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  • Lunch with two great South African wines, and a good northern Rhône

    … en Aarde, South Africa This is a fabulous Pinot. Sweet, juicy and bright with pure, fresh red cherry fruit with plums and raspberry, as well as subtle herbal characters adding interest. Fresh and elegant with a fine texture. 95/100 Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 2012 Northern Rhone, France Lovely fresh raspberry and black cherry fruit. Juicy and bright with plums, berries and a bit of pepper. Fresh and tight with lovely precision, it’s so easy to drink now but may well put some weight on down the line. 93/100 …

    jamie goode's wine blogin Pinot Noir Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day and Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

    … means New Beaujolais. It’s basically wine from Beaujolais, France, that was still grapes back in September. It hasn’t aged. It hasn’t done anything, really, except ferment, making it light and fruity and all the things wine snobs love looking down their long, bony noses at. Okay, let’s be real. It’s also about the marketing. It started with a guy… 3 readers -
  • Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012

    … The Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012 is sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc region of southwest France. This is a Vin de Pays d”Oc wine also known as an IGP wine, that rating shows that the wine has the characteristics of the wines of the region, but do not follow the rules and standards of the AOC or higher rated wines. There are a 100 reasons why…

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  • A Word on Oak

    … Oak was probably originally used in winemaking for practical purposes. They had to put the wine someplace and oak had some terrific advantages over holes in the ground and burlap sacks. It was abundantly available (no doubt the tradition started in France), less breakable than amphoras, and, at least back then, was inexpensive. It's also…

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  • Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

    …, while she and her mother remained Roman Catholic—tragically, yet ironically, her mother was murdered in the holocaust (the only Rothschild to have died in the Shoah). In 1988, following the death of her legendary Jewish father Baron Philippe, “the Baroness”, as she was known in the wine world, or simply Madame de Rothschild (her own preference…

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  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … red wines. The 2011 Avennia, Sestina, Columbia Valley is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc blend with fruit sourced from the Bacchus and Red Willow vineyards. It was forward and complex with darker, racy fruit that was hard to resist. Avennia was only launched in 2010 so if this second vintage is an example of their other wines…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Let the gems begin

    Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

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  • Daily Wine News: City Guides

    … Gallo’s acquisition of Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. The total take at the 154th Hospices de Beaune charity wine auction hit a record over the weekend. Burgundy prices just keep rising. In the Somm Journal, Ian Buxton visits southwest France to taste Armagnac. “With wine… there is a question of markets, there is a question of why…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … grapefruit and passion fruit flavours. Its dry, fresh and crisp. There are a huge number of dry Sauvignons (with or without Semillon and Muscadelle) from Bordeaux that I could have selected, this was just one of my favourites. From an estate I visited back in June. Wine Over £16 Chêne Bleu Astralabe, 2009, Ventoux (number 140) Waitrose Cellar around…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 2 readers -
  • World 'mother' grape saved from brink of extinction

    … showed it was the mother grape of many varieties, including Chardonnay and Gamay. But, only a handful of vineyards worldwide include Gouais Blanc grapes. One of those, at 1,100m in Switzerland’s Haut-Valais area, was recently saved from being grubbed up by a community project part-led by Dr Jose Vouillamoz, the renowned grape geneticist and co…

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