Some people complain that ‘there is a holiday for everything’ nowadays – but I think a holiday and a celebration is a wonderful thing – any time at all. In this case, a group called the Grenache Symposium (their mission: promote grenache-based wines) has declared September 24 to be “International Grenache Day”. My response: Let’s … Continue reading Happy Grenache Day to you all !!!
This week at Braddock’s (http://www.braddocksrestaurant.com/events/) we are fortunate to have made another deep dive into their wine cellar to fine the 2005 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône. This will be available by the glass (very unusual!) so that we may all taste the results of this historically significant vintage. Robert Parker rated the Southern … Continue reading Special wine for Tuesday Tasting at Braddock’s 22Feb11
Jean-Paul Autard http://www.paulautard.com is not an old man, but he has a wealth of wine-making experience since taking over the family wine operation at age 17. This domaine produces a range of wines including many award winning, highly sought after wines (Autard’s 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape “Cote Ronde” scored an impressive 97 pts from the … Continue reading Domaine Paul Autard Cotes-du-Rhone 2009
This wine is not at all small. The 2007 Southern Rhone vintage was a big one across the board and this wine is no exception. The exceptional aspect of this wine is the value to the consumer at this price point. For people with a taste for a truly big wine at an affordable price … Continue reading Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 – Big Wine!