The key to a good sweet wine is the right balance of acidity, and this one has it. Made from Chenin Blanc, Lyle can’t stop raving about this bottle. Learn all about wet wool and fancy lemons in this review of Château Soucherie Coteaux du Layon Chaume 2007.
Godello is one of the best indigenous grapes of Spain. Versatile, it can be made into fancy ageable wines or inexpensive simple quaffing wines. This is one of Lyle’s favorites from our Tangled Vine Bar shoot.
We don’t see a lot of Merlot on the No Spoof Zone since most of it is, well, spoofulated. The Domaine de la Patience Merlot is an exception however. Lyle practically forgot what real Merlot smelled like until now.
Lyle has two words for this wine: Needs Chicken. All wines should be food wines, but this one in particular is improved with the right food – If you’re looking for a wine to drink on its own, you might want to look elsewhere. Also, see why you need that second sip when judging a wine.
Evan Spingarn explains why some red wines should be served chilled and that when it comes to spicy dishes “the heat overwhelms the meat.” Also find out why wine bars should constantly sample bottles of wines they serve by the glass.
German Pinot Noir gets a bad reputation but Friedrich Becker has been turning that around and paving a path for acceptance. Seventy percent of it’s grapes come from Alsace, and thirty percent from the Pfatz, but it’s still labeled a German wine. Find out why Lyle loves this Pinot Noir.