Tag Archives: wine

Review: Champagne Dom Perignon 1996 – Tasting Notes and Thoughts

dom perignon 1996 review

Dom Perignon 1996 – Those words alone should raise some brows amongst serious Champagne aficionados. In the wonderful world of Champagne, there is perhaps no wine more famous than the iconically shaped bottles of Dom Perignon – and, at the same time, perhaps none more controversial! Add to that the fate of the 1996 Champagne […]

Tasting Wine: Amazing Rhône Wines from Chateau L’Ermitage & Friends

red rhone wines

I’m a pretty lucky guy at times. A few weeks ago, for example, I was fortunate to attend an exclusive, private wine tasting hosted by my friends from Vestergaard Wines at my local wine store, Kolding Vinhandel. Vestergaard Wines had invited Jérôme Castillon from historic Chateau l’Ermitage in the Costières de Nîmes region of the […]

Sauce Demi-Glace Recipe: How To Make The Ultimate Classic French Sauce

sauce demi-glace

Ah, Sauce Demi-Glace… The perfect beefy sauce! A most treasured, often misunderstood curiosity of the French sauce kitchen – an important part of French culinary history that is mastered by few but cherished by many lovers of French haute cuisine. Sauce Demi-Glace atop a beautiful piece of Rib Eye Steak… Life on earth is good! Today […]

Classic Cocktails: French 75 Champagne Cocktail

French 75 cocktail

Let me tell you a story about what has quickly become my favorite cocktail: The French 75 – a perfect blend of four simple, albeit somewhat decadent ingredients: The crisp, herbal bite of gin, the vibrant, bubbly freshness of Champagne, a juicy acidic punch of fresh lemon and a whiff of sweetness from a hint of […]

Tasting Wine: Weinbau Nölting/Barthel – 2013 Riesling / Silvaner

Weinbau Nölting/Barthel

There are wine experiences in this life that are absolutely dumbfounding. Not necessarily because the wine is a perfect 100 point wine, but rather maybe because of it’s history, the story it tells, the company in which you enjoy it, the person that made it… or something entirely else and entirely undefinable…