Citrus is a common term and genus (Citrus) of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. The most recent research indicates an origin in Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea. Some researchers believe that the origin is in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeast India, Burma (Myanmar) and the Yunnan province of China, and it is in this region that some commercial species such as oranges, mandarins, and lemons originally came. Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times; the best-known examples are the oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes.The generic name originated in Latin, where it specifically referred to the plant now known as Citron (C.
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    • Bonny Doon Vineyard 2009 and 2013 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Wines

      Bonny Doon Vineyard 2009 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé, $11.89-$15.99, 91 points, was a light salmon color with an orange cast. Elusive floral and citrus notes on the nose were pleasant. A creamy near medium body carried good acidity with flavors of hibiscus and strawberry. Finished very long on gentle orange pekoe, cool key lime, and easy ginger notes with a well integrated 13.4% alcohol.

      Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man- 62 readers -
    • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 12, 2015

      So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

      1 Wine Dudein Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 7 readers -
    • Make Pizza & Pair Wine Like the Pros at A16 (VIDEO)

      Make Pizza & Pair Wine Like the Pros at A16 (VIDEO) 0 A16 Secrets to Prepping Pizza Pie & Wine to Perfection In honor of Oakland Restaurant week we wanted to share this video shot by MySourceTV at A16 Rockridge. The Italian food and wine experts there show us how to make pizza and pair wine like a pro! In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani goes in the kitche ...

      Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 11 readers -
  • Sicily Redux

    … and restrained, with sharp edges that are blunted by gentle tannins. There’s something buried here that begs for cellaring another year or two. Purchased at Garnet Wines, NYC Calabretta Cala Cala NV ($16.99) Want to turn heads and palates at the next dinner party? This is what to bring, a Nerello with attitude to spare that doesn’t need…

    Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
  • Du bon Bachelder: Burgundy, Oregon, Niagara

    … is a flinty, indiscreetly pinching and itinerant example. More complex than it needs to be, it can be accused of being a risk taker. If Chardonnay is considered in terms of finding excellence out of cool climates, this Aligoté is downright gelid. The wine doth go both ways, at once reductive and then terpenic. Lime citrus concentrates aromas…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • A fine new chardonnay, if not a new era

    … vintages will probably have less new wood), the wine is beautifully balanced, fresh and silky, the acidity firm and integrated, with fruitiness subsumed into a potentially complex whole, hinting at citrus, stonefruit, etc. There’s a nice, alert tension to it, and it’s properly dry. A very handsome, grown-up wine, in fact. It should unquestionably…

    Tim James/ GrapeGrapein Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 20, 2015

    … sought after white wine in the world, one of the elite, along with Domaine de la Romance-Conti’s Le Montrachet, these two stand alone as the top Chardonnay wines for collectors, these two regularly see auction prices over $3,000 per bottle, sometimes much more. While it is hard to talk about a $350 bottle as a value or in fact post it as a wine… 4 readers -
  • Smoked Chicken Verde Soup

    … a full jar of verde salsa, and also that I am a bit obsessed with verde salsa these days. But not just any verde salsa. Specifically the Whole Foods 365 Roasted Verde Salsa. I’ve used other verde salsas and the Whole Foods is 100x better than the competitors. True story. And no, they didn’t pay me a dime to say that! I’m just a fan. So, before you go…

    Vindulge- 3 readers -
  • Quick Pour: Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2012

    … Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2012 Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States Price: $14.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Riesling ABV: 12% Virginia Pour House Notes: Smooth apple and citrus dance from the delicate aromas on the nose to the honey laced fresh fruit on the palate adding a rich…

    Virginia Pour Housein Riesling- 5 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking–1/19/15

    Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted over the past few weeks: 2007 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills: Retail $30. The fruit has tamed down a bit and while I thought that would be a good thing, I am not quite sure.

    the drunken cyclist- 3 readers -
  • Podcast: Wines of Turkey

    … sees oak and has flavors of apple, pear, citrus and pineapple. Okuzgozu - Red grape the word means "eye of the bull'. You will find it produces a medium bodied wine with dark cherry, pomegranate and hints of earth and spice. It is often blended with Bogzkere Bogzkere - Primarily grown in Anatola, this grape produces a full bodied wine…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 6 readers -
  • Birthday Surprises! Mastro Scheidt: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauv

    …, in this case, McGee Creek Lodge where on Saturday nights the East Side Bakery serves dinner and hosts a bluegrass jam in the large main room. Of course before we decided to go there, I had to check out the menu AND the wine. The menu was simple enough that they could just tell me and for the wine they flipped over the chalkboards that had…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 6 readers -
  • Blind Tasting Loire Wines

    … In December I was sent the two bottles you see pictured here with instructions to taste them and guess what each bottle was. Besides knowing the color, obviously, the only other bit of information I knew was that they were both Loire Valley wines. Many other bloggers were invited to participate too, and a list of our guesses is available here…

    Beau's Barrel Roomin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hometown Foods #SundaySupper

    … This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about hometown and the wonderful memories one’s favorite hometown foods may evoke. Image courtesy of What I call “hometown” has always been a challenge for me. I was born in Chicago, but moved to California with my parents as a teenager. I’ve spent (way) more than half my life…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 13 readers -
  • Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition: How Blended Scotch CAN Work

    … of a classic blended Scotch. It has a staggering immediacy and intensity that I find every bit as compelling as The Clash’s “London Calling“. There is a massive and instantaneous blast of black pepper that announces itself with authority and then neatly segues into a smoky, peaty earthiness and grace notes of caramel, coconut, rosemary, toffee. citrus peels…

    The Pour Fool- 3 readers -
  • A Sneak Peek at Track 7 Natomas

    … 7 Natomas is open today 3-9. The Pizza Company will be there serving up tasty pizza from 3-7. Track 7 Natomas is located at 826 Professor Ln. Track 7 Curtis Park is located at 3747 West Pacific Ave Track 7 on Facebook Cheers! …

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California- 4 readers -
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