In need of some wine advice – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

In need of some wine advice

Hi everyone, my friends 30th is coming up soon and so I’m thinking of getting them 30 year old wine from 1989. Do you all have any recommendations? I know he likes red wine.

TIA!


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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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CSW – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

CSW

Anyone pursuing their CSW(certified wine specialist)?


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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Chianti and Dominos: yay! – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Chianti and Dominos: yay!
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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Pierre Girardin Eclat De Calcaire Bourgogne Rogue 2017 – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Pierre Girardin Eclat De Calcaire Bourgogne Rogue 2017
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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I have been away from my country for 6 months, I left to live in the US…getting to taste this again was a delight. – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

I have been away from my country for 6 months, I left to live in the US…getting to taste this again was a delight.
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Half Bottle Advent Calendar – Night #13! 2013 Olga Raffault Chinon “Les Picasses” – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Half Bottle Advent Calendar – Night #13! 2013 Olga Raffault Chinon “Les Picasses”
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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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**Monthly Wine Challenge – December 2019 Selection and Discussion Post!** – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

**Monthly Wine Challenge – December 2019 Selection and Discussion Post!**

Evening everyone! Sorry for the lateness, but my body is still recovering from my night shifts last week. I hope our American friends has a great Thanksgiving. It looks like winter is in full swing around here, and Christmas is just around the corner. With the busy season upon us again, remember to take some time out, relax, and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. So with that in mind, our selection this month is:

Country: Any

Variety/varietal: Any celebratory wine/wine worth sharing

Since this time of year is all about spending time with family and friends, what better way to celebrate the season with a glass (or two, or three, I dont judge) of holiday cheer. So the challenge this month, my fellow wine lovers, is to post a wine that you open as a toast, something to drink around the holiday table, or perhaps you have a bottle of something special you want to open. FIrst growth Bordeaux? Perhaps a bottle of Champagne? Or even that bottle of Caymus sitting in your cellar. This is the month to open it!

So, just like with past MWC entries, us on the 15th of the month, I will post the tasting notes post. Make sure your notes include: a) a link to a picture of the bottle and a filled glass; b) the name (if there is one), the producer, and the year; c) your notes; and d) your overall recommendation (whether great or gross, food pairings, etc.).

If you are new to wine tasting, Wine Enthusiast has a great article to get you going. Have fun choosing your wine, and I will see you all on the 15th!

Discussion Time
So, I think we need to discuss the future of the MWC. We don't seem to have the same level of participation as we did under /u/pbrooks19, and lately some of the posts have been a little discouraging. So I ask, do we continue in the new year? Do we let it come to and end? Do we take it in a new direction? If we do continue, please feel free to give suggestions as to grape and regions. While we may not use every suggestion, I will keep in mind which ones would work for the biggest audience.

Edit: suggestions regarding the MWC itself. Grapes, regions, etc. If the majority feel it's time to end the MWC then so be it.


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Someone started the following 2 years ago and I will be contributing to it: Would love to crowdsource a map of the best vineyards to visit in Spain. Edits, notes, insults, welcome! – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Someone started the following 2 years ago and I will be contributing to it: Would love to crowdsource a map of the best vineyards to visit in Spain. Edits, notes, insults, welcome!
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Should all ‘young’ Brunellos be tannic? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Should all ‘young’ Brunellos be tannic?

I bought a 'cheaper' bottle of 2014 Brunello (about $50 in Quebec, whereas the majority of them go for around $100. At the time, I thought this was a standard price for Brunello – i wasn't looking for a 'cheap' one). Anyway, it was quite nice but was very light and fruity, with a medium red colour. However most of the information about Brunello is that it's dark and tannic (hence the need to age it for a few decades).

It didn't taste like a 'cheap' wine, but i'm wondering if the lack of deep colour and tannins indicate that i bought a lower-quality Brunello, or can a Brunello/Sangiovese-based wine also be lighter and fruitier?

thanks, and Santé!


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For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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