Le Sommelier Masqué Blog Posts

  • Pinardentielles 2012
    on Feb 24, 2012 in French
    Les vendredi se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas. Pour se 43éme Vendredi du Vin, Antonin (de Vindicateur) nous propose une campagne qui me réjoui beaucoup plus que celle qui se déroule en ce moment sous nos yeux. Une campagne pour élire un vin pr...
  • La Révolution du Gamay...
    on Oct 28, 2011 in French
    C’est parti, voila mon premier billet pour Les Vendredis du Vin, soyez indulgent amis de la Bloglouglou car le sujet est délicat pour moi. Est oui en effet malgré quelques essai, le beaujolais ce n’est pas vraiment ma tasse de Thé. Mais Le Som...
  • Fini les vacances
    on Sep 23, 2011
    Et oui fini les vacances, nous voilà maintenant confronté à la dure réalité de la vie et surtout à la rentrée. Une rentrée agitée dans le monde du vin, agitée par les vendanges (un peu précoce dans de nombreuses régions et comme d’habit...
  • Primeurs Liers
    on May 16, 2011 in English
  • Primeurs Menteurs
    on Apr 18, 2011 in French
    Chaque année les primeurs de Bordeaux mettent en émoi le monde du vin. Chaque année la même rengaine, chaque année le même discours. « Les vins sont magnifiques et ils vont être encore plus chers que l’année dernière. » ou «&n...
  • Savoie ou bien !! (À prononcer avec l’accent savoyard)
    on Mar 20, 2011 in French
    A l’heure où je vous parle beaucoup doivent encore être sur les pistes mais la saison touche à sa fin. Et c’est pour moi l’occasion de vous parler d’une région viticole méconnue et très peu reconnue d’ailleurs : la SAVOIE. Régio...
  • Laissez entrer le soleil !
    on Mar 18, 2011 in French
    Et oui, beaucoup l’attendez, beaucoup s’en doutez voici le premier post en Français du Sommelier Masqué. Maintenant fini de rigolé place à la petite histoire.A l’aube du printemps, enfin sur nos calendrier, il est temps de revenir sur cette...
  • Let the sunshin in !!
    on Mar 12, 2011 in English
    Winter is there, he was here few months ago already but now is the middle and everything is bad, weather, temperature and people (sometimes). Few weeks left and spring is back, this remember me how times go fast. With this very grey atmosphere we nee...
  • Le Sommelier Masqué en Français
    on Mar 10, 2011 in French
    Bientôt retrouvé ici Le Sommelier Masqué et ses aventures en Français...
  • Bankrupt and company
    on Jan 27, 2011
    This year start very fast, it’s already end of January and I haven’t write anything. Don’t worry I have lot of things to told you.First, after end of the year festivity It was quite difficult for me to have wine or anything else so I did a brea...
  • A Happy New Wine Year and that all you wishes come truth !!
    on Dec 31, 2010
    What a best occasion than New Year evening to drink wine. In France tradition it’s to drink Champagne and pop up the cork at midnight exactly. But New Year is time to do some assessment and in particular about wine. I’ve tasted a mountain of wine...
  • What are you going to drink for Christmas ?
    on Dec 23, 2010
    A big question who needs a big answer. Christmas is always synonymous of big meal with all the family, is always a very good moment to share time with the people you like. Sometimes those kinds of meals can be boring and to long but I think if you ha...
  • When Exception rhyme with Perfection…
    on Dec 17, 2010
    Exception it’s something very concrete but what about perfection ? It’s something very abstract, after all perfection depends on your taste. After all the wine have been tasting, how can I describe perfection ? I think it’s something that shoul...
  • It's Beaujolais Day today !
    on Nov 17, 2010
    Some say it's just marketing, other speak about fashion. I say it's just a very old tradition. Wine since it’s been invented was consumed young. Why ? Because wine before was very difficult to preserve and the consumption was higher than today so t...
  • Wines shouldn’t be cheap !
    on Nov 12, 2010
    It’s true our buying power is not the same as before. We are crossing a big credit crunch period. Millions of people don’t have job and the money that go with it. We going to work two years more without security to get a retreat pension (just for...
  • Who said Americans don't know how to make wine ?
    on Nov 11, 2010
    I was very suspicious about American wine before I tried some very good one. The one I found in France was too sweet with high alcohol content. They were most of the time over extract and without any subtlety. When you think a bit about, it’s quite...
  • Sweet is beautiful !!
    on Nov 8, 2010
    Sweet wine is not fashionable anymore. At the time of Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, that kind of wine was very appreciate. Château Yquem the most famous of sticky wine was the only one classified as Superior First Growth (Premier Cr...
  • There is other things than Castles in Loire Valley !
    on Oct 30, 2010
    Times go fast. And the people from Loire Valley agree with that. Long time ago this valley was one of the richest of France. Adulated by the king, they build numerous castles; it was one of the most prosperous areas of France, it was and still one of...
  • Languedoc Revival
    on Oct 15, 2010
    Languedoc-Roussilon is one of the biggest wine production areas in the world. Long time under estimated because of is high yields and mass production of bad quality table wine. Thanks to the Philloxera, the vineyard has been restructured with new gra...
  • Honour to Burgundy
    on Oct 9, 2010
    One of my friend uses to say: “The only substitute to Viagra is Burgundy Wines”. With time I started to understand him. It’s real than no other wine give so much pleasure. Burgundy is synonymous of purity, “terroir” reflect and velvety text...
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