Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 125 The Difference Between Napa and Bordeaux Reds

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_125__Napa_v_Bordeaux_Cab.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:57 — 31.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSApart from the obvious (which, M.C. Ice states): there’s an ocean and a continent separating them, what IS the difference between the Caberet Sauvignon based wines of Napa and those of Bordeaux (Left Bank)....

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 120 — Margaret River, Australia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/120_Ep__120_Margaret_River_Australia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:26 — 37.2MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFor Australia Day, we revisit this amazing continent and one of its finest wine gems — Margaret River. As Australia emerges from its post-critter wine era, the country is in need of a reset....

Montepulciano, Italy’s Red Gems: A Spotlight on Avignonesi

In and around the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, southeast of Florence and Siena, a clone of Sangiovese grows in dark, deep soils. The reds from this region taste more brooding and earthy than Sangiovese from other famed parts of Tuscany and despite their depth, they are often overshadowed by their...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 104 — New Zealand Wine with George Geris of Villa Maria, Pt 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/104_Ep_104__New_Zealand_with_George_Geris_Pt_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS For this podcast, I had the opportunity to ask great questions of George Geris, winemaker for the large New Zealand winery, Villa Maria. He has been all over the world learning his craft but has been a...

West Coast Wine Round-Up: 7 Mostly Solid Wines

I’ve been catching up on samples sent to me from a bunch of West Coast (of the US) wineries and thought I’d do a round up, rather than individual posts. It was a mixed bag but overall, the whites were far better than the reds for value and for quality....

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 085 — Inside Bordeaux with Château Palmer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/85_Ep_085__Inside_Bordeaux_w_Ch_Palmer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:23 — 26.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS I had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Louis Carbonnier, the Director of the Americas for one of the most esteemed Bordeaux châteaux, Château Palmer and the owner of the communications firm Carbonnier Communications. Download on iTunes or listen here: This...