Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm back biaatches!!!

I've been pre-occupied with the NEW Wine Internet over at Wine Disorder as well as work and life, so I haven't been active in a while.

So here you go, some fresh content, which is hopefully useful to those of you hanging on to any 2002 Nuits D’Ivresse.

I'll be getting back to my cycle of updating. Hope everyone didn't go away for good.

Actually, I don't really care that much. I'm giving away free information, take it or leave it. It serves as a valuable record for me, I kinda don't give a shit either way.


Great timing

Last bottle of Nuits D’Ivresse

Just sitting at home, enjoying the bounty of the farmers market.

2002 Breton Bourgueil Nuits d'Ivresse
This was my last bottle of the drunken nights. It has been a bit of a roller-coaster this wine as it went through an awkward reductive stage. This bottle was out of that and I feel like I timed it perfectly, at least to my tastes with this wine. There were still firm tannins propping up the structure and framing the food and there was still some fruit that hadn’t gone over yet. This wine has very gentle naturalness to it, something you can really feel more than taste. I find it wispy with strains of herbs and purple flowers to round out the fruit. Most of the fruit has shed it’s primary character and has ventured towards something more forrest-y and mature. This is as good an example of hipster-vigneron winemaking as is out there. Although this wine, as well as other vintages, do have their difficult patches, this isn’t hipster winemaking for the sake of it. I think this turned out just as Catherine and Pierre intended. Well done.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The NEW wine internet

It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here.

As many VLM-TR readers already know, there was a great community over at Wine therapy, a community of exiles from other wine boreds who found a place where we could mix irreverence with wine. The depth of knowledge over there was often times extraordinary and the dialogue at a very high level. It has gone unmodertaed and the software unupdated for several years now, and the center could no longer hold.

A mysterious group calling themselves the Politburo has established a new bored, Wine Disorder, specifically to house these wandering souls.

This is an open invitation to all VLM-TR readers to check join Wine Disorder and participate in what are sure to be lively, intelligent, and often humourous discussions.