Muscat

    • 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 Professorin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
    • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

      Label Art for Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love Wine Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet and slightly sparkling Muscat Canelli wine from ...

      Vintage Texas Blog- 11 readers -
    • Red Wines of Santa Rita

      No, not the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County but the historic Santa Rita estate in Chile. Or estates, because the winery, founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in the Maipo Valley, just south of Santiago, owns vineyards in most of the narrow country’s prime grape-growing areas. Its age makes Santa Rita one of Chile’s most venerable wineries, but it really began producing ...

  • 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 -
  • What Thanksgiving wine to serve?

    …, I have some basic suggestions that might help. If you are planning a very traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with Turkey and all the assorted sides, a number of red wines can work well like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Merlot. All of these varietals have a pretty broad range, except maybe the Zinfandel. However, I put…

    The Wine Cask Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
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  • Duel alsacien

    … Kler-Yann et moi avons croisé le fer cette semaine dans un duel amical qui consistait à déguster le même vin, chacun de notre côté et vous faire part de nos impressions. Nous devions également créer un accord parfait pour accompagner le vin. Voici le résultat. Kler-Yann Originaire de Lyon en France , Kler-Yann Bouteiller est l’un des sommeliers…

    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

    …. What is common between all the Muscat grapes is aromatics, the characteristic “musky” aroma. Muscat generally very easily accumulates sugar and has naturally low acidity, thus it doesn’t age for too long on its own – but fortified wines, of course, can live literally forever. And now, to the quiz! Q1: This Italian wine, made out of the Muscat…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • 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 wine,” says Mission Hill winemaker John Simes.

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 1 readers -
  • Rhone Valley Adventures Part Two - Southern Rhone

    … post for more details. Today we turn to the second half of our Rhone Valley Adventure, focusing on the Southern Rhone. (For our post on Northern Rhone and an overview of the Cotes du Rhone appellation and all its designations, see Part One here.) Our journey began with a tasting of wines from Chusclan (one of the named Cotes du Rhone Villages…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 6 readers -
  • Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

    … in them, so that their floral characteristics remain. Some have more than others, so you’ll have to experiment. These wines all tend to be floral, like any the following. Every one would work well in your dressing. You’ll just have to decided which is your favorite: Torrentés Muscat Gewurztraminer Riesling Symphony grape (a crossing of Muscat Canelli…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Riesling Chardonnay- 7 readers -
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