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  • 2020 Inama Carbonare Soave Classico

    2020 Inama Carbonare Soave Classico

    Soave, an ancient wine making region in Italy that for many years was regarded with disdain because of the insipid nature of its signature white wine, has in the last decade reestablished itself as a producer of finely balanced and nuanced wines. The heart of the region, Soave Classico is a fairly hilly area with… Read More

  • 2010 Domaine Monpertuis “Secret de Gabriel” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    2010 Domaine Monpertuis “Secret de Gabriel” Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    Domaine Monpertuis is a relatively new Domaine (1971), founded by a very old family of winemakers, the Jeune family. The property consists of 17 hectares, or approximately 42 acres of cultivated vineyards. The property is one of the oldest in Chateauneuf, dating back to the time of Roman colonization. The vineyards are spread across a… Read More

  • The Wines of France (Needham Community Education)

    The Wines of France (Needham Community Education)

    Cappella Restaurant, Needham, MA The tasting featured a wonderful flight of wines The menu was again spectacular and worked very well with the wines. We kicked things off with one of the best values in French sparklers – the Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Grande Reserve, Brut, Cremant de Bourgogne The First course Wood Grilled Shrimp… Read More

Summer Sippers

Summer Sippers

Summer is a time for easy drinking, high-value wines that require very little thought or … Read More »
2019 Bordeaux

2019 Bordeaux

We have not tasted Bordeaux since the 2016 vintage and with the 2019 futures rolling … Read More »
Around the World with Pinot Noir

Around the World with Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, Pinot Noir was the exclusive grape of Red Burgundy. Today, Pinot … Read More »