Category Archives: Wine

T&Co Vineyard in April, May, July

Here’s a quick one — three photos of the T&Co vineyard showing this season’s growth so far in a block of Grenache. This is the vineyard about 100 meters adjacent to where we will plant our Mourvèdre. As you can … Continue reading

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We’re planting a vineyard and documenting it here

Making wine is the natural extension, and ultimate expression, of the love of wine. Winemaking begins with grape growing, and for the quality-minded winemaker, all the details matter. Luckily we have the opportunity to plan and plant a vineyard in … Continue reading

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Inside the University of Bordeaux’s intensive wine tasting course

For those hankering for a deeper understanding of wine — for those who want to peer behind the curtain of hedonism and start to learn what it’s all about — I cannot recommend highly enough the University of Bordeaux’s professional … Continue reading

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Who drinks international wine?

While reading Paul Lukacs’ highly engaging book Inventing Wine, I came across a paragraph that shed light on a subject about which I have often wondered. Why is it that Paris, a capital of a historically wine-mad nation, has such a shortage of international wine … Continue reading

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On “typicity” and appellations in French wines

I always assumed that the French system of classifying wines made a lot of sense. However, recently I have realized that this system is more controversial, and potentially damaging to long-term wine quality, than I thought. Continue reading

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The enduring appeal of Beaujolais

Few wines, or wine regions, are as much fun as the Beaujolais. When I reach for a red, it’s usually Beaujolais — long on quality and value, short on pretension. Continue reading

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