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Tag Archives: Champagne
Wine Review: Krug Brut Champagne NV 167th Edition
Exciting times! Join me and try Krug’s 167th Brut non vintage Champagne and decide, is it worth it? Opened October 23rd 2020 to celebrate my passing the WSET Level 4 Diploma theory paper. Continue reading
Posted in Champagne, Champagne, EMPTIED BOTTLES Tagged aspiration, Champagne, chardonnay, drink, expensive wine, France, gold, Halloween, Krug, lifestyle, Pinot meunier, pinot noir, Sparkling wine, travel, value wine, wine, wine review Leave a comment
Happy Nearly New Year 2019 Serbian Wine Review
My resolution for 2019 is to hone this dull, rusted blade that is waywardwine.com That starts with a wine from the fringes: sparkling Serbian wine by Kovacevic (pronounced “Co vah cheh vich”…probably…). Everyone needs a mother in law to smuggle … Continue reading
Posted in Sparkling, Uncategorized Tagged 2019, Champagne, drink, Europe, Happy, New Years Eve, Serbia, Sparkling wine, travel 1 Comment
Canadian Bubbly Eh? Averill Creek Vancouver Island Sparkling Wine Review #3
OK! Ok! So our venture into wines from Vancouver Island VQA’s has drawn up bracingly tart Chardonnay (read here) and wild Gamay (read here). They have been real, reflective, but not great.
Maybe cool climate Burgundy and Beaujolais are not harsh enough models. Let us look to Champagne, to bubbly, to where fizz makes high acid wine magical. Continue reading
Posted in Sparkling, Uncategorized Tagged Averill Creek, bubbly, Canada, Champagne, drinks, Pinot Gris, pinot noir, Sparkling wine, Vancouver BC, Vancouver Island 5 Comments
Mellen Meyer Oregon Bubbly
Can Oregon wine catch Champagne’s coattails? Our climate is too warm, our soil too rich, and our winemakers too impatient, but our grapes are Pinot and Chardonnay. So, why not try?
Well, most Oregon bubbly from Argyle to Argyle tastes nice, dry, but a bit fruity and simple. That sexy, nutty, chalky, dry, autolytic character that Champagne can have seemed elusive. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bubbly, Champagne, chardonnay, drink, Food, France, nature, Oregon, pinot noir, Sparkling wine, travel, Willamette Valley, wine 3 Comments
Fizz Fit For The Queen: Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve English Sparkling Wine NV Review
Per chance, one of my buyers planned Christmas in the crucible of my wine career: Saratoga Springs, New York. Years ago, I left academia and started fresh there at Putnam Wine, run by British expat William. He crushed and carried me through wine’s complications, trends, and the WSET Advanced. So I sent my buyer with a few bottles from home in Oregon. He returned with, of course, English Sparkling wine.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Britain, Champagne, drink, England, Hattingley Valley, New York, Paddington Bear, Sparkling wine, wine Leave a comment