Wine, Food, Recipes, and Meals at Home in Park Slope, Brooklyn 

September 14, 2014


A Sorry Tale or The Sweet Smell of Success?

In 2002 Jancis Robinson wrote an article about Cornas.  Its title was “Cornas - an old but sorry tale.”

Jancis did not have it in for Cornas before writing the article.  In fact, the beginning of her piece avers that “perhaps my main fault as a wine writer is that I am too positive about specific wines and wine regions.”  But after drinking seventeen bottles of Cornas that were stinky, reduced, tough, metallic, oxidized and volatile, Jancis made an admission: her inherent optimism had been thrashed.  She had “met [her] match, and it is Cornas.”

The Cornas appellation is very small and so are individual landholdings. Many of the wines Robinson tasted were ... [More]


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