Monday Musings: Wine Education

My Monday musing is about wine education and it's importance to the industry and to me personally. I finally got around to taking my French Wine Scholar exam today. It was a long time in the making. I had been signed up and continued paying my extension for years. This time though, I actually really... Continue Reading →

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Vin Jaune and Comté – A Perfect Combination – #Winophiles

This month's #winophiles is all about French wine and cheese. Martin Redmond of Enofylzwineblog, our host, posted a preview about the topic here. While some lucky few received samples, I bought my wine and cheese from local purveyors and had the occasion to speak to the lovely Hortense Bernard of Millesima USA. I used to... Continue Reading →

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé

Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the third Thursday in November. Today's wine was the first Beaujolais I had this year. According to French law, this wine made from Gamay grapes can be released at 12:01 a.m., quite soon after the harvest. Many are quite critical of Beaujolais Nouveau and it's fresh, fruity style. I am... Continue Reading →

Picnic Wines: Memorial Day

While the weather decides what it wants to do today, I have figured out what I feel like drinking with our picnic later - Beaujolais. Beaujolais made from the gamay grape comes in many different iterations, all of which would work with picnic fare. Beaujolais Nouveau is considered by many to be less than a... Continue Reading →

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