Monthly Archives: July 2017

Q. Raza Vinhao Vinho Verde 2015

Quinta da Raza, Vinhao, Regiao de Basto, DOC Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2015 Vinhao (aka sousao) is a dark thick-skinned variety, giving wines of a deep hue along with high acidity. In fact the hue could be mistaken for a teinturier red-fleshed … Continue reading

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Take a tie-wrap and an O-ring

Always one for an alternative, I have not seen anyone do this to manage the cable and take any stress of the jack socket …

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Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 This wine: a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), vinified in stainless steel, aged in … Continue reading

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Pietri-Geraud Collioure 2012

Domaine Pietri-Geraud, L’Ecume, Collioure Blanc, AOC Collioure, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2012 Main approved varieties for this appellation are, for reds – grenache noir, mourvedre and syrah; for rose – grenache gris; for whites –  grenache blanc, grenache gris, roussanne and … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2002

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2002. Last tasted 21/04/13. This wine: is released 7 years after vintage, and can benefit from a further 10 or 15 years in cellar; a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Jarrarte Crianza Rioja 2009

Bodega Abel Mendoza Monge, Jarrarte, Crianza, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2009 This wine: varietal tempranillo, fermented in stainless steel, aged for 12 months in Allier oak, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Gauntleys, £23.74 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a nose … Continue reading

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Traslepuy Lirac 2004

F. Zobel, Traslepuy, AOC Lirac, Gard, France, 2004 Last tasted 18/12/16, when I thought to drink up within a year. Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and producing red, white and rose. It … Continue reading

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