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.

      Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

      Natalie MacLean - - 5 readers - Join us Friday morning on Global Television as we discuss how the Canadian wine harvest is going from coast to coast. In the meantime, here are reports from the field: winemakers from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia give their impressions of how the 2014 harvest is looking so far. Tantalus Vineyards David Paterson, Winemaker, Tantalus Vineyards, British Columbi ...

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      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … wines from Washington's 2013 vintage. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Waitsburg Cellars The Aromatics Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2013 $18 (Excellent/Exceptional) Moderately aromatic with notes of almond…

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

      Something Special in the Swartland

      … of the hospital, takes off its oxygen mask, and takes a drag of a cigarette.” It’s certainly still alive with ripe fruit, sweet spice, and tea leaves. Not as savory as the previous few vintages. Also the first year Grenache was added. 2005: “Monumental vintage because it hit 95 points and really bridged the gap between South Africa and the wine…

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

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

      …. In the second video, we learn about the wines of Loire Valley’s Anjou and Saumur. In the third and final video we will look closely at Vouvray and Chinon. Loire Valley Wine Facts The Upper Loire Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé where Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir dominate. The Middle Loire regions include Touraine, Saumur, Chinon and Vouvray and the main…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … Matching Cheese and Wine A recent trip though the Chablis area of Burgundy was enlivened by the consumption of large quantities of cheese! One particularly runny Epoisses being highly memorable and the Soumaintrain has now become a favourite. Time to reacquaint myself with the art of matching cheese and wine I thought. With the variety…

      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 plenty…

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

      Cayuse, Chidaine, and Gros ‘Noré

      …, Les Tuffeaux, Montlouis Sur Loire Imported by Dionysos Imports. This demi-sec wine is 100% Chenin Blanc sourced from multiple parcels of vines 30-90 years of age. The fruit was fermented with indigenous yeasts in demi-muids for up to six months and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. It was then aged for 11 months on fine lees in demi-muids…

      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

      … Vouvray. But you may not know the Loire Valley has vineyards of Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Cot. What is Cot? It is the local term used for Malbec. Malbec is one of the Bordeaux varieties mostly used in small amounts for blending purposes. In Argentina Malbec is king. In the Loire it is mostly used in blending, but we did try a 100% Cot…

      1 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

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

      …, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Syrah Noir, Tannat, Tocai Friulano, Valdiguie, Viognier, and Zinfandel. There will also be blends; the county’s flagship Coro wines, rosés, late harvest and ice wine, port, sparkling, and Meritage wines to delight. Here is a short description of what…

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

      The Wines of San Juan and the Quest for Dallas Distribution

      …Arturo Guillermo Arias, President, Finca Sierras Azules, and Marcela Nunez, Translator Recently, I was invited by the producers of the San Juan Province in Argentina to try the wines of approximately 20 of their producers. The event, which was hosted by the Federal Investment Council of the Argentine Government (CFI) and held…

      4 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      …Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some…

      4 readers - By Another Wine Blog