Musings on Wine and Spirits by Louis Marmon

As seen in:
Washington Post, Gazette Newspapers, DC Examiner, The Wine Report
Washington Jewish Week, LA Times, Jewish Exponent, Capitol File Magazine and in other cities in the US and Canada

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Rose Wines For Summer Sipping

June 10, 2009

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare

Rosés are a perfect wine for summer’s warm weather.

Real wine lovers drink pink. Not the semi-sweet mass-produced “white” California travesty or the stuff from the squat oval bottle we boomers made into candle holders. The pink wines worth drinking are the Rosés made by serious winemakers for a more discerning public. Their fresh fruit flavors, refreshing acidity and reasonable prices make Rosés perfect for this summer’s warm weather.

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Heart’s Delight Features The Impressive 2006 Bordeaux

June 3, 2009

Rausan-Segla

At look at the 2006 Bordeaux courtesy of “Heart’s Delight.”

Among the featured wines at the annual Heart’s Delight wine tasting and auction, a benefit for the American Heart Association held earlier this month in the District, were the 2006 Bordeaux. Coming on the heels of the much-heralded 2005s — considered a nearly perfect vintage — late September rains helped dampen expectations. But the 2006s have not received the notice they deserve. The Bordelais know how to blend varietals to maintain their specific style, and the Chateaux that managed their vineyards carefully and controlled yields created impressive wines. Several are surprisingly ready to drink, while others need at least five years to reach their potential.

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