Loire Valley

    What We Have Been Drinking—9/8/2014

    Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. This past week, I was only in Philly for a handful of hours, but it was long enough to make dinner for my wife and invite a few friends over to celebrate with a few bottles of wine: 2012 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Rosé Domaine René Couly: Retail $20.

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    Cabernet Day 2014 – Episode #309

    Author: Mark Fusco (1337 Wine)+ • 09/01/2014 San Antonio, TX In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark participates in Cabernet Day. This is the video from the Google Hangout On Air he did on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Since he was planning on having other guests on the Hangout, he didn’t record the show as per usual on his camera and audio recorder.

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      Cowabunga!! Labor Day, Monster Surf, Fine Wines

      The Best of Wines - - 1 readers - “it’s booming” said the lifeguard The Summer of 2014 officially closed with significant doings in Southern California. The Coastal Commission is ready to impose a ban on further development of vineyards in the new Malibu AVA. Yup. You read it. Malibu is a new AVA.

      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      Portland Oregon Wine - - 1 readers - Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014 September 12, 2014 Portland Wine Tastings E & R Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French, Really Good French; $12 – 2013 Domaine de la Bregeonnette Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley – 2012 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny “Les Veilleurs” Rouge, Loire Valley (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay Noir, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine du Morti.

      The Snooth Vouvray Virtual Tasting

      50 States of Wine - - I was lucky enough recently to participate in a Snooth Virtual Tasting, focused on Chenin Blanc, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France. I received samples of the Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvee Silex 2012 and the Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Brut 2011. Two other bottles, the Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray Sec 2011 and Champalou Petillant Brut NV, were also discussed.

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      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      …Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014 September 12, 2014 Portland Wine Tastings E & R Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French, Really Good French; $12 – 2013 Domaine de la Bregeonnette Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley – 2012 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny “Les Veilleurs” Rouge, Loire Valley (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay Noir…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      What We Have Been Drinking—9/8/2014

      … it! Outstanding. 91-93 Points. I recently returned from another trip to Dry Creek Valley and while I was there I picked up a bunch of wine. Unfortunately, there was no way to get it all home, so we cracked a few of the bottles while we were out in California: 2013 Gustafson Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Estate Heritage Tree Vineyard: Retail $22. Great…

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      Cowabunga!! Labor Day, Monster Surf, Fine Wines

      … Dilettante” $20 (K&L says they have it): Sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Yeasty, sophisticated, grapefruit rind, acidic. Loved it. Big hit with those holding glasses. Made by natural wine organic gorgeous (in photo) winemaker Catherine Breton. Committed to the natural movement! At $19.99 a U20 buy. 12% catch the twichen groove doods… COWABUNGA!!…

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      Cabernet Day 2014 – Episode #309

      … Franc from the Loire Valley in France. Next is the 2007 Calcareous Vineyard Cabernet France from Paso Robles, California. Last is the 2011 Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. Hess was one of the wineries affected by the earthquake on August 24, 2014. This wine was chosen to show support for the wineries affected…

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      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      … Sauvignon 1999, Oakville District, Napa Valley. June 2002, a sample for review. 28. Sineann Reed and Reynolds Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Tasted at the International Pinot Noir Conference, McMinnville, August 2002. 29. Nicolas Joly Clos de la Bergerie 1999, Savennières-Roches-aux-Moines, Loire Valley, France. New York, at La…

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      The Snooth Vouvray Virtual Tasting

      …I was lucky enough recently to participate in a Snooth Virtual Tasting, focused on Chenin Blanc, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France. I received samples of the Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvee Silex 2012 and the Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Brut 2011. Two other bottles, the Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray Sec 2011 and Champalou Petillant…

      By 50 States of Wine

      Another Sabering Attempt

      …This past week, I had the brilliant idea to try to saber a bottle of sparkling wine with something other than a saber. The video of the attempt is below. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the entire thing was that my wife, who filmed the "event" did not emit any discernible sounds during the process. Although just past halfway through I could…

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      Unusual Loire valley wines

      …There are a few worse ways to spend a weekend evening than sharing wine with a friend. Sometimes there is even pizza, so things get even better. Last weekend’s wines had a theme: Loire valley weird stuff. We started out … Continue reading →…

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      Try These 5 $15 Sauvignon Blancs from Touraine, France

      …Getting ready for tomorrow’s Vouvray twitter tasting with Snooth.com (Weds Aug 6 2014 (5:30pm PST; we’ll be trying two dry wines and two sparkling wines and learning how Chenin Blanc thrives in the region, and the effects of that terroir) made me recall how many great wines from the Loire Valley in France I’ve had the … Continue reading →…

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      Rose and whites, it’s summer after all

      …Now that I am back to a more regular posting and drinking schedule, my weekend tasting nights have picked up again. As the picture below will show, life was good. Here is the lineup from that evening. Philippe Tessier, Cheverny … Continue reading…

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      Sauvignon Blanc – Loire Valley vs Marlborough

      …Loire Valley vs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is well-known grape that is grown all around the world. It has different styles in Marlborough, New Zealand and the Loire Valley regions of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé in France. Sancerre The color of white wine is pale green-gold. Their aromas are typically developed with fruity floral…

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