Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Bob and Lauren’s Annual Champagne Party was an embarrassment of riches last Saturday. Apart from drinking amazing Champagnes like Cristal, Dom Perignon, Vilmart, Gimonnet, Launois, Taittinger and many more, this vertical of Pichon Lalande stole the show for me. 1990, 1989, 1988 and 1986. The ’90 was the best bottle IMO, but they were all beautiful.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.