Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mini-BYO with four Champagnes

A small BYO with four Champagnes took place in my kitchen two week ago. Although not coordinated in this way, we actually had three varietal Champagne of each of the three dominant Champagne grapes Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, … Continue reading

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Mixed Burgundy and Champagne

A Swedish dealer selling mostly French wine (Franska Vinlistan, “The French Wine List”) invited to a tasting of some Burgundies they are currently selling, many of them reasonably priced. All of the Burgundy producers were new acquaintances to me. Two … Continue reading

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Chassagne- and Puligny-Montrachet tasting

A couple of weeks ago, there was a tasting in our wine tasting club AuZone on the theme of Chassagne- and Puligny-Montrachet. So we’re talking about white Burgundy from the epicentre, but this time the idea was to present wines … Continue reading

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 2010 vintage – wine simply doesn’t get much better than this…

The legendary Burgundy domaine Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, usually called DRC, is the producer of some of the world’s best wines. 2010 is a classically styled top vintage in Burgundy with fresh acidity, elegant and pure aromas, and good grape … Continue reading

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Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage, 2011 vintage

The 2011 of Alain Graillot’s Crozes Hermitage recently turned up on nearby shelves. Since I’ve previously reviewed the 2010 and 2009 on release, I had to put this one to the test as well. 2011 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Syrah Dark … Continue reading

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Mixed wines including some five Rhônes and two traditional Riojas

Last week a major wine tasting club in town, Munskänkarna, arranged a tasting of various wines, having that in common that they were new arrivals at our “dear” monopoly. Many were new vintages of old classics, rather than brand new … Continue reading

Posted in Cabernet Franc, Chablis, Chardonnay, Douro, Grenache, Loire, Munskänkarna, Rhône, Rioja, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tuscany, Umbria, Viura | Leave a comment

Visit to Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol

In connection with the visiting day of Le Week-end des Grands Cru I visited three producer on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Merlot-dominated area around the city of Libourne, which is located on the right bank of the river of Dordogne. … Continue reading

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