Domaine Thomas La Crele Sancerre ’13

As a self proclaimed “red drinker” it has taken me a while to find a white varietal that really speaks to me. Here lately I’ve been on a tour of the white varietals and Sauvignon Blanc has been one that I have really taken to. In my experience they are the most complex white varietal….

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So far in my life I’ve really not met a bubbly that I wouldn’t purchase again. That is until I ran into Chateau Moncontour’s Chenin Blanc Sparkler.  It wasn’t like any sparkler I’ve had before but in a bad way. It was funky and I just couldn’t put a finger on why I didn’t really…

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In my neverending quest to find the best beverages in the world. I have found Spainish wines to be agreeable but never mind-blowing. I must admit that I’ve never had a white from Spain but I find their reds a little too far on the lighter end of things for my taste.   That all…

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Tis the season for celebrating! No other beverage exemplifies celebrating the good things in life more than a sparkling wine.    I believe that you should be able to drink and enjoy bubbly all throughout the year. A sparkler is a good choice no matter the occasion. Whether it’s Champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco, or cava…

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Pinot Noir was the first wine to get me to put down the bag of Merlot and spend a couple extra dollars on something that was worthwhile. As soon as I tasted the dark cherry deliciousness that exemplifies this varietal I was hooked and started my exploration of other varietals. In fact when people ask…

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Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday. It’s what Christmas could be without all the bullshit. Celebrating with family and friends over good food and drink are what the holidays are all about.   Mimosas in the morning followed by more champagne and cocktails. Then for the main event you have a nice bottle…

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In my early days of wine appreciation I had a particular affinity towards Merlot. Boxed merlot in fact. In those more meager times in my life it was a custom to rid the Merlot (Pronounced Mur Lot in those days by my good friend Dchan) of its cardboard restraints and “slap the bag.” We chose…

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Riesling is a very good competitor when I think about my favorite white varietals. I guess being a primarily red drinker that could be confusing as most rieslings are super sweet. But maybe that’s why I do enjoy riesling as my white of choice. A complete departure from what I usually drink on a day…

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Zinfandel is a relatively new varietal for me, and from what I’ve had I really enjoy it. Very fruit forward and jammy with a bit of complexity on the back end with a decent amount of tannin and pepper. Also, maybe it’s just me, but I have noticed that Zins have the best labels in…

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Since the time I started really enjoying and thinking critically about wine, Chardonnay has been my least favorite varietal. I have found most of them to be on the extreme end of the flavor spectrum in one way or another. Some too buttery, some too oaky, and some so floral that it tasted like I…