Europeans consume on average 12,5 liters alcohol per person per year, or the equivalent of 3 glasses of wine per day, says the WHO in its latest alcoholreport: WHO: Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011.
2009 Paul Jacqueson Rully Les Margotés – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Rully (2/20/2012) Toast, ripe fruit and sweet minerals on the aromatic, very Burgundy-nose. On the palate this is fairly ripe, but the fruit is balanced by spicy citrus-like acidity and stony minerals. Classy juice; you pay a lot more for this quality level in more well-known communities. (91 points)
Worldwide wine consumption grew with 0,7% in 2011, according to the OIV (Organisation international de la vigne et du vin). Details on the website of the OIV.
2009 Château Fleur Cardinale – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (3/9/2012) Bordeaux made in Chateauneuf or Napa Valley? Well, it’s mostly Merlot, so more Napa than CDP… It is well balanced, but has 15% alcohol (at least) and could’ve been made almost anywhere. It is tasty, the tannins are sweet, everything is in balance, it is very fruit-driven, > Read more …