Muscat - Page 2

  • Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

    … that Muscat is growing pretty much everywhere in the world, and it is used in production of the whole range of wines, starting from sparkling (Moscato d’Asti), going to the dry (Spanish Moscatel wines come to mind), and of course, sweet, both regular and fortified – Australia, France, Italy, South Africa and many others greatly excel here. While yes, there…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    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 -
  • 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…

    Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 9 readers -
  • The tides that bind: East Coast swing

    …. Combines Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and (13 per cent) mitigating and rounding Muscat. In character of what it sets out to define, this 2013 Tidal Bay concentrates Nova Scotia brightness with tight acids and a clear, stain removing shout into the machine. A warm streak of Fundy salinity soothes the savage cool-climate beast…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • 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 …

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • 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…

    2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey- 3 readers -
  • Love stinks – Oregon dessert wine and blue cheese

    … Dessert wine is not patio wine. Instead think of dessert wine in a different context. And one of my favorites is in terms of blue cheese. The post Love stinks – Oregon dessert wine and blue cheese appeared first on Northwest Whites…

    Northwest Whites- 6 readers -
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