Tag Archives: Chianti

Video Wine Review: Desperada Sangiovese 2016

Check out this wild child Sangiovese fermented and aged in clay pithoi from Desperada, a hip female-run winery in Paso Robles:

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Trapiche, Broquel, Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006

It is my wife’s birthday, so I should keep this short.

Welcome to October. Fall has descended upon us. Cold snaps at night. Daylight whimpers away. Leaves turn.

Gone are the whites and rosés of summer. Time for something darker, deeper, and dangerous. Continue reading

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DEPOSSESSED DRINK: WINE ON LOAN #MWWC3

“Possession” provides the theme for September’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge begun by The Drunken Cyclist.

Already, possession has revealed many astounding collections online: from old bottles, to 173 glasses, to German vineyard land laws.

For as many reasons as people, wine often leads to obsessive hoarding. We wine geeks splurge on rare, interesting, and expensive bottles. But when to open them? When will the window of drinkability close? Should we keep the experience to ourselves or share (and show off) to friends? Does one even “own”, let alone remember, a wine after drinking it? Continue reading

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