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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    • Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini 2013

      I am partial to a regular Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, not just when it comes in the super-cool “Gina Lollobrigida” bottles. Okay so not everyone thinks those hourglass bottles are super-cool, but that’s probably because they are not super-cool people. This Verdicchio di Matelica Poggio alle Rondini is made from the same kind of grapes, but grown up the road on slightly ...

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    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

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  • Drew Walker – Sommelier

    … that Edmond Vatan is in semi-retirement, the wines are becoming harder and harder to find. One of my mother’s favourite dishes is an asparagus quiche with goats cheese and fresh dill. This wine’s aromatic profile offers a clear definition of citrus and stone so its vibrancy and minerality would be a luxurious pairing with the hints of green asparagus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Leira Albariño 2013

    … a reasonably food friendly wine. 88-89. A nice Alvarinho. I did notice the wine was sweeter when served cold and got crisper and more complex as it warmed up. From the LCBO web site: Leira Albariño 2013 Alvarinho/Albariño — VINTAGES#: 115816 STYLE – Light & Crisp Bright, juicy, and fresh with vivacious aromas of spring meadow, apple orchard, and fresh…

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  • 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink-Related Items

    …, toffee, and plenty of spicy notes, There seemed to be be mere wisps of clove and cinnamon, mostly noticeable on the lengthy finish. This was a well balanced Bourbon, impressive in its complexity and quality. Favorite Rye Whiskey: I received a bottle of Colonel E.H.Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye from my good friend, Fred Minnick, a well-known whiskey writer…

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  • Villa Sandi Il Fresco Brut Prosecco

    … The Villa Sandi Il Fresco Brut Prosecco is produced from Glera grapes grown in estate vineyards near the town of Treviso in Veneto, Italy. The Villa Sandi estate was built in 1622 and the family has produced wine for generations. Il Fresco Brut Prosecco is Villa Sandi’s everyday Bubbly and is produced in the Charmat Method. Villa Sandi does…

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  • Château de Montfort 2010 Vouvray

    … Château de Montfort 2010 Vouvray Château de Montfort 2010 Vouvray, $13.59-$17.99, 88 points, appeared gold in color with copper-tones. Smells of lemon and petrol were okay. Light-bodied with good acidity, crisp flavors of lime, lemon, petrol, and striking mineral notes were good. Finished fair with a well integrated 11.5% alcohol, and tart citrus with a delicate tangerine note. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man- 5 readers -
  • CedarCreek Platinum Pinot Noir twins

    … up capital. The wine is still tight and should be decanted; I found it tasting richer on the second day. There are aromas of spice, red fruit and chocolate, leading to flavours of black currant and blackberry. 88. CedarCreek Block 2 Pinot Noir 2012 ($44.95 for 380 cases). This is the pretty wine of the pair, with complex aromas of spice, cherry…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on winein Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Some lovely wines with the Noble Rot guys

    … Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 Napa Valley, California A bit of menthol to the spicy, fresh black cherry fruit with some nice grip. 92/100 The last two weren’t blind. Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley, California Fresh, fine blackcurrant and red berry fruit with fine herby notes. There’s some real elegance here and a hint of spice. Lovely. 94…

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  • Review: Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao and Creme de Menthe

    … by the downfall of peppermint schnapps. But Tempus Fugit is undaunted. This liqueur distilled from winter wheat, then flavored with real peppermint and spearmint, plus added botanicals (in keeping with historical recipes). The result is both traditionally minty and surprisingly piney on the nose, leading into gentle peppermint candy notes with touches of vanilla extract and citrus peel emerging late in the game. An excellent digestif, but a bit syrupy for continued sipping. 56 proof. A- / $31 …

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    …. Quality/Price rating is 92 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures. 4.Puklus Pinceszet Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2008, +47209 Vintages, $35.95 for 500 mL: intense Hungarian nectar, full of apricot, dried peach and orange peel, tempered with caramelization. Long finish deserves foie gras as a starter, or quality blue cheese as an ending. Good…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 4 readers -
  • Bartier Brothers release a solid six-pack

    … to a full suite of wines. Their major grape supply is from the 15-acre Cerqueira Vineyard on Black Sage Road. Planted between 1999 and 2009, it has four acres each of Merlot and Chardonnay, 2.6 acres of Syrah, 2.4 acres of Cabernet Franc, and two acres of Sémillon. “The soils are a heavy, slightly sandy loam with limestone (calcium carbonate0…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on winein Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
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