Muscat

    A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

    … Piccadilly, from Hoddle's Creek to Horror Gulch, way down there in the Badlands, well what? Why? The Oakridge Funder and Diamond Drive Block model ($75; 13.4%; 93++) is finer and longer, but fairly, ummmm, spendy. So what am I saying about Chardonnay? Unless you're growing it in the coolest bottom bits of southern Victoria or Western Australia, the highest of the Adelaide Hills, or Tasmania, you might be better off growing muscat or hemp. Forget bloody vanilla. …

    2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

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    Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

    … answers – the most embarrassing thing is not giving it a try… Welcome to your new wine quiz! We are continuing our grape trivia series, and today’s subject is the grape called Muscat. Going through The Wine Century Club journey, I always make an effort to figure out if the seemingly new grape is actually not a localized name for the grape which I…

    6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Mission Hill releases its premium Terroir Collection

    … Photo: Courtyard at Mission Hill This summer, Mission Hill Family Estate has launched an additional tier of premium wines to bring its portfolio to seven tiers. Called the Terroir Collection, these are limited production wines that are, or will evolve, to single vineyard wines over time. “The idea is more than just do a single vineyard…

    1 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Rhone Valley Adventures Part Two - Southern Rhone

    …Experiencing the sights, the history, the wine and the food of Southern Rhone! Also be sure to check out Part One of this series, focusing on Northern Rhone. And to aid in your own exploration of wines from The Rhone Valley, our friends at Marketview Liquor are offering FREE SHIPPING on 11 great Rhone Valley values! Check out the end of today's…

    6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

    … You might ask, salads with wine pairings? Seriously? Yes, I’m here to tell you that it not only works, but it works really well. When I was working at a winery in the Sierras, we had a chef that worked there every day. It was he who turned me on to the fact that we can enjoy a wine with a leafy salad. I have to admit that I wouldn’t have…

    7 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21

    … Monmouth, Ore., winemaker Dave Jepson has a passion and a knack with producing Muscat in a dry style, and for a second straight vintage he’s merited our top rating with it. While he continues to use Muscat Ottonel, he changed up the blend just a bit from last year by substituting Muscat Blanc for the historic Muscat of Alexandria. The resulting…

    1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Pays d’Oc Wines Deliver French Flavor and Value

    …, is harvested at night high in the Languedoc hills. It has light filtration and matures on lees in stainless steel tanks. A few days later, Green Dragon and I checked out a white Pays d’Oc wine, the Fortant de France 2012 Coast Select Muscat. Like the rosé, it retails for $10.99. This wine is 100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. This “white Muscat with little…

    8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Nuy Red Muskadel NV, South Africa

    …Something unusual and tasty for the weekend… Nuy Red Muskadel NV, South Africa (£9.50 The Wine Society) Intriguing style combining bright barley sugar and heady rose hip syrup flavours with light grapey freshness and perfumed lift, and a touch of the herbal clove and menthol character you find in cough candy. S…

    5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    The tides that bind: East Coast swing

    … Bay wave remains young and the wines a work in progress. I will connect with the full range in a year or two, perhaps on it 15th birthday, in 2017. Here are three tasted in July. Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay 2013 Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay 2013 (Winery, $21.99) Aromatics are the show in this cool breeze blend. Combines Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc…

    6 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert,...

    …2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert, please? Pretty please? Apricot vanilla creme. Meyer lemon. Ramune Japanese soda. Lychee. Coconut. Some powdered calcium-type qualities on the palate. 3/5 bones $$ Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains 15% abv Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise (Rhône), FRANCE…

    3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Green Eggs & Ham - Graduation Day

    … some wine to toast Perry. I offered him a glass as well but received his regular, "No thanks Uncle Bob." 1640. 2013 Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé (AOC Côtes de Provence -France) That didn't stop the rest of us and I was more than happy to see that Perry's mom, my sis, Vixen, brought out one of her recent shower gifts - a bottle of Brangelina's…

    3 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey
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