In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits Domaine Antonin Guyon in Savigny-les-Beaune. He sits down with Hombeline Guyon daughter of Dominique Guyon. Hombeline was a gracious host and showed me around the facilities. She even had me taste a great selection of wines in the cellar. Since it was pretty dark down there, and I don’t bring my lights on these kinds of trips, we went to her office for the interview. We had to make a fairly short interview as the time allotted for my visit was almost up. I appreciate all the time Hombeline gave to me for a truly educational visit. Afterwards I spent some time at the Hill of Corton where Guyon has a few vineyards. I’ve included pictures of the area in our interview.
Mark is back with his annual Thanksgiving Day Special after skipping last year. Honestly, I forgot I didn’t do one. Mark does 3 wines he purchased from SommSelect. He bought a Thanksgiving Day 6-pack from them, but is breaking up the 6 pack in to two sets of 3. One for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas. First up is the 2012 Dirler-Cade, “Belzbrunnen,” Riesling. Next is the 2015 Domaine Delarche, Pernand-Vergelesses “Les Combottes.” Finally Mark reviews the 2014 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot, Passetoutgrain AOP. Just a correction to what he said as far as the proportions for the third wine, he said it was a 50/50-mix of Pinot Noir and Gamay. At the time he was pretty sure that wasn’t correct, but he got that info from a merchant website for the wine. The SommSelect tasting notes state 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay. Both information is for the same wine and vintage. I’d tend to trust a Master Sommelier over someone else however.
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark makes the 3 hour drive from Beaune, France to the town of Ribeauville in the Alsace region of France to visit with Julien Trimbach of Maison Trimbach, Mark met Julien’s father Jean a few months ago and asked Jean about visiting. Jean was in the States at the time of Mark’s visit, but Julien was gracious enough to spend time with Mark. Please enjoy a wonderful interview with Julien Trimbach.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark does his first trial of tasting a wine under the Coravin Cap versus the same wine freshly opened. He also talks about some of his experiences in Burgundy.
In this special Halloween themed episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews 3 Port wines kindly donated to him by Michelle Keene of Calhoun & Company Communications. First up is the Warre’s Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Port. Next is the Dow’s 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port. Finally he reviews the Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port. In addition to reviewing the wines he pairs each wine with a suggested candy; Dots, Kit Kat, and Butterfinger.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews 3 more wines from Parducci Wine Cellars kindly donated by Balzac Communications. First is the 2015 Parducci True Grit Reserve Chardonnay. Second is the 2015 Parducci true Grit Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally he reviews the 2013 Parducci True Grit Red Blend.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews some more donated wine from the Parducci Winery. They are all from their Small Lot group of wines. First up is the 2015 Small Lot Chardonnay. Next is the 2014 Small Lot Pinot Noir. Finally he reviews the 2014 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two “lifestyle” wines from the Mendocino Wine Company, makers of the Parducci line of wines. First is the 2015 Zin-Phomanianc Zinfandel. The 2nd wine is the 2014 Tie-Dye Red Blend. These wines were donated by Blazac Communications.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2015 Franz Etz Gruner along with a new product from Coravin called the Coravin Cap. It allows you to use the Coravin system with screw cap wines. These were sent to me as a sample. This is the first of a total of 4 episodes where Mark will see how the “control” wine stands up to freshly opened bottles of the same wine every 30 days or so. So be sure to check back for each episode.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2016 Terrunyo Block 5 Sauvignon Blanc, one of the Concha Y Toro brands of wine.