A subject quite close to my consciousness obviously … and these three old friends each demonstrate the elegance of age built on the foundation of youthful strength and excellent breed.
LOIRE VALLEY …. LOIRE VALLEY Although the Loire Valley’s wine regions experienced a few episodes of frost during the 2017 growing season—a calamity that seems to becoming de rigueur in these post-climate-change pseudo-winters and early flowerings—they were thankfully spared many of the stressors that plagued the deep south. None of our five rosé-producing growers throughout the region […]
Spring 2019 Rosé Release 2018’s Rosé Field Report by Clarke Boehling New Arrivals: New Arrivals from Domaine Prudhon The Pure Essence of Saint-Aubin (and Beyond) by Clarke Boehling Producers Spotlight: Domaine Rollin’s 2016s: A Triumph Over Frost by Clarke Boehling Rosenthal Wine Merchant News New Releases from Chateau Simone: February 2019 by Clarke Boehling
Kerry and I continually assess our wines by putting each to the ultimate test: drinking wine with our meals. Over the most recent weekend, we explored, with much satisfaction, several wines from the Loire Valley that do not appear regularly at our home table. On New Year’s Eve, our quiet celebration was toasted with the […]
https://youtu.be/-1L5FKiN0VM Chateau de l’Eperonniere Chateau Soucherie
The Mad Rose Group is a family-run organization that is composed of a close-knit group of people who understand that wine is an agricultural product and that in its best and purest form wine must reflect a specific sense of place. We share the goal of communicating this concept to a growing audience by presenting […]
France We fell in love with France a long, long time ago…well before our immersion in wine. Reading Stendahl, Flaubert and Montaigne or Camus, Sartre and Beckett (yes, an Irishman but writing in French), one encounters the human condition, each man’s struggle to make something of value out of one’s brief existential moment. Great French […]