Champagne - Page 4

    An Elegant Non-Vintage Pinot Noir Champagne

    … country. The cuvée in question, the Brigandat & Fils Brut Tradition NV, is made from 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay, grown on the Kimmeridgian limestone soils that stretch westwards through Chablis and Sancerre. The base vintage is 2010, and the bottling for the second fermentation took place in June 2011. In the glass it has a pale straw hue…

    3 readers - By WineDR

    Launch of the Perrier Jouet 2005 Belle Epoque Rose Limited Edition at the Gherkin

    … to cellar master Herve Deschamps. According to the Perrier Jouet, the 2005 is… …A generous and voluptuous cuvée, the complexity of the 2005 vintage reflects a year of contrasts crowned by a spectacular Indian summer. Chardonnay, Perrier-Jouët’s nominated grape of choice, is predominant in the blend while the cuvée owes its richness and pure, salmon-pink…

    5 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

    Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

    … Brut Cuvee Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvee, France ($64.99) – Light toasty now. Light body and light bubble in the mouth. Citrus, red & green apples on the palate. Medium acidity. Lees on the finish. Very nice. Rating: Hugel Pinot Gris, 2009, France (SPEC $29.99) – Light stone fruit with a hint of tomato and green bean on the nose. Medium…

    3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Adventures in Champagne: Louis Roederer Champagne Uncorked

    … of Champagne is becoming very popular here in the states, and this bottle helped me to understand why that is so. Blood Orange, toast and a brilliant splash of summer strawberries. The bubbles are vigorous, very concentrated and continue to fill the glass. On the palate, this Champagne is creamy and elegant, more blood orange, citrus, rose petals…

    5 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Champagne Chronicles-Day 2

    … to exquisite Champagne pairing dinners. This is the second in what will be a series of five posts about my visit to Champagne (Click here for Day 1) Our itinerary for Day 2 included: Visit to Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (C.I.V.C) Lunch at the restaurant Les Grains d’Argent Tour and tasting at Champagne Roger Coulon…

    2 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    Magnum Mania for a 30th birthday celebration at Fort Tilden, NYC

    … magnums instead of normal format wine bottles. Hey, we are already illegally drinking on the beach so lets just say fuck it and start sabering some big ass bottles of champy. The beach was Fort Tilden, an old military base, now hidden gem for beaches in New York City. You really don't feel like you are just minutes from Brooklyn and New York. Liz…

    1 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

    Champagne Uncorked: A Visit to Champagne Louis Roederer

    … to 9.5 grams of RS and it use to be 12. Apples, pears and a snap of citrus, a very pure expression of the Champagne, that's not oxidized, and over delivers on the SR price point of $40, this folks is a no-brainer. From the crushing of the grapes, to the aging, the racking, the riddling and as you can see in the image above, even the bottling line…

    4 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    My Wine Country Experience: The Intersection of Passion and the Paying Gig

    … The stars aligned. The angels sang. There were rainbows. And even unicorns. Exactly how I felt when I flew to San Francisco for the Platt’s P3 Partner Summit for a two-day conference. Typically, my job as Chief Marketing Officer for an energy software company and a wine blogger do not intersect. Last Monday, they came together in perfect…

    2 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

    Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé

    … and the acidity is sufficient. It finishes with citrus, peach and mineral flavors that last a good long time. Wine: Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut, Pays d’Oc IGP Variety: Grenache and cinsault Vintage: 2013 Alcohol: 13.5% Rating: 86 Price: $12.99 Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample. Find Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut, Pays d’Oc IGP with Snooth Want another opinion? Check out these reviews: AppearanceAromasComplexityFlavorsFruitBalanceMouthfeelVibrancy/acidityFinishOverall impressionsValue…

    7 readers - By Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com

    Knudsen Vineyards — from vineyard to bottle

    … 100 cases produced. The Pinot is in one word – elegant! It has gorgeous fruit, great structure, and black pepper with fantastic acidity and cranberries lingering on the tongue. A stunning first release. Though they decided to start small, hence just 100 cases, just to get their feet wet, I had to ask Page about bubbles and if the family had any…

    1 readers - By Vindulge

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

    …, winter or summer. Year-in, year-out this is one of my favourite Ontario reds. Extra dry, red wine – $21.95 per bottle (Ontario Feature wine) Ontario, Niagara– VQA Niagara Peninsula Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2011 Here we have an early delivery from another Thomas Bachelder project. Thomas is the winemaker at this new, small winegrowing…

    1 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

    … and the luscious field blend Grasberg 2009 from the wild man at Marcel Deiss. $18 John’s Marketplace Jess Pierce of Brooks Winery and Margo Durdel of Oregon Brand Management will be pouring wines from Brooks Winery, Amity Oregon 5-7 pm, $5. Liner & Elsen No tasting (see Saturday) Magnolia’s Corner Bobby Rowett- Vinifera Imports, Sant’Elena Wines…

    1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Here comes the Apple’s wine i-Tasting app!

    … reputation as being fairly immune to viruses, isn’t there a possibility that a powerful influence could tinker with the scores of certain wines, raising them or lowering them in such a way as would help itself and hurt its competitors? My friend, who is highly placed within Apple circles, had no answer to this. As with all new leaps of technology…

    5 readers - By Steve Heimoff/ STEVE HEIMOFF

    Wine Stories – NYC

    … knew the night was falling into a ‘favourite moment’ category when he started with a liqueur/aperitif! It was time to order and we both said what we wanted and Alfredo asked if we wanted wine for our meal. David said, “Yes, I think we should order a beautiful bottle of Barolo.” I almost fell off my chair. How the heck did he know about Barolo? Never…

    1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape