Nine drinks that moved me last year.
Wines poured Jan 2021-Jan 2022.
A lil link roundup of stuff I like that’s live on the site if you’re looking for a cheat sheet.
A regional profile of the Jura
Two remote interactive tastings in the third week of July, 2021.
This piece was originally published summer 2020 in Disgorgeous Zine Vol. 1: Delicacy.
Show notes for an in-person tasting at Rule of Thirds in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Monday, 11.8.2021.
Pinot is ancient. It’s morphologically close enough to wild vines to be one step out of the forest. With gouais blanc, it birthed a whole world of northern French varieties (chardonnay, gamay, melon, romorantin, aligoté, just to name its best-known offspring), making pinot and gouais the old gods to the Olympians that would follow, andContinue reading “Pinot X”
“In the past, aligoté was planted at the top of Chambertin! Musigny blanc was half aligoté! It was half of Corton! After phylloxera, most replanted with easier-to-grow chardonnay and put aligoté on the other side of the road where no one ever planted anything but carrots and potatoes. This was the sad story of ruined aligoté.” [Laurent Ponsot, to Alice Feiring]