Muscat

    A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

    … Kooyong Faultline Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2012 $60; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 92 points There's not much of your actual fruit to sniff here: no peach or melon aromas or much of what you'd normally expect to find rising from a glass of your actual Australian Chardonnay. Hang on: Maybe there is some melon: the crinkly skin…

    2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

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    3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    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

    … some of the other clones. It has a slight Muscat note to the clone but it is not a Muscat clone. It is quite intense and distinctive. It is a very good clone.” In fact, in 1997 and 1998, Mission Hill got cuttings from that block, now called the Heritage Block. After having them grafted by an Ontario nursery, the vines were planted in another Oliver…

    1 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Rhone Valley Adventures Part Two - Southern Rhone

    … from Muscat. We stopped for a tasting at Domaine des Bernardins, a 6th generation family estate. From there we continued on with a tour of Sablet and Vacqueyras, led by the very capable Oliver Hickman of Wine Uncovered. A tasting at Domaine des Pasquiers revealed surprising differences between regions and reinforced why wine lovers are actually dirt…

    6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

    … oranges, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.. SIMPLE SALAD: Boston Lettuce Edible flower, if in season (nasturtiums, violet, star flower, cucumber blossoms, etc.) Endives (in a circle around your bowl) Mandarin orange slices (dried cranberries or blueberries would also work well, too) Green onions (or chives) Toasted almonds (walnuts or pecans…

    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

    …I can only pretend to understand what truly goes through Perry's mind on a daily basis - such must be his life living with Asperger's - but I think it's pretty safe to say that he was a pretty proud guy today as he graduated from high school. I said the same thing a couple of years ago when Perry's sister, Stargirl, graduated, but I can't believe…

    3 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey
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