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Just because it’s Bordeaux doesn’t mean it has to be serious. In this age of Instagrammable moments, it’s all about hashtag-LivingMyBestLife. We’re into this habit of showing off what a
Does wine have a soul? Some say that a living thing which isn’t human only forms a soul once it establishes a deep connection with a human soul. Compare, say,
The turn of the 21st Century brought about a remarkable vintage for sweet white wines in Bordeaux. The year 2001 also brought upon the downfall of Enron, the launch of
Old school drinkers of fine wines have this thing about waiting… and waiting—forever—to open up a special bottle of wine. Their obsession with waiting sometimes comes off like endless reels
If anyone orders Merlot I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking Merlot! — the notorious line from the ragged, lonesome character Miles in Alexander Payne’s movie Sideways that came
There’s something about the sweetness of a Sauternes that pairs particularly well with the mirth and merriment of the Christmas and Hanukkah season. A great Sauternes (saw-tehrn) has honey sweetness
A new Bordeaux—like the new Cité du Vin museum in Bordeaux, an exceedingly modern shrine dedicated to the history of wine culture—is a necessary progression from the trappings of the
How delightful! When professional wine critics discuss wines from a serious region like Bordeaux, they have a tendency to take all the fun out of it. That’s a disservice to
You can really find out what a winery is made of by the wine they make in tough years. Some years in Bordeaux, like 2001, are looked upon more favorably
The 2003 CHATEAU COUTET, a First Growth Bordeaux estate, was the Sauternes that hooked me on Sauternes—to me, the most special and uniquely aromatic and addictively alluring sweet white wine on
When you see the word “Clos” on a wine label, expectations are raised. For example, the Fevre Chablis “Les Clos” is one of the finest Chablis there is. The Krug
And darkness fell across the whole land. And weeping could be heard throughout the land. Varied depictions of Jerusalem after Christ’s crucifixion can be found within the New Testament. The
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