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.
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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.
Sometimes life just seems a little too good to be true. Sunday was one of those days as the Colorado Wine Board invited a handful of wine writers — including George Taber! — for a whirlwind trip to the Western Slope.
For a dash of Colorado wine history, it takes little more than a trip to Doug Caskey’s cellar (which should be noted is an actual dirt floor, back bending cellar) in Boulder.
We’re always a sucker for a good barrel tasting. It’s made even more unique when it happens at a winery not normally open to the public. For the fifth consecutive year, Alfred Eames Cellars, high up in the hills of Paonia, opens its doors and barrels to everyone who can make it. Plenty of wines [...]
Turkey. Check. Twice-baked potatoes. Check. Jell-O mold. Check. Green bean casserole. Check. You’ve been thinking about the food for weeks but have you given the proper time to consider the vino you’ll be serving alongside the thousands of calories that’ll be on your table this holiday season? Well, get to it.
The 2009 Pinot Noir from Alfred Eames Cellars represents the first time I have been able to taste one style from one producer over the course of three vintages.
Coming back from a great trip to the West Elks AVA meant we had a great selection of new (to us) wines to share at Club Wino No. 2. Brand new Spuntino chef Raul Salazar created a wonderful menu that upped the ante from our first meeting. Here’s what we had: Welcome We started with [...]
This wine seemed a bit too aged to be the 2008 Alfred Eames Cellars Pinot Noir that I’d remembered tasting just a year ago. The tannins had completely integrated with the fruits, which still had considerable pop.
It’s not easy introducing new grapes to the market. Consumers love their Cabernet (Sauvignon), Merlot and Chardonnay even if those grapes aren’t always perfect for the regions they come from. Carmine is a grape that was formed by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carignane. It was thought to be an alternative for California vintners on [...]