Category Archives: Mourvedre

Château Coupe Roses "La Bastide" from the Languedoc in France: It’s Complicated

Post Highlights 1. The Languedoc region of Southern France and the kind of wine that’s made there. 2. Info on a smaller area, an Appellation d’Origine Protégée, Minervois. 3. A review of a really confusing wine from a great producer, 2010 Château Coupe Roses “La Bastide” _________________________________________________________ If we talk about the wine wild...

A Cure For Red Wine Ennui: Bandol from Provence

Although I do love the very popular wine grapes and blends that are widely available (Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc), this week I found that I had grape ennui. I was completely bored of all the usual suspects and I was craving something different. So when I went to one...

Juan Gil Jumilla: A Red That Packs A Punch For $11.99

Where can you get insane value in wine right now? Anywhere Spanish is spoken — namely, Argentina, Chile, and, the motherland, Spain. And right now, I am really smitten with Spain. Rioja is great and Priorat is unbelievable but for ridiculous quality, Southern Spain is a major hot spot. Can...