Muscat

  • The greatest dessert wine?

    … varieties included numerous versions of Muscat and Palomino. With the arrival of the Huguenots (refugees from France), the introduction of Chenin Blanc (known as “Steen” in South Africa) and other French varieties were also planted. In 1685, during an annual visit to the Cape, Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein granted the grounds…

    The Sommelier Update- 3 readers -
  • An (Organized) Hodgepodge of Festive Wine

    Delille Cellars When it comes to wine choices, the holiday season is forgiving (pun intended). There are fewer demands: the heat of summer calls for refreshing wines that won’t dominate; Thanksgiving brings complicated pairings, large parties and a desire to drink American wine; Valentine’s Day calls for wines that waft elegance and romance.

    William Schragis/ The Alcohol Professor- 8 readers -
  • Red Wines of Santa Rita

    …, for example, with petit verdot, petite sirah and pinot noir. Or, to go white, Triple M, with marsanne, melon de bourgogne and muscat of Alexandria. Well, ha ha, enough levity, because the “C” blend of this wine works to its advantage. The color is dark ruby, opaque, almost smoldering, at the center; a highly individual bouquet features notes of cedar…

  • What Thanksgiving wine to serve?

    … table are often the focal point, don't forget that you can create a special experience with wines before and after the meal. A nice bubbly is a great way to start the festivities, especially with assorted appetizers or finger food. To finish things off, try a nice dessert wine. Something sweet but light, for example a muscat or icewine, should…

    The Wine Cask Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
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  • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

    … Fredericksburg to Kerrville, take a look for a bit of Texas wine history. As you approach the “hairpin” in the road (obvious on a map or on your GPS) that the locals call “Deadman’s Curve”, the white wooden building (now being re-purposed as a church school) on the right side of the road is the last vestige of the old Pedernales Vineyards that met an untimely…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 11 readers -
  • Duel alsacien

    … réputés de sa génération. Il a remporté plusieurs concours dont celui du Meilleur jeune sommelier du Québec en 2009. C’est aussi un ami et un blogueur à suivre. L’accord de Kler-Yann Les arômes de cet assemblage de Pinot Blanc et de Muscat sont équilibrés. On y retrouve l’acidité du pinot blanc qui apporte de la tension et fait saliver, ainsi que…

    L'Apprentie Sommelière- 1 readers -
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  • 2012 Valle de la Puerta “La Puerta Alta”...

    … 2012 Valle de la Puerta “La Puerta Alta” Torrontés Torrontés is always quite yummy. Pear, peach, white flower blossoms, cotton, and tarragon on the nose. Simple and nice on the palate - underripe stone fruit, muscat gummies, white florals, and light green herbs. 3/5 bones $$ Torrontés 13% abv La Rioja, ARGENTINA…

    Shiba Sommelier- 1 readers -
  • 2013 Bodegas Ochoa Moscatel Vendimia Tardia (Late Harvest) Holy...

    … 2013 Bodegas Ochoa Moscatel Vendimia Tardia (Late Harvest) Holy crap, this is some amazingly awesome (and apparently hilarious) stuff, kinda like the other amazing Ochoa. Lovely nose of white peach, white nectarine, white florals, and honeysuckle. White nectarines with candied Meyer lemon and white flowers on the palate. Beautiful balance between the acidity and the fruit. Almost feels like this sweet wine has a gentle mousse (bubbles). Excellent. 5/5 bones $$ Muscat 15% abv Navarra, SPAIN …

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
  • 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. …

    Philip White/ drinksterin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

    … Muscat blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat Noir. Source: Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine. There are no embarrassing…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
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