From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Ingredients for the venison:
- a haunch of venison
- pig’s caul
- 250 gr. smoked ham (as fat as possible)
- 2-3 onions
- 6-7 garlic cloves
- 4-5 baby carrots
- 4 small potatoes

- 150 gr. Butter
- a bunch of fresh rosemary
- a bunch of fresh sage
- a bunch of fresh basil
- a bunch of lavender
- sea salt
- red pepper
- 2 limes
- 20 ml Aceto Balsamico
- sweet paprika
- bay leaves
- 500 ml red wine
- grape seed oil
- 2 pinches of cinnamon
Preparation :
Place the haunch of venison in large cooking tray and arrange all the vegetables (don’t cut them) around it. Prepare a marinate .....


“Burgundy” meets “New World”

by Oliver Bauer on 5 July 2011 · 0 comments

Year: Wine: Producer:Country: Region: Variety(-ies) Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2002 Pommard Les Caves des Hautes-Côtes France Burgundy Pinot Noir 0,75 l natural cork 13.00 vol.% dry red III

Les Caves des Hautes-Côtes is a co-operative in Beaune and handles 470 hectares in 40 Burgundy appellations !! Aha, a really big producer with a lot of trivial wines, isn’t it ? Sure 2002 has been an excellent vintage but Pommard is known for tighter, more robust wines than its more .....


CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No. 6

July 4, 2011

Better late than never ! The “International WineRoundTable Edition No.7” is already in the planning stage and I haven’t closed so far the last one … Well, we have been extremely busy lately (that’s a good thing) and therefore I let slight a little bit CellarTales and a lot of interesting wines lined up (that’s a bad thing). But I will do my very best to compensate the lost time. So, what we have had for our “International WineRoundTable Edition No.6” ? A very colored tasting with ups and downs, surprises and disappointments and a lot of different .....

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1986 Chateau Chasse-Spleen vs. 1995 Chateau Lynch-Moussas Grand Cru Classé – BDX generations

July 2, 2011

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):   Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1986 cru bourgeois exceptionnel Chateau Chasse-Spleen France Bordeaux (Moulis)Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot (7%) 0,75 l natural cork 12.50 vol.% dry red IV

People who know me also know my fable for this particular winery. So far I didn’t experience a disappointment concerning this producer and its price-pleasure ratio has always been more then just OK Therefore it appears normal to me to “strike” immediately if .....

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1999 Clos Cazals vs. 2000 Hervé Dubois Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru – brothers in arms …

July 2, 2011

Year: Wine:   Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1999 “Clos Cazals” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs brutChampagne Cazals France Champagne Chardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry (brut) white (sparkler) V

During a stay in Epernay a couple of years ago we went by a very “French” wine magazine in Epernay (close to the “Avenue de Champagnes”) to supply with some sparklers for dinner. From the outside you don’t get a clue what kind of treasure chamber you are entering by .....

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