Languedoc

    10 Impromptu Wine Encounters

    skip to main | skip to sidebar Smoked lemon rinds, citrus, minerality and blazing acidity! Not bad, but not my favorite style! Score: 86 points. "Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination." ~ Andre Tchelistcheff Okay so diving into this wine, you;ll find loads of old leather, dried ...

    3 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

    Summer’s been over for a while. Sigh. But rosé season never really ends — at least it shouldn’t. I drink the pink year-round because I love the crispness of dry rosé and the food pairing options. And a lot of rosé wines get discounted after their summer heyday, so bargains abound. These wines were received as trade samples and tasted sighted.

    3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Chartier, IGA et vous

      Chez Julien - - 2 readers - La semaine dernière, j’étais invité au lancement de la gamme de vins Harmonies de François Chartier. Si vous avez visité une SAQ depuis l’année dernière, vous avez certainement remarqué l’arrivée sur les tablettes des vins de négoce élaborés et commercialisés en collaboration avec des domaines en France, en Italie et en Espagne.

      le rubis 75002 bistrot cafe leopold bellan

      not drinking poison in paris - - 3 readers - When asked what makes a wine natural, I often reply that a wine is natural when it is bought by natural wine buyers. I'm only being half-facetious: Paris is blessed to be home to several generations of curmudgeonly gatekeepers to the natural wine scene, restaurateurs and cavistes who have been working to define what natural wine is for upwards of thirty years.

      Wine Reviews Bold As Love

      The Best of Wines - - 1 readers - still rainin’ still dreamin’ This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby.

      Wineries of Minervois – with Chateau Maris

      GrapeRadio - - 1 readers - Interestingly, Argentina’s wine history and culture began about the same time as our’s here in the U.S. Arguably more interesting is the fact that it began with the same impetus – Italian immigration. Today, Argentina has become known as the world’s largest purveyor of Malbec. Another thing that singles out Argentina – some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world.

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      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

      … tangy on the palate with tangy strawberries, grapefruit and lemon zinger tea. Spicy and crisp. 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 20% Tannat. (86 points IJB) Review: 2013 Domaine de Nizas Rosé- France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc SRP: $13 Salmon-copper colored. Smells of rose hips, white cherries, wild strawberries and a hint of green grass. Juicy…

      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      le rubis 75002 bistrot cafe leopold bellan

      … restaurant scene backround info and mention that Carmarans' Le Rubis took over a space on rue Léopold Bellan formerly occupied by natural wine bistrot L'Hédoniste, which restaurant I'd always found to be well-intentioned but overpriced. Le Rubis chef Roberta Tringale's straight-faced cuisine is practically an inversion of L'Hédoniste's aspirational…

      3 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      Chartier, IGA et vous

      … millésime, ni les cépages sur l’étiquette des vins vendus en épicerie, limitation contournée par l’information rendue disponible sur le site internet. Au final, trois vins ont fait leur apparition, un blanc et deux rouges provenant respectivement du Languedoc, du Rhône méridional et de la Toscane. Comme pour la gamme de vins en SAQ, le focus est…

      2 readers - By Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien

      Wineries of Minervois – with Chateau Maris

      …Interestingly, Argentina’s wine history and culture began about the same time as our’s here in the U.S. Arguably more interesting is the fact that it began with the same impetus – Italian immigration. Today, Argentina has become known as the world’s largest purveyor of Malbec. Another thing that singles out Argentina – some of the highest altitude…

      1 readers - By GrapeRadio

      10 Impromptu Wine Encounters

      … in the world, I'd have to say this one of the best I've ever had. I was blown away by its creamy texture, robust bubbles, crispness, a very round, mouth filling Champagne that will confirm the reason you spend so much coin to obtain it. Score: 96 points Media Sample. Chateau Paul Mas: Coteaux de Languedoc: Floral and dried underbrush aromatics, welcome…

      3 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

      …Taste Local, Love Local Photo (www.lcbo.com) This coming weekend’s VINTAGES release will parlay values from around the globe into the meeting place of Ontario stores. Many of the bargains tie directly into a PB and J campaign, a parochial bandwagon advertising juggernaut. The LCBO and Wine Country Ontario‘s #Tastelocal, #Lovelocal and #LCBOGolocal…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Wine Reviews Bold As Love

      …still rainin’ still dreamin’ This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby. Regusci is about…

      1 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Chardonnays from France, Chile, South Africa & California

      … Wine Company) I like the pithy mandarin orange flavours tinged with notes of cashew, but overall it’s just a bit on the safe side – no sparks or extra layers. B- Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Limoux Chardonnay 2012, Languedoc, France (£16.99 Averys) Crisp, tangy pineapple, ripe apple and citrus fruit backed up by subtle oak, clean and refreshing…

      7 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Wine of the Week 18 – a white wine with a difference

      …Vineyards near Béziers. I have recently been touring the beautiful Saint-Chianian area of France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. I learnt a lot about the place and tasted a wide range of the wines produced there. It seemed to me that the general quality was very high, but much to my surprise it was the white wines that particularly excited me. I…

      6 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Les Eminades ‘Montmajou’ St Chinian Blanc 2012, Languedoc, France

      …I know a lot of this is about the winemaking style, but it’s a style I love Les Eminades ‘Montmajou’ St Chinian Blanc 2012, Languedoc, France (£15-£15.50 Cambridge Wine Merchants, Aubert & Mascoli) Is it minerality or is it sulphur-related? Probably a bit of both, this has quite exotic pear, peach and quince flavours but there’s also a savoury briny tension. Packed with flavour but finishes lean and appetising. Delicious, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. S+…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Malbec, Who’s Your Daddy? Prunelard (at l’Institut de la Vigne)

      … concerns itself primarily with “le Sud-Ouest”—the part of the country that includes France’s largest region, Languedoc. Immaculately tended vineyards: home to an extraordinary selection The biologists, viticulturists, scientists and many others who work at l’Institut are very much wired in to the realities past, present and future of wine. However, what…

      5 readers - By Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.com

      A common weal of September VINTAGES best buys

      … (@mkaiserwine) September 11, 2014 Here are four from across the pond and 10 Ontario wines being unpacked onto LCBO shelves as we speak. Get out there and #LCBOGoLocal. From left to right: Flat Rock Riesling 2013, Château Saint Estève Corbières 2011, Palazzo Maffei Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2011, Rosehall Run Cuvée County Chardonnay 2011…

      3 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Fluolite, an insecticide from 1938

      … Looking at the weather in 1937 - Pdf file for this page 1937 The year there were low yields in many regions like Champagne, Burgundy, Provence and Languedoc in spite of a good weather in spring and summer, no hailstorms and no rain, few criptogamic diseases, the temperature and hygrometry should have encouraged volume and quality. But 1937…

      2 readers - By Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs