Burgundy

    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.

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    Six stunning wines this week matched to the Saturday Kitchen recipes in Weekend Magazine

    Six stunning wines matched perfectly to the classic Saturday Kitchen dishes featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Mâcon-Villages Uchizy, Raphael Sallet, Burgundy, France (£11.00, Marks & Spencer). I have decided to let Michel Roux Senoir’s recipe, Poussin with ginger, to lead the way in this marriage of food and wine with my chosen white Burgundy.

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      Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

      Wine Blog - - 6 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.

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      not drinking poison in paris - - 5 readers - 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.

      Beaune Vineyards: EU Austerity Drinking Tour: Nuiton-Beaunoy, Burgundy, France

      WAYWARD WINE - - 4 readers - After much delay, our EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues. 131 continuous days of travel, drinking, eating, and drinking our way through Europe has worn us out. But somehow, we keep striving in Burgundy. Today, we visit Beaune: wine capital of Bourgogne and possibly the world: But we’ll delve into Beaune’s history next Monday. The gates of famous wineries frame our entry into town.

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    • Looking to the Future with Morrell Wine

      … tastings, dinners, and events with Morrell. I am determined to continue providing you with the same detailed reviews and coverage that my readers have grown to expect. Burgundy can be intimidating, or so they say I spend a lot of time cruising the aisles of wine shops. In fact, I’d say it’s something of a hobby of mine. These trips often result in great…

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    • Traveling Burgundy Wine Country

      … several village vineyards. These wines are less in price and quality, but nonetheless there are some very good wines made from these vineyards. We tasted many for about 12 to 15 Euros. Here in California, my wine shop carries Bourgogne wines for about $20. Village The wine is named after the village where the grapes are grown, such as Chablis…

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    • Chemistry Kismet Karma: Orange & Black Win(e) Brand

      …% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. Bright acid, red orange color. Tastes just like what we would expect from Languedoc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. The AOG is Zenata. Exotic. Brought to us by Nomadic Distributions. Cool! Had this with ersters at L&E Oyster Bar in Silverlake while Jints were getting crushed game six 10 zip. Fab diversion…

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    • Fontenay Abbey: Au Revoir Bourgogne

      … of tools. However, these monks were as smart as they were hardworking. That hammer is attached to a massive, churning, hydraulic wheel: making it Europe’s first metallurgical factory, possibly its first industrial plant. At least that’s what the overly proud French plaque claims. Later years saw English kings and Popes visit Fontenay…

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    • The Wines of Beaujolais – with Château des Jacques

      … talk with Monsieur Castelnau about the history, geology and wine of the region. It’s an interesting new perspective on one of the most affordable of French wine regions. For more info: Charles Heintz Vineyards and Winery: www.heintzvineyards.com/ Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com Click Below to Play the Show: Audio clip: Adobe…

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    • Grilled lamb in good company!

      … especially liked the 2002 Beaune-Greves 1er Cru burgundy from Michel Lafarge, even though it was perhaps a bit too bright and delicate for the lamb, but so satisfying, complex and charming like only an aged burgundy can! Here are the wines and dishes to salivate over: Champagne starter. Fascinating wine - a 1987 Corton-Charlemange white burgundy…

      1 readers - Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog
    • Wine on company time

      … 2014 @Cantenac_Brown Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2011, Doc Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy (722470, $189.95, WineAlign) Hasn’t lost a moment of time through six months in bottle. This should give an indication as to its near-unprecedented longevity. Six years will cast a moment’s advancement, sixteen a fortnight. Not saying it can go 60…

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    • Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

      … is that the show has done a great job making up a french Châteaux and its wine. The gist of the wine is that it’s a rare 1994, only 100 bottles exist as being bottled, and Olivia is now the proud owner of five of those bottles. It could be a Burgundy or a Rhône, because of the bottle shape. Olivia has spent three former seasons always drinking…

      6 readers - 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 - Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways
    • New World vs. Old World

      …) 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 – Northern…

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    • Zola - excellent French restaurant debuts in Palo Alto

      … mushrooms Seafood special Bone marrow Roasted Button Mushrooms, “Escargot Butter & Crumb” Short Rib “Bourguignon”, garniture traditionel, parsley bread crumb Charred Brassicas (cauliflower), french curry, golden raisins Ricotta Gnocchi - slow egg, mushrooms, brown butter, green onion Roasted Pork Loin & Belly, piperade, crispy fingerlings…

      5 readers - Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog
    • Judgment Day in Paris

      … from 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…

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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 - Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris
    • Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      … de Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve 2000 Rhône, FranceWarm, spicy and earthy with some tarry detail. Smooth and sweet and quite complex with nice grip and lovely fruit. Very stylish. 94/100 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf du Pape 2000 Rhône, France Fresh with lovely black cherry and plum fruit as well as some savoury, bloody, meaty notes. Nice…

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