Category Archives: Rhône

Mixed wines

A couple of weeks ago the French-Swedish online wine dealer Franska vinlistan (“French wine list”) put on a tasting of mixed wines from their range. Here my impressions of some of the wines. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne Champagne, 50% Pinot Noir and 50% … Continue reading

Posted in Champagne, Grenache, Loire, Nero d'Avola, Rhône, Sauvignon Blanc, Sicily | Leave a comment

2011s from Lucien Le Moine – a small Burgundy house with top-class wine and one toe in southern Rhône

Lucien Le Moine is a small Burgundy négociant located in Beaune and one in a small circle often referred to as “luxury négociants”. This refers to producers/wine houses that purchase their grapes, but aims at only producing truly high-class wines. This … Continue reading

Posted in 2011, Burgundy, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir, Rhône | Leave a comment

Mixed March news including three 2010 Syrahs and three Pinots

This Monday I attended a wine club tasting of March news from our dear Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget. (Well, to me it as about as dear as the bread queues were to the good people of the Soviet union.) This … Continue reading

Posted in Alsace, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Freisa, Gamay, Jura, Merlot, Munskänkarna, Oregon, Piedmont, Pinot Noir, Rhône, Riesling, Syrah, Tuscany | Leave a comment

Three French wines tasted from WIT tubes – two red and one sweet

I recently tested samples of three French wines shipped in 60 ml glass tubes WIT, where they are stored under inert gas. Last time I tried similar samples I explained the concept in more detail, and had some comments on … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux, Grenache, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhône, Sémillon, Syrah | Leave a comment

Mixed AGM wines including four French, three Aussies, three Germans, and one Turk

Our wine tasting club AuZone recent held its annual general meeting, and tradition dictates that some liquid painkillers and some blood sugar-boosting nutrition are administered before we move on to boring stuff like audit report, budget, membership fees and so … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, AuZone, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mosel, Pfalz (Palatinate), Pinot Noir, Rhône, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Turkey | Leave a comment

Wine tasting club dinner

Our wine tasting club AuZone always arranges a dinner towards the end of November. The number of seats is rather suitable for one magnum of each wine, so there’s usually rather many wines from that bottle format. This year we included ten wines, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, AuZone, Baden, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Loire, Pinot Noir, Rhône, Riesling, Syrah, Trentino-Alto Adige, Wachau | Leave a comment

Mixed wines – “December news”

This was a news tasting of various wines that only had that in common that they were lauched as news (in their current vintage or release) in the Swedish monopoly stores at the start of December. This government-controlled monopoly has, … Continue reading

Posted in Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chardonnay, Merlot, Munskänkarna, Pinot Noir, Rhône, Rioja, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tuscany | Leave a comment