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  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 142: Two for the Honey

    … Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 142: Two for the Honey In this episode, Jeff tries two samples of honey wine from Bee D’Vine… Wine Tasted: Bee D’Vine Brut and Bee D’Vine Demi Sec Honey Wine Stay Rad, Jeff What’s your favorite wine NOT made from grapes? Leave a comment, and let us know. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Bee…

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  • 1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage...

    … 1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage champagne is always a treat. This one’s got some oxidized notes of apple cider, button mushrooms, and white nuts. Hints of lemon, brown sugar, and pie crust for a tarte tatin. Nice mousse (bubbles). 3/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier 12% abv Champagne, FRANCE …

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  • Fast Breaking

    …, followed by oak-softened, though still edgy, black pepper, rich dried fruits, malted barley, toffee, another waft of peat smoke, and traces of licorice and honey, all of which powers through towards the balanced, warming, mildly smoky, slightly spicy and absorbingly unvanquished finish. Bold, vibrant, unique and complex with a little undertone of sweetness — this may very well be the essence of Scotland in a bottle. L’Chaim! …

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  • 27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

    … Henriot was officially founded. Champagne Henriot became the favorite of the Dutch court, then in Austria and Hungary with the Hapsburgs. The family has concentrated on producing their wines from the Chardonnay grape. A few of their wines I enjoyed: Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV ($64.99) – Light lees, citrus and flowers on the nose. Light body…

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  • Township 7 recruits winemaker from Canadian giant Peller

    … Mary McDermott left Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to take over the winemaking at Township 7 Vineyards and Winery in Penticton, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of Township 7) PENTICTON, British Columbia — Township 7 Vineyards and Winery plans to make sparkling wine a focus, which led the Naramata Bench brand…

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  • LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    … of the region, close to the northern frontier of Burgundy. This maker grows grapes organically and follows biodynamic practices, unusual for the appellation. The resulting wines are known for their sense of place; that is, they are not blended to taste the same from one year to the next. This is an evolved wine with enormous complexity and character…

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  • Tasting Lunch With Wines From Weingut Bründlmayer

    …, some tarry scents and warm, moist earth. This is fine. The taste is round, mature and velvety with notes of sour/sweet raspberry coulis, forest floor, licorice and some wood smoke. A very fine acidity. Drinking great now. 91p (tasted 2014/09) 2012 Muskateller Auslese A fine, elegant nose with notes of ripe apricots, oil cloth, honey and a touch…

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  • Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards

    … both still and sparkling wines. Sitting on the balcony of the winery overlooking the vines with the border with Spain just at the bottom of the hill was a delightful experience. Soalheiro brut rose Luiz Cerdeira and a magnum of the rose We sipped their Brut Rose as well as the sparkling alvarinho. I think those sparklers could easily compete…

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  • Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

    … an 1100-ha area on the tops of south-facing slopes. These wines are produced using the Champagne method and spend 9 months on lees and three months in bottle post-disgorgement. The 48,000 hl of wine produced attain alcohol levels of 13%. The wines are produced in Brut, demi-sec, doux, and sweet styles. Aromas are evocative of fruits, spring flowers…

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  • Lone Hen Winery

    … with Lenoir soon. They currently have 1.5 acres of vines and will have four acres of vineyard when completed. In 2009, Lone Hen Winery officially became a winery. We first saw Lone Hen Winery at the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival where the wines being tasted were sparkling wines. At the time, they said they did not have a tasting room yet so I…

    2 readers - Texas Wine Lover
  • 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. A fifth-generation winemaker whose 14 ha…

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  • 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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  • Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track

    … beautiful, finely-crafted every day bottles, too. This is a rare skill. 2012 DB is a bright, cassis-soaked, spicy Cabernet and it’s a wickedly enticing barbecue wine with enough depth and bravado to slice through even the chunkiest of steaks. 2012 Codorníu Gran Cremant Vintage, Brut, Cava, Penedès, Spain (£10.49, reduced to £6.99 from 6-26 August, Co-op…

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