Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A hike in the Whites. #11degrees (at Welch-Dickey Trail)
Saturday, November 23, 2013
A hike in the whites. #11degrees (at Welch-Dickey Trail)
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tasting now in Newton. #startingearly (at Ansonia Wines Newton Depot)
Monday, October 28, 2013
Chateau Destieux Chateau Montlisse Chateau la Clemence
St. Emilion, Bordeaux Pomerol, Bordeaux
Christian Dauriac spent many years and much treasure elevating his St. Emilion estate Chateau Destieux from Grand Cru to Grand Cru Classé. He installed the best infrastructure, hired the best-known consultant (Michel Rolland) and otherwise lavished attention on Destieux and La Clemence, its sister property in Pomerol. The elevation took place at last in 2006, but litigation from those who lost their classification clouded the picture until recently. Now the designation has been affirmed definitively, and Destieux is among a privileged few dozen to hold the rank Grand Cru Classé. _
Sunday, September 29, 2013
October Futures has been released. AnsoniaWines.com/Futures #thankgodforpomerol
Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:20pm; Gare de Lyon; Paris Arrived from foggy Dublin this morning to an almost-sunny Paris. A cold glass of Perrier wedged into wicker chairs on the sidewalk, then lunch with a friend in St. Germain. Now fighting sleep in the gare, armed with espresso and train noises. TGV to Dijon leaves in 20 minutes.
9:30pm; Route de Pommard; Beaune, France Cozy train ride to Dijon. Drive down the NR-74 from Dijon - grapes hanging low on the vines. Epoisses and prosciutto in the grocery store. A few rays of sun, then quick dinner and bed. Thunderstorms tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Though it may not feel like fall today on much the East Coast, we promise it’s coming soon. Rosé is usually at home in the summer, but we think this one will work well even as the temperature drops.
This crémant rosé is pure Pinot Noir - it’s dry, lightly sparkling, and full of notes of fresh strawberries. There’s more viscosity here than crémant often shows, and this added padding should carry this wine nicely into fall.
Picamelot Cremant Rosé: $18/bot
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Class on class. #nescac #tasting (at Union Club of Boston)
Cape tasting. #summerwine #andtheliviniseasy (at Brewster, MA)