Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 24, 2017

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 09 Garbole Hatteso Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva (Valpolicella): As full-throttle/intense a N. Italian as you're likely to meet. $NA A- >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Benanti Rovittello Etna Rosso (Sicily): Pure, elegant, and rather acerbic at the notion that you'd dare disturb its current repose $45 A- ...

Anna de Cororniu Cava Blanc de Blancs

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From early spring through to these damp days of July several sparkling wines have enlivened a rather jaded palate. Some were perfectly pleasant, but didn’t really exicit. Others were rather disappointing. But some… well they did excit. Anna de Cororniu Cava Blanc de Blancs being one. Socail events, drinking in the real world, away from the artificial setting of trade tastings, seem to play a huge amount in enjoying wine. At least for me. This strikingly packaged bottle of cava was opened on a wobbly launch zig-zagging its way up the Thames from Benson to Abingdon and back; served alongside bacon butties for a 10am brunch it certainly set the day off well.

Anna de Cororniu Blanc de Blancs is one of a range this large producer is experimenting with. At the moment the only place you ...

Anna de Cororniu Cava

Anna de Cororniu Cava Blanc de Blancs

The post Anna de Cororniu Cava Blanc de Blancs appeared first on Spittoon
From early spring through to these damp days of July several sparkling wines have enlivened a rather jaded palate. Some were perfectly pleasant, but didn’t really exicit. Others were rather disappointing. But some… well they did excit. Anna de Cororniu Cava Blanc de Blancs being one. Socail events, drinking in the real world, away from the artificial setting of trade tastings, seem to play a huge amount in enjoying wine. At least for me. This strikingly packaged bottle of cava was opened on a wobbly launch zig-zagging its way up the Thames from Benson to Abingdon and back; served alongside bacon butties for a 10am brunch it certainly set the day off well.

Anna de Cororniu Blanc de Blancs is one of a range this large producer is experimenting with. At the moment the only place you ...

Anna de Cororniu Cava

Vinography Unboxed: Week of July 16, 2017

bigstock-box-of-wine-on-the-plain-backg-26760620.jpgHello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's wines included a number of gems, including a nice pair of French Colombards from the grape's leading proponent in California Yannick Rousseau. He offers two bottlings, one fermented in steel, the other fermented in wood, and both are interesting and worth checking out. Napa's best Riesling was also on offer this week, in the form of the annual bottling from Smith-Madrone on Spring Mountain. This vintage is particularly charming. I opened a clever bottle of Beaujolais this week, produced collectively by the village of Moulin-a-Vent as a way of demonstrating what their particular patch of Beaujolais tastes like. It's a nice bit of marketing, and one that some other regions of the ...
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Vinography Images: Another Load

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PESSAC, FRANCE: A worker unloads another load of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on harvest day at Château Haut-Brion in Bordeaux. The estate dates back to the year 1525, with the main chateau building begun in 1549. Haut-Brion is unusual among the list of Bordeaux's First Growths as it is the only property in the Pessac-Léognan region of the area known as Graves. INSTRUCTIONS:
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