Posts Tagged ‘Bob Shannon’

Half Bottles of Wine – Great Source!

June 23, 2009

Everyone needs a good resource for half bottles. Bob Shannon in Albuquerque sent this note along the other day.

Found one of those great wines at great price for the group. Go to and click on “Half-bottles “. Then on “Specials” . There you will find Domaine Etienne Sauzet village and premier cru from 2005 at an unbeatable price. This is an excellent producer by both Clive Coates and Remington Norman’s standards as well as Tanzer. I have had some of their Puligny and also found it excellent particularly at this price. Bob Shannon

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Wine Suggestions From Bob Shannon

April 7, 2009

Bob Shannon in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently sent a couple of  wine suggestions along to share. Bob is pretty tuned into wine and as a consumer lives at the outer edge of chasing his passion.  We should all be so lucky.

Here are two recent comments from Bob.

  • A suggestion is Chateau Cantermerle 1982. Yes that old and still in the market place for around $60. But be advised if this wine has been stored properly and then aired for 1.5 hours it beat out the $500 wine from the same vintage year.
  • There is still a little of Drouhin Macon Villages 2005 in the market. Had this wine at dinner with friends in Taos and with 2 1/2 hours of opening and three game dishes and a pasta dish it held up for all of these and kept getting better. Best of all the restaurant price was $25/ bottle 750ml. Not a cookie cutter just a knock out for the price.

Thanks for sharing, if you have a recent wine experience that you would like to share, please send it along.