In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark interviews Cécile Blanchardon, Chargée de Relations Extérieures at Bouchard Père & Fils. She was kind enough to take me on a tour of the cellars in the Fortress including the “inner sanctum” of their oldest wines. We tasted through several reds before getting the camera rolling to taste a selection of white wines.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews 3 sparkling wines you might use for a New Year’s Eve celebration. First is the Non-Vintage J. Roget Brut American Champagne. Second is the Non-Vintage Voveti Prosecco. Last is the Non-Vintage Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve. I apologize for the video glitches. While importing the video file into the editing software I use (Final Cut Pro X), something happened to the file. I’ve re-imported it and it still has the same glitches in the same places. The raw file is clean.
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews the 2nd half of the SommSelect Thanksgiving 6-pack he bought as suggestions for Christmas. First is the Non-Vintage Andre Clouet Brut Grand Reserve Champagne. Second is the 2013 St. Innocent Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir. The last wine is the 2014 Poderi Colla “Drago” Nebbiolo d’Alba.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark sits down with Laurent Pillot of Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot. The Doamine is in the Chassagne-Montrachet AOP. During the interview they sample two of the wines from the Domaine. The first being the 2015 Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot “Le Chene” Chassagne-Montrachet. The second wine is the 2015 Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot “Le Vergers” 1er Cru Chassagne-Montrachet.
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 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 wines donated by Mark Feinberg of Balzac Communications. First is the 2015 Adler Fels Chardonnay. Next is the 2014 Adler Fels Pinot Noir. Adler Fels is German for Eagle Rock.