but not for a Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. As a Certified Sommelier, […]Read More Australian Wine Is Like A Card Game. Sometimes You “COME UP TRUMPS”