First, a vocabulary lesson for readers outside the UK. A car boot sale is what Brits call the casual marketplace the Americans call a yard sale and the French call a vide-grenier (attic emptying). Second, my subject today is a human whirlwind and
Otherwise it’s Cos ’03 ["super second" Cos d’Estournel] and some Montrose with people taking a view on Robert Parker’s scores released later this week, and elsewhere more activity around Carruades ’12, which will become physical in September.”
The appellation of Saint Joseph in the northern Rhone is, in the words of one of its most famous winemakers, an aberration. Jean-Louis Chave is telling me this as we scrabble across one of its hillsides, a couple of hundred metres above his walled vineyard of Clos Florentin...
And the perfect food pairings to go with them. +++++++ Bandol, Hecht & Bannier 2009 II $38 Provence, France Mourvèdre 80%, Grenache 10%, Cinsault 10% Bandol is home to the best reds of Provence, and Gregory Hecht and François Bannier, newcomers to the region, have hit the ground running with this polished, fruit-filled delight. Perfect [...]
Quebec is known the world over for producing airplanes, maple syrup and hydro power. But for the last 30 years, a group of bullheaded individuals have been labouring quietly in the countryside in a bid to make something Quebec really has no rational business making: Wine.
Recently I was a guest at a tasting of 11 different Montrachets. Added to that abundance were four more "suburban" Montrachets (as the host referred to them), the hyphenated neighbors Chevalier, Bâtard, Criots and Bienvenues.