Some whine about slogging through snow to get to school – and others think it’s rough riding on a school bus. It’s all what you are used to.
Rather than import salmon into Croatia, it’s better to import their wine to BC and enjoy locally caught salmon. The combination made for a great dinner.
Over a year ago we had their red. And loved it, so were very much looking forward to sampling the white.
We certainly were not disappointed. New varietals – Pošip 70%, Vugava 20%, Chardonnay 10%. Posip and Vugava bring freshness, with just a touch of chardonnay to round it out.. A most enjoyable wine.
This is an elegant, wonderfully balanced, white blend from Croatia’s Brac island. Jako Vino’s Stina range.
Stina refers to the white stone of the island.
CUVEE WHITE – STINA 2018
How did the table fork acquire a 4th tine? What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor?
The Evolution of USEFUL THINGS, Henry Petroski, ISBN 0-679-74039-2
A most memorable blend and about 4 million bottles have been produced of this blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre.
Guigal brings together grapes from 80+ growers in the northern and southern Rhone.
We very much enjoyed the underlying acidity and minerality. Long on stone fruit flavours, big on pleasing the palate.
This one will be remembered for a long time.
Cotes du Rhone – Guigal 2017
This is from one of our favourite groups. he name Masi is derived from Vaio dei Masi, the small valley, in the Valpolicella vineyard in Veneto, which acquired at the end of the 18th century by the Boscaini family, which still owns it to this day.
Since 1973, the Boscaini family and the Conti Serego Alighieri, descendants of the famous poet Dante Alighieri and owners since 1353, have combined to produce world-renowned wines on the prestigious vineyards of the Serego Alighieri, in Valpolicella in Veneto.
This Sauvignon Blanc 75 %, Garganega 25 % blend brings the aromas of a Sauvignon, paired with elegance in Garganega. Long aftertaste and a lovely finish.
Dinner was decidedly Italian in flavours and structure.
Masi Possessioni Bianco
The Glorious Adventure – Richard Halliburton
Following the Path of Ulysses searching for adventure and romance through the Mediterranean.
The Last Migration – Vincent Cronin
Nomadic people being “settled” against their will. Most haunting history lesson.
Syrah (74%) and Grenache (26%) blend from South Western France in the Languedoc / Roussillon Region. Aged in concrete andthen French Oak.
This is mouthwatering with minerality- to give a full body, silky, almost seamless bouquet of aroma and flavours.I suspect this will age well for the next 4 or 5 years.
We think it overdelivers at the price.
COTES CATALANES SYRAH GRENACHE – LAFAGE BASTIDE MIRAFLORS 17
$22.97 on sale from $26.99 regularly
14.5 % alcohol
Top of the price range so far in the mystery cases but certainly deserves a try.
The region has a big emphasis on white wines.
This French region is known for making rich, full-bodied Chardonnays and this one is no exception. An elegant style that enhances any thing you eat with it. We chose to do tenderloin rings with onion/apple/mushroom topping / baked squash.
POUILLY FUISSE – CHARTRON ET TREBUCHET CHAPELLE 2017
The comings and goings of the business and culture of the Rock & Roll Eras
Rolling Stone Rock Almanac – Chronicles of Rock and Roll ISBN 0-02-081320-1
The amazing journeys of a painter and a dancer on their trips to Egypt in 1910 and 1911
After Egypt – Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt – a Dual Biography –
Millicent Dillon 0-525-24846-3