Archive for the ‘France’ Category

Lowball Bordeaux Grand Cru: 2004 Chateau Lusseau Saint-Emilion

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

Like most folks, my buying habits have changed over the past decade. I can't recall the last time I bought a bottle of wine in a store. I do most of my buying online these days. Most of my household ...

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 ...

Je ne parle pas Francais. 2005 Domaine de L’Ameillaud

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, France, Rhone | No Comments »

The French sure know how to make wine. But they could not SELL wine to save their lives (from an invasion of barbarians!) Look at any label from any wine made outside of France... be it the US, Chile, Argentina, ...

La Vieille Ferme, 2005 Côtes du Ventoux (Rhône)

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Rhone | No Comments »

I'm bewildered by the French, but I'm sure they're OK with that. Mind you, unlike many of my countrymen, I harbor no ill will towards them. I don't think they are cowards. I don't belittle their military history (I've read plenty ...

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 ...