Category Archives: Domaine Chaume-Arnaud

When it comes to wine, no one likes it hot

As I’ve said before, I’m a science geek, and I really love it when I get to read scientific studies about wine.  For that reason, I always enjoy reading The Academic Wino, a blog that examines wine studies and summarizes … Continue reading

Posted in Browning in wine, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Effects of heat on wine, Ethyl carbamate in wine, Musings/Lectures/Rants, Oxygen uptake in wine, recipes, Tom Natan, Uncategorized, Valerie Chaume-Arnaud, wine delivery washington dc, Wine storage temperature | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shh! This ine-way is iodynamic-bay…

[A word of warning — this is a long, dense blog post.  But have no fear, there’s still a recipe at the end!  Also, this post was the subject of a Wine Beserkers discussion forum, and the questions from readers … Continue reading

Posted in Biodynamic Wines, Demeter Biodynamic Certification, Demeter France, Demeter International, Demeter USA, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Food, french wine, Musings/Lectures/Rants, recipes, Tagine, Tom Natan, Uncategorized, wine delivery washington dc | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

From old-time farming to biodynamic certification

About a year ago I predicted that 2011 would be a year when we’d hear a lot about sustainable and biodynamic wines. Well, I was right, at least as far as first vine is concerned.  One of our producers got … Continue reading

Posted in Biodynamic farming, Biodynamic Wines, Demeter Biodynamic Certification, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Domaine la Croix des Marchands, Emily Hobbs, french wine, Gaillac Wines, Musings/Lectures/Rants, Sugar Plum Blog, Tom Natan, Uncategorized, wine delivery washington dc | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Wine and Cheese Redux

Maybe it’s because we’re just a tad touchy about the elitist brie and chardonnay liberal thing, but sometimes the thought of having people over for a wine and cheese party just seems so … Alan Alda.  Or Volvo driving. Not to mention … Continue reading

Posted in Château Milon, Dare Wenzler, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Gaillac Wines, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Be resolute, but be reasonable!

Ah, January, that loveable month of contradictions.  The cold weather, combined with holiday overindulgence and credit card bills, makes some of us want to hibernate.  Since we (sadly) can’t sleep the winter away, we often do what seems like the … Continue reading

Posted in Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Domaine de Montvac, Metabolism and Wine, Musings/Lectures/Rants, New Year's Resolutions, recipes, Tom Natan, Weight loss, wine delivery washington dc | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wine — Do You Grow into It?

The Gallup organization released the results of its annual survey on alcohol consumption earlier this week.  More of you drank this year than last year – the percentage of adults who consume alcohol rose from 64 to 67 percent.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Cave la Vinsobraise, Côtes du Rhône Wines, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Food, french wine, Musings/Lectures/Rants, recipes, Tom Natan, wine delivery washington dc | 2 Comments

A travelogue for a busy week

When we started this blog, I said to myself that I wouldn’t post gratuitous vacation/wine trip photos if there wasn’t a back story about a winemaker or a particular wine. Today I’m throwing that out the window.  Not because I … Continue reading

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Magic in a bottle — without the genie

If you consulted a bunch of wine experts about the very best land for growing grapes, you’d get pretty much the same answer from them.  Steep slopes and poor soil – the best combination for growing wine grapes.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in Côtes du Rhône Wines, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, french wine, Les Toques des Dentelles, Musings/Lectures/Rants, Organic/biodynamic/natural wines, recipes, Tom Natan, Vinsobres, wine delivery washington dc | 5 Comments