France Trip 2019 – Part 4 – A Visit in Roanne with the QPR Kings of France – Taieb

If you read my last post, you can guess that we wanted to waste no time getting out of that nutty hotel in Lyon. So we woke up at 5:30 and made our way to the train station by foot. The trip from Lyon to Roanne is just over 2 hours. With no coffee, I … Continue reading France Trip 2019 – Part 4 – A Visit in Roanne with the QPR Kings of France – Taieb

2 New French Whites + A Closer Look At Some of the 2016 Bordeaux Releases from Royal

This past week I had the privilege of attending a tasting given by Menachem Israelievitch of Royal Wine Corp. Menachem is the winemaker responsible for all of Royal's French releases since the 2014 vintage - and until then served as assistant to his predecessor Pierre Miodownick. The man is super humble giving most of the … Continue reading 2 New French Whites + A Closer Look At Some of the 2016 Bordeaux Releases from Royal

Annual Pre-Pesach White & Rosé Blind Tasting + other Rosés recently tasted

As pesach rolls around I try to taste through as many Rosés as possible as it is absolutely the beginning of Rosé season and many people ping me with questions about which are the Rosés to get each season. As it happens, over the last few years, my friend David Raccah has been here at … Continue reading Annual Pre-Pesach White & Rosé Blind Tasting + other Rosés recently tasted