Archive for April, 2010

2007 Domaine Galevan Côtes du Rhône “Paroles de Femme”

2007 Domaine Galevan Côtes du Rhône "Paroles de Femme"

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I suppose we’re going to have to bring out heavier ammunition when the Detroit Red Wings start the playoffs tomorrow night against the Phoenix Coyotes, but this little beauty provided some excellent red Rhône mojo for Detroit’s strong regular season finish, especially the big 3-2 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Sunday afternoon finale. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Late Model Château Clerc-Milons & more…

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It was like “Olde Home Week” for the Canadian contingent of Gang of Pour, as several wayward souls met up once again on Easter Saturday for good food, drink and making merry in the town of St. Catherines, on Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. Alan Kerr aka Canadian Zinfan acted as our host, and attendees included Marty Freitas and Robin Caverhill, with whom we’ve enjoyed great times on more than a few occasions, and Gary Bell, one of the stalwarts of our Adventures in Sonoma, back in ’97. And of course, there was Kim and this taster…

The focal point of the tasting was a mini-vertical of four late model Château Clerc-Milon Pauillac, but there were other goodies opened as well. As so often happens, we started off with some bubbly. Read the rest of this entry »

Blog Watch: Cork ReHarvest

Here’s an interesting and worthwhile project that I just heard about from our colleague Boyce Brannock, who actually participates by recycling corks.

Ever feel guilty about tossing a wine cork into the trash? You should! Truth be told, I’ve thrown away a few wine corks myself. But not anymore. Cork is a renewable, recyclable material that doesn’t belong in our landfills. What to do? Bring your corks to our stores, drop them in the handy Cork ReHarvest boxes and feel good again! Read the rest of the story here.

QPR All-Stars from La Vieille Ferme

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We’ve been fans of the Perrin family’s La Vieille Ferme line for some years now; their reds, whites and rosés offer consistent quality vintage after vintage, and the prices are hard to beat. We finally took the opportunity to try the 2008 rouge a few days ago and really liked what we found in the bottle. Perhaps ironically, our impressions of the blanc and and rosé seem to have flip-flopped slightly since our last report on them almost a year ago. Both are still drinking quite well, but the white seems to have filled out a bit, while the pinks seems to have toned down some. Read the rest of this entry »

The Michigan Wine & Food Showcase

Madeline Triffon and Claudia Tyagi - (photo courtesy

When it comes to just about anything Michigan-related, and especially wine and food, we’re unabashed homers here at Adams, Heritier and Associates.  So, we were more than a little interested and intrigued last November when our good friend, Master Sommelier Claudia Tyagi, first told us about an event being planned for this spring to promote both aspects of our state’s economy.  As the date nears and those plans come together, we’re getting downright excited, and not simply because we’ll be involved ourselves.  “The Michigan Wine & Food Showcase” is shaping up to be a great event, with something to offer all foodies and wine lovers in southeastern Michigan and surrounding environs. Read the rest of this entry »

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