Alsace

    Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France

    Don’t buy cheap Châteauneuf, this is far, far better Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France (£11 ...

    11 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    August Alsatian Pinot Blanc

    I've written surprisingly few articles about Pinot Blanc over the years, though I love it more and more as time goes on. It's often confused as a variant spelling of Pinot Grigio, and while both grapes are light-skinned mutations of Pinot Noir, Blanc/Bianco is golden and Gris/Grigio is pink.

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

      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.

      Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 7 readers - 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).

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 10-13, 2014

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 7 readers - Bottle and glass photo of an Alexander Valley California Cabernet from Sonoma County. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday, September 10 The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Animal Label Wines: Tasty wines that go down swimmingly and will make you quack, ribbit and whinny with joy. 1. Opici Vino Bianco, 2. Frog's Leap Merlot, 3. Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend.

      Giving Grand Cru Pinot Noir d’Alsace its due

      Godello - - 6 readers - The Vineyards of Domaine Albert Mann photo (c) https://www.facebook.com/albertmannwines “Pinot Noir, like Riesling, is a mineralogist.” You won’t find a rare or carefully considered older vintage of Pinot Noir tasted and discussed at a Millésimes Alsace Master Sommelier class. Nor will it be featured in a magazine article’s varietal spotlight on the great wines of the region.

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      Best Wine Reviews and Ratings: LCBO Vintages Release September 27

      … Foxglove Varner Wine Chardonnay 2012 Central Coast, California, United States Clos Le Vigneau Alexandre Monmousseau Vouvray 2012 Loire A.C., France Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Joseph Cattin Riesling 2013 Alsace A.C., France Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough, South Island, New…

      1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

      …Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11 By Great Northwest Wine on September 13, 2014 Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.” This does that, starting with a floral nose…

      7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      …, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine du Mortier St Nicolas de Bourgeuil “Dionysos”, Loire Valley (100% Cabernet Franc) – 2012 Les Clos Perdus Corbieres “Cuvee 101″, Languedoc-Roussillon (Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre) Great Wine Buys Whites From Alsace Typically fuller-bodied and nicely textured, Alsatian whites pair well with the richer…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      Domaine Jean Ginglinger Pinot Blanc Cuvée George 2011 - Elegant Alsace

      …Loaded with tons of tasty tangerine. Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France. This post brought to you by: Get the Petito Split Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 for just $19.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! SRP of $17 and available at that price. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Wineberry. From the bottle: "Sourced from limestone laden…

      5 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 10-13, 2014

      … Sauvignon, 4. Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend. Nominal fee per sample or $11 per flight. Thursday, September 11 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Affordable Pinots: 1. 2012 Cleebourg – Pinot Gris – Alsace, France, 2. 2010 Pierre André – Pinot Noir – Bourgogne, France, 3. 2012 Portlandia – Pinot Noir – Oregon, 4. 2012 Picket Fence – Pinot Noir…

      7 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      A Trio of Rieslings from Alsace, Austria, and Germany

      …Hello Friends, I recently had an opportunity to participate in a fun-filled virtual #winechat event that was hosted by the good folks at Wines of Alsace, Austria Wine USA, and the Wines of Germany. #Winechat, which is also the hash-tag to follow, is an open wine conversation that happens every Wednesday night at 9PM EST on Twitter. All three…

      2 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Giving Grand Cru Pinot Noir d’Alsace its due

      …The Vineyards of Domaine Albert Mann photo (c) https://www.facebook.com/albertmannwines “Pinot Noir, like Riesling, is a mineralogist.” You won’t find a rare or carefully considered older vintage of Pinot Noir tasted and discussed at a Millésimes Alsace Master Sommelier class. Nor will it be featured in a magazine article’s varietal spotlight…

      6 readers - By Godello

      August Alsatian Pinot Blanc

      … Blanc is not as widely cultivated but if you find a bottle, it is likely to be of the middle to higher tiers. I've had great Pinot Blanc from Oregon's cool climate, but these three come from Alsace. A delightful grape from one of my favorite regions is a great combination. As summer winds down, these wines are absolutely wonderful with picnic fare…

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

      Kuentz Bas Riesling Tradition 2012, Alsace, France

      …We should really all be drinking more wines like this… Kuentz Bas Riesling Tradition 2012, Alsace, France (£11.50 The Wine Society) Bounds out of the glass to say ‘hello’, with citrus charm in abundance – clementine crystallised orange and especially blood orange – along with spicier notes like ginger and lychee, almost as if a smidgeon of Gewürztraminer had found its way into to vat. S-…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      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

      More tasting notes

      … 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
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