France - Page 2

  • Let’s Have More Champagne

    …The New York Wine Press’s annual Champagne luncheon was held last December, as it always is, in a private room at The Brasserie. This year’s event was a standout even among those normally fine tastings, however, both because of the selection of Champagnes – all Rosé – and because of the sheer pleasure…

    Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line- 3 readers -
  • Chateau Tour de Gilet 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur

    … of Bordeaux. The chateau was erected on the foundation of an ancient abbey of the twelfth century. Lots of little streams cross the vineyard to drain the soil and to improve the quality. The wine is aged in steel vats, and so the flavors are bright and not buried under layers of oak. It offers flavor notes of cherries and blackberry with a hint…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 6 readers -
  • Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Bussières 2009

    … Harissa marinated chicken thighs. From Ottolenghi the cookbook. The ingredients are listed here. I deboned 8 thighs, leaving the skin on, but removing the most fat riddled portions. The harissa has a beautiful depth and less heat than my previous pastes (1, 2). It's mostly because of the roasted capsicum. . . For my own reference - pierce a large…

    Wino sapienin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Discover the Champagne Tourist Route

    … A vineyard in Champagne, France Have you traveled the Champagne Route in France? The Champagne Tourist Route in the Champagne region of France is long. The route is divided into five separate trails that include: Massif Saint-Thierry, Reims Mountain, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs Route, and Hills of Vitry Route. Whether visiting Reims…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 4 readers -
  • Bartier Brothers opening winery

    Photo: Bartier Brothers' Cerquiera Vineyard (courtesy Bartier Brothers) After selling its wine for two years under the Okanagan Crush Pad license, Bartier Brothers Winery will open its own winery and tasting room next summer on Black Sage Road. It is the culmination of a long journey for Michael Bartier who nurtured the ambition for his own winery not long after becomin ...

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 7 readers -
  • Wine You Won’t Find, But Would Love

    … John Baptiste barrel tasting his whites. The headline above is enough to label me or anyone who would write it a bit of a wine snob. But that’s not really the point of the post. I was recently taken with a very nice glass of White Burgundy that I found surprisingly wonderful for a mere $25.99. First, the wine: Jean Baptiste Ponsot Rully 2012…

    Howard W. Hewitt- 5 readers -
  • Ben's Blush: Domaine de Nizas

    … Nizas Domaine de Nizas 2013 Rosé To catch up from the missing week, I will be posting two blush reviews this week (this week's tomorrow). The wine from the week before last hails from the Languedoc region of Southeast France. I don't know why, but for some reason every time I look at the label I think it is from Greece. Notwithstanding what my brain…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Pressin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Du bon Bachelder: Burgundy, Oregon, Niagara

    … progression, to make sense of the complexity and variegation in each country from the three distinct yet wholly antithetic bon (Burgundy-Oregon-Niagara) terroirs. Bachelder 2012 Whites Bourgogne Aligoté Champs Pernot 2013, Burgundy, France (SAQ 12089559, $24.00, WineAlign) From old vines in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet, Bachelder’s Aligoté…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • 1991 Château Montus Madiran Cuvée Prestige

    … On a recent visit to Quebec, my dad dug deep in his cellar for this purely wonderful bottle. While I’ve read this wine should have drunk before 2011, its perfect storing condition extended its life. In the glass, it’s a beautiful brick color with the type of barnyard funk I absolutely love. In the mouth, it’s round with plummy fruit that’s held…

    Veronique Deblois/ Food & Wine Chickie Insider- 19 readers -
  • Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir 2013 - Lovely Languedoc

    …BULK BUY! This frog knows his wine. 100% Pinot Noir from Languedoc, France. SRP of $9 and available for around $8. Imported by Palm Bay International. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Arrogant Frog is a wine that proudly embraces its origin in the South of France. To obtain the fruit-forward, rich and elegant style that defines…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snobin Pinot Noir- 11 readers -
  • Pinot Noir drives Oregon wine economics

    … Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah – and thus no cohesive marketing message. Danowski is sensitive to the fact that of his 600 wineries, not all of them focus on Pinot Noir. However, the red grape most famous in France’s Burgundy region definitely drives the train. “We have two dynamics going on at once,” he said. “There are two…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 8 readers -
  • Traditions of Wine

    …. Ahh, sweet rebellion. We, humans, love to rebel, we love to change things, this is how we move forward. The story of wine is ripe with changes, with traditions broken. Until 1971, Chianti wine of Tuscany was required to be made from not more than 70% of Sangiovese, and include at least 10% of the white grapes – tradition! In 1971, Antinori broke…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: January 21-24, 2015

    …. Nominal fee per sample. Saturday, January 24 Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. The Wines of South America. Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and more! Our hemisphere is home to lots of delicious wines at very good prices. Nominal fee per sample. AREA WINE BARS Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 6 readers -
  • Heritage Vineyards - WOW! Is there any other way to say it?

    … About Me Name: Carlo De Vito Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He was also a publisher at Running Press Book Publishers, where he published…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
  • Germany to consume more wine than Italy by 2018, says Vinexpo

    … to do with Italians’ weakening love affair with their country’s vineyards than with a sudden rush on wine sales in Germany. Italy’s wine consumption will sink by 5% over the next four years, while Germany’s will increase by 1%, driven by sparkling. Italy and France are set to remain neck-and-neck as the world’s biggest wine consuming nations per…

    Decanter- 7 readers -
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