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    Hauller Muenchberg Riesling 2011 (Alsace) - Wine Review

    Purchased this delicious Grand Cru from a Vintages release last November and opened it last night to celebrate my daughter's 1st birthday. Amazingly, there are still a few bottles kicking around GTA LCBO outlets - get it if you enjoy sweeter wine. HAULLER MUENCHBERG RIESLING 2011 - AC Alsace Grand Cru, France (#360370) (D) - $19 ...

    9 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

    Need I say more? Half-a-dozen very attractive, lively, spicy and savory — some more spicy than savory, some more savory than spicy — white wines designed to quench the thirst, caress and engage the palate, and accompany all sorts of the imaginative cuisine you’re so good at creating — or, you know, a package of fish sticks from the freezer (the only form of seafood we ate when I was a child).

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Trio of August Rieslings

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 4 readers - Recently I joined an online Twitter tasting focused on Riesling from three different countries: Germany, France, and Austria. During the tasting I pointed out that it was nice to be living in a time when people from all three countries could sit down and enjoy wine together in peace.

      Puritan & Co.: Alsatian Wine Advice

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - The wines of Alsace, mainly white and produced from grapes such as Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner and more. As I've said repeatedly before, Alsatian wines are generally not on the radar of the average consumer but they should be. They can often provide excellent value and taste. They are enjoyable while young but can also age well.

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      Wino sapien - - 2 readers - My grasp of French is atrocious. A year of high school tuition decades ago only giving me insight into how much I disliked my teacher. This is of course mostly my own fault and now I see just what I have missed. Without language so many doors remain locked. . . not unexpectedly during my sojourn to Paris, I felt excluded.

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      Trio of August Rieslings

      … with a scent of green apples and a touch of lemon. It is the sweetest of the three and while an excellent example of the kind of sweet, low-alcohol German Riesling, I just happened to not be in the mood for it that evening. Later in the year with some Thai food, this would be a perfect pairing. 2010 Domaine Paul Blanck Schlossburg Riesling Alsace…

      4 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

      … limestone effect. Now through 2015 to ’16. Very Good+. About $20. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jean Ginglinger Cuvee George Pinot Blanc 2011, Alsace, France. 12.5% alc. Bright medium gold color; crisp, clean, lean, blade-like but filled with notes of lychee…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      More #SummerOfRiesling on #Winechat: Paul Blanck Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010

      …This past Wednesday I participated in the weekly Twitter #winechat session which focused on Riesling and specifically the now unified Riesling core of France (Alsace), Germany (Rheingau), and Austria (Kamptal). The session was sponsored by drinkAlsace, Wines of Germany US, and Austrian Wine USA with each contributing a wine from their region…

      3 readers - By WineCompass

      The Society’s Vin d’Alsace 2012, France

      …You can almost dissect this wine and pick out the nuances of the different grape varieties… The Society’s Vin d’Alsace (Hugel) 2012, France (£8.50 The Wine Society) It’s the rich peachy nuttiness of Pinot Gris along with some of the exotic rose petal of Gewürztraminer that you can smell, but then when you taste it smokiness of Sylvaner kicks in, while the citrussy freshness of Riesling cleans up the finish. Nice wine, not as blowsy as some Alsace blends can be. B+…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

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      … as I could, but with only a handful of words, contrived gestures and a phrase book, there is only so much texture you can receive and transmit. Curiously, I felt most at home looking at wine lists. . . Domaine La Douchette Pouilly Fume 2011. Sappy, piercing and green. Quite frontal, herbal and edgy. Vincent Sipp L'Apage Riesling 2012. (Alsace…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Puritan & Co.: Alsatian Wine Advice

      …The wines of Alsace, mainly white and produced from grapes such as Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner and more. As I've said repeatedly before, Alsatian wines are generally not on the radar of the average consumer but they should be. They can often provide excellent value and taste…

      5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Hauller Muenchberg Riesling 2011 (Alsace) - Wine Review

      …Purchased this delicious Grand Cru from a Vintages release last November and opened it last night to celebrate my daughter's 1st birthday. Amazingly, there are still a few bottles kicking around GTA LCBO outlets - get it if you enjoy sweeter wine. HAULLER MUENCHBERG RIESLING 2011 - AC Alsace Grand Cru, France (#360370) (D) - $19.95 Tasting…

      9 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Aug. 2 LCBO Wine Picks: California + Alsace + Loire

      … The next LCBO Vintages release will be on shelves across Ontario this Saturday, August 2nd. The major theme of this release is on top wines from California, with an emphasis on Cabs, Zins and Chards. There are two minor themes - one which focuses on white wines from Loire and Alsace, while the second focuses on mostly disappointing Greek wines…

      18 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc: Alsatian For The Win

      … whites, including the 2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc Tradition ($16). The Maison Kuentz-Bas has a lengthy history, having been first established by the Kuentz family in 1795. One hundred years later, a marriage joined the Kuentz family to the Bas. The winery is located in Husseren-les Châteaux, a town situated at one of the highest points in Alsace…

      6 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

      … Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape…

      16 readers - By MyWinePal

      Crémant d'Alsace

      … of fried chicken and sparkling wine on a breezy summer afternoon, you're really missing out. All four of these are dry and tart, and I was glad to be able to sample two rosés and two blancs. NV Dopff & Irion Rosé Brut Alsace, France 100% Pinot Noir $20, 12% abv. Think of this as raspberry lemonade with little nutty undertones and large…

      1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Wine of the Week 6 – a great dry white wine & great value too

      … love Riesling with some sweetness – what’s not to like about a wine with a little sweetness? Anyway, my wine of the week is a dry Riesling from the wonderful French region of Alsace. Despite being in the north east of the country Alsace is one of the driest, warmest and sunniest spots in France and that is why they can produce fully ripe, dry…

      1 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      The Glories of Riesling (Part Two) - Alsace

      … Photo ©Tom Hyland Continuing with my series of posts on Riesling (click here for the last post on Germany), this article will deal solely with Riesling from Alsace. Tucked in a far northeastern corner of France, not far from the border with Germany, Alsace is one of the most northern wine regions in the world, making this an ideal home…

      By Reflections on Wine