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    Getting to Grips with Vouvray 2013

    How long is “long enough” in Vouvray? Three weeks certainly wasn’t long enough for me, and as ever I left feeling I had only really scratched the surface of ...

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    Aug. 2 LCBO Wine Picks: California + Alsace + Loire

    The next LCBO Vintages release will be on shelves across Ontario this Saturday, August 2nd. The major theme of this release is on top wines from California, with an emphasis on Cabs, Zins and Chards. There are two minor themes - one which focuses on white wines from Loire an...

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      2013 Arrogant Frog White Wines

      The Good Wine Guru - - 3 readers - So a few weeks ago I made an error and sorta double booked myself. On the one hand I had a virtual tasting featuring four wines from Arrogant Frog and winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, on the other I had a vacation I had booked th...

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      2013 Arrogant Frog White Wines

      …) later this week. Catching up from vacation is hard. 2013 Arrogant Frog Sauvignon Blanc Varietal:  100% Sauvignon Blanc Region:  Loire, France Winemaker’s Notes:  Bright lemon color with hints of green. Complex nose with notes of grapefruit, gooseberry and herbaceous aromas with some slightly smoky notes. Fruity with a well-balanced acidity…

      3 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Getting to Grips with Vouvray 2013

      …How long is “long enough” in Vouvray? Three weeks certainly wasn’t long enough for me, and as ever I left feeling I had only really scratched the surface of this very famous appellation, despite visiting many of the top domaines. Over the course of several days I called upon and tasted with Philippe Foreau, François…

      8 readers - By WineDR

      Aug. 2 LCBO Wine Picks: California + Alsace + Loire

      … The next LCBO Vintages release will be on shelves across Ontario this Saturday, August 2nd. The major theme of this release is on top wines from California, with an emphasis on Cabs, Zins and Chards. There are two minor themes - one which focuses on white wines from Loire and Alsace, while the second focuses on mostly disappointing Greek wines…

      12 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      2012 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie, Loire, France

      …2012 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie, Loire, France (£11.50, Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk).  Summer reds are largely split into two categories – those that go with al fresco dining / barbecues and those that are genuinely chillable and retain […]…

      1 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      ldi Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie 2013

      … good value at their price pints, so I did have some sneaky hopes.  I have largely happy memories of cycling along the Loire and stopping for wine along the way, so I have a soft spot for the cooler climate wines from the region. The hopes won out.  This Muscadet was bright as a button, fresh smelling, fresh tasting, with oodles of acid…

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