Category Archives: Syrah

Binet-Jacquet, reds from the south of France

French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste put on a tasting of some wine from  Domaine Binet-Jacquet. This is a producer located in the Faugères appellation in the south of France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine regin. When I blogged about last year’s release, I wrote a short description … Continue reading

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Penfolds Shiraz Masterclass

At the end of February, The Wine Advocate, the wine magazine of Robert Parker, invited to their own wine event in London, called ”Matter of Taste”. It consisted of a sizeable walkaround tasting, in principle featuring only “RP 90+” wines, and a … Continue reading

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Mixed news including several Burgundies

A couple of weeks ago, the Stockholm branch of the wine tasting club Munskänkarna held a tasting of news in the range of the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Although I sometimes lead tastings in Munskänkarna, I was not guilty of choosing the … Continue reading

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Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

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Faugères wines from Binet-Jacquet

I recently tasted some wines from Domaine Binet-Jacquet presented by French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste. This is a recently started wine producer, with 2006 as their first vintage. Some words on Faugères These wines are from the Faugères appellation, located approximately in the middle of Languedoc in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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