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I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Picard Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

Michel Picard, AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2010 Burgundy quality levels There are four levels, becoming spatially smaller in extent as one ascends the (potential) quality pyramid – in the basement are regional/district, then commune or village, premier cru, … Continue reading

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Plan Pegau VSIG France

Plan Pegau, VSIG, France, NV VSIG VSIG – Vins Sans Indication Geographique, is another term for Vin de France, or previously, table wine, the vintage year is not permitted on the label. This wine: from clayey soils. The lateral thinking label … Continue reading

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Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Coto de Imaz Rioja 2005

Coto de Imaz, Gran Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2005 Rioja regulations Permitted black varieties are, in the majority tempranillo, along with garnacha, graciano, mazuelo (aka carignan), maturana tinta. Minimum ageing requirements, in years, in respectively  [wood, bottle], are crianza [1, … Continue reading

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Mukhrani Rkatsiseli Georgia 2013

Chateau Mukhrani, Rkatsiteli, Wine of Georgia, Karti, Georgia, 2013 Rkatsiteli Is a Georgian native and its most widely planted variety, white or red. Wines can show refreshing acidity, and a sensory profile including spicy, floral, citrus, green apple, stone fruit, … Continue reading

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Williams and Humbert PX Solera

Williams & Humbert, Very Sweet Pedro Ximenez, DO Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, NV Pedro ximenez production Commonly abbreviated to PX, pedro ximenez is famously used to produce luscious naturally sweet wine, but also at the other of … Continue reading

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Bois Bruley Gros Plant 2008

Cherau Carre, Domaine du Bois Bruley, VDQS Gros Plant du Pays Nantais sur Lie, Loire-Atlantique, France, 2008 The change from VDQS to IGP VDQS is due to be phased out by end 2011, and this appellation had opted to become … Continue reading

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