The next LCBO Vintages wine release will be on Saturday, May 25. The major focus on this release is on Pinot Noirs that show a sense of place. Most of this feature is quite disappointing. However, if you're heart is set on the heart-break grape, check out the version from Lailey that's from our own backyard.
The secondary feature is on German Rieslings. This noble white grape is very versatile and can range in style from bone-dry to very sweet (i.e. Eiswein). In all, there are only 5 wines...Read Full Story
Undeniably, Tuscany boasts some of the most favorable sunsets in the world. This summer, we invite you to share photos taken at Castello di Casole with us on our Facebook Page. On August 15, Ferragosto, the Italian national holiday, we’ll choose a winning picture and send a surprise gift to you!
So snap away, post and participate in this fun summer contest celebrating one of Tuscany’s timeless traditions!
To spend your sunsets with us as an Owner at Castello di Casole, please contact us at...Read Full Story
Luigi Bormioli Atelier 20-5/8-ounce Pinot Noir Wine Glasses, Set of 4
Luigi Bormioli – click on the image below for more information.
Luigi Bormioli Atelier 20-5/8-ounce Pinot Noir Wine Glasses, Set of 4 – Set of four wine glasses that are modern, elegant, functional, and fun! Atelier stemware is machine blown in Parma Italy, made in Luigi Bormioli’s proprietary SON.hyx material. SON.hyx produced glassware is an exciting fusion of elegance and technology. Glassware made in SON.hyx is...Read Full Story
Last night, Château Director Nicolas Glumineau, guided Academy guests through the following, comparative vertical of eight wines:
PAIR 1: 2006 Réserve de la Comtesse vs. 2006 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
PAIR 2: 2005 Réserve de la Comtesse vs. 2005 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
PAIR 3: 1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande vs. 1995 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
PAIR 4: 1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande vs...Read Full Story
If you are a frequent visitor to this blog or even know M. and me in person, you probably know we love to drink a good glass of wine once in a while. That is why we also see every trip as an opportunity to widen our wine-tasting horizons and try some local wines.
Since Italy is among the top class wine producers of the world we thought there would be many opportunities for some serious wine tasting when in Rome. In spite of Rome being the capital of the country, it is definitely not its wine...Read Full Story
It’s just too easy to get stuck attending to office admin. It seems the more you do the more there is! I’m fortunate to have these bi-monthly lunches, which get me out of the office and into the Winelands for a day.
With autumn my favourite time of the year, I was primed to drive to Stellenbosch, and see the leaves turning that rusty colour before winter strips the vineyards bare.
Narina and I met at Helena’s Restaurant at the Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch’s trendy Church Street...Read Full Story
Ladoix White BurgundyLouis Jadot Ladoix Le Clou d’Orge 2010, Domaine Gagey
Ladoix is a wine appellation for red and white wines from the commune of Ladoix-Serrigny in the Côte de Beaune, Burgundy. Ladoix is perhaps better known for its red wines but look a little bit deeper and you will find some great white wines too. The commune also includes the north-eastern part of the Corton hill including the vineyards which are part of Corton and Corton-Charlemagne. Some of the vineyards in Ladoix...Read Full Story