2016 bordeaux en primeur

What to Expect from 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur: Quality, Scores, and Pricing Factors for 2016 Futures

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Chateau Mission Haut-Brion –Chateau Mouton Rothschild –Chateau Lafite Rothschild  By Beth Cash It’s one big party in Bordeaux right now; 2016 en primeur has kicked off and consumers are eagerly awaiting critics’ scores and perhaps not-so-eagerly awaiting en primeur price tags. With the largest harvest...
Best Wine Aerators and decanters

What Are the Best Wine Aerators and Decanters? Types of Aerators and Decanters and When to Use Them

A few weeks ago, I opened a bottle of California Zinfandel and found the wine as dull as nails. Since this is a vintage that a good friend raved about, I decided to give it another shot, this time pouring it through my handheld wine aerator. Within moments, the bland Zinfandel transformed into a heady bouquet of flowers and rich red fruit; I could ...
2012 Colgin Cariad

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2012 Colgin Cariad Is a California Blend with Great Aging Potential

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Colgin Cellars –Abreu Vineyards  I’ve long been familiar with Colgin’s classic Cabernet Sauvignon, but recently, I’ve found a new love: Cariad. This is perhaps fitting since the name “Cariad” means “love” in Welsh. Full of intense tannin and layers of fruit, the proprietary Bordeaux-style blend fr...
wine market analysis 2017

Wine Market Analysis for January-March 2017: Early Reports on Bordeaux and Good News in Napa

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Screaming Eagle -Opus One -Petrus -DRC -Mouton Rothschild -Chateau Lafite -Chateau Palmer  A new year means an exciting new wine vintage. If you’re looking for the best investments for your portfolio, or you’re wondering what to sell, we have you covered with our latest wine market analysis. We’ve compiled up-to-the-...
Way to Hold a Wine Glass

Is There a Proper Way to Hold a Wine Glass?

Mentioned in This Post: -Leroy (Domaine)  -Georges Roumier  -Leflaive (Domaine)  I played cello in an orchestra for seven years, and my right hand grew accustomed to holding a bow. Later, when I started collecting wine, I realized that the proper way to hold a wine glass is almost identical to the way I hold a cello bow. My music teacher taught ...