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…

Domane Wachau 2015 Gruner Veltliner: the Pride of Austria

If Riesling is the twinkle in a German’s eye then Gruner Veltliner is definitely the glimmer in any Austrians. It is Austria’s claim to fame since Roman times and now considered indigenous to the region. Of the many Austrian regions the Wachau Valley is considered one of the best, though quality varies between producers. As with…

Kruger-Rampf 2014 Munsterer Kapellenberg Kabinett Riesling

Aside from Chardonnay, of all the white grape varieties I’ve had Riesling nearly the most. Oddly, I’ve never blogged about it. It is light, refreshing, usually low alcohol, and very food friendly. It goes wonderfully with spicy food as the sweetness balances out the heat. I’m not a big fan of sweet wines but I do like Riesling when there is…

Adega de Moncao Non-vintage Vinho Verde: Thirst Quenching Deliciousness

Spring has sprung around here, or more like summer really. Due to El Niño we’ve had an unusually mild winter and really hot spring, making it feel like we missed the gentle transition we’re used to. Naturally with this hot weather I’ve moved away from big bold red wines and have started thinking about drinking…