Gadais Pere et Fils Vieilles Vignes 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

So you might be thinking “what the heck does all that gobbledygook in the title really mean”? While the title of this post is a mouthful the wine certainly is not, more on that later. Let’s decipher the title a bit so we can better understand what is going on here. First, this wine comes from Muscadet, a subregion of…

Chateau Grand Terrier Des Eyriaux 2011 Bordeaux

My local wine shop’s buyer has recently been trying to bolster the French section of the store. Ever since trying the 2006 Chateau Haut-Mayne I’ve had a hankering to find other Bordeaux to sample and was thrilled to hear more would be coming in locally. They brought this in for an event they poured at but decided to sell…

Chateau Haut-Mayne 2006: Bordeaux Blend from Graves

I have always found Bordeaux intimidated. It could be the typically high price, the complicated classification system, or the cheap and tasteless bottles I’ve had before that deterred me. Whatever the reasons, I have tried very little of it. When I saw this bottle, with a single subregion on the label as opposed to the catch-all “Bordeaux” designation, I couldn’t wait to…

Guy Saget 2013 Vouvray 

After a long hiatus I’m back with a new wine review. This spring we spent six weeks in Scotland and while there I put wine on a back burner and learned to appreciate a enjoy single malt scotch whisky. While quite different than wine, they share the same characteristic of terroir which I found very interesting….