Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween, serious time for Wine

Is there a bad time to drink wine? 
What about Halloween? 
There will be Halloween parties at your best friends place again this year, unless you are not invited.... Mouhaaaa!!
Then make your own par-tea'. 
I'll be looking.. and tasting a few wines this week that have Halloween Themes. One would think that this is not serious for wines to get into, but let 'moi' tell you what i have discovered. 

First  one on the list this week is the BONESHAKER Zinfandel 2013.. and guess what it bloody glows in the dark on top of that. yes the bottle glows in the dark, ROFL

Produced at Hahn Estate in California, the Boneshaker Zinfandel has 15.5%
Full Body, Dark red, Deep Purple, Vanilla smells, dark chocolate, burned wood chip and Caramel. This Zinfandel was served with a Lamb roast.

*priced at 32.00$ at QC- SAQ,   (note avail online in the USA for around 18.00 USD)

ChrisOnMojo score: 89
recommendation: Get 3 more bottles

The bottle actually glows in the dark.. Happy Halloween

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Visit from Tuscany, Italy. Baron Francesco Ricasoli

On Monday the 28th Sept, I had the opportunity to meet with Owner and winemaker Baron Francesco Ricasoli. We had the privilege to taste several of wines produced on the family estate. The Castello-Brolio 2010 made from a meticulous selection of the best Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from the estate's vineyards, was absolutely wonderful. Note that the Winery Casalferro made from 100% Merlot is pretty unique in sense that closing your eyes you're drawn in Bordeaux while tasting the mineral soils influence on this wine of Tuscany.
A family tradition dating from the 12th Century, the quality and passion has been pass on to generation. 
Its no surprise that Baron Francesco Ricasoli spoke eloquently while addressing the amateurs present in French, English and sometimes adding an exclamation of Italian.
I took this unique occasion to have Baron Ricasoli to sign this awesome 2010 Castello-Brolio. 
What a great evening, one to be remembered.

Baron Francesco Ricasoli and Christian Coulombe