Early reports from some producers say the seeds are getting there, the pulp is ripe, but the skins are not getting ripe. Clearly, this is going to be a vintage where intensive selection and sorting is mandatory for producers hoping to make the best wines.
The 2012 Bordeaux harvest is on the way to setting a record for the latest harvest on record for the red wines. But the harvest for the grapes used to produce dry, white Bordeaux wine is over. In fact, most of those grape are being vinified at this very moment.
Grenache wines offer flavors of kirsch, cherries, jammy strawberries, black raspberries, spice, black pepper, cherry griotte, plums and fresh herbs. The textures range from sensuously elegant and silky to a more rustic expression.
The humble cheeseburger is the perfect and potential, quintessential, American, summer dish. They are easy to make and it’s the perfect wine and food pairing for Cabernet Sauvignon too!
1982 Bordeaux wines have developed mythic status. All 1982 Bordeaux wine was not created equal. In the Medoc, clearly the best wines come from St. Julien and Pauillac as they offer great, rich, sensuous and elegant Bordeaux character.
Official results of the 2012 St. Emilion Classification with names of all chateau upgraded or demoted with an analysis of the 2012 St. Emilion classification.
The new official, 2012 St. Emilion reclassification is almost here. Generally speaking, more estates will be upgraded than demoted. This is our thoughts on what should, or could take place.
August 30, 2012 has been deemed National Cabernet Sauvignon Day! That means that all over the world, people are opening wines produced from Cabernet Sauvignon. Not that most of us need another reason. I know I don’t..
Charles Massoud of Paumanok vineyards in New York makes the case for machine harvesting grapes for wine.
There is very little to grilling perfect veal chops. The key being, don’t overcook. While you’re waiting for your chops to finish grilling, grab a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape for the perfect wine and food pairing.