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Tag Archives: Tom Stevenson

• Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Here’s a rich-people problem for you: What to do when your wine cellar is a few degrees colder than is really ideal, especially for bigger bodied reds. Enter the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, written by Tom Stevenson and first published in 1988. It’s now in its fourth edition, and for “taking the chill off” of red […]

• 10 tips for buying Burgundy 2009 en primeur

10 tips for buying Burgundy 2009 en primeur

En primeur or “wine futures“, is a method of purchasing wines early while a vintage is still in a barrel, offering the customer the opportunity to invest in a particular wine before it is bottled. Payment is made at an early stage, a year or 18 months prior to the official release of a vintage. […]

• Yes, Nova Scotia makes some awesome wine. Who knew?!

Yes, Nova Scotia makes some awesome wine. Who knew?!

… After working as a sommelier in one of Halifax’s oldest and best-known hotels, I’ve had plenty of experience speaking with tourists about Nova Scotia’s wines.  As you may expect, they always want to sample the local fare.  However, unless they too are from an area that grows hybrids, I am met with a very […]