Simply WOW

By: AJ McClellan The other day we had a great night opening a slew of stellar bottles but I must say the duo of 82 Doms were a wonderful highlight! 2009 Foley Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Chocolaty and rich! A great wine that was showing in contrast to...

Marcassin vs Burgundy!

By: AJ McClellan A few months ago member and friend, Ivan the Fiver, and I had a discussion about the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay out of California and how it rivals the great wines of Burgundy. We agreed to have a tasting of California’s best vs...

Giacosa, Leflaive, and the Election

By: Simon Roberts My good friend Mauricio dropped by late yesterday afternoon, it was a typical Monday, just playing catch up and getting the week ahead sorted. I had opened a bottle of 93 Giacosa Barbaresco to taste test from a recent cellar so his timing was great....

The blind leading the blind.

By: Simon Roberts It was one of those nights last night. A motley crew steadily walked through the front door and I had a feeling it was going to be a big night. Corks started popping as the night gathered speed. First in and tasting was Scott and Ken, Champagne men...

Binge-Tasting Graileys Style

By: LA Perkel Yesterday was a (good) busy day at Graileys. We just picked up a new cellar of mostly Bordeaux collection and we were just giddy. For the next four hours, all one could hear was the ‘tick, tick’ sound of computer keys as we all sent out the New Cellar...