New From le Clos des Jarres Vivien Helmsdael has been meticulously farming his families plots of mixed grapes in the northwest corner of Minervois (Languedoc) for some years now, and converting from Organic to Biodynamic farming as well, while consistently running afoul of the AOC, hearing that his wines aren’t “typical”, and are too “raw”. […]
Wine director of Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, Stephen Meuse, quietly maintains a truly unique wine blog that was an inspiration for ours. We particularly liked this entry of his and have reprinted it here with his generous permission. Hope you enjoy this taste and then head to the source for more : http://www.thewineidea.com/ EAT YOUR FRUITS […]
“The most important thing to know about my wines now is that all our work is in the vineyards!” This was the beginning of my afternoon visiting with Thierry D’Auhliac on a recent February afternoon. As we headed out of his house towards his backyard and surrounding vineyards, Thierry began to explain that his whole […]
A couple years ago while visiting growers in Beaujolais, I learned a little known fact about growing grapes there. In the northern, “cru” appellations, grapes are trained exclusively in goblet, pruned to a low bush shape, and not allowed to grow on wire trellises. I had noted this practice on previous trips but never knew […]
“To what purpose, April, do you return again?” from Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay April 2017 marks Mise’s fifth anniversary! A surprising milestone — in the way any reminder that life moves pretty fast is surprising, disorienting — and when considered together with the recent addition of […]
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