we've started a very exciting blog series! On each of our local blogs, we are featuring an extended version of our favorite newsletter story every Thursday. We're truly thrilled to bring you more, richer, deeper wine stories to your attention. This is what we love to do!
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With all that in mind here are few fun picks to pair with your Super Bowl Sunday spread.
How to use this guide:
1. Read the previews of each blog post.
2. Click the title links to read the entire post.
3. Become an expert in the Northern Rhone.
4. Follow the links in each post to purchase some NR wines.
5. Become a lover of the Northern Rhone.
(It's that easy!)
For years, Cornas was just another “value” village of the Northern Rhone, with a reputation more like St. Joseph, say, than Cote Rotie or Hermitage. It was deemed “rustic” and a source for “country” wine. Things have changed!
This is a story of a vicious cycle finally flipping a switch to become virtuous.
Allen Meadows, more familiarly known as Burghound, was once asked what wines he likes to drink most from outside of Burgundy. His answer was Cote Rotie. No other region can produce wines that are closer to Burgundy in terms of weight, texture and elegance. If you like Burgundy, you almost certainly like Cote Rotie.
This is our simple and definitive guide to Cote Rotie.
Fernando Garcia and Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi have one weird trick for winemaking success in the Gredos: they hang out in the local taverns and drink beer with the village old-timers. Why are people so excited about these wines? What makes them so good?