I follow just about every wine blog I can locate and The Armchair Sommelier stands out as one of my favorites for a lot of reasons, but this post is so good that it really stands above most of what I post and explains why I like it so much. If your intrigued by this post check out the blog it is worth the read on a regular basis. Enjoy.
Last Friday night I attended a seminar on Orange Wines (no relation to actual oranges) with enologist, Charles Gendrot. It was held at one of my local wine shops, Cork & Fork.
I normally shun Friday night commitments, because by Friday night, I’m plum out of steam. As such, Friday night is sweatpants and gin & tonic night — and I’m selective about the things for which I give up sweatpants and gin & tonic night. But, I promised myself (in my New-Year’s-Wine-Goals-that-aren’t-resolutions) that I would step out of my wine comfort zone and try new-to-me wines. Orange wines didn’t make my original wine goals list, so I’m adding them retroactively — just so I can cross them off the list. I do that sometimes. Don’t judge. Crossing things off a list is very satisfying.
On to the seminar.
Monsieur Gendrot is French. I know this because of his
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Thank you for this Robert. I can see why she is a favorite. As you know I know virtually nothing about wines, except how much I like one that tastes divine, but I was enthralled with her writing style and immediately wanted to taste every one of those!
Great piece, thanks for sharing. You always pick up great stuff! I responded briefly to your invitation to write a piece on your blog about Argentine wine but I don’t know if you saw it. I would be honoured to. I am leaving my email address here if you want to discuss the piece in further detail. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Best wishes, Alice
Thanks so much for the re-blog . . . and your kind words, Robert! Cheers!!
You are most welcome. The feed back has been great from my readers in several of the forums I follow.
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Well, I have to say that I’ve never had an urge to try orange wine … until now. It was an incredibly informative article, and I’m going to have to hunt down some of this nectar. Thanks for sharing this one, Robert!