Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cat Wine

I finally found a cat wine that i want to review!

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At least I think Château Hauchat loosely translates as “House of the Frisky Cat” or “High Cat” or “Top Cat”. Also, the most likely explanation is that i have no idea what the word “hauchat” means.  Etymology notwithstanding [cool I’ve never typed that word before], this is a $16 wine that tasted like $30.

100% Merlot [which if i do the math correctly is all of it] and aged 15 months in barrels, Hugh Johnson describes it as “medium-powered, more juicy than meaty, with fresh acidity and a tannic nip”.  I can’t argue with Hugh, partly because i know all those words but have never heard them used together in a sentence before. Also, he ends his descriptors with the word “nip” which makes me think of catnip which is enough rationalization to me for calling it a cat wine.

Château Hauchat 2011 Bordeaux, France—VINTAGES#: 123489   $15.95

 

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Year in Review

You know those dreams you have that you can’t wait to tell everyone about.  The dreams that have intricate details more fascinating to the teller than the listener?  That’s what the Year in Review photos are like on Facebook aren’t they?  I don’t feel that way – but i suspect a lot of people do. Nuts to them – here’s my Pull the Cork Year in Photos

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Ox Patio at the end of winter with a Wellington SPA

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The first signs of spring and i stop drinking potentially dangerous water and tuck into a nice Muga Rosé

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The fine people at Muskoka Brewery helped make a beer tasting out of our micro farm planting  day

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The summer began on Vancouver Island with a lovely white wine grown and bottled by a Canadian Aboriginal group

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Grappa 1-0 Lemoncillo  [bunny ears by my M]

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Um, this Autumnal Stonehammer Dark got some foliage help from my daughters i think

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Of course we made Gin

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and back to Nouveau, where this blog began


Guelph: City of Brotherly Love

I saw this on the Facebook the other day.  It makes me think that Guelph is the city of brotherly love.

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I love that one brewery in this city calls the other their big brother, and that the big brother helped the nano-brewery in their time of need. I celebrated with this.

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 Wellington Imperial Russian Stout – a harmonious combination of stout and Russian [served in a Muskoka brewery glass because i’m sure they would like to join the family].

Hey little brother-in-spain … need me to mill some grain for you?

Also, I forgot that it snowed on my blog in December. Awesome!