WINE OF THE WEEK

The juxtaposition of a wine from Burgundy and one from Oregon from two arms of the same family gave us an opportunity to discuss the differences between Oregon and Burgundy. The Chassagne-Montrachet was everything we expected in a fine Burgundy, while the Pinot Noir featured an intensity that we both found to be more concentrated and “New World” in style than we would have envisioned in a wine from Burgundy.

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Wine Of The Week

We are both glad that I didn’t let my early disappointment with Viognier scar me for life. It would be as if I’d gotten my heart broken in seventh grade and decided I could never love again. If that were the case, I could not have fallen in love with the bottle of Maison Les Alexandrins Condrieu Blanc 2016 that we opened with dinner earlier this week.

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WINE OF THE WEEK

As prices for wine from Bourgogne spiral out of the reach of mere mortals, it is comforting to know that we can still satisfy our Burgundy cravings with well-made bottles from appellations that do not fetch the exorbitant amounts of those from more prominent terroir or producers.

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