Saturday, August 16, 2008

Welcome to my new blog

Hi everyone,

I hope that you will enjoy reading about all of these different wines as much as I enjoyed tasting them.

With this blog, I'm hoping to share with you my passion for wine, food, traveling, photos and much more. Being a Wine Director - Wine Buyer - Sommelier allows me to taste from 6,000 up to 8,000 wines a year. Therefore, every week, or at least as often as I can, I will update this blog and write some posts about wines that I loved or found intriguing, and that I have tasted and bought for the store where I work.

I tend to taste and buy small artisanal, expressive wines, often organic and biodynamic, that have refreshing, vivid acidity, great balance and focus, present yet integrated tannins, and especially that reflect the true characteristics of their Terroir of origin and invite you for another glass. Because at the end of the day, the most important and appealing thing about a good wine, more especially if it is a good bargain, is that you want to drink another glass of it just after you finished the first one.

I'm known for dissecting the wine apart. Like a surgeon, I examine, analyze and try to comprehend every single component of each tasted wine with the 4 best tools that nature has created: brain, vision, smell and taste, in order to describe it the best way possible and especially to define its quality.

As I always say: "Every wine is interesting to some extend and good to taste, yet after tasting it and analyzing it, not every wine is enjoyable and good to drink!" LeDom du Vin

In a world where there are so many wines around coming from so many different countries, I decided to only speak and write about the wine that I loved and those which intrigued me or surprised me. Writing about the bad and the less interesting ones will somehow be a waist of my time but also a waist of yours.

My notes and comments are purely and solely personal, they only reflect my opinions and shouldn't in any case influence your way of tasting or your opinion about the described wine. Remember that tasting is very subjective and personal, and you will probably disagree with some of the wines that I tasted.

I just hope that you will enjoy learning a bit more about some of these wines that you may have never heard of or that you hesitated to buy because of lack of information and knowledge about it and about the region it comes from.

So sit down, open your mind and wake your taste buds, relax, think about something nice and positive, appreciate the moment for what it is and for what it brings to you, and enjoy the ride.

LeDom du Vin (aka Dominique Noël; aka "The Wine Surgeon"; aka "The wine dissector")


  1. Wouacha, ca c'est du blog ... nous on est a Bordeaux ... et on boit du vin "Pessac-Leognan" bien sur ...

    devine qui nous sommes ...

  2. Merci pour les encouragements les Bordelais, en esperant vous voir tous les deux a Bordeaux tres prochainement. Bisous a vous deux. LeDom du Vin.