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Nick’s Winecast – The audio version of the widely read Nick’s Wine of the Week column. Short, pithy, humorous and opinionated profiles of artisanal wines from around the world.
||Ah, the Miracle of White Burgundy!||Ah, the miracle of white Burgundy! How does it achieve such complex, beguiling enchantment? - Chardonnay the world over can result in hugely appealing wines, provided they aren’t over-cropped or over-oaked.||8/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Not-California-Chardonnay – A California Pinot Gris Surprises, and Delights!||My original tasting notes on this wine – the MacMurray Vineyards Pinot Gris 2013 $20 – read “far better than I expected”, but that was when I thought it was a California Chardonnay. When I realized it was a Pinot Gris,||8/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Table Wine From the Douro – Success At Last!||Last week’s column, and Nick’s WineCast, featured the lovely wines of DonnaChiara from Campania, and highlighted how their move away from bulk peasant wine to quality wine was part of a growing trend in southern Italy. - Well,||7/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick’s Wine of the Week – The Revolution Spreads to Southern Italy||In Calabria and Puglia, Campania, Sicily and Sardinia winemakers are following the trend, started in Tuscany and Piedmont a generation ago, of switching from quantity to quality. They are moving away from the bulk,||7/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vin Santo – Italy’s Heavenly Wine||Vin Santo – sacred wine – the very name speaks to me of Italian mysteries, of old, cool, dark, hill town churches suffused with centuries of incense, old stone steps worn concave by the feet of tens of thousand faithful,||6/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This in a California Cab.||Forget your high-profile, over-hyped, rock-star-consultant, 300% new oak, cola Cabs – this, the Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Vineyard 2001, $62 on release, is the real thing. It’s a wine that has taken time to come into its own.||5/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick’s Wine of the Week – California Chardonnay For All Who Think They Don’t Like California Chardonnay!||Twenty years ago I knew a crowd of baby-bankers; young, single Wall Street types, whose currency of wager for their many bets was a case of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay. It was this status as a high-profile,||3/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shrimp & Sauvignon Blanc||When an email from my friend Bobby Kacher informed me that he was enjoying a 2010 Quincy Blanc from Philippe Portier of the LoireValley, and that it was especially good with shrimp, I took notice. - You see, Bobby,||1/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||California Chardonnay: Ambition, Imitation, Success……and Reality.||- - - - - - This magnificent wine, glorified, misunderstood, over-rated, widely maligned, over-priced and, most importantly from the pecuniary perspective, consumed in vast, ocean-full quantities, is demystified in my latest article.||1/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick’s Wine Of The Week – Gigondas. You haven’t heard of Gigondas?||No, it’s not a South American dance craze, an exotic African aphrodisiac or Miley Cyrus’s latest publicity stunt. - It’s a wine. Or rather a wine region in France’s sunny southern Rhône valley. - True, not a region many American wine drinkers wil||12/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Excellent wine with a twist
Nick is a connaisseur who brings a delightful and personable sense of humor to the world of wine… Always lots of good tips… And, often comes with a side dish about good food!