France - Page 2

  • Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Wines

    … most people think. Prices below are for the standard 750mL format, though the little 187mL bottles will run you about $7 a pop at retail. NV Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut France Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Ugni Blanc $25, 11.5% abv. The white sparkler opens up with aromas and flavors of green apples with a little toast. Firm…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Chardonnay from Patrick Piuze and Porter Creek

    … You might at first believe this post is a comparison of Chardonnay from Chablis and the Russian River Valley. It is not, rather this post features wine from two producers whose wine I have never tasted before. Patrick Piuze produces a wide variety of cuvees from Chablis using fruit that he purchases. His Terroir series of wines are produced from…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 11 readers -
  • It's the Most Bubbly Time of the Year

    … Ahh, Champagne. Around the holidays Americans always drink more bubbly – it’s a festive time of year, and people view Champagne (or any sparkling wine) as a celebratory drink. Personally, my favorite kind of wine is the kind that bubbles, and I find any excuse I can to drink it. Mauro Cirilli, instructor for SFWC's recent Holiday Champagne Master…

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  • Top 5 Obscure, Affordable Wines from Burgundy

    … Top 5 Obscure, Affordable Wines from Burgundy The Way of the Cross – Domaine Romanée Conti, Burgundy. Affordable Burgundy is NOT an oxymoron. In truth, Burgundy offers far more than just elite Premier and Grand Crus, boasting a broad spectrum of food-friendly wines for every palate and price point. However, finding such wines typically means…

    binNotes | a wine blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2014

    … friendly acidity, finishing with lingering notes of white pepper, licorice and clean minerals. 100% Gamay Beaujolais Villages France Mis en Bouteille au Domaine 13% Alcohol $10 Enjoy now thru 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, estate bottled, france and tagged beaujolais. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Don’t spit great wine!

    … (£215) Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1942 Rioja, Spain They don’t make them like this any more. This spent 40 years in barrel. Quite a full colour with a very warm, ripe, sweet nose with a hint of malt and some sweet vanilla and coconut, as well as red cherry fruit. The palate still has some fresh red fruit with a savoury, mineral edge and a super-long finish. There are also some lively citrus peel notes. An amazing wine. 97/100 …

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • South Africa – Vote Yes

    …-farmed bush vines. Even the Chardonnay. Irrigation is out, cooler site selection is in. They’ll be harvesting in bonnets and clogs next. The trend in the cellar is very much back-to-basics, minimising sulphur, reducing use of new oak and eschewing additives. I’ve never heard so many winemakers preaching the benefits of wild yeasts. Some winemakers…

    Tim Atkin MW- 7 readers -

    … a variety of our favorites (from Champagne and elsewhere) perfect for plugging in to a variety of occasions and situations. And of course, being that now is the time to stock up, discounts will be offered. FREE tasting. Bubbles being poured: Analemma 2010 Blanc de Noir (Columbia Gorge) $56.00 Azienda Agricola Cola NV “Athena” Brut Rosé…

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  • 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…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 3 readers -
  • Four Value Bottles from

    … and zucchini. They all seem to go well with food! Here are the bottles that were sent to us. Each have pretty labels and would look lovely on your table: Tuscan Sun Pensiero This bottle is a 2012 Pinot Grigio from Tuscany, Italy. Pinot Grigios are often acidic but this particular bottle isn’t overly so. It has a round, smooth mouthful with a pleasant…

    2 Hollywood Winosin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Le Mont, Sec, Domaine Huet, Vouvray AC, France, 2010, 13.5% abv

    … I just can’t get enough. Chenin Blanc wines rank up there amongst my favourites; they’re so versatile. All styles are possible – from sweet, botrytis affected dessert wines to slightly off dry versions, to dry, linear, deeply mineral bottles and then there are the sparklers. This one came to me via a Garagiste shipment and I’ve been waiting…

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  • East Coast Wineries

    … region. In second place was Portugal with 8 wines and third place went to Spain with 7 wines. About 60% of my picks came from just these three countries. Uruguay made a strong showing with 5 wines, and the Hudson Valley of New York had 3 wines on the lists. Chile, with two wines on the list, was the only other country with multiple listings. The rest…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
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