Archive for the ‘Not Red’ Category

Sometimes a Rose isn’t a Rosé…

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 Posted in Italy, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine | No Comments »

Rosé? I have always loved Brut Rosés, that is “pink champagne” to the lowbrow folk. That prototypical rosé of Pinot Noir produced wherever great Pinots are made, but then subjected to the process that makes it into sparkling wine. The brighter ...

Some practical advice for holiday bubbly: Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rose

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 Posted in Burgundy, France, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine | No Comments »

I drink more bubbly than I should. For me there is no better reason to pop a cork off a sparkling wine than "hey, what a nice afternoon!" *pop!* So why wait until the holidays? I guess I'm unusual since ...

Chateau de Rolland 1999 Sauternes

Sunday, May 11th, 2008 Posted in Bordeaux, France, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends | No Comments »

Almost twenty years ago when I was still in abject lust with Mrs. Barbarian (and she with me) she & I flew to the East Coast to spend some time with my parents. They were living in Manhattan, as my ...