Things I Heart, Take 4

August 12, 2009 at 9:35 am (BYOB, Our Favorite Things, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , )

Hmm, so many new things how can I ever choose?  Well, the thing that I really heart most today would definitely have to be the 2002 Domaine Huet Vouvray Petillant Brut.  Holy crap that is good!  I had the pleasure of drinking it at one of my favorite BYOBs, Home Bistro in Boystown, last Sunday with great friends.  We opened it at the beginning of the meal and of course I was excited, but after sniffing then tasting, I was even more excited.  Such an amazing sparkling wine.  Beautiful in the glass with a golden color and tiny bubbles.  Aromatic and vibrant on the nose.  Honey and lemon really came out on the palate with a great minerality that I love heart.  It also has a great acidity which is probably why it also went so well at our Fried Chicken and Bubbles event last week.

My suggestion is to grab a bottle of this and drink it.  Sharing is optional.

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Big buck, bigger bang

June 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm (French Wine) (, , , )

I’m a regular reader of the online magazine slate.com, and while most of the articles I read there are political in nature, they also occasionally post some extremely interesting articles in their Food and Drink section.  Their in-house oenophile, Mike Steinberger, does a good job posting articles that inform and entertain more seasoned winos while not intimidating the newbies out there.  His article posted today focuses on his search to find truly great wines that retail for under $150. Read the rest of this entry »

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