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    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: This Italian wine, made out of the Muscat of Alexandria grapes (which has a different loca ...

    10 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

    These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      jvb uncorked - - 5 readers - On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go.

      It’s locals that are key to travels

      the winegetter - - 5 readers - This is my entry in the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 12. For more info go to the challenge’s blog! Being challenged to get out of my writing hiatus by no lesser than Anatoli and Jeff, encouraged by Linda, and having felt the drag of not writing for a while, I checked out this month’s wine writing challenge’s theme: The Armchair Sommelier won the last challenge, and picked the topic “local”.

      A visit to Maison Joseph Drouhin

      Idaho Wine Girl - - 5 readers - Bonjours from Beaune! Photo by Meg McKenzie I found out about Drouhin wines when I was wending my way through Oregon's Willamette Valley last year. So it was with eagerness that I descended upon the stately Maison Drouhin smack-dab in the middle of the lovely medieval town of Beaune. According to those in the know, the greatest Pinot Noir in the world comes from Burgundy, the pa ...

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      New World vs. Old World

      …, Austria ($30) Domaines Leflaive Macon Verze 2012 – Burgundy, France ($39) Wente Riva Ranch Estate Chardonnay 2012 – Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA ($18) Flowers Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000 – Sonoma Mountain ($60) Domaine Trappet Chambertin Grand Cru 2000 – Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France ($200) Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage 2012…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Zola - excellent French restaurant debuts in Palo Alto

      … was a little tight at the beginning, as expected for the structured 2010 vintage of white burgundy, but continued to flesh out throughout the meal, a most excellent bottle of white burgundy, one of the best I've had all year, and to think - this was just a village level wine. This is of course a famous monopole of hte Domaine des Comtes Lafon, the master…

      4 readers - By Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non-French…

      By Wine Ramblings

      brothers in arms: le cave à michel, 75010

      …In writing about Paris restaurant openings, I'm accustomed to grousing about stillborn fads and failed trendhopping. (Meatballs, anyone? Wine by the litre?) But newly opened Place Sainte Marthe wine bar La Cave à Michel floors me, for it's perhaps the first place I've encountered since Bistro Bellet last fall that seems genuinely forward-thinking…

      5 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      …These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making…

      8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      … a magnum of Far Niente that might be a great party favor. While I was peering at options, I got the challenge. “Can I help you with something, Sir?” from my six. It was all I could do to say “I’m a sucker for a first growth, load me up and charge it” but I managed to keep my NY attitude in check, smile, and ask for a suggestion for a white burgundy…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked

      My European Odyssey–Week Four

      … through the vineyards of Burgundy–an activity that can certainly make you forget about life’s problems: The first day was a long and rather harrowing one that started on the coast of Spain and ended in Dijon. I decided to reward myself with a white Burgundy from one of my favorite producers when I eventually got to the hotel. The next day did…

      3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Finding Wine Values in Burgundy wines

      …Janelle and I with grower Guillaune Baduel and his mother. Guillaune produces a delicious Bourgogne wine which we purchased for $12 Euros. Finding Wine Values in Burgundy wines When we say Burgundy, we do not mean those gallon jugs labeled Burgundy. We mean finding values and bargains in the fine Burgundy wines of France. We are currently…

      3 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      Burgundian Gem in Montrachet

      …This is a feature article by our good friend and fellow wine lover Ray. He and his wife Edna found this Burgundian gem in Puligny-Montrachet after making a thorough search on Vacation Rentals By Owner. We stayed with Ray and Edna in this rental last week and had a delightful time in the Burgundy wine region. Our rental home in Puligny-Montrachet…

      3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Domaine Cornu Cotes de Nuits-Villages 'Le Clos de Magny' 2010

      …I prefer the the slightly more humble 2011 Hautes-Cotes de Nuits. It was sealed with Diam for a start and it seemed more emphatic and expressive. This is more modern and complex, but somehow less convincing. . . at least initially. To begin it seems over keen, with too much zip and cola even, the sour edge is clear. Pine needles, raspberry…

      1 readers - By Wino sapien

      2010 Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin Perched in a planter to protect...

      …2010 Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin Perched in a planter to protect my Burgundy! This wine needed some time to open. Initially restrained nose of delicate small red berries, raspberries, twigs, and hints of thyme and earth. Some jammier fruit on the nose after opening. Fuller, juicier strawberries and raspberries on the palate with florals and a hint of game. Got a lot better with time. 4/5 bones $$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Fixin (Burgundy), FRANCE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      29.9.14

      …I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

      …) Bouchard Père & Fils (Burgundy white & red) William Fevre (Chablis) It is very rare that you would get to try these wines on their own, and even rarer when they are together in the same location for you. Below you will find some historical information about each winery (from their website) and a few of my favourite personal shades of perfect…

      5 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal