Tag Archives: Montrachet

• How to Blind Taste Wine Like a Sommelier

How to Blind Taste Wine Like a Sommelier

Professionals obscure bottle labels to assess the contents without prejudice. Amateurs do it to challenge and/or humiliate wine-drinking friends. How to ace the next round. Are you smarter than a sommelier? Blind tasting refers to tasting wines without knowing their identities. Lettie Teague explains what to know about blind tasting wine on Lunch Break with […]

• 6 Misunderstood Things About Wine

6 Misunderstood Things About Wine

If you drink wine on a regular basis, you’ve probably already seen Sideways. While Sideways cultivated your love for Pinot Noir, you’ve only just come around to re-appreciate Merlot. As it happens, Merlot is pretty damn good. In the same vein, most wine aficionados know the term ‘ABC’, which means ‘Anything But Chardonnay.’ However, it’s […]

• Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

The greater levels of concentration in modern wines meant that Riedel’s range of Vinum glassware needed to be updated to suit new styles of both red and white wine, according to Maximilian Riedel. Speaking at a lunch held in the Harrods tasting room, Riedel presented the newest addition to the Vinum XL range, the Syrah […]

• First American Buys Parcels of Burgundy’s Bâtard-Montrachet

First American Buys Parcels of Burgundy’s Bâtard-Montrachet

Négociant Alex Gambal is the first foreigner to own part of the grand cru vineyard. Alex Gambal, an American négociant based in Beaune, purchased two small parcels in Burgundy’s grand cru Bâtard-Montrachet last week. The sale was part of a multiparty transaction between Domaine Brenot of Santenay and several purchasers for an undisclosed price. In […]