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French Wines

Understanding the French wine classification system Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC)

Part of understanding a country’s wine is understanding how the country controls (and therefore labels) its wine production. Perhaps the best place to begin is the system that many modern...

Olivier Leflaive “Les Setilles” Bourgogne 2009

I once had a complicated relationship with white wines. While most wine drinkers start on white wines and then ease into tannic reds, I ventured full-steam-ahead into the land of...

The Perfect Picnic Wine: an Overview of Rosé

I don’t want to change the wine world… but I do want to change a few opinions regarding a wine that has received a bad reputation over the last few...

Learning France’s Rhône wines

In 2007, Wine Spectator Magazine named the Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005 the wine of the year. But this certainly wasn’t the first time the Rhone region gained acclaim for...

Congrats, St. Emilion! France gains a wine classification

France has gained a new classification. Welcome, St. Emilion! According to Decanter.com, the St Emilion classification has finally been approved by the French government. The official announcement was published in...

Dom Perignon 2002

Dom Perignon 2002

Ah, Dom. Sedimentality wouldn’t be a true wine website without at least one article paying homage to this Champagne. I’m not one to get excited about overpriced wines, (I like...

Winery Focus: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Winery Focus: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Few wineries have labels which are as iconic as Veuve Clicquot… and few have such fascinating histories. What started as a champagne house in the 1700s that was part of...

Variety Focus: Merlot

Variety Focus: Merlot

It may have been dissed in the wine movie “Sideways” and received a lot of scrutiny shortly thereafter, but Merlot is actually an incredibly popular grape: along with Cabernet Sauvignon,...

Variety Focus: Cabernet Franc

In the Variety Focus portion of Sedimentality, we focus on one varietal at a time, highlighting the grape’s origin, flavor profile and pairings. We also include some of our (decently...

Carmelo Patti Malbec 2005

Carmelo Patti Malbec 2005

Finally getting around to reviewing a wine from Christmas, so please excuse the photo decor! 🙂 Argentine vintners have gotten incredibly good at producing rich, fruity and intense Malbecs… so...