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  • Video: White Wines of Burgundy

    … Posted on 30 October 2014. Chardonnay is the white grape of Burgundy and this moderate growing region of France is where you find some of it’s greatest expressions. Names like Montrachet, Chablis and Pouilly-Fuissé. This is the region where the chardonnay grape developed and today it’s made in a range of styles. From bone-dry wines…

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  • Mis en bouteilles au Chateau: The musem of wine at Chateau Lafite

    … it is known that a small amount of wine was chateau bottled for the owners and staff. It was Joseph Goudal who built the vinotheque in the early 1800s which now houses the oldest bottle reaching back to 1797. Cyril Ray describes this small caveau as “primarily –almost entirely – a museum.” There were some 1,500 bottles as of 1985. Over a century earlier…

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  • Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

    … was no sparkling wine production in Trentino and there was no Chardonnay, so he was a great pioneer because he started the Trento DOC production and he was the first one to spread Chardonnay in the Italian market. He studied enology in Trentino and then he moved to Montpellier in France where he studied and even went to Germany in Geisenheim…

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  • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

    …, to James MacPhail. A winemaker with two decades experience, MacPhail produced more than a dozen different bottlings of Pinot Noir in the 2012 vintage. Most were single vineyard designates from the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growers in California and Oregon. Wine Lines Online: At this point in time, your MacPhail Family Wines is undoubtedly…

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  • John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

    … until he resigned in July 2002. Duval was in such demand that within a year, he was making his own wine in the Barossa Valley, in Walla Walla and in Chile. The wine he creates for Viña Ventisquero is called Pangea. “I didn’t necessarily want to be a consultant just flying around the world working for other people, but the project in Chile also…

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  • 2013 Coffin Ridge L’Acadie Blanc

    … Marlborough region or perhaps the Loire Valley in France. With generous floral notes, this wine is jam-packed with minerality that yields a pleasant, lingering finish making it a perfect choice with seafood, pasta with cream sauce or white meats. Like this: Like Loading... This entry was posted in Canadian, JG Review, Wine. Bookmark the permalink. …

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy
  • Spirits in Your Spirits

    … 5 Spooky Tales Behind Famous Brands courtesy Amanda Schuster Getting into the Halloween spirit can be truly scary, in the boozy liquid sense of the word “spirit.” Three of the most frightening words in succession have to be “candy,” “corn” and “infusion.” Or worse, the variations of “blood” cocktails, often with some sort of gross mock…

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  • Wine of the Day October 29, 2014

    … 2012 Mathieu Coste, MC2, Coteaux du Giennois Biau, Villemoison, Loire Valley, Red, France. A new comer to the quality natural wine scene Mathieu Coste of the Loire Valley has been making his own wine for about 6 vintages now, and I recently discovered his wine at a trade show in San Francisco, not much was to be learned, but I was highly…

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  • Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France

    … Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, France | 0 comments Oct 29, 14 I was recently invited to St. Chinian by their growers association to not only learn a bit more about the wines but also to discover the wine tourism that they have going on there. If you thought it was all vineyards…

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  • Château Beauregard-Mirouze in the Corbières,

    … viticulture as it avoids the problems of neighbours’ sprays. There is Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, but no Carignan, and for white wine, they have Marsanne, Roussanne, and Vermentino. The old Carignan vines didn’t ripen properly, neither did the Bourboulenc; it proved as difficult as Carignan. The eleven hectares of vins de pays are planted…

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  • Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 29–November 1, 2014

    … – Rosso Piceno D.O.C – Italy, 3. 2009 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio I.G.T – Italy, 4. 2011 Frascole – Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G – Italy. Nominal fee per sample or $7.50 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Southern France & the Grenache Experience: 1. Domaine Boisson L'Exigence White Rhone, 2. Altitude 500, 3. Michel Chapoutier…

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  • Wining and Dining in Paris

    … Last Spring I took a trip to Paris and I still dream about the wine and food we enjoyed there. At Clamato, a seafood-based restaurant, we enjoyed razor clams and other maritime delicacies with a lush Vouvray: In the cute village of Montmarte, we had a decadent lunch of Coq au Vin with a refreshing glass of rose: In the Saint Germain…

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  • Domaine Ostertag Clos Mathis Riesling 2012

    …. . . but in the end I opted for the known unknowns that I would not be able to find at home. Heavily scented and texturally like perfume. Slate, stone and lime, but also citrus blossom, lanolin and spice. It feels sweet and curved, thick and slightly unctuous with a very firm grip. Musk, citrus pith and rose petals. It's interesting but mostly I'm unmoved. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

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  • Champagne Chronicles – Day 5; The Aube

    … 20% reserve wine. It has a delightful soft, fresh red fruit, roasted apple, dried herb character with some earthy notes. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Espace Renoir The attractive Renoir Space was opened in summer 2011. It’s not a museum, as there are no paintings, furniture or artefacts associated with Renoir, but it’s well set out…

    Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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