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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    What is Brix? Winemaking Secrets

    If you’ve ever traveled to wine country or glanced at a wine bottle tech sheet then you’ve probably come across the words “Brix” with a number after it, such as 19.5, 23 or sometimes up to 26. Brix measures must levels (sugar) in wine grapes that ultimately determines how much alcohol a wine will have. Learn the secrets to what Brix tells you on a wine stat sheet.

    8 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

      When losers become winners: How a bad appellation can make you a cult wine

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 7 readers - When I was a working wine critic, people said I possessed a certain amount of power. Maybe so, but I never was in a position to dictate to a winery what appellation they were entitled to use on the label! If I had been an official taster with the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité, the French quasi-governmental agency that regulates the appellation contrôlée syst ...

      Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 7 readers - My trip to Lidl saw me buying a four pack of wine so I’m slowly working my way through my Lidl choices. I picked up this Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013 for the straightforward reason that I cycled through Pouilly-sur-Loire as I made my way from the Northern Rhone along the Loire to Tours on the Way of Saint Martin. It’s a great bike ride if you get the chance.

      Wines of Corsica

      binNotes | a wine blog - - 5 readers - Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog Like wine? Like compelling stories about wine? You’ve landed on the right page! by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes | a wine blog: | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest It’s Official! A view from the island of Corsica, perhaps France’s most elusive wine region. My featured guest blog on Wines of Corsica is now published in The Good Life France.

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    • When losers become winners: How a bad appellation can make you a cult wine

      … When I was a working wine critic, people said I possessed a certain amount of power. Maybe so, but I never was in a position to dictate to a winery what appellation they were entitled to use on the label! If I had been an official taster with the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité, the French quasi-governmental agency…

      7 readers - STEVE HEIMOFF
    • Murrieta’s Well The Spur 2011

      … a very American twist on classic French wine blends. Like French blends, the Spur is elegant and balanced and like California Red wine it has loads of delicious flavor, making the Spur a best of both worlds Red blend. this wine was recieved as a sample …

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    • Full Pull: 5 Years of Giving You the Goods

      … of the weirdest wine offers to Full Pull, a French wine that actually might be a spirit. Paul doesn't think he should have been able to sell it, but he did! And, he still receives reorder requests today for the NV Cocchi Vermouth di Torino. Paul is continuing to grow Full Pull through new opportunities that appeal to him and to his list members…

    • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 27 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Muscat Canelli Type: White Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local Delightful floral nose reminiscent of honeysuckle…

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    • Fontenay Abbey: Au Revoir Bourgogne

      … of tools. However, these monks were as smart as they were hardworking. That hammer is attached to a massive, churning, hydraulic wheel: making it Europe’s first metallurgical factory, possibly its first industrial plant. At least that’s what the overly proud French plaque claims. Later years saw English kings and Popes visit Fontenay…

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    • The Wines of Beaujolais – with Château des Jacques

      … talk with Monsieur Castelnau about the history, geology and wine of the region. It’s an interesting new perspective on one of the most affordable of French wine regions. For more info: Charles Heintz Vineyards and Winery: www.heintzvineyards.com/ Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com Click Below to Play the Show: Audio clip: Adobe…

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    • Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy

      … gave his life for the chance of freedom. A history kept alive each year in early October, in an old chateau in the middle of a small French wine town.” Stay tuned for a more local edition of Real Haunted Wine Country: a Grass Valley Tasting Room Ghost Many thanks to John Corcoran of Balance Beam Partners. Alison Crowe is an award-winning…

      3 readers - Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape
    • What is Brix? Winemaking Secrets

      … alcohol level. This technique is called Chaptalization and it’s commonly practiced in cooler climate countries such as France where it’s very hard to ripen grapes properly. For example, before 2011, Bourgogne Blanc (a.k.a. French Chardonnay) allowed a minimum must weight 153 g/L which would only make a wine with 8.5% ABV. Oddly enough, the minimum…

      8 readers - Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly
    • 2007 Les Pallieres Les Racines

      …I know very little about French wine... there is so much to keep up with in California that I gave up trying years ago... this wine was a gift and out came the cork this evening; there seems to be involvement from the Vieux Telegraphe folks and Kermit Lynch, who took over this estate a few years ago... its 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Cinsault and 5…

      2 readers - Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine
    • Wine of the week: Moulin de Gassac Guilhem 2013

      … The Wine Curmudgeon is a sucker for wines made with less known grapes from less known parts of the world. That’s because the revolution in winemaking and grape growing technology over the past 20 years has allowed these regions to improve quality with grapes that aren’t in great demand. Hence, a much better chance of quality wine for less money…

      1 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon
    • Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … wine grapes are Chenin blanc, Cabernet franc and Gamay. The Lower Loire Muscadet region is at the mouth of the Loire River and at the entrance to the Atlantic. The Melon de Bourgogne grape prevails. The Loire Valley is the largest French area on UNESCO’S World Heritage List The Loire is France’s longest river at just over 621 miles long 3rd largest…

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