A BIT OF GRAPES & HOPS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

Chateau Mayne David, Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux (Cuvée Traditionelle Merlot) 2008 What do you want from a nine-year-old 100% Merlot Bordeaux? Something that’s still presenting purple to the eye, with

A BIT OF GRAPES & HOPS FOR OCTOBER

Bélingard Bergerac Blanc Sec Apologies to people who think all wine should be red. I want to review one more white before summer heat gives way to the cooler autumn.

A Bit of Grapes & Hops for September

Romisa Chilean Chardonnay (Central Valley, 2016) Romisa Chilean Chardonnay is an exemplar of its kind. It exudes buttery glycerin goodness. Reliable sunshine. An escape from the daily routine. It’s clean—but

A Bit of Grapes & Hops for August

Selected Wine: Louis Monfaisson AOC Bordeaux 2015 (Red) Gluggers and quaffers in Dongguan may have noticed a quiet renewal of the red wine vogue, which fell on China a decade ago.