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    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 diffe ...

    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

      Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

      Wine Blog - - 5 readers - Chateaux Du Bolet… I have a wine friend who’s equally fascinated with the television show called Scandal. Her website is called Grapefriend, and Jose just found her for me, in a very amusing way, as I was contemplating another blog about this show. We were watching and enjoying Scandal. As the new Season 4 opens, the main character Olivia Pope is embroiled in a love affair ...

      ‘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.

      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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      Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

      … this faux pas: The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal” The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal” is the way Olivia Pope holds that Burgundy glass drinking her Bordeaux wine… and when it happens. Just my observations… The glass has a super long stem, so I put this on Facebook on March 14. I had to go back to check, because I got…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy

      … From Highway D113 a view of the Saint Aubin vineyards Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy As we mentioned in our previous Photos of the Day, we spent a week in Burgundy, renting a home in the village of Puligny Montrachet. Traveling up to the hillside vineyards we took Highway D113. The D113 is a beautiful country road that runs from Beaune…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      New World vs. Old World

      … writer, explained, when we talk about old world, we mean Europe, while new world encompasses everywhere else. Old world wines are generally more earthy and savory, with marked acidity and minerality and less alcohol. New world wines are typically more fruit-forward, less acidic, and higher in alcohol. Did these generalizations hold up in this group…

      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…

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

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … aspect. The judgment of Paris is the seminal event that caused the Trojan War, with the Trojan prince Paris finding in favor of Aphrodite against her fellow goddesses. In the wine world, it refers to a blind tasting event, held in Paris, on May 24th 1976, that pitted French wines around their US counterparts. Eleven judges, nine from France, one…

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      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

      … 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. So I opened…

      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
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