Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Plateau des Chenes Lirac 2013

Famille Brechet, Plateau des Chenes, AOC/AOP Lirac, Gard, France, 2013 Lirac is an appellation in the Gard departement, on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Papes, producing red, white and rose. It has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry … Continue reading

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Matsu El Viejo Toro Spain 2011

Matsu, El Viejo, Tinta de Toro, DO Toro, Spain, 2011 DO Toro: sits astride the Duero, adjoining Rueda to the east.  The climate is extremely dry and continental, with very hot summers and very cold winters, with just 400mm of … Continue reading

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Traslepuy Lirac 2004

Traslepuy, AOC/AOP Lirac, Gard, France, 2004 Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Papes, and producing red, white and rose. It has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and a dominant northerly Mistral wind … Continue reading

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Mezan Caroni Rum Trinidad 1999

Mezan, Caroni Distillery Rum, Trinidad, 1999 15 y.o., primary ageing in US oak, screw cap closure, 40% abv (80% proof), Gauntleys, £34 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold. Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, estery aromas … Continue reading

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Kraken Black Spiced Rum NV

The Kraken, Black Spiced Rum, Caribbean blend Rum blended with spice, caramel and other natural flavours, screw cap closure (miniature), 40% abv (80% proof). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber Nose: clean on the nose, medium … Continue reading

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Ch. Serilhan St Estephe 2009

Chateau Serilhan, Cru Bourgeois, AOC/AOP St Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2009 Natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Waitrose Direct en primeur, about £15 delivered WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears Nose: clean on the nose, medium (+) … Continue reading

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