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    Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

    These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

    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.

    7 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

      Matthew Jukes - - 5 readers - 2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France (£180.00, per case of 12 bottles (£15.00 e/a), Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). Back in April, at L’univerre, a superb wine bar which I highly recommend in Bordeaux, I drank a bottle of the 1989 vintage of this very wine with Jim Eustace and Siobhán Astbury of HH&C – i ...

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      Godello - - 5 readers - Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.

      A Good Value Pouilly-Fume

      WineDR - - 3 readers - I think everyone knows the Loire Valley is a fine source of good value Sauvignon Blanc and in a good vintage, such as 2012, the Touraine region was bursting at the seams with lots of full and flavoursome Sauvignon Blancs to beat anything New Zealand can produce. Well that’s my opinion, although I guess it depends on what style of Sauvignon Blanc you enjoy; for me the tense an ...

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      Morrisons Touraine Sauvignon 2013, Loire, France

      … Published by Simon Couldn’t ask for more from a Loire Sauvignon at this price Morrisons Touraine Sauvignon 2013, Loire, France (£6.99 Morrisons) Classic Spring flavours here, sappy, grassy apple and lemon flavours, with a touch of gooseberry, slightly catty, with a mineral bite, and a tongue-tingling finish. B(+) Categorised in: Loire, Sauvignon Blanc, Video, wine, Wine Education…

      By Drinking Outside The Box

      Checking in on . . . . another 2002, from Jo Pithon

      … Pulling some more mature bottles from the cellar in the past month has resulted in me pulling the corks on several Loire Valley wines from the 2002 vintage. Here’s another to add to the list, from Jo Pithon, in the days before he teamed up with stepson Jo Paillé to create Pithon-Paillé, today one of the most exciting domaines in Anjou. I…

      By WineDR

      Savennieres & Loire Valley Wines comes to NYC

      … du Grand Beaupreau," and 2010 Patrick Baudin .... this richer style represented my personal favorite. The cheese course was where the more oaked, older wines came into play, with 2008 Domaine du Closel "Clos du Papillon," 1999 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres Roche Aux Moines, 1989 Domaine du Closel and 1990 Domaine du Closel. The food and wine pairing was excellently orchestrated, and both Evelyne and Pascaline were great ambassadors! …

      1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

      … 2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France (£180.00, per case of 12 bottles (£15.00 e/a), Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). Back in April, at L’univerre, a superb wine bar which I highly recommend in Bordeaux, I drank a bottle of the 1989 vintage of this very wine with Jim Eustace…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Checking in on . . . . Le Haut de la Butte 2002

      … I’ve been checking out a few Loire Valley wines from 2002 recently. This is mostly through serendipity, sometimes they are bottles recently purchased (it is amazing what great value can be had in the Loire when buying mature bottles, especially when compared to the same vintage in Bordeaux or Burgundy) and sometimes they have been bottles…

      2 readers - By WineDR

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      … These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making…

      8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Six stunning wines this week matched to the Saturday Kitchen recipes in Weekend Magazine

      … white Burgundy. I think that sometimes wines lead and sometimes they play best supporting roles – this delicious, elegant Chardonnay supports this dish in every way. 2012 Taste the Difference Primitivo del Salento, Italy (£7.50, Sainsbury’s). Antonio Carluccio’s typically understated but epically flavoured Raviolo with mushrooms and artichokes recipe…

      6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      … – A Sancerre Thanksgiving The consistency with which wine picks jive from one year to the next is self-consciously and self-prophecy predicting, to be sure, with Chile and California making repeat appearances. New and bold in choice for 2014 is the idea that “now you say Morocco and that makes me smile. I haven’t seen Morocco in a long, long while…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      A Good Value Pouilly-Fume

      … at lower price points don’t always deliver the goods. Here is one wine, however, that does. The Pabiot family, proprietors of Domaine des Fines Caillottes, can trace their story in Pouilly-Fumé (specifically in Les Loges, on the banks of the Loire) back to Louis Pabiot who was tending vines at the end of the 19th century. Jean Pabiot, whose name graces…

      3 readers - By WineDR

      Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

      … a break from the mass wines of New Zealand and get to Lidl for something more unique, naturally limited in its production by the tiny size of the Pouilly-Fume, about half the size of Sancerre. Related articles Sherwood Estate Stratum Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Bel Olivier Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Chateau Venus Graves 2011 Lidl Aldi Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie 2013 Balaur Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2013 …

      7 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France

      …Wines like this make my spine tingle and my mouth smile Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France (£16.99 Liberty Wines) Lovely clean, keen, style with herby green apple and taut citrus tension, some of that slightly odd, waxy and not-at-all-mouldy cheesecloth character and a savoury mineral edge set against fleshier honeyed pear and quince elements. Brisk, like warm cheeks on a cold day, complex and very tasty. S(+)…

      2 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Denis Jamain Reuilly Les Pierres Plates 2012, Loire, France

      …Lovely tense Sauvignon from a place that’s often forgotten in the rush for other more famous Loire wines Denis Jamain Reuilly Les Pierres Plates 2012, Loire, France (£14.50 Ellis Wharton Wines) Lots of sappy, nettle-and-herb tension, balanced with fresh lime, lemon and blackcurrant leaf flavours, plus a touch of just-mown grass, and while there’s a backbone of zingy acidity and taut minerality, there’s enough flesh to pad it out. S(-)…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      …-9 pm, free. Vino VINO’s Vuelta! + Weekend Surprise -2011 CELLERS UNIO “Dairo” Garnacha-Carignan-Syrah (Montsant) $9.95 -2011 VERASOL Tempranillo-Garnacha (Campo de Borja) $13.95 -2007 CELLER SANTAMARIA “Gran Ricosind” Criança (Emporda) $16.95 -2011 ORIN SWIFT “Locations E” (Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero) $18.95 -2010…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine
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