Okay that might be a far-reaching title; instead of "Welcome" I wanted to make a cute wine pun...yeah, yeah, I won't quit my day job. Ha! Dang, a lot of time has passed since my last post, but that doesn't mean I haven't been drinking some delicious wines...at least not the whole time. I most … Continue reading Wine-come back!
We return to a red wine in this post, tasting a light-to-medium bodied wine called Blaufränkisch. I think this is going to be a good season-transitioning wine, taking us from the end of summer into the chilly fall days already upon us! Blaufränkisch's parents are believed to be Gouais Blanc (which most wine experts can … Continue reading Wine 36: Blaufränkisch
Furmint. Never heard of this one? Count yourself in good company, as there are only about 13,000 acres of this varietal grown around the entire world (compared to Chardonnay which has over 484,000 acres), which means this grape varietal flies under the radar for most! Though not popular in the new world wine regions, Furmint … Continue reading Wine 35: Furmint
This time we’re heading back to France for a red varietal called Petit Verdot. Though it can certainly hold its own as a single-varietal wine, it’s probably best known as one of the six Bordeaux grapes, hanging around with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménère (though this last one is more rare). Petit … Continue reading Wine 34: Petit Verdot
I've been drinking wine for a while now, and have come up with Jamie's 7 Commandments of Drinking Wine. 😉 No, the wine gods won't smite you if you don't follow these, but I've found these "rules" to be a good guiding force. 1. Never say never. Moscato. Riesling. Chardonnay. I've said before that I'd … Continue reading 7 Commandments of Drinking Wine
Let's stick with the French varietals and talk about Auxerrois, not to be confused with the last post on Valdiguié, which is also known as Gros Auxerrois. As the name implies, this is a white wine, and is a sibling of Chardonnay. My first instinct is to give a little shudder, because Chardonnay is more … Continue reading Wine 33: Auxerrois