Wine Monopole

Burgundy

William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2007
Leroy Tasting Report
Tour around Chambolle Musigny
Burgundy Grand Cru Sampler – Corton Charlemagne, Batard-Montrachet, Bonnes-Mares, Clos Vougeot, Chambertin, Grands-Echezeaux. And the wine of the night goes to……
Should you decant a Burgundy red wine? How does Jean-Nicolas of Domaine Meo-Camuzet decant his wines?

Tasting report: French 80s/90s – Ausone, Leoville-Poyferre, Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes, Vosne-Romanee Aux Reignots, Bonnes-Mares and more...
The Perfectionist Anne Gros and her lovely guest house
Which is better: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet or Chassagne-Montrachet?
What exactly happened in Burgundy during the legendary vintage of 2005?
Does “Vieilles Vignes” (old vines) guarantee quality?
The dynamo in Burgundy – Mdm Lou Bize Leroy
Henri Jayer and his apprentices
Dominique Laurent – the multi-talented winemaker, cooper and chef
Tasteful Visit to Drouhin-Laroze
“Common” Burgundy Grand Crus
The Pearl of Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
Napoleon and Chambertin
Not-so-confusing Burgundy labels
Burgundy Village Wines Taste Comparison
Vintage Assessment of Red Burgundy
To drink or not to drink
What is Biodynamic?

 

Bordeaux

Charming Vintage Bordeaux
How to enjoy Gaja Barbaresco 1978? Has Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 1978 passed its peak?

Tasting report of Ducru Beaucaillou 1966, Leoville-Barton 1982 and Pape-Clement 1986
Which is more desirable? Beychevelle 1978 vs. 1983
Tasting report: French 80s/90s – Ausone, Leoville-Poyferre, Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes, Vosne-Romanee Aux Reignots, Bonnes-Mares and more...
Is the 1855 Bordeaux classification still valid today?
Were we baby-killers to have opened La Mission Haut Brion 1995?
Super Second vs. Super Tuscan, Pichon Lalande 1985 vs Ornellaia 1998

 

Rhone

Le Musigny of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Were we baby-killers to have opened La Mission Haut Brion 1995?
Hermitage – the origin of Syrah, a place of wine pilgrimage
The magical blend from Chateauneaf du Pape

 

Champagne

Jacquesson: 220-year-old Pioneer in Champagne
The Revolutionary Road of Champagne

Champagnes for Connoisseurs

 

Piedmont

How to enjoy Gaja Barbaresco 1978? Has Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 1978 passed its peak?
Bartolo Mascarello – the true defender of traditional Barolo
Tasting of the Esteemed Piedmont Stars
Awing Bruno Giacosa
Piedmont- The Burgundy of Italy?
The Unconventional Gaja

 

Tuscany

What is THE winning blend formula in Tuscany?
Super Second vs. Super Tuscan, Pichon Lalande 1985 vs Ornellaia 1998
Brunello di Montalcino – The elegant but powerful Queen of Tuscany
The Supermen in Tuscany

 

Wine Facts/ Science

How to fix a “corked” wine?
Why do winemakers not harvest under Full Moon? Superstitious?
Three controversies of Chablis
Is tannin a must-have in red wine?
How similar or dissimilar these grapes really are?
“Tears” of wine indicate wine quality… Or does it really?
What exactly happened in Burgundy during the legendary vintage of 2005?
Does “Vieilles Vignes” (old vines) guarantee quality?
“Common” Burgundy Grand Crus
Food and Wine Pairing
The Revolutionary Road of Champagne
Champagnes for Connoisseurs
Not-so-confusing Burgundy labels
Burgundy Village Wines Taste Comparison
Vintage Assessment of Red Burgundy
To drink or not to drink
What is Biodynamic?

 

Wine Tasting

William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2007
Leroy Tasting Report
Tour around Chambolle Musigny

Charming Vintage Bordeaux

Great wines to enjoy during the winter season
Burgundy Grand Cru Sampler – Corton Charlemagne, Batard-Montrachet, Bonnes-Mares, Clos Vougeot, Chambertin, Grands-Echezeaux. And the wine of the night goes to……
How to enjoy Gaja Barbaresco 1978? Has Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 1978 passed its peak?

Tasting report of Ducru Beaucaillou 1966, Leoville-Barton 1982 and Pape-Clement 1986
Which is more desirable? Beychevelle 1978 vs. 1983
Tasting report: French 80s/90s – Ausone, Leoville-Poyferre, Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes, Vosne-Romanee Aux Reignots, Bonnes-Mares and more...
Were we baby-killers to have opened La Mission Haut Brion 1995?
Super Second vs. Super Tuscan, Pichon Lalande 1985 vs Ornellaia 1998
Tasting of the Esteemed Piedmont Stars

 

Producer Highlights

Jacquesson: 220-year-old Pioneer in Champagne
Le Musigny of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Behind the Fancy Label: Mollydooker
Bartolo Mascarello – the true defender of traditional Barolo
The Perfectionist Anne Gros and her lovely guest house
Dominique Laurent – the multi-talented winemaker, cooper and chef
Tasteful Visit to Drouhin-Laroze
The Pearl of Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
Awing Bruno Giacosa
The Unconventional Gaja

 

Others

Lafite of Oysters - Gillardeau

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