Monthly Archives: October 2015

Champagne village profile: Hermonville in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 104.5 hectares (258.2 acres), of which 62% Pinot Meunier, 24% Pinot Noir, and 14% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Massif de Saint-Thierry … Continue reading

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Roederer Cristal – Masterclass with Wine Advocate and tasting with Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon

At the end of February, The Wine Advocate, the wine magazine of Robert Parker, invited to their own wine event in London under the heading ”Matter of Taste”. It consisted of a sizeable walkaround tasting, in principle featuring only “RP … Continue reading

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Moulin Touchais 1949-1999

Just over a year ago, in September 2014, I led a vertical tasting of Moulin Touchais with Munskänkarna in Stockholm, a wine tasting club. Moulin Touchais is a sweet wine from the Coteaux du Layon appellation in the middle part of the … Continue reading

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Champagnes from Huré Frères with Caviste

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste, with a principle of selling mixed cases from one producer at a time, presented (last month) a new Champagne producer in their range: Huré Frères. Currently, this is the third Champagne producer in the Caviste lineup next to Pehu-Simonnet and Savart. Huré Frères is … Continue reading

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Some impressions of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage

Some weeks ago, Danish-Swedish online wine dealer Winefinder staged an interesting Bordeaux tasting in Stockholm, featuring one half primeur wines of the 2014 vintage and one half “already bottled” wines. The lineup was basically two vintages per producer. Since Bordeaux wines are generally … Continue reading

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