Natalie MacLean

The biggest change in wine in the past 20 years did not happen in vineyards or wineries. It happened on the internet, at least in my opinion and the opinion of Natalie MacLean, the award-winning wine writer who has Canada’s largest and most popular on-line wine website with some 270,000 subscribers. Continue reading “Natalie MacLean”

Chalk Hill Estate Red Wine, Sonoma County 2016

Chalk Hill Estate Red Wine, Sonoma County 2016: Deep purple color; dark cherry, spice, toasty oak; black cherry, blackcurrant, plum, dark berries, faint note of sweet vanilla oak, chip of chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Chalk Hill Estate Red Wine, Sonoma County 2016”

Wine and refrigeration

Wine typically drinks best at five-to-thirty degrees cooler than you keep your home temperature, and five-to-twenty-five degrees warmer than your home refrigerator. What do you do to get your wine to the proper temperature? Continue reading “Wine and refrigeration”

Stemmari Hedonis Nero d’Avola Riserva Sicilia DOC 2015

Very deep ruby color; black plum, black cherry, pomegranate, French oak, fig, spice on the nose; black cherry, licorice, black plum, roasted coffee bean, tobacco, fig, pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Stemmari Hedonis Nero d’Avola Riserva Sicilia DOC 2015”

B.R. Cohn Silver Label Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

Medium gold color; white peach, baked apple on muted nose; white peach, baked yellow apple, starfruit, nutmeg, spice on the palate. Continue reading “B.R. Cohn Silver Label Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016”