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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

      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.

      Wine Tasting Dinner: Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World

      Wine Peeps - - 5 readers - Sauvignon Blanc has been one of our favorite white varieties for years. We have a soft spot for Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, which was solidified on our trip to the region in 2005. Ever since, we have made it a point to try Sauvignon Blanc from other countries/regions when we have the chance.

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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 - By 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 - By 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 - By 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 - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region in France. The Loire Valley can…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 20 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: Merlot Type: Red Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local This big, rich Merlot starts with a spicy nose…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      What is Champagne, and why you should drink it this Friday

      … Listen up. This coming Friday, October 24th, is one of the most anticipated wine days of the year – Champagne Day. Yes, a global celebration for the world’s most amazing beverage. Hallelujah!! Earlier this summer I was hired by the US Champagne Bureau to teach a series of Champagne classes in Portland to spread the love for this magical…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

      … at the University of Massachusetts. While at school, he worked at a fine wine shop in Boston, and it was here that he discovered fine French wine. With Coursen’s background in farming and his new appreciation for wine, the idea of making wine took hold. Nancy is a third generation Californian and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following her…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      What We Have Been Drinking—10/15/2014

      … high quality sparklers at this price point (yes, I know there are some, but not many), I am going to continue to lean toward Alsace and the Loire to quench my thirst for bubbles (full disclosure: that was a bit of a lie—I will always have some Crémant in the cellar no matter what the domestic situation—come on, I am a French wine snob!). Great…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Bordeaux launches ad campaign to stem fall in exports

      …-corruption campaign, leant a general sense of uncertainty to the French wine market last year, and as China's main source of French wines, inevitably Bordeaux bore the brunt of it,' said CIVB president Bernard Farges. 'But it is worth remembering that the 2013 harvest was down 30% from average, and these figures come on the back of four strong years…

      4 readers - By Decanter

      Wines of Corsica

      … 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…

      5 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

      …. • Cote Mas Rouge Intense Mediterrannee 2012 ($10 for a 1-liter bottle, sample, 13.5%): This red, like the Cote Mas white, comes from Paul Mas, who knows a thing or two about quality cheap wine. Again, my only complaint is that there is merlot and syrah, neither of which does much except make the wine more chalky. Trust me — a red from southern France…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Paso Robles: Where to Stay, Wine & Dine Downtown

      … pastries, Italian truffles or pasta, French wine or American Spoon condiments? They’re all here. This would be a good place to begin your morning, after a walk or run around the town. Coffee is only .50 per cup, and the fresh pastries are off the hook, as is their selection of cheeses and accompanying compotes, mustards and so forth. For a hearty…

      1 readers - By Wine Oh TV
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