WINE ON THE ROCKS TV :: THE B-SIDE OF WINE http://wineontherocks.tv Wine, life & style! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:52:04 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 PINOT NINJA: TOM LITWAN http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/03/02/tom-litwan-pinot-noir/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/03/02/tom-litwan-pinot-noir/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:26:24 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=1762 Tom Litwan – Bricklayer to Winemaker Tom Litwan initially planned on becoming a bricklayer and he was well on his way until he got involved with wine and Pinot Noir became his muse. Though I’m very confident he would have made straight and sturdy walls, lucky for us, he became a winemaker instead. The First […]

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SOME WINEMAKERS ARE MORE ANIMATED THAN OTHERS http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/03/02/trailer-jacques-lardiere-interview/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/03/02/trailer-jacques-lardiere-interview/#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:39:49 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=1106 Jacques Lardière is one of the most monumental winemakers of the past five decades, 42 of which he spent exclusively with Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, FRA and since 2013 he’s heading the winemaking team at Resonance Vineyard in Oregon, USA (purchased by Maison Louis Jadot)… which he calls his retirement project. Animated and magical, […]

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LIKE GRANDPARENTS: ALWAYS IN A GOOD MOOD AND VERY GIVING http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/27/2013-scheurebe-hofmann-rheinhessen-2/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/27/2013-scheurebe-hofmann-rheinhessen-2/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:24:57 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=1562 lain and simple, this Scheurebe (shoy-ray-beh) by Jürgen Hofmann, is awesomely fun and literally explodes with Bang for the Buck! Scheurebe doesn’t receive enough love in my opinion. But once you’ve tried an example like this one, that’ll definitely change. I love wines which don’t have to hide behind make-up or a facade but instead, […]

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50 SHADES OF LANGUEDOC RED (AND HINT OF BACON) http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/26/domaine-rivaton-vielles-vignes-languedoc/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/26/domaine-rivaton-vielles-vignes-languedoc/#respond Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:38:26 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=914 hat’s better than old vines? Even older vines! 100 year old vines from the Languedoc to be exact. Sophisticated, proud, sapient and with ample swagger. FYI: this coming from a guy who’s favourite movie is “The Graduate” so I may be somewhat biased. Frederic Rivaton knows his craft and goes about his work as a […]

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IS THIS WHAT FREEDOM IS SUPPOSED TO TASTE LIKE? http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/23/the-taste-of-freedom-2013-flying-solo-gayda-languedoc/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/23/the-taste-of-freedom-2013-flying-solo-gayda-languedoc/#respond Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:35:07 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=1317 was at a buddy’s place a few days ago and he asked me to pick one of three bottles he just bought. That’s a nice label, I think to myself… bingo, a Grenache-Syrah blend. It even promises “un gout de liberté” (a taste of freedom). Who doesn’t love the taste of freedom? Time to take a […]

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FOR PUNKS, PIRATES AND TCHABOS http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/22/2013-riesling-monkey-business-lothar-kettern-mosel/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/22/2013-riesling-monkey-business-lothar-kettern-mosel/#respond Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:46:14 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=982 y grandfather (who suffers from late-stage cortical cataracts) dropped by my studio a while back and even he did a double-take when I showed him the Monkey Business label. It’s that good! This fun daily drinker is a co-production between Philipp Kettern (a.k.a. Der Weinpirat… a young guy in his mid-20’s who’s been running the […]

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PROOF THAT THE “NEW ITALY” IS ALIVE AND WELL http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/20/2010-barbera-superiore-oltretorrente-piedmont-italy/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/02/20/2010-barbera-superiore-oltretorrente-piedmont-italy/#respond Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:00:47 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=900 ltretorrente, a micro-winery in Paderna, is nestled in the rolling hills of Tortona (Colli Tortonesi) in North Eastern Piedmont, a good hour’s drive from Milan. When you arrive in Paderna on a Sunday, this sleepy little town is even sleepier and commercial wine growing seems to be a thing of the past. But that’s all […]

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PARIS – INTERVIEW WITH SOMM LAURA VIDAL http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/01/02/paris-interview-with-somm-laura-vidal/ http://wineontherocks.tv/2015/01/02/paris-interview-with-somm-laura-vidal/#respond Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:51:46 +0000 http://wineontherocks.tv/?p=1825 Description here…

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