Reasons to be Cheerful - Part Three

Reasons to be Cheerful:

  1. 2002 Coho Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
  2. 2002 Coteaux du Layon Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine
  3. 2002 ChinonDomaine Phillippe Alliet Coteau de Noire
  4. 2003 Chinon Vielles Vignes Domaine Phillipe Alliet
  5. 2004 Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine sur Lie Domaine de la Pepiere, Clos des Briord Cuvee Vielles Vignes
Why are these reasons to be cheerful? Besides being very nice wines, it makes me very cheerful to know that someone is not only drinking them with pleasure, but taking the time to tell us about that pleasure. This is the power of Wine Blogging; the ability to greatly expand communication on wines beyond larger producers with advertising budgets and wine blogs stretch the envelope beyond the usual suspects. The list above are recommendations from a very fine Wine Blog, Catherine Granger's Purple Liquid. This is really a lovely Blog that marries well the experience of fine food and wine served at a passionate table. Catherine captures the experience of wine and food beautifully and I highly recommend passing on the link to her site to all your wine loving friends.