Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

One of the great developments in sparkling wines in the last few years has been the emergence of small grower-producer Champagne houses.  They offer a level of quality and individuality that cannot be rivalled by the famous Champagne producers.. and at a lower price...

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret 2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Bordeaux, France)

A decadent bottle of right bank Bordeaux. This chateau is part of the budding Bordeaux empire of Françoise Lannoye and her husband, Philippe. They purchased their first property, Château Lanbersac, in Puisseguin in 2001. Since then, they have purchased and renovated...

Contadi Castaldi 2007 “Brut Satèn” Franciacorta

 Sparkling wine is one of the great  pleasures in life.   Sadly, there are only a few wine regions that really truly do a spectacular  bubbly. In Italy, Franciacorta is such a place.  For the past decade, this wine region in Lombardy has been pushing the envelope on...

Trimbach 2000 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, Alsace

  I’ve been reviewing ancient vines and vineyards recently. The theme continues with this bottling from Trimbach. The winery itself dates back 12 generations, and its vineyards are some of the best Grand Crus in Alsace. This bottling is primarily sourced...