Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape – ’Neuf Said! ;-)

Off the bat, let me start by saying, at $40+ this kind of wine doesn’t come to my tasting glass and table too often.  This one landed there through extreme generosity of dear friends. (Thanks Darlene and Don!) Let me be clear: the price of the wine alone doesn’t inspire awe, but the 60 year…

Thankful for … Rosés of Provence

Dear Blog, It’s been a while. But I have a good excuse and, better still, stories to tell that came out from the time away. Starting with today’s. This week, leading to the Canadian Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the source of the short hiatus, a late summer vacation that took me to Nice, France…

Gewurz/traminer – Puzzling Whichever Way You Slice It

When was the last time you had a glass of Gewurztraminer? Exactly! That’s why you have me, to suffer through all that wine tasting for you. 🙂 But if you decide to try it for yourself, for the first time or one more time, here are some things you may like to know. Starting with…