Comfort food at home, a Swedish classic - salted brisket with vegetables cooked in the tasty broth and a horseradish veloutée. A warming autumn dish that I would normally pair with Grüner Veltliner but being in the mood for succulent Pinot I changed my view and grabbed a 2016 Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau from my cave du jour. Remembering the old and charmingly rustic examples from this producer, this is the polar opposite with its pure and glossy perfume brimming with wild berries, pain d’épice and floral notes leading to a super polished palate showing ripe and seemingly sweet fruit, yet being Burgundian earthy and classically dry with good notion of freshness and a very nice length and grip. #homecooking #simplehomecooking #homecomingishomecooking #husmanskost #oxbringa #santenay #santenaypremiercruclosrousseau #camillegiroud #burgundy #pinotnoir #terroir #winelover #winetasting #sommlife #sommelierlifestyle #asisomms #anotherharddayatwork #drinkinmoderation ...

At @zachysauctions anything can happen... #sommelierproblems #francoisraveneau #bouchardpereetfils #chevaliermontrachet #comtelafon #meursaultperrieres #cochedury #meursaultcaillerets #domainegroumier #cortoncharlemagne #fetrimbach #closstehune #domainearmandrousseau #mazychambertin #clossaintjacques #domainemeocamuzet #domainedujac #domaineponsot #lepergoletorte #chateaulatour #chateaumoutonrothschild #chateaucoutet #chateauclimens #seanthackery #anotherharddayatwork #drinkinmoderation ...

Sichuan crusted seared tuna Niçoise an utterly simple and tasty lunch at le Bistro De La Rue du Vigneron. Paired with a splendid 2015 Vaillons 1er Cru showing the classic chalkiness and firmness (in the positive sense of the word), yet with the power and ripeness we saw in 2015, a very vinous texture far from sterile steel only, with fermentation and a few months of ageing on the lees giving breadth and depth. Long, saline and grippy finish... #homecooking #simplehomecooking #homecomingishomecooking #tunanicoise #chablis #chablispremiercru #chablisvaillons #domainewilliamfevre #williamfevrechablis #chardonnay #winelover #winetasting #sommelierproblems #sommlife #sommelierlifestyle #asisomms #sommelier #anotherharddayatwork #drinkinmoderation @williamfevre_chablis ...

As much as I love Italian wine, I drink considerably less of it at home as I don’t cook Italian that often. The remedy is of course to make a humongous lasagne with silly amounts of 24 months Parmesan and the ragoût of healthy coarsely ground brisket that’s braised for hours... however it’s impossible to take nice pictures of Lasagne 🤣 first night 2011 Azelia Margheria is pure Serralunga power with an according to me perfect drinkability (I know we’re supposed to like everything too old but...) the perfect harmony of youthful and elegant red fruit with cherry, rose hip, chocolate praline and the approaching maturity giving truffle, forest floor and spice box with perfectly rounded texture and long lingering finish. Day 2 leftover day! Lasagne is even better and the 2004 Massolino being the last from a case has finally shed its tannin and rigid structure leaving a complex perfume with that cherry liqueur filled praline, truffle and rose petal in abundance. Mature and medium bodied with fine proportions but the last sip showed it’s time to enjoy this today... #simplehomecooking #homecooking #homecomingishomecooking #lasagne #barolo #nebbiolo #azeliabarolo #margheria serralungadalba #massolinobarolo #italianwine #winelover #sommelier #cookingsommelier #sommlife #sommelierlifestyle #asisomms #drinkinmoderation ...

Light summer lunch on the terrace, corn fed French chicken, moist meat and crispy skin with Asian style salad. Once again I’m so impressed about Portugal’s potential for cool climate style wines. Maestro Niepoort has integrated the minerality, freshness, extract, discreet oak and expressive zesty fruit that offers both nuance and drinkability... #lebistrodelarueduvigneron #homecooking #simplecooking #asiancooking #niepoortvinhos #douro #rabigato #malvasia #codega #terroir #portuguesewine #winesofportugal #sommelierproblems #sommlife #sommelierlifestyle #asisomms #winelover #wine #winetasting #anotherharddayatwork #drinkinmoderation ...

