Back in the 1980's I was a fan of a small Napa Valley winery called Ch. Chevre. they made Merlot (with some Cabernet Franc) and a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc. The last vintage was 1986, when a blight, powdery mildew if I recall, virtually wiped out their Merlot harvest. That was the end of the winery, but if I understand correctly, the blight didn't do long-term damage to the vines. If that's true, then someone has been buying some superb Merlot grapes. Is there any way to find out who? If the vineyard is still producing and someone is making Merlot from there, I'd love to get some
I’ve read your response to the question about an allergy to Chardonnay. While your answer regarding conditioning reflex or consumption might fit other peoples situation, it is not mine. It takes only 1-2 sips to give me a headache and feeling unwell. This happens even when I don’t know that I’m drinking a Chardonnay and, in a couple of cases, when someone’s lied about what they’re serving to test the theory that my preconception was the problem. It is not a problem with oak as I regularly drink other whites and reds with no headache. I also cannot drink any sweet wines but I don’t think Chardonnay shares the same sugar levels This is a mystery I’ve not been able to solve over the years even talking with Chardonnay wine makers. I’d love to know what it is that makes them undrinkable. Thank you
I am looking for a Chardonnay that would be similar to a Leroy Bourgogne. The Leroy is unavailable to me at this time...
Im planning a meeting to introduce low alcohol wines to a group of ladies who know about wines but probably wouldn't try low alcohol wines. Any suggestions on how to approach this subject or low alcohol wines that might be tasty and interesting. Thank You JoAnn Taylor
I've been a fan of the wines of Rioja for several decades now. A few years ago, I was turned on to a wine I'm told is from the Rioja Alta, Viña Alberdi Reserva. First vintage was 2010 and now I have been able to get a case of the 2014. While I know that the Rioja region is divided into Rioja Baja, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta, I can't remember ever seeing those designations on a label. I understand many wines will be blended from vineyards in more than 1 of those districts, but can you point me towards some good selections entirely from the Rioja Alta or Rioja Alevesa? I'd just like to try a few and learn more about the regional differences between them.
My husband parents passed away and he came across in their house tuck away in their closet where it is cool & dark, a magnum of Cuvee Dom Perignon champagne vintage 1980, would it still be drinkable.....? Thank you!
What type of wine would you pair with paczki's? Cannoli, custard, raspberry lemon and apple flavored. Thank you for your help.
I just wonder! if anyone could make a suggestion of a wine according to the person behavior? Any book about that topic? Thanks! And Have a wonderful and peaceful New Year 2021. Regards, Yolie
Living in a house I keep some bottles in the basement where I feel that the bottles with be good will cooler temperatures and no excess heat. I will be moving to a condo soon and I will not have a basement to store my bottles of wine. My question, is a wine specific refrigerator really necessary? Can I buy a much cheaper non specific where I really want to keep a constant temperature.
With some beers, Brett is intentionally added to add layers of complexity and funk and dankness. Is the same true with wine? I understand that it could be naturally introduced in wine. With the addition of sulfides, it would seem that Brett maturing in the wine bottles is low?