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    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

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    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.

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

      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.

      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.

      Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France

      The Wine Sleuth - - Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, France | 0 comments Oct 29, 14 I was recently invited to St. Chinian by their growers association to not only learn a bit more about the wines but also to discover the wine tourism that they have going on there.

      Wine on company time

      Godello - - Algonquin Park, October 2014 From the Middle English octobre and the Latin October, meaning “eight,” just how the month of October became the Julian and Gregorian 10th is a matter of bad juju. The corporate bumbling by way of the insertion of January and February into the Roman calendar screwed up all available etymological kismet.

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      Getting to know the region of Saint Chinian, France

      … were able to visit the co-op winery and watch as the grapes were brought in, tested and crushed. It’s always fun to see the grapes as they come into the winery. That day, the local growers were harvesting syrah and grenache and we had to dodge the many mini tractors that were putting around town between the co-op and the vineyards. While we were…

      By The Wine Sleuth

      Wine on company time

      … Algonquin Park, October 2014 From the Middle English octobre and the Latin October, meaning “eight,” just how the month of October became the Julian and Gregorian 10th is a matter of bad juju. The corporate bumbling by way of the insertion of January and February into the Roman calendar screwed up all available etymological kismet. Perhaps…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      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

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      … to imply an unhurried approach to financial remuneration on the part of the ownership. So would the prices on the wine list, which are uniformly reasonable, with many good options in the 20-25€ range. Languedoc winemaker Alain Allier's rosé cuvée "Galéjade" was in glowy form when I tasted it at lunch on Le Rubis' roomy terrace. A melon-friuted…

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

      Chartier, IGA et vous

      …. Si vous aimez les vins présents en SAQ, vous retrouverez sensiblement la même chose en épicerie, pour un prix similaire, sans qu’ils soient exactement identiques. Mais il n’y a toutefois rien comme d’y goûter pour se forger sa propre opinion! …

      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

      … Champagne 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…

      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…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Wine Reviews Bold As Love

      … Noir. Love the Languedoc. Must return soon! U20 alert. 2012 Cambíata Albariño Monterey $18: Not like a New World wine. Honeydew melon rind flavor. Bit of clove [ed. he stole that]. Perfect on a late summer evening outside. Label says “Albariño: Bold As Love.” Cool. Jimi. Another U20 winna. 14.5% At 2:49 of this revered and underrated Hendrix composition he takes off on a riff that makes me misty every time every time every time I hear it. …

      1 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Chardonnays from France, Chile, South Africa & California

      … Blason de Bourgogne Chablis La Réserve 2012, Burgundy, France (£12.99 Sainsbury’s) Typical (decent) Chablis, seems as if it’s going to be quite rich, creamy and nutty, but then the citrus finesse kicks in, along with a touch of brine. B+ Kalfu Kuda Unoaked Chardonnay 2013, Leyda, Chile (£11.99 The Wine Treasury may have it soon) Plenty of fruit…

      7 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

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

      … on your roast potatoes. There are fresher notes too, lemon, lemon pith and grapefruit too. The palate is full-bodied, full-flavoured and utterly delicious with a soft, nutty, creamy texture – from the lees stirring – there is rich apricot and lemon fruit too together with herbs and some gentle spice. Try this wonderful wine with richer poultry dishes…

      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)

      …: Mouyssagues: not your everyday drop … Prunelard (traced from Greco-Roman times) is a beautiful plummy and peppery drop that lives up to its name. There may be only 40 ha. under vine but its presence in ongoing research is vital, particularly as the climate seems bent on shifting somewhere—whatever your perspective. L’Institute makes its own wine…

      5 readers - By Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.com