There’s nothing like homecoming imbibing the scents of roasted chicken, those grilled côtes des bœufs or those lovely and healthy frites sizzling in duck fat over the fire...#sommelierproblems #latupina #ruegourmande #bordeauxmaville #sommlife #lacuisinehonnete #honestcooking #realffod ...

I was excited! Bollinger releases a new cuvée! Must be a Blanc de Noirs I thought! Indeed it was! Indeed it was a tremendously good one too! Kind of a little brother to the rare and precious Vieilles Vignes Françaises! Price wise certainly a small brother even though the quality is of the highest pedigree! Sourced mainly from Grand Cru Verzenay with a dash of Aÿ and Tauxières this pure Pinot Noir is made up of 50 % 2015 with the rest being reserve wines from magnums down to 2009 of which half was vinified in oak. First impression on the nose was Bollinger! There´s certainly a DNA of this house champagnes with powerful pinot dominating, yet I found more chalkiness and minerality that I normally pick up in BdB, however that´s rather the cooler style of Verzenay speaking. Aromatically red berries, plum with some tropical notes I think of as confit d´abricot with roasted hazelnut and the lovely autolytic notes of fresh brioche and French (yes French butter). Powerful palate with an opulent fruitiness, certainly on the darker fruit spectrum with wild raspberry and promiscuous apricot with a nice creaminess and underlying vibrant acidity. I really like the dryness, a dosage of 7 grams balances it nicely as the finish is perfectly dry and nicely biting, long and powerful! Certainly a style for long ageing but I must confess that I could easily drink tons of this already today! I was asked to summarise this in one word and the best creative word I could come up with was powerful-pinot-perfection! #powerfulpinotperfection #puissantpinotperfection #sommelierproblems #anotherharddayatwork #bollinger #bollingervz15 #blancdenoir #champagne #champagnelover #winelover #pinotnoir @champagne_bollinger ...

Enjoying some tasting leftovers from Languedoc-Roussillon... 2018 Ventenac Camille - a cooler style where Syrah with Cab and Merlot gives dark digest fruit with a fine herbal spiciness, mild tannin and juicy finish. 2018 La Racine Carrée is powerful Roussillon fruit yet a wine continuing to gain nuance and finesse with much more careful oak treatment. The George Bertrand certainly shows why Corbières-Boutenac is a Cru in its own right, dense and ripe with plenty of layers and a lovely peppery spiciness and serious length. These paired with a spontaneous and simple dinner - dry rubbed and grilled skirt steak, black bean salsa, ripe tomato and red onion plus the must have avocado cream in tortillas. Decadence and simplicity indeed... #lebistrodelarueduvigneron #homecooking #simplecooking #homecomingishomecooking #skirtsteak #tacodinner #sommelierproblems #languedocroussillon #laracinecarree #coteduroussillon #domainedeventenac #domainegeorgesbertrand #gerardbertrand #grenache #syrah #carignan #mourvedre #vieillesvignes #sommlifestyle #asisomms #sommelier #winelover @gerardbertrandwines ...

Leftover lunch... cod and mussels with white beans cooked with fennel and shellfish broth with some chilli and coriander... sort of Portuguese inspired... I thus looked for an Alvarinho but my cave du jour didn’t boast one... therefore I went for continental rather than Atlantic freshness in the shape of 2018 Nigl Riesling Urgestein... lovely match as the rich, warm and rustic flavours neede the tangy bite from the Riesling displaying line, citrus, lemongrass and pale stone fruit with an adorable freshness, bite and length... now siesta time! #cookingathome #simplehomecooking #homecomingishomecooking #cod #mussels #weingutnigl #kremstal #austrianwine #riesling #rieslinglover #wine #winelover #sommelierproblems #asisomms #sommlifestyle #sommelierlife #drinkinmoderation ...