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    Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #113: Grape Trivia – Pinot Blanc. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about white grape from the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: Below is the list of some of the countries growing Pinot Blanc.

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    Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden

    Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden The two wines featured in this post are made from Pinot Noir located in regions where you might not expect to find it, Sancerre and Baden. In the 19th century Sancerre was mostly planted with Pinot Noir and Gamay but this proportion changed with the phylloxera. Today some 20% of the production is based on Pinot Noir.

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      Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 7 readers - Last Friday night I stayed at Château Pichon in Pauillac, in preparation for the long run the next day. I was intending to drink very little, but in the end some nice bottles were opened. Ideal preparation for the run! I’ve also added some notes for a few post-run bottles. The Noval Vintage 2003, which is spectacular at the moment, was tasted on both occasions. Joh. Jos.

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 17-20, 2014

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 6 readers - Two bottles of Mollydooker Wine side by side (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday, September 17 The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Hahn Family Wines with winery representative. 1. Hahn 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, 2. Boneshaker 2012 Zinfandel, 3. Smith & Hook 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Hahn 2012 Meritage. Nominal fee per sample or $10 per flight.

      COLOR: BC wine tasting at Canada Place, Sept 2014

      a chef's journey to learn wine - - 5 readers - It's always a good afternoon when I get to meet with friends, and how much better could it be than meeting those self-same friends in the hallowed halls of Canada Place with a banquet hall full of BC wine, artisanal cheese and handcrafted chocolate? Simple answer: it doesn't! the unfatigueable Michael Bartier Yesterday I was fortunate enough to sample through the Fall releases from some of the be.

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      Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

      … on both occasions. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2008 Mosel, Germany Limey, precise and lemony with pure linear fruit and a mineral core. Subtle melon and honey adding richness. Very pure and still quite primary. 91/100 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2007 Mosel, Germany Sweet grapefruit and tangerine…

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      COLOR: BC wine tasting at Canada Place, Sept 2014

      …. We as a collective need to show the world our quality - not quantity." ** British Columbia is larger in square acres then France and Germany together, though it has total area of planted vineyards at approximately 10,000 acres/4,000 HA compared to France at 850,000 HA** And in a heartbeat, I understood what had happened for me that afternoon: I…

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      Wine of the Week – 2006 Shafer Relentless

      … a benchmark, winning the acclaimed San Francisco Vintners Club taste-off upon release and, over a decade later taking first place in an international blind tasting held in Germany, where it outranked such wines as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Palmer. Doug Shafer became winemaker in 1983 after graduating from the University…

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      Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015

      …CHARLOTTE, N.C. – has put together a special beer tour of Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic to benefit Pints for Prostates. The guided beer adventure will take place from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The nine night dream trip includes stops in Brussels, Cologne, Bamberg and Prague. The trip includes beer tastings, escorted pub crawls…

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      Berentzen Wild Cherry Liqueur: Play that funky music, German boys

      … has been around longer than the United States, making liquor in Germany since 1758. The company was in the Berentzen family for more than 200 years before going public in 1994. The company claims it created a nightmarenew type of spirit in 1976, when it blended grain spirit with apple juice. If this ended up evolving into the Appletini, they've…

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      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 17-20, 2014

      … per flight. Thursday, September 18 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Early Fall Wines: 1. 2012 ÜberSchwang – Goldtröpfchen Riesling – Mosel, Germany, 2. 2013 Cheteau Suau – Bordeaux Rose – Bordeaux, France, 3. 2012 Menage a Trois – Midnight – St. Helena, California, 4. 2013 Apothic – Dark – Modesto, California. Nominal fee per sample…

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      Keller Von Der Fels Riesling 2012

      …A Brilliant wine. $A59. I must be growing weak, I had a lot of difficulty in removing the cork and in the end I had to rummage for my Ah-So. I knew this would be mostly dry, but it does smells sweet - blossom and pollen, freshly struck flint. . . It's like a jolt in the mouth - a sting of purity - it's lean, tight, intense and quite amazing…

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      Sharing the Vineyard Table at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

      … winegrower and President of the Wente Foundation Board were there to visit with the guests. Wente Vineyards was founded in 1883 by C.H. Wente, an immigrant from Germany who purchased 47 acres in Livermore Valley. Now, 130 years later this is the oldest, continuously owned, family operated winery in the U.S. with the fourth and fifth generation Wente…

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      Things to do in Munich: 4 Perfect Day Trips

      … of German Gothic architecture. If you are looking to get completely immersed in Germany’s historical and architectural past, Regensburg is just a train journey away from Munich. 4. The Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee Do you want to see how well Ludwig II managed to recreate Versailles in Germany? Schloss Herrenchiemsee (German) is a complex…

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      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      … Lemberger. Known as Blaufränkisch in Germany this grape is usually tannic and has herbal and spice characteristics. Fox Run’s rose shows it off to its finest advantage. 2012 Cabernet Franc/Lemberger blend – too herbal and woodsy for my taste. I have tasted these wines throughout the northeast and I have not found one I truly like…

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      Thomas Ciszak & Todd Villani‏ Chefs Collaboration Dinners

      … additional), BYO Amuse – cold-brewed Jasmine green tea (China) mixed with Peppermint (Germany) Cured Duck Pastrami, parsnip, Shibumi Farm mushrooms – hot smoked Earl Grey – Earl Grey (Sri Lanka) blended with a touch of smoky Lapsang Souchong (China) Arctic Char, carrots and peas – cold-brewed Chun Mee green tea (China) with dried lemongrass (Thailand…

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