Mercurey Rising: Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise

While not as famous as the red wines from the Côte d’Or, Pinot Noir produced in the village of Mercurey can provide outstanding value for the price. You won’t find any Grand Cru offerings here, but there are plenty of good bottles that will satisfy your craving for red Burgundy while leaving your wine budget intact. I was inspired to write this post as a … Continue reading Mercurey Rising: Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise

Amidst the Snow – New Zealand Pinot!

In the aftermath of last week’s “blizzard” I was pleased to attend the Made in New Zealand Pinot Noir tasting seminar hosted by New Zealand Wine. I use the term blizzard in quotes because, contrary to all meteorological predictions, New York City caught just a glancing blow of the storm that hammered our neighbors to the north. Not that it didn’t affect us: we certainly … Continue reading Amidst the Snow – New Zealand Pinot!

Perseverance and Passion: The Story of Ordaz Family Wines

    How often do we get the chance to look right into the heart of a thing we love?  An opportunity to see beyond the polished surface to its core; to observe the essence of it, the skeleton and sinew that hold it all together?  Participants in February’s #WineStudio did just that, thanks to a two-week engagement with Ordaz Family Wines in Sonoma Valley.  … Continue reading Perseverance and Passion: The Story of Ordaz Family Wines