It’s been a long time since I’ve dusted off a Tool CD. In fact, so long that I couldn’t even find it. Damn near impossible to find online, too. So today I downloaded Puscifer to my library. Why? I needed to listen to some Maynard James Keenan music while drinking his wine.
Articles By: Jacob Harkins
Beaujolais nouveau will be released on Thursday. The iconic French red from this season’s harvest is a hit the minute it hits shelves. Matt Cookson likes to one up the Burgundy region, releasing the annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé one full day ahead of Beaujolais.
There are serious wines and not-so-serious wines. Then there are wines that are simply seriously cool in concept. The annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is one that falls into that latter category.
What defines a wine as “fall?” Technically nothing. The fact is that just about every wine can be worked into any season based on circimstances.
The average American wine experience consists of hopping in the car, motoring a few blocks to the wine shop, picking out a bottle, returning home, opening and enjoying. While there’s nothing wrong with this level of instant gratification, a life without vintage wine is not worth drinking.
What a treat. Seriously. This Carlson Vineyards 2000 Riesling has held up beautifully over the last dozen years and even impresses a tad more than the Carlson Riesling from 2003 that won “best in the world” bragging rights.
In the late 1980s, Max Ariza had that wine moment that all of us cork dorks long for: He tasted the most remarkable wine of his drinking days. It was a 1949 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Chardonnay, a Grand Cru Burgundy that at the time was nearly 40 years old.
Garrett Estate Cellars is still one of the new kids on the Colorado wine block with its first vintages dating to 2008, and to date, its white wine production has outshone its darker half.
Here in Colorado, home to LWM headquarters, summer means parties in the park, parties in the woods and parties just about everywhere but inside. For a complete wino, this has always meant either bringing expensive glassware outside to get broken or suffer through drinking out of a cheap plastic cup of some kind.
There seems to be new wineries popping up all over the place. Desert Sun Vineyards, being one of them.