In the last Mourvèdre Monday post, I reviewed the Lorca 2006 Monastrell from Bodegas del Rosario. I wasn’t planning on doing this Lorca 2008 back-to-back with the last, but our dinner of chorizo, shrimp, olives and rice made me want to go to Spain with my wine choice, and this is the last Spanish Monastrell [...]
Foodista has selected this humble blog as it’s Featured Wine Blog of the Day today. That’s pretty cool.
If you’re arriving here for the first time from Foodista, welcome. They’re linking to my Mourvèdre Monday #18: Lorca 2006 review, but I hope you’ll check out some other stuff, like Oddball Wine of the Week [...]
I received this book as a sample and thought “This could be interesting.” Father-daughter road trip through France, hitting all the classic wine regions (except Bordeaux – “Fuck Bordeaux” as they say in the book). Should be fun.
Memoirs can be hit-or-miss, though. And if you don’t connect with the author’s “voice” it can be [...]
Here’s another Slovenian wine for the Oddball series. This one blends Welshriesling with Sauvignon Blanc. Welshriesling is not Rielsing with a funny accent. It’s an unrelated (and inferior) grape grown in places like Austria, northern Italy, and a bunch of old Iron Curtain countries: Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania and Czech Republic. According to Oz Clarke’s [...]
I’m going to start a new series called Lincoln vs. Hamilton where I’ll put a $5 wine (Lincoln) and a $10 wine (Hamilton) of the same type head-to-head in a single-blind tasting.
Now I know that in general there is better wine available at $10 than at [...]
I already had a bottle of the 2008 Lorca waiting for it’s turn on Mourvèdre Monday when I saw this 2006 stacked up at Costco. I had high hopes this could be another nice Costco find. I originally intended to do a mini-vertical and open both of these at the same time for this post, [...]
This wine always catches my eye on the shelf, with it’s orange label and simple design. I’ve had past vintages and like it pretty well, so let’s see what’s up with the 2008.
Carro Tinto 2008
Producer: Bodega Señorio de Barahonda. They put out 10 or 12 different bottlings of Monastrell or Monastrell blends under [...]
This wine was another Costco pick-up. The 92-point review from Wine Spectator and the $17 price tag grabbed my attention. (I know, I know, points don’t matter…) Then the all-Spanish label added some intrigue (I couldn’t even tell what the grape varieties were). So I pulled the trigger just to see what this wine was [...]