Chenin Blanc

    #VirtualVines with Old York Cellars & Hometown Heroes

    This past week Old York Cellars hosted another #VirtualVines online tasting featuring their What Exit Wine brand: a Jersey-centric line of wines that raised $5.000 for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The winery has now turned their philanthropy support to Hometown Heroes, where $1 from each $18 What Exit White, Red, & Blush Wine where be donated to the charity.

    16 readers - By WineCompass

    L.A.S Vino CBDB 2013

    2023 of 3000. $A44. 14%. Chenin blanc mostly with a small percentage of viognier and sauvignon blanc. The most interesting thing is the packaging. The vinolok glass seal is actually black, not clear as pictured. The CBDB stands for chenin blanc dynamic blend. The back label mentions L.A.

    11 readers - By Wino sapien

      Wine of the week: Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2013

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 8 readers - This South African white is one of the world’s great cheap wines. So why did I have to taste it in a restaurant in San Diego, instead of buying it in a store in Dallas? You know the reason for that: the three tier-system. But the Wine Curmudgeon will not let that deter him from his life’s work.

      Two lovely Loire Chenins

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 6 readers - These were two wines I enjoyed at the IPNC Grand Dinner, sandwiched between Pascaline Lepeltier and Rajat Parr. Totally brilliant examples of Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Quite different in style, but beautiful. In particular, watch out for the wines of Thibaud Boudignon, a new star of Savennieres. Thibaud Boudignon Savennieres 2012 Loire, France His first vintage.

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      The Snooth Vouvray Virtual Tasting

      …I was lucky enough recently to participate in a Snooth Virtual Tasting, focused on Chenin Blanc, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France. I received samples of the Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvee Silex 2012 and the Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Brut 2011. Two other bottles, the Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray Sec 2011 and Champalou Petillant…

      By 50 States of Wine

      Wine of the week: Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2013

      … system when terrific cheap wine is at stake? Because the Ken Forrester ($10, purchased, 13%) is terrific – a surprisingly rich mouth feel given this is $10 chenin blanc, plus green apple fruit, a tiny hint of honey in the middle, and even some minerality on the finish. In this, it’s the kind of chenin — not sweet, not syrupy, not a sauvignon blanc…

      8 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Old favorites add new wines to the mix

      … * Remember how excited you always felt when you heard that your favorite band was about to release a new album. Oops, I think I just dated myself, carbon dated even. Nonetheless, the same could be said for new wines from some of your favorite wineries: the only thing better than trying those new wines […] The post Old favorites add new wines…

      2 readers - By What's in the Bottle?

      L.A.S Vino CBDB 2013

      … 2023 of 3000. $A44. 14%. Chenin blanc mostly with a small percentage of viognier and sauvignon blanc. The most interesting thing is the packaging. The vinolok glass seal is actually black, not clear as pictured. The CBDB stands for chenin blanc dynamic blend. The back label mentions L.A.S stands for luck, art and science and the liquid has…

      11 readers - By Wino sapien

      Two lovely Loire Chenins

      … These were two wines I enjoyed at the IPNC Grand Dinner, sandwiched between Pascaline Lepeltier and Rajat Parr. Totally brilliant examples of Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Quite different in style, but beautiful. In particular, watch out for the wines of Thibaud Boudignon, a new star of Savennieres. Thibaud Boudignon Savennieres 2012 Loire…

      6 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      #VirtualVines with Old York Cellars & Hometown Heroes

      … for juice in fermenting tanks. As for this year, the cool, but dry summer will lead to an early harvest; the grapes are accumulating high concentrations of sugar already. On to the wine, we started with the What Exit White, a 90-10 blend of Chenin Blanc and Cayuga White. It is completely dry, with a floral-apple nose with some decent depth…

      16 readers - By WineCompass

      Rose and whites, it’s summer after all

      …Now that I am back to a more regular posting and drinking schedule, my weekend tasting nights have picked up again. As the picture below will show, life was good. Here is the lineup from that evening. Philippe Tessier, Cheverny … Continue reading…

      2 readers - By Wine Ramblings

      What We Drank ( July 23, 2014)

      …Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor: The Commons Brewery, Flemish Kiss Among all of my beer-loving friends, I have two guys that I always absolutely geek-out with when we get together. We always try to pick up new beers that we haven’t had, explore styles that we know we like and occasionally try something that we don’t…

      3 readers - By New York Cork Report

      Protea Wines of South Africa

      … Blanc Coastal Region, South Africa 100% Chenin Blanc $18, 13.5% abv. Once you peel off the label you can call it Steen and be true to the region. This is a delicate summer sipper with a profile of lime zest and pear, light white fruit, low acidity, and a gentle finish. Perfect for mild seafood dishes like steamed mussels where the salt will bring…

      2 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Consider Chenin

      … For the last couple of days I have been judging the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, held at Klein Zalze in Stellenbosch. 126 different wines were entered, and the panel of five, chaired by Cristian Eades, tasted all of them, and then retasted the top 32 wines to select 10 winners. So here are some of my thoughts from spending two…

      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Tales From: Dry Creek Vineyard

      …Back in April, I spent two great days in the Dry Creek Valley, meeting several growers and wine makers, and visiting a handful of wineries. Up until this last stop, I had visited (with the exception of Ridge, of course) … Continue reading…

      2 readers - By the drunken cyclist