Château Angélus Saint-Émilion Vertical Wine Tasting

The bell tolls in honor of Château Angélus Saint-Émilion

They say the bells toll three times a day; morning, midday and night symbolizing the beginning and end of the workday and calling people to pray in what is known as the Angelus prayer. The story goes on to say that the chimes could be heard in the vineyards from neighboring church. Presently this bell

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Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône

Les Dauphins: Romancing the Côtes du Rhône from an era gone by

Often it is the wine label that intrigues one to sample a bottle of wine. Such was the case when I was sent two bottles of Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône to review. As an art major in college, one of my favorite art movements is Art Nouveau. The organic style and use of natural

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Red Wine for Labor Day

Red Wine for a Labor Day Barbecue

To many Labor Day signals the end of summer. The holiday is a celebration of the working class in both United States and Canada. While we celebrate our achievements, it is best done over a dinner, most often a barbecue with steaks ribs or hamburgers. What better way to pay tribute than toasting with a

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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Burgundy Wine Tasting Seminar

All about Burgundy: Wines of Bourgogne

When discovering Burgundy it is not about the process or the brand, it is the concept of the terroir. The appellation is a land oriented one and those that cultivate and grow the grapes worship this ground.  The area is known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but also its heritage, steeped in tradition that is

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Champagne

Champagne Jacquart: Pleasure and passion in a glass of Champagne

Celebrating 50 years, Champagne Jacquart is considered young in spirit, innovation and production for this region of France. To inaugurate this special year the winery is introducing the Mosaic collection, a body of Champagnes that best represents the vitality of House of Jacquart and its head winemaker, Floriane Eznack. To read more…

Decanting Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte: Champagne with distinction

When you think of Champagne you typically do not think of a vertical tasting or decanting older Champagne to bring out the flavors and the nose. During a recent tasting at Spagettini in Beverly Hills of the Nicolas Feuillatte collection, oenology and quality manager, Guillaume Roffiaen did just that. Besides featuring the most recent releases

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Rosé Wines from Provence

Provence: It’s all about Rosé

The South of France is synonymous with Rosé as this type of wine becomes increasingly more popular. For some people there is a stigma against this pink colored wine while others embrace it as the latest trend. The salmon colored wine has its own following and interesting enough it goes back in time to when

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