Lanson Champagne Le Black Label Brut NV

Medium gold color; apple, pear, lemon, brioche on the nose; apple, red fruit, lemon, grapefruit, white peach, almond on the palate. Continue reading “Lanson Champagne Le Black Label Brut NV”

Funckenhausen Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza 2020

Deep ruby color; dark fruits, black cherry, blackcurrant, leather, oak on the nose; black cherry, blackcurrant, sour plum, dark chocolate, pepper, oak spice on the palate. Continue reading “Funckenhausen Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza 2020”

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Red 2018

Medium ruby color; raspberry, plum, spice on the nose; raspberry, plum, cherry, redcurrant, blueberry, blackberry, meat, black pepper, oak on the palate. Continue reading “E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Red 2018”

Wine sales statistics 2-1-2023

Which of these statements about the wine industry is correct? Demand decreases, the industry faces rocky times. The industry is doing fine, even if volume is down, value is steady. The industry has a rosy future as drinkers switch to higher-priced wine. Continue reading “Wine sales statistics 2-1-2023”

Stromberg-Zabergäu Pinot Meunier Sparkling Rosé Extra Brut NV

Medium copper color; apple, bread, raspberry on the nose; apple, peach, nectarine, bread on the palate. Continue reading “Stromberg-Zabergäu Pinot Meunier Sparkling Rosé Extra Brut NV”

Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay Unoaked, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2021

Medium straw color; peach, pineapple, yellow apple, grapefruit on the nose; lime, peach, vanilla, green apple, melon, citrus on the palate. Continue reading “Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay Unoaked, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2021”

Famille Ravoire Costeval Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé 2021

Pale copper color; strawberry, red fruits, peach, lime zest on the nose; red fruits, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, green apple on the palate. Continue reading “Famille Ravoire Costeval Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé 2021”

Wine is the most interesting drink 1-25-2023

Wine is the world’s most interesting alcoholic beverage. You expect wine columnists to make such an assertion, but we can back up the claim. Continue reading “Wine is the most interesting drink 1-25-2023”

Gillmore Mariposa Rosado de Pais 2021

Pale salmon color; strawberry, raspberry, cantaloupe, roses, earth on the nose; strawberry, anise, raspberry, cranberry on the palate. Continue reading “Gillmore Mariposa Rosado de Pais 2021”

McCall Corchaug Estate Pinot Noir, Long Island 2015

Medium ruby color; cherry, strawberry, raspberry on the nose; raspberry, tart cherry, strawberry, vanilla, spice, pepper, earth on the palate. Continue reading “McCall Corchaug Estate Pinot Noir, Long Island 2015”