Monthly Archives: March 2011

Two Burgundy producers with CAV

In the middle of January, the wine tasting club CAV arranged a tasting with wines from two Burgundy producers: Joblot in Givry and Morot in Beaune. Both were intended as tips for reliable and reasonably priced producers from this fascinating but difficult-to-nagivate region. Givry is located in Côte Chalonnaise, the subregion … Continue reading

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Château Saint-Saturnin 2001

In January I received a link to an interesting article about the Médoc winemaker Adrien Tramier and his Château Saint-Saturnin, written by Jancis Robinson. The sender of this link had originally read the article about Tramier in Financial Times in … Continue reading

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Riesling, Krug and Vougeot for dinner

The days around 5-6 March many beer geeks graced Belgium with their presence, since several beer fairs were arranged in different places in the country. On Saturday Cantillon in Brussels arranged one of their public brewing sessions, which is supposed … Continue reading

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Champagne Delamotte 1999

Decanter has announced that Champagne Salon 1999 was launched at an event on the British isles, and that it is a good match with fish & chips. Dr. Jamie Goode/Wine Anorak confirms this and also has a video from the event … Continue reading

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Genoels-Elderen Zwarte Parel – Belgian bubbles

The grape variety for which Belgian winegrowers have received the most attention is Chardonnay. People in Sweden to whom I’ve served Belgian Chardonnay, as well as professional British wine writers, have on occasion believed that they were actually drinking Chablis. … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Coteaux du Tricastin 2009 – a wine to light up the darkness

Coteaux du Tricastin is an appellation of southern Rhône that produces red wines from Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault, i.e., a rather typical southern Rhône blend. (White wines are also produced.) I would characterise this appellation as less known … Continue reading

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