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    A Sweet New Year

    …Review of Miharmartif “Antique Red Sweet Wine” and several Boulard Calvados. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 24, 2014 Besides being one of the four “New Year” celebrations in the Jewish calendar, traditionally Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish civil calendar and the anniversary of the creation…

    1 readers - By Grapelines

    A Bordeaux family of wines

    …-Estèphe and is possessed of a similar terroir. Set on 200 acres, the vines average at 40 years-old, with some plots exceeding 80. The plantings are Merlot (50 per cent),Cabernet Sauvignon (35) and Cabernet Franc (15). Soils are clay limestone/small gravel and the density of 8000 vines/ha is congruent with classified growths. Traditional Médoc…

    3 readers - By Godello

    Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

    … interdependence of every human being Example: In a bed of nails, if one sticks up above the others, it must be hammered to be the exact same height as all of the others Classes: A social outlook, political, philosophical, religious, economic Cultures: France, Japan, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine Communications: High context, equivocal…

    4 readers - By Wine Blog

    Central London winery to make English wine

    …London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough…

    13 readers - By Decanter

    Wilder than the Rhone

    …Fans of Chapoutier’s ‘Rasteau’ Rhone will be glad to see another of his reds. This Roussillon wine feels like the rustic, country cousin – full bodied, with interesting jabs and side shows that provide vigour and refreshment. And lovely spicy/herbaceous flavours. A must for fans of the rustic experience. M. CHAPOUTIER 12 ‘Bila-Haut’, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, France 168716 $14.95…

    3 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    … notes and a spicy nutmeg bite. Wonderful transition on the palate, starting with the early fruit display that gracefully blends with a trim finish. A refined effort and extraordinary expression of terroir – and a good offering for a Riesling lover. Think about pairing with fish dishes, lighter Asian food. 14% ABV. (2010 vintage available in PA.) Domaine Zind…

    8 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

    29.9.14

    …I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

    2 readers - By Wino sapien

    Chat en Oeuf Blanc 2012

    … the playful name, it’s from the Cotes Ventoux region in southern Rhone, which is always a hit in our cycle racing loving household. I picked this bottle up from a little independent retailer in Coventry, I think it’s name was “Wine Shop” or something equally uninspiring as it had taken over the store, fittings and half of the sign of the Threshers Wine…

    2 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

    Le Paradou Viognier 2013

    … to the ancient windmills that once dotted the landscape of the Languedoc. Philosophy: One of the goals the brothers have with the Le Paradou range is to infuse the wines with the values of living in the south of France; “These pleasures are pure and simple, they are those of sharing and of enjoying the small pleasures in life”. Winemaking…

    7 readers - By the buddha in your glass

    27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

    …-dry but finishing dry. Tiny bubbles followed with tasty apple flavour. Champagne Henriot Rose NV (~$72) – Light toast and strawberry aromas. Dry with light, small bubble. Nice flavours of flowers, citrus and strawberries. Overall this wine is quite flowery. Long length. Very nice. Champagne Henriot wines on ice Villa Ponciago Villa Ponciago…

    5 readers - By MyWinePal

    The Short List: Grey Day Blah Banishers

    … up her Short List of favorite grey-day blah banishers. Cheers! RN74: Bergman’s Bourgogne: A personal glimpse of Burgundy, one interview at a time. Burgundy Report: The definitive field guide to Burgundy, Ah-Zed. Francophile: The Good Life France: Go-to guide for ex-pats seeking The Good Life in France. Becoming Madame: American attorney turned…

    2 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

    Another Side of Viognier

    …The Viognier grape usually produces a rather pretty, semi rich, semi-expensive wines, but here’s a dandy, everyday edition. Refreshingly bone dry, mildly flavoured and with the frank character of a house wine at a French bistro. Good everyday stuff. In case you have not noticed, France is back on form. LAROCHE 13 Viognier, VDP d’Oc, France 377622 $12.70 Post Tags: France, viognier, white wine About the Author…

    6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Freshly Independent -- The Wine of Moldova

    …. It retails for around $10, which is a ridiculously good price. Plus, I dig "Style & Quality" as a tagline. One of Moldova’s best known food items is called mămăligă, (meh-MEHL-eg-uh) a cornmeal porridge also well-known in Romania. Mămăligă is similar to a large polenta cake. On our recent trip to Sonoma, I enjoyed a roasted vegetable ragout…

    3 readers - By The Naked Vine: Wine Advice for the Rest of Us.™

    Wine of the Day September 28, 2014

    …2013 Francine et Olivier Savary, Chablis, Selection Vieilles Vignes, White Burgundy, France. The Savary Old Vine Chablis is a wonderful Chardonnay, it is known to bring joy and laughter and brighten even the darkest day, it is easy on the wallet and oh so rewarding, with the new release 2013 being a glorious wine as well. Since discovering…

    5 readers - By grapelive.com
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