Viewing all posts under Burgundy


In the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to get right to the point: it wasn’t easy finding a Wind wine for Captain Planet Month. This feat in fact proved so difficult that I began writing my review well in advance of my having actually located a thematically appropriate bottle. Why? Well, it didn’t have anything to do with the Wind Planeteer, Linka, whose origins in the Soviet Union have naturally shrouded her life in secrecy; nor […]

read more

Due to the raging success of my Pinot Soiree, which shattered my original estimates with a total of two non-me participants, it wasn’t long before another request to set up a tasting came my way. And with spring more or less having arrived, I felt this would be a great opportunity to broaden my own palate a little and taste some seasonally-appropriate rosé wines. If you’ve read my last entry, you’d know that I don’t typically drink […]

read more

Pinot Soiree03/07/11

 

Those of you who know me probably know that, when it comes to wine, I’m not much for credentials. This stems in part from my not having any, and in part from my staunch insistence that wine is a subjective hobby. Still, sometimes it’s fun to pretend that I actually know what I’m talking about; and occasionally, when I’m feeling particularly pretentious, I may just go all out and put together a soiree (or Noir-ee!) of my […]

read more

To date I’ve talked about a couple of Pinot Noirs, yet so far they’ve all come not only from the United States, but from my own vinographically obscure corner thereof: Southeastern Pennsylvania. I’ve also been more than happy with the results, even though Oregon is generally lauded as the best place in the country for Pinot. But in much the same way as you’d look to Georgia for peaches, Idaho for potatoes or Utah for religious persecution, […]

read more