Wine & Brews

Sips & Tips: Wines for a Spring Picnic

Hugh Johnson, in his book A Life Uncorked, states that “all wines have a story to share. Some wines simply have more to say than others.”

I recently opened a 1983 Château d’Arche Sauternes (Grand Cru Classé) and shared it with the Julien’s Journal Wine Crew and EJ Droessler down at L. May Eatery. The wine had had a questionable past, but was stored well for the many years I had it. Fortunately, it was still quite drinkable. It had oxidized – the color of a nice cognac – and had lost a bit of viscosity, but was still a welcome taste of a Sauternes.

How I wish I knew its full story.

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