Richard “@yobetts” Betts, master sommelier and Tweeter extraordinaire, may not have gotten his wish of @michaelswhine, but we got ours.
News flash! Sommelier Eric Larkee is now on Twitter @ericlarkee. That’s great news for you, since you can now access the spontaneous transmissions of his ginormous wine brain and download them in real time into your thirsty noggin. To aid in the comprehension and application of these intermittent bursts of ripe (and free!) enophilic knowledge, we thought it would be helpful to hand pick a few of Eric’s latest ruminations and have him decode them here. Drink up and follow him (and the interesting people with whom he’s Tweeting) for more.
ericlarkee Eric Larkee: @yobetts You down with Ar.Pe.Pe? about 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
Rosso di Valtellina 2007 from Ar. Pe Pe 2007 along with their Grumello ’04 and Sassella ’04 . Incredible Nebbiolo from the mountains near the Swiss border.
ericlarkee Eric Larkee: Always fun to open a bottle from the year I was born. 23 Feb
I had just opened a bottle of 1978 Pommard from Remoissenet. This was a cellar selection pulled in December of 2010 and just like the cellared Leroy we get it was in perfect condition.
Mt. Etna is both an active volcano on the Northeast of Sicily and an Italian DOC. Grapes in the rosso include ones that nobody knows like Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Grapes have been grown here since about the 8th century B.C. and because of the sandy volcanic soils the current vines have escaped Phylloxera. I just wanted to counter with a white wine with equally hard to remember grapes like Loureira, Lado and Albilla being in the mix.
ericlarkee Mar 14, 7:04pm via Twitter for iPhone
@JROCKiscool altamura, kobalt, caldwell, foley. 07 if u drink in next 6 months…drink now vintage 06 or 08 if u wait…better 4 aging