Chenin Blanc

    Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down a bit.

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    Wine of the Week 20 – a lovely, honest, great value red wine & a bit of a rant

    Chinon nestling below the walls of Chinon Castle. This where Joan of Arc met the dauphin of France. “Château Chinon” by Touriste – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons A bit of a rant Sometimes I despair about how wine is sold in the UK – by many of the supermarkets anyway. At the cheaper end of the price spectrum it is getting harder and harder to find a ...

    6 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Prestige and Reveilo Wines in a win-win alliance for both

      Sommelier India - - 6 readers - In a recent alliance, Prestige Wines and Spirits has added an Indian wine to its portfolio for the first time - the Nashik-based Reveilo brand by Vintage Wines Private Limited. Reveilo Wines is very gung-ho about the new association with Prestige and is looking to tap its market potential to the fullest having just been through a phase of consolidation. Prestige Wines & Spirits Pvt. Ltd.

      Another Other White-Chenin Blanc and Viognier

      Wine Wrangling Woman - - 5 readers - Domaine des Baumard 2009 Clos duPapillon Chenin Blanc ($38) Don and I dine at the club about once a week and of course Aaron, our friendly sommelier, always heads for our table to suggest the latest wine he wants us to try. He always gets it right! Everytime! Shaped like a butterfly (papillon), this small vineyard is one of the best known in Savennieres, Loire Valley, France.

      Fire Flower Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited about this wine. Whilst I’ve had some lovely Pinot Grigios, I’ve had plenty that are insipid. I’ve drunk divine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, but some real duffers from elsewhere, and I’m not South African wine’s biggest consumer, it seem s along way to bring mediocre wine to Europe, we have plenty of that ourselves.

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      Wine Oh TV - - 5 readers - Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region in France.

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      Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas

      … of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes. The winery produces wines made with Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ,Tempranillo, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes under the direction of winemaker, Sergio Cuadra. The post Fall Creek Vineyards announces new, second location in Driftwood, Texas appeared first on Texas Wine and Trail Magazine. …

      4 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      A Hungarian With Serious Stones (István Szepsy Recent Releases)

      … “resplendent” with “sultana, tea, flowers, dried fruits, spices, caramel, coffee, buts, toffee, toast, orange peel, dried apricots, citrus.” You get the idea. This wine… this wine… f*ck me, this is just about perfect for 6P Aszu; extensive, pure, fresh, luscious, and downright brilliant. I also wrote, one the day, that no detail of this wine seemed…

      3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      9th CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival Features Wine, Food, Music, Art

      … tasted more than 100 wines supplied by wine distributors to come up with the best wines in several categories. The best of show gold was won by John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Best of show silver went to SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2013. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut won honorable mention gold while Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon was honorable mention…

      1 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … aromatic with notes of fresh fig, spice, and light tropical notes. The palate is medium-plus bodied with a textured, seamless feel to the fruit flavors and a lot of hang time on the finish. As much about feel as flavor. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon. Dineen Family and Sagemoor vineyards. Aged in equal parts new and neutral French oak and stainless…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Something Special in the Swartland

      … more linear. “I think it has more definition of fruit,” says Eben. “Carignan and Cinsault were also added in 2009.” “Freshness” might be this season’s “minerality,” but the term really does apply. While the structure and flavor profiles of these wines were big, they were lifted by a purity of fruit. Eben opened the tasting by saying, “If there ever was a time machine, it’s wine.” And if the past is any indication of what’s to come from this region, it’s going to be special. …

      3 readers - By Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region in France. The Loire Valley can…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … of Blue Stilton. Cabrales – a dry or sweet Sherry for this Spanish blue cheese or a sweet wine. Caerphilly – Could I suggest a crisp dry English wine with this hard cheese. Or try an Albarinho (Portuguese white), a Spanish Red, a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc. Cambembert – at its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Fire Flower Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2013

      … I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited about this wine. Whilst I’ve had some lovely Pinot Grigios, I’ve had plenty that are insipid. I’ve drunk divine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, but some real duffers from elsewhere, and I’m not South African wine’s biggest consumer, it seem s along way to bring mediocre wine to Europe, we have…

      5 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Cayuse, Chidaine, and Gros ‘Noré

      … It is only through friends that I have been able to drink a handful of wines from Cayuse Vineyards. Lou was curious to try one of his bottles so we recently gathered in his kitchen to taste some wines while we ate cheeses, charcuterie, and pasta. We started with the demi-sec 2010 François Chidaine, Les Tuffeaux, Montlouis Sur Loire. The complex…

      2 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Prestige and Reveilo Wines in a win-win alliance for both

      … operations and puts to more effective use its existing distribution and warehousing facilities across the country. Vintage Wines range of wines extends across a broad spectrum and includes a regular and reserve range with international varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot in the reds and Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc in the whites as well…

      6 readers - By Sommelier India

      Another Other White-Chenin Blanc and Viognier

      …Domaine des Baumard 2009 Clos duPapillon Chenin Blanc ($38) Don and I dine at the club about once a week and of course Aaron, our friendly sommelier, always heads for our table to suggest the latest wine he wants us to try. He always gets it right! Everytime! Shaped like a butterfly (papillon), this small vineyard is one of the best known…

      5 readers - By Vickie Gail Clampitt/ Wine Wrangling Woman

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice. This region is predominately to the north of Great Dividing Range. Dry autumns with cool nights make for ideal ripening conditions. Over the past few vintages drought has restricted production of some vineyards, and inhibited the development of new plantings. Use this box to find wine from the Pyrenees…

      4 readers - By Vinodiversity

      Loire Valley Wine Country and Wine Bargains

      … the spacing is much wider between the rows and the vines grow taller. Only two grapes are grown in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In the Loire Valley, there are many grape varieties. Chateau Chenonceau The Wine Grapes of the Loire Most wine folks know about the delicious Sauvignon Blanc wines coming from Sancerre and the crisp Chenin Blanc wines from…

      1 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming, Oct 18 & 19, 2014

      … (with no added sulfites) •Organic Autumn-inspired, colorful fresh foods. GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES •Aglianico to Zinfandel we have as many as 30 different wines •Marinated tri-tip in the crock pot, imported aged cheeses, homemade dips and spreads, and more. JAXON KEYS WINERY & DISTILLERY •Spaghetti western themed hospitality •Fresh spaghetti done…

      2 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog