July 2015

23 Jul la Maialina “Gertrude”

wine: la Maialina “Gertrude” region: Tuscany, Italy grape blend: Sangiovese 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 25% what does “super Tuscan” mean? Located in warm sunny hills of Tuscany, la Maialina produces a Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and this “baby super Tuscan”, Gertrude. So - what is a super Tuscan? And,...

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19 Jul Fittings by Orin Swift

wine: Fittings by Orin Swift grape: Grenache 100% region: Languedoc, France Dave Phinney & Jean-Roger Calvet Mr. Dave Phinney, owner/winemaker extraordinaire, has now achieved rock star status in the American wine world. After working the 1997 harvest for Robert Mondavi, Phinney decided his passion for such hard work...

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15 Jul “Empriente” by René Geoffroy

wine: “Empriente” by René Geoffroy grapes: 76% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay and 11% Pinot Meunier region: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, premier cru (1er Cru) regional information The vineyards of Champagne are planted on chalky limestone soils, which retain heat and provide excellent water regulation for the vine...

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