A great lineup of Loire wines. The 1982 Chinon was the star of the evening

An unbelievable evening of Tempier tasting!

Very nicely kept Bordeaux. Still has a great smell!

Very nicely kept Bordeaux. Still has a great smell!

Tasted this $10 in a blind tasting. Rather positively surprised! Interesting and good overall.

Tasted this $10 in a blind tasting. Rather positively surprised! Interesting and good overall.

An advent calendar for the wino in you!

An advent calendar for the wino in you!

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Discovered this Califor ia 100% Grenache blanc wine. Very nice! The name says it all: “the unexpected journey”

Discovered this Califor ia 100% Grenache blanc wine. Very nice! The name says it all: “the unexpected journey”

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A very nice Jurançon. Not too sweet, just enough to be great with some foie gras

A very nice Jurançon. Not too sweet, just enough to be great with some foie gras

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Great lineup for Thanksgiving!

Great lineup for Thanksgiving!

One day I will die and this is what heaven will look like!

One day I will die and this is what heaven will look like!

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An evening of wine tasting with friends without any particular theme other than each one brought a wine they liked and wanted to share with the group. 

We tasted two Chardonnay wines from 2009: a French one and a California one. No surprise in how different these wines are.

We tasted two Chardonnay wines from 2009: a French one and a California one. No surprise in how different these wines are.

Le Rosé de Régis Boucabeille 2009
A very impressive rosé wine with a lot of flavors and taste. Not the typical “light” summer rosé

Le Rosé de Régis Boucabeille 2009
A very impressive rosé wine with a lot of flavors and taste. Not the typical “light” summer rosé

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Antoine Arena, Cuvee Lisandra 2006
Finally opened this bottle of Corsican wine that I had been saving for a couple years. It is very different from any other Corsican wine I have had before. It had aged well (when usually wines form that region are to be enjoyed within a year or two) and was very nice on a seafood risotto. There is a nice blog post about Antoine Arena, you can read it here. 

Antoine Arena, Cuvee Lisandra 2006

Finally opened this bottle of Corsican wine that I had been saving for a couple years. It is very different from any other Corsican wine I have had before. It had aged well (when usually wines form that region are to be enjoyed within a year or two) and was very nice on a seafood risotto. There is a nice blog post about Antoine Arena, you can read it here

Reserve de la Comtesse 1998, Pauillac. Enjoyed this wine with some friends over dinner. We did not open it too far in advance. The smell was not very developped but the taste was great! We enjoyed it with a dish of steak marinated in olive oil along with some mushroom risotto.

Reserve de la Comtesse 1998, Pauillac. Enjoyed this wine with some friends over dinner. We did not open it too far in advance. The smell was not very developped but the taste was great! We enjoyed it with a dish of steak marinated in olive oil along with some mushroom risotto.