...Viognier! While chardonnay might be the most popular option, SmartSippers might considered Viognier.Read More
2010 Alter Ego de Palmer
Can't beat one of the best Margaux and an outstanding vintage!
This wine of Château Palmer is a rich, floral, smooth and perfumed wine. It has layers of dark plums and almost sweet acidity, with tannins that are buried in the voluptuous palate. The finish shows intense black currant acidity
Ideal to drink between 2017 - 2030
Nice quotes about Champagne to start the week
“Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life” – Charles Dickens
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain
“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” – Coco Chanel
“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde
“Champagne…it gives you the impression that every day is Sunday.” – Marlena Dietrich
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Pontet-Canet is the only biodynamic estate in the Médoc cru classé. This is the fifth most highly rated Pauillac wine (based on critic scores): the 2010 vintage was given a score of 100 by The Wine Advocate and the 2010 vintage was given a score of 18/20 by Jancis Robinson.
Very little manipulation in the Vineyards
From Mélanie Tesseron, managing director and co-owner of Chateau Pontet Canet in Pauillac, there is very little manipulation in the vineyard during the growing phase: no hedging, no de-leafing, no green harvest. We allow the vines to be in balance with themselves, so they are naturally protected against disease. The more you manipulate in the vineyard the more you have to compensate in the winery.
Postier Breton horse working Pontet-Canet’s vines in place of a tractor.
The theory is that tractors compact the soil too much; horses are significantly lighter and cause less stress to the vines’ roots. At Pontet-Canet, the horses, of which there are eight, are part of a bigger picture—since 2010 the estate has been certified both organic and biodynamic.
Condrieu is arguably the northern Rhone’s most distinctive wine appellation.
It is a tiny white wine Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) established in 1940 in the northern part of the Rhône Valley, just 25 miles south of Lyon.
All are 100% Viognier, the only grape permitted in this appellation.
Tiny Quantity : Condrieu’s whites, which strike an unusual balance between delicate perfume and substantial body, are produced only in tiny quantities.Read More
Planning a sushi party tonight at home ? Try one of the best wine pairing options for sushi : Chablis.
Chablis is a French region, located in the north of Burgundy and mainly produces chardonnay.The cool climate produces dry and crisp chardonnay, with mineral and straight flavors less fruity than Napa Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.Read More
Mimosa ? Ritz Hotel, Paris, 1925
First served in 1925. By most accounts, the mimosa was created at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925, during a time the elegant venue was frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cole Porter. Legend ? A drink called Buck’s Fizz was invented in 1921 at the Buck’s Club in London. This drink is also made with champagne and orange juice, but with a larger quantity of the wine.Read More