Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 5, This Wine in the Bowl of My Glass is Super!

2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now, Piedmont, Italy The Rib and I purchased this Nebbiolo blend in June 2010 at a tasting featuring the winemaker and have been waiting (somewhat impatiently) to open one of the two bottles that remain in the cellar.  So I whipped up some meat sauce and decanted this wine for two hours and sat down… Read more →

Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 1

2010 d’Autrefois Pinot Noir Rosé A rosé on February 1st, you say? Yeah, it was unseasonably warm today in the nation’s capital region (about 70 degrees), so I went with an unorthodox choice for the ‘middle of winter.’  I opened this wine with my good friend and neighbor, M.C.  The d’Autrefois is 100% Pinot Noir from the Languedoc Roussillon region… Read more →

Twenty-Wine Days of February

It’s leap year, so I thought it would be fun to take advantage of the “extra” day somehow; naturally, it involved wine.  As a jump-start to the 2012 wine festival season and a means to increase the regularity of posts on CorkEnvy.com, The Rib and I are embarking on a journey to open a different bottle of wine every day… Read more →