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Whiskey Review: Mount Vernon, Straight Rye Whiskey, Virginia
Ready to warm up this winter? Taste some history and watch my visit and review of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery, Straight Rye Whiskey: Continue reading
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, Whisk(e)y Tagged Archaeology, Bourbon, distillery, distilling, drink, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Review, rye, rye whiskey, slaves, straight rye whiskey, tasting, tasting notes, travel, United States, virginia, Washington, Whiskey, Whisky, wine Leave a comment
Jean-Maurice Raffault, Cabernet Franc, Chinon France 2018: Wine Video Review
Hunting for a versatile value red wine from a grape and region less traveled? Check out my review of Cabernet Franc from Chinon here:
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Cabernet Franc, Chinon, drink, France, Jean-Maurice Raffault, Organic, Raffault, Review, travel, viticulture, wine, wine review, Winery Leave a comment
Video Wine Review: Perrin Côtes du Rhône Rouge France 2017
Watch my review of this value daily red from the Côtes du Rhône:
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, Red Tagged Côtes du Rhône AOC, drink, France, Grenache, Mourvedre, Red, Red wine, Review, rhône, RHONE, Syrah, Trader Joe's, travel, value, video Leave a comment
A Rosé to Slay Summer: Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rose France 2016 Wine Review
Long time no see, internet. Who knew parenting would eat up my wine writing hobby? Well, mommy and daddy could use a drink.
The summer sun demands chilled wines. So let us dip a toe into sunny Provence with a rare grape: Tibouren. The vine likely originates from Greece, possibly the Middle East, and it is tricky, subject to coulure, so consistent heat is key. Intense aromas and earthiness push it into a blending grape and rosés. Thus, today, mainly small plots in Provence and Liguria grow Tibouren. Continue reading
Mourvedre Part 2: Wine Review 5 Blocks Terry Hoag Paso Robles 15
Our Mourvèdre adventures continue. After the lean bright Croad (read here), today we try something a bit more friendly. Former footballer-turned winemaker, Terry Hoag, makes some solid estate wines (read here) even if they’re named after pigskin puns. Only one wine sees Mourvèdre added: “5 Blocks” (referring to five field goal blocks in college…of course).
Mourvèdre plays to type, with more of a supporting role at 28%, Syrah leads with 60%, followed by 12% Grenache that rounds out the blend.
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