Domaine de Fontsainte 2021 | Corbières, France

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Pink Wines

When calls for book suggestions go flying around in my group of friends, I am usually of no use. Because they are looking for books people have actually read, that rank higher than #72,000 on Amazon’s best-seller list – and I read stuff like this, esoteric nonfiction wine books written by chemists. This is more […]

Txomin Etxaniz Getaria Rose 2014 | Getariako Txakolina, Spain

No, I didn’t have a seizure while I was typing that headline, nor did the ‘x’ key get stuck. This amazing rose is from the Basque region of Spain, but few people know where Getariako Txakolina is, and even fewer know how to pronounce it – I have to admit that even I was a […]

Sean Minor “Four Bears” Vin Gris 2014 | Carneros, California

A “vin gris” made of  100% pinot noir from Carneros, this bad boy is mouth-filling and full of taste – watermelon and underripe strawberries to be exact – yet light on its feet with a good dose of acidity, and a finish that won’t quit. Great value at about $15 a pop.  We had it with […]

Triennes 2020 Rosé | Provence, France

It’s baaaack! Triennes is a rose standby – not hard to find, consistently great, and priced to buy by the case at about $16/bottle. It’s a classic Provence style: refreshing, equal doses of minerality & tart/ripe fruit, all in balance, a very light color – lots of length this year, too. 2014 is not a departure in style from […]