Loire Valley

    Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

    …. In the second video, we learn about the wines of Loire Valley’s Anjou and Saumur. In the third and final video we will look closely at Vouvray and Chinon. Loire Valley Wine Facts The Upper Loire Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé where Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir dominate. The Middle Loire regions include Touraine, Saumur, Chinon and Vouvray and the main…

    5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

    Loire Valley Natural Sparkling Wine

    …When is a sparkling wine from the Loire not a Crémant? This is not a Crémant as one might expect of sparkling wines from the Loire Valley. This is a natural sparkling wine made by Domain de Veilloux winemaker Arnaud Quenioux in the AOC of Cheverny and near the town of Chiteney. This is a very different sparkling wine than a Crémant. A Crémant…

    5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Est arrivé Fall mais oui poo poo? Vive le bezbol!!

    … in the world. This isn’t terroir. To get to the terroir you need to go deeper.” Rare bottles nearly extinguished brought back to life with care and dedication… spotty leafed newt? Compromise-driven Republican lawmaker? Water responsible farmers in Central Valley? Turf lawns in Beverly Hills? Maybe not that rare. Grassy hints, yellow gold color…

    2 readers - By The Best of Wines

    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

    …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…

    5 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    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!!…

    1 readers - By The Best of Wines

    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…

    4 readers - By Mark Fusco/ Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

    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…

    By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    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 Kovas Palubinskas/ 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…

    3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    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 →…

    3 readers - By Antoine Damelincourt/ Wine Ramblings

    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 →…

    2 readers - By Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator