The question I’m most often asked about my wine journaling is “What’s the best wine you’ve ever had?” Honestly, I answer this question today the same way I did the very first time it was asked, ‘It’s not just about the wine. It’s... Read More
Simpson, Miner, Viognier, 2009 (Oakville, CA) From a .375 ml bottle for $26 at the Woodfire Grill, in Atlanta: Dimly lit room, but a pale yellowish green tone and served at a nicely chilled temperature. Nose is a touch mousey, but not thinking it’s ‘bad’ –... Read More
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Rare Vintage, 1988 (Champagne) From my cellar, but for our wedding anniversary* dinner at Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell, NJ : First of all, it was a perfect pairing all the way ’round. Went well with every course we had. Also, fun to drink this... Read More
Le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf du Pape, Reserve, 2001 – (Bottle No. 007048, 14.5% alcohol) : Cherry-cola red with a brownish orangey rim. Touch of cloud gives it a soft edge. Great lighting makes it look jewel-like. The nose is perfumistic in a unisex leathery floral berry... Read More
Chai is the French term, particularly in Bordeaux, for a wine cellar or the location where wine is stored. Often an above ground structure used for wine storage and aging.
In Hebrew, Chai means "Life" and is one of the most recognizable symbols of Judaism. A common Jewish toast is “L’chaim!,” which means, “To Life!.” It is said at celebrations in anticipation of all the good things to come.
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