Brutus, or Brute of Troy, is a legendary descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas, known in medieval British legend as the eponymous founder and first king of Britain. This legend first appears in the Historia Britonum, a 9th-century historical compilation attributed to Nennius, but is best known from the account given by the 12th century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae. However, he is not mentioned in any classical text and is not considered to be historical.
Posts about Brut
    • Un douteux mélange des genres

      Question quiz: Combien de pages de publicité voyez-vous dans la photo ci-dessous? Combien de pages de publicité…? La réponse plus bas… C’est dans le magazine Zeste de l’hiver 2014/2015, que j’ai remarqué la chronique intitulée Le compagnon idéal. Mon oeil a d’abord été attiré par les recommandations de la page de gauche.

      Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 1 readers -
    • Wining with Pere Ventura...

      The Goddess of Wine was invited to lunch at Il Grano Ristorante Italiano for a special tasting of Pere Ventura Cava. Fourth-generation winemaker and proprietor Pere Ventura Vendrell charmed us as he told us his family history and led this intimate group of wine writers and retailers through the wine tasting.

      Goddess of Winein Chardonnay- 3 readers -
    • NV J Vineyards and Winery Cuvée 20 Brut, Sonoma County

      NV J Vineyards and Winery Cuvée 20 Brut, Sonoma County Pale straw color with a slight bronze glint. It has a finely beaded mousse. Aromas of fresh lemon and green apple are followed by richer, fleshier fruit (apricots?) and, finally, notes of cream, bread, and nuts. It is lively and crisp in the mouth, showing a sweet-tart juiciness.

      Wine Lines- 2 readers -
  • Fast Breaking

    Reviews of the Golan Heights Winery’s Gilgal Brut and Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 1, 2014 Breaking the Yom Kippur fast is a nominally festive occasion customarily celebrated with family and friends. And while the meal occurs at the end of a long day, the foods are usually some variatio ...

    Grapelines- 3 readers -
  • 27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

    … distinct terroirs. Of the 120 hectares, 49 hectares of vines with the best exposures grow vines that best express their differences and characters, such as Brirette, Haut du Py, Muriers, Carcans, and Montgenas. Today I had a chance to try their Cuvee les Haut du Py. Villa Ponciago Fleurie – Cuvee les Hauts du Py, 2011 ($34.99) – Nice light red…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Tasting Lunch With Wines From Weingut Bründlmayer

    … acidity and delicate red fruit. Very good but I liked last years version better. 86p (tasted 2014/09) 2010 Brut Sekt Another magnum is poured while we were waiting to get seated. This is made from Pinot, Chardonnay and Grüner Veltliner and shows of a nose with notes of ripe lemons, spice and minerals. Very, very good. The taste is young and creamy…

    Barolistain Pinot Noir Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards

    … focused on the whites of the region. The main grapes used for the white wines are alvarinho, arinto, loureiro, trajadura, azal and avesso. All of these are indigenous varieties of Portugal and produce light wines with acidity but also with body. A very nice combination on the palate. Throughout the trip, we tasted not only the still white wines…

    The Wine Sleuth- 3 readers -
  • Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

    … are Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc which, together, should not exceed 90% of the blend. Chardonnay must be a minimum 40% of the blend while Chenin Blanc can range between 20% and 40%. The secondary grapes in the blend are Mauzac Blanc and Pinot Noir with the latter limited to a max of 20%. A total of 620 ha is devoted to the production of grapes for this wine…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Lone Hen Winery

    … of sugar added determines the sweetness of the finished sparkling wine. The bottle is then usually sealed with a wide sparkling wine cork and wire cage to keep the pressure of the wine inside. More information about the traditional method of sparkling winemaking can be found at Sparkling wine production. Freezing the yeast in the necks…

    Texas Wine Loverin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Champagne Geoffroy, Volupte, Brut, Premier Cru, Ay, France, 12.5% abv

    We enjoyed an informative and gracious visit to Champagne Geoffroy in June 2014 and while there purchased this bottle to use in a toast to honour of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in August. Many of grower-producer Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy’s champagnes are imported into Canada but not this one.

    winellama- 6 readers -
  • Peach Gazpacho for Labor Day Weekend or Any Warm Day!

    … Peach season is here and J Vineyards & Winery has a wonderful recipe for peach gazpacho. This chilled gazpacho may be just perfect for this Labor Day weekend and any warm day. Fresh Peach Gazpacho Serves 4 Ingredients 1½ pound fresh peaches, preferably white ½ pound Early Girl tomatoes, yellow 1 cup J Vintage Brut (reserved to finish…

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