Le Mesturet Almanac - About Wine

Le Mesturet's wine of the week : The Chiroulet Estate The Fezas Family

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 07/11/2011 à 14:07
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : red wine, Chiroulet Estate

The Chiroulet Estate The Fezas Family We recently had the pleasure of hosting the Chiroulet Estate and it made for a wonderful day.

Le Mesturet's wine of the week: Le Taillou Château Les Carreyres 2008

Article publié par Alain Fontaine le 21/09/2011 à 13:27
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux

A fine bordeaux, a fine red wine, a Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC LE TAILLOU Château Les Carreyres 2008 A fruity wine, with a nice aromatic aftertaste. It can be drunk now, to enjoy the fruity taste, or in a few years time, with light woody scents. This wine, which we served at Le Mesturet last year, gave us complete satisfaction. Its value for money is unbeatable in this category.

Le Mesturet's wine of the week: Domaine des Collines

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 25/08/2011 à 13:08
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine of the week, bordeaux supérieur, domaine des collines

Live with the Winegrower, Le Mesturet’s Wine of the Week This week we suggest you pay a visit to Véronique Mazières owner of Domaine des Collines. A magnificent Bordeaux Supérieur with aromas of underbrush and spices, a beautiful roundness in the mouth and silky tannins. A lovely aromatic finish.

Wine tip: Fixing a Wine Storage Mistake

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 30/07/2011 à 11:28
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine tip, wine storage

You’ve inadvertently stored a bottle of wine upright for several months. It’s highly likely that the cork will have dried out and shrunk. The wine is no longer in contact with the cork and the latter can only protect the wine when it is completely moist. To solve the problem, all you need to do is keep the bottle of wine...

Wine tip: Better wine tasting

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 28/07/2011 à 09:27
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine tip, wine tasting

The best time to taste a wine is between 10:30 in the morning and noon. In fact, this is the time of day when your sense of smell and taste are at their most sensitive. The day has barely begun, the taste buds have not yet been too much in demand. As for the nasal mucous membranes, they haven’t been overwhelmed by environmental odours or pollution...

Wine tips : Cleaning glassware

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 12/07/2011 à 19:23
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine tips, cleaning glassware

When you’re having wine, don’t hesitate to rinse your glass with water before the meal. Certain detergents or rinsing products leave an invisible residue on the glass that can alter the taste of the wine. This is even more important for aged wines. Personally...

Le Mesturet's wine of the week: Domaine de La Garde

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 12/07/2011 à 19:20
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine of the week, Cahors, Côteaux du Quercy, Domaine de La Garde

During the holidays, if you’re near Cahors, don’t hesitate to stop by Jean Jacques Bousquet’s. A passionate wine grower with reasonable prices. You can taste:

Wine tips : Maintaining a Wine Cellar in the City

Article publié par Le Mesturet le 18/05/2011 à 16:20
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, wine cellar

If you have a wine cellar at home with a beaten-earth or sandy floor, don’t hesitate to pour water on the floor from time to time (once a month) to maintain a certain level of humidity;

Wine tips : Opening a Bottle of Wine Properly

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 17/05/2011 à 14:54
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, uncork

When you uncork a bottle of wine, try not to pull the cork out all in one go. It’s better to do it in two tries to avoid breaking the cork, as some of them are much longer than others.

Wine tips : Preserving the Aroma of an Aged Wine

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 17/05/2011 à 14:51
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, wine aroma, aged wine

Be careful, it’s better to simply open a bottle of aged wine one hour before serving than it is to pour it into a carafe too soon. The bouquet of a wine is delicate and quite fragile.
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