Domaine Michel Gros Morey Saint Denis 2009

With all my time being devoted to hitting the books, it was wonderful to find myself on a much-needed four day trip with one of my closest friends. We loaded into a Zipcar with our luggage and my Pomeranian River and set out due west seeking adventure.  About an hour and  a half from Manhattan…

Cabernet Sauvignon

Its been far to long since my last post! Unfortunately studying for my first level with the Court of Master Sommeliers has really taken away from my blogging time. So while I’m busy brushing up on my wine knowledge I thought I’d take the time to post some small little write ups I had lying…

Gosset Excellence Brut Champagne

This week I was faced with a decision I have been dreading and skillfully avoiding for over a decade now, having my wisdom teeth removed. Something about the dentist, the needles, and parting with something I had spent years growing myself just drove me up the wall. Unlike Peter Pan in our world we all…

Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 2011

We find our selves back in Burgundy with this delightful 2011 (disregard the label above saying 2010 😛 ) chardonnay. It was a couple of weeks ago that I found myself discussing the wines of the Cote d’Or with other avid Burgundy fans while at work, and subsequently had the pleasure of getting to taste…

Marques De Riscal Rioja Reserva 2005

We’re finally breaking out of the red Burgundy streak with this one! Surprisingly enough I found this bottle occupying the shelves of my local wine and liquor store a few feet behind bullet proof glass.  Although I usually only go here to find a cheap bottle of table wine and don’t really expect to find…

Pierre Andre Pommard 2011

First off allow me to truthfully state, I had full intentions of tasting a Syrah or Alsatian white for my next tasting and ended up again staring at red Burgundy’s. It’s bound to happen that’s just where my body always leads me at the moment. It’s interesting when you start drinking wines from all over…

Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Chenes” 2009

There was a time in my wine drinking life that I only consumed white wines predominantly Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, thank goodness those days are gone. I now happily consume all wine, actually any wine I can get my hands on. Pinot Noir however has won a place in my heart over the years. I…

Moet & Chandon Imperial & Nectar Imperial

Champagne is by far one of my favorite wines to drink no matter what the occasion. So what better wine to kick off the blog with?! I’ve always enjoyed the elegance and ceremony associated with drinking Champagne. Something about the popping of the cork and the sound of the bubbles exploding with flavor as it…