Alsace

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

    8 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

    Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries

      Jameson Fink - - 6 readers - British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries What a pleasure to travel to British Columbia and visit wineries up and down the Okanagan Valley. I had my handy audio recorder with me and captured six interviews with six fantastic folks while on a media trip put together by Wines of British Columbia.

      Wine Review: Santa Margherita Valdadige Pinot Grigio 2013

      Edible Arts - - 6 readers - Pinot Grigio is the most popular imported white grape variety in the U.S. Frankly, I just don’t get it. It’s not aromatic and on the palate is largely a mouthful of acidity—refreshing to be sure but so is water and I don’t pay $12 for a glass of water. The problem is not the grape. The very same grape when vinified in Alsace is complex, fleshy, and hedonistic.

      Wine Reviews: Crémant d’Alsace

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - If I could afford it, I’d drink Champagne always. But Crémant d’Alsace tends to be my go-to bubbly when I’m trying not to break the bank. I served a Crémant d’Alsace at my wedding last year, and it was a huge hit — and not very expensive. I recently tasted through four Crémants d’Alsace and enjoyed all of them.

      ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know #Riesling

      Señorita Vino - - 6 readers - One of my favorite wine-tasting-gone-wrong stories happened a year after starting my blog when I was invited to join a group of women bloggers on a day of vino tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the tasting room of a winery whose name I won’t mention, the gentleman pouring our wine opened a bottle of Riesling and said, “You girls will love this one because it’s sweet. All Rieslings taste sweet.

    The latest about Alsace

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … is made in large enough amounts to enjoy broad distribution. With its aromas and flavors of Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear, lime zest and exotic spices, this enchanting white stands tall against some of the best – and most expensive – Rieslings of Germany and Alsace. (12.5% alc.) Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries

      … of my experience there when I previously told you about the electric Riesling at Tantalus Vineyards. There’s more from this winery, but first let’s get to know Andy Gebert, Co-Owner of St. Hubertus Estate Winery. He poses with grapes: And pours us Chasselas, which is a white wine grape I’ve never tasted outside of bottles from France’s Alsace region…

      6 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      Sommelier India Issue 5, Oct-Nov 2014 Released

      …. During a recent tour of Alsace, Steven Spurrier met many top producers whose wines are on par with Burgundy and sometimes equally expensive but price-wise there is something for everyone and it is rare to find a poor bottle (page 28). The Alsace Wine Route is the oldest wine route in France and extends for more than 170 kilometres. Autumn…

      1 readers - By Sommelier India

      What We Have Been Drinking—10/15/2014

      … Domaine du Mas Blanc (Docteur Parcé) Collioure Clos du Moulin: Retail $25. I pretty much spell “Collioure” incorrectly every time I try, which is why I hesitate to ever write about it. lt is also very difficult to find on these shores, but I got these online several years ago and it is time to start popping them. Although not technically in the Rhône…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Wine Review: Santa Margherita Valdadige Pinot Grigio 2013

      …Pinot Grigio is the most popular imported white grape variety in the U.S. Frankly, I just don’t get it. It’s not aromatic and on the palate is largely a mouthful of acidity—refreshing to be sure but so is water and I don’t pay $12 for a glass of water. The problem is not the grape. The very same grape when vinified in Alsace is complex, fleshy…

      6 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Pairs

      … Boxler Riesling Sommerberg E Grand Cru 2012 Alsace, FranceE stands for Egbert which is the upper part of this Grand Cru vineyardLivelier...touch more 'serious' than the Molitor...and more to my style. Flinty nose...flavour constantly of interest...citrus fruits...complex mineral notes. Points 17.25 And so to the last pair... Bernard Michelot Meursault…

      1 readers - By Barry's Wine Notes & Memories

      Prawn cutlets

      … Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 2012. Wintzenheim, Alsace, cork. The nose is the best part - perfumed and floral, rose petal and lychee. Like the other bottles from previous years I've tried this is gripping and phenolic. It's convincing without being alluring. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      LCBO Vintages release – October 11, 2014 (WVN 202)

      … with flavours of honey, lychee and peach accompanied by elevated levels of crisp acid. The result is a balanced wine that will be a match for spicy foods, or as an accompaniment to desserts or cheese. Medium-sweet white wine – $19.95 per bottle South Africa– WO Stellenbosch Rustenberg John X Merriman 2011 This wine is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet…

      2 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

      American Wine Story | A Documentary

      …, Walla Walla WA Erath Winery, Dundee OR Keswick Vineyards, Keswick VA Panache Cellars, Philomath OR Francis Tannahill Wines, Dundee OR Ransom Wines & Spirits, Sheridan OR Rex Hill Wines, Newberg OR Scott Paul Wines, Carlton OR *If I have omitted anyone, it has been entirely inadvertent so please do let me know. Like this: Like Loading... Related…

      4 readers - By The Thirsty Kitten

      Wine of the Week 21 – blast from my past

      … have often stopped and thought about Château du Cauze, but have never actually seen it for sale since. Until the other day, when I thought I should really get down to Lidl and check out their much vaunted new range of wines French wines. The range focuses on Bordeaux in some detail, but also includes wines from the Loire, Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy…

      4 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      La maladie du sportif du vin

      … take it as a matter of course, but I do take one or two when I know I have a seriously heavy tasting, or drinking, session ahead. If by any chance I forget to take it, I really do think I can tell the difference. I took it assiduously when in Alsace recently when I had to tackle nearly 90 full-bodied whites during one day, followed by more than 30…

      By L'Apprentie Sommelière

      A Visit to Middle Earth: Tasting with Ganevat.

      … juice. (Note: this is Ganevat’s press after evicting the Gewürztraminer seeds and stems. If you look beyond our friend Pierre you can see Fan-fan’s very distinct head in the background.) Apparently Fan-fan has several négociant projects going on in Alsace, Beaujolais, and Côte-Rôtie, but since the wines are made in Rotalier, he can’t necessarily…

      1 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Taste Ontario’s polarity of personality

      … is a complete waste of viticultural time. They will insist that you can’t have doppeltes Glück, that your bread cannot be buttered on both sides. Cake is not to have and eat it too. The winemaker will respectfully disagree. Never before, in the presence of so many Ontario wines at a single tasting, have the poles been blurred, bent and bemused. Martin Werner’s…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello