Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The April installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the the 2010 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – In Memory of Anthony Barton

The January installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on the wines of Léoville-Barton. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on this Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week. Anthony…

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Bottle Notes, Cellar Management

2015 Guy Breton Morgon Vielles Vignes – Bottle Notes

Guy Breton took over the family domaine from his grandfather in 1986. Until that point, the family was selling their fruit to the large cooperative wineries. Breton’s domaine is comprised of just over four hectares most of which lies in the appellation of Morgon. Guy Breton along with Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard was part of the Kermit…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the the 2003 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Sunday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2008 California Pinot Noir

The October installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on California Pinot Noir from the 2008 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. 2008 was an average vintage for Pinot Noir in Sonoma. The vintage was book ended…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes, Cellar Management

2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste – Bottle Notes

The 2000 Grand Puy-Lacoste was the winning bottle in the September Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for one hour and served with a takeout pizza. The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating and dates back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. The vineyard sits…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2000 Bordeaux

The September installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Bordeaux from the heralded 2000 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. 2000 was simply one of the best vintages ever in Bordeaux. It was the first vintage…

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