Champagne - Page 4

  • Let the gems begin

    … Sémillon 2007, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia (724492, $19.95, WineAlign) The 2007 is another fascinating study in Hunter Valley Sémillon. Like the ’06, egressing secondary notes have emerged, in equatorial garrigue and fruit having already met its aurulent stenosis. A honey note persists though less so in ’07, as does the level of tempering…

  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    …, the house is today owned by the parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA. With the Chardonnay blend at the very soul of Ruinart, its fresh aromas, vivacity and purity, are is evident in all cuvée varietals. The delicate grape will only display the full breadth of its aromatic richness after a slow maturation in the coolness…

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  • A Great Week in the Life for GGG

    … and sat up at the bar sipping Chablis and Champagne and had a fantastic time taking in the buzz of the room and the amazing staff. We then moved the ‘party of two’ to Forage restaurant on Robson Street. We shared an order of the elk and an order of the tuna – both were excellent. For our wine, we selected a bottle of Orofino‘s ‘Beleza’ 2011 which…

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  • A Piper-Heidsieck Rare Experience in the VIP room of Whisky Mist

    … A Piper-Heidsieck Rare Experience in the VIP room of Whisky Mist Posted by winesleuth in Champagne | 0 comments Nov 19, 14 Last week I made it back to London in time to attend the launch of the Piper-Heidsieck Rare Experience in the VIP room of the Mayfair nightclub, Whisky Mist. The champagne houses have started to concentrate their efforts…

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  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … fermented.” This picture sums up how drinking this wine will make you feel. Yah-hoo! Trust me. Drink more Pink Bubbles! Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Champagne, Drink, Food, Wine Shops and tagged Ash, Best Wines Online, Bubbles, French Wine, Jousset Rose Petillant Naturel, Montana, Patton Penhallegon by Joanie Karapetian, Italian Wine Geek. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Champagne Bruno Paillard Reims- France

    … of the wines are stored in the best possible conditions. Alice took us into the room were the riddling, remuage in French, was done. Traditionally the rotating of the champagne bottles to loosen the sediment thrown off by the second fermentation was done by hand. This process caused the sediment to collect in the neck of the bottle for disgorgement…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—11/17/2014

    …. I guess I have had some good, some bad, and one glass at a café in the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that basically blew my mind. While this fell just short of “mind-blowing” it was fantastic. Tropical fruit, a bit of lemon, and a hint of oak (?) on the nose. On the palate? I might change my mind about the mind-blowing comment–this was close…

    the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Malbec Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Two, Two Landmarks In One

    … - and we immediately popped the cork - plastic though it was. Funny thing was that Vixen knew what it was before she'd even opened the gift bag. 1799. N.V. Andrès Baby Duck (Canada) As defined by Urban Dictionary: "cheap wine...younger kids drink it now for recreation. Older folks can't believe it's still around." You would be correct if you raised…

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  • 6 Must Try Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

    … Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco, and more. Some are made from the traditional champagne grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and/or Pinot Meunier, but not all. Have you ever had a sparkling Riesling? Don’t be afraid to try. Recently there was the latest IVSA in Vancouver, where agents show the latest vintages of various wines they carry…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Le Champagne à table

    … rabais présentement Le champagne à table! Personnellement quand j’ai envie de Champagne, j’ai tout de suite envie d’accras de morue, de crevettes au tempura, de arancini aussi. Tout ce qui est frit et gras fera un accord exquis. Poissons grillés, certains fromages, foie gras, huîtres, homard, fruits de mer, coquilles St-Jacques et sushis sont autant…

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  • Big release, bigger wines

    … 2001, Churton Estate Pinot Noir 2010, Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell’annunziata Barolo 2008, Jonata Todos Red 2010, Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Ontanon Gran Reserva 2001, Rioja, Spain (939736, $39.95, WineAlign) A re-taste ups the ante and the score. Here, finally a 2001 Rioja that reeks of the maturity it announces. For a 13 year-old wine…

  • Before the Bubbles: Still Pinot from Veuve Clicquot

    … panelists who work together under chef de caves Dominique Demarville to craft the different house blends. At this tasting, Pierre focused on the different Pinot Noirs that are blended into the higher-end cuvées. These 2013 vintage still reds came from Verzy and Bouzy, both Pinot-heavy Grand Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims region. I asked Pierre…

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  • International Champagne Week

    … As many of you know, International Champagne Day (ICD) was a couple of weeks ago, created, I guess, as a reason to pop open a bottle of bubbly, but we already put away more than our fair share of champagne in the Drunken Cyclist house. Yes, we pop bottles for special occasions, but we also consider Tuesdays (or Thursdays, for that matter…

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  • Holiday Wines, Part 1: Sparkling Wines

    … that is on the menu. Sadly, because traditional Méthode Champenoise bubbly was expensive to produce, many saw it (and still see it) as a celebratory wine only, something to bring out during the Holidays and special life events. The truth is, good sparkling wine is available for the same price as a typical, everyday bottle of table red or white. Try a Prosecco…

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