Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My precious...

Gollum and his precious Inniskillin

We must not let filthy hobbitses take you away, precious.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wine Review: Quantum Chardonnay 2015 & Quantum Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Quantum Chardonnay 2015 & Quantum Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015)the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

Out of all the Bulgarian wines I'm reviewing this month, six of them are from the Quantum label by Domaine Boyar. I started a week ago with their Traminer 2015 and their Pinot Noir & Merlot 2014, then a few days ago I had their Sauvignon Blanc 2015 with their Mavrud & Merlot 2015, and I'm finishing them off today with their Chardonnay 2015 and their Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wine Review: Quantum Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Quantum Mavrud / Merlot 2015

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Quantum Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Quantum Mavrud / Merlot 2015

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015)the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

Out of all the Bulgarian wines I'm reviewing this month, six of them are from the Quantum label by Domaine Boyar. I started a few days ago on their Traminer 2015 with their Pinot Noir & Merlot 2014, now I'm on to their Sauvignon Blanc 2015 with their Mavrud & Merlot 2015, and finally in a few more days I'll have their Chardonnay 2015 with their Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wine Review: Quantum Traminer 2015 & Quantum Pinot Noir / Merlot 2014

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Quantum Traminer 2015 & Quantum Pinot Noir / Merlot 2014

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015)the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

Out of all the Bulgarian wines I'm reviewing this month, six of them are from the Quantum label by Domaine Boyar. Today I'm tasting their Traminer 2015 with their Pinot Noir & Merlot 2014, then their Sauvignon Blanc 2015 with their Mavrud & Merlot 2015, and finally their Chardonnay 2015 with their Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wine Review: Gorchivka Merlot 2014 & Mezzek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Gorchivka Merlot 2014 & Mezzek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015)the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

Merlot and Cab, baby! The two Bulgarian big guns! Although, in my experience, their Merlot is the one who should be in the spotlight. Let's drink some wine, suckas!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Darth Vader just won't quit.

Darth Vader just won't quit.

Just driving the point home. What a jerk.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wine Review: Domaine Boyar Selection Muscat 2015 & Tcherga Thracian Valley Red 2013

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Domaine Boyar Selection Muscat 2015 & Tcherga Thracian Valley Red 2013

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015)the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

A few days ago I revisted two new vintages of Domain Boyar varietals that I reviewed a few years ago. One did a little better and one did a lot worse, but in my experience the only thing that Domaine Boyar does really well is Merlot. Today I'll be trying their Muscat, and then moving onto a different brand: Tcherga by Domain Menada.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wine Review: Domaine Boyar Selection Traminer 2015 & Domaine Boyar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

August is The Third Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com

Domaine Boyar Selection Traminer 2015 & Domaine Boyar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

For the third year in a row, it's Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.com! Check out the reviews from the first year (2015), the second year (2016), and this year (2017).

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

I'm kicking off the month with some wines by Domaine Boyar. Domaine Boyar was established in 1991 and was the first private winery in Bulgaria to be founded after communism. Although the winery is based out of Sofia, all of the wines I'll be reviewing from them are from Thracian Valley.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Wine Pick: Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2015

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.


I love Beaujolais-Villages. That’s right. I said it. Sure, those from the Cru villages in Beaujolais get all the glory and praise while those that are designated as Beaujolais-Villages don’t get taken too seriously. But, see, that’s EXACTLY why I love them. You shouldn’t get all serious and wine-snobby about Beaujolais-Villages because of its fun and spirited character.

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