Pinot Noir

    Central London winery to make English wine

    London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

    13 readers - By Decanter

    Wine Review - 2013 Beyerskloof Pinotage: Not So Nutty South African Red

    This was a late in the show NSLC Port of Wines Festival selection. Palates were exhausted and there wasn't enough bread to bring it back. We knew we wanted to hit the South Africa table before we left and we wanted to find a Pinotage to take home. Well, mission accomplished with the Beyerskloof Pintoage ($18.49 locally).

    10 readers - By Chris O'shea/ The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts

      Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 8 readers - These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

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      Savouring sauvignon

      … this year is the Giant Periwinkle. Pierre Rabie moonlights from his day job in the law, and makes garagiste volumes of wine (the Sea Witch Pinot Noir too, and a Syrah I don’t know) from Elim fruit – he’s now converting a barn in Bredasdorp to do it in. What I found most intriguing in his 21 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the altogether finer…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape


      ….Glenelly Cellars Grand Vin Chardonnay 2012 WO Coastal Region, +382200, $19.95: light smoke, balanced fruit, strong on mid-palate through to finish, but there also seems to be a price creep here. 13% ABV. QPR: 88. 5.Trenel Bourgogne Blanc 2012, +391094, $16.95: in the cheap and cheerful category, memories of chardonnay, 12.5% ABV, juicy enough to develop…

      4 readers - By Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      … blanc (whites). Little known in the world of fine wine, these so-called French-American hybrid grape varieties have the advantage of being robust, but do not match the Vitis vinifera varieties – like Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir – for elegance and refinement. Vitis vinifera varieties dominate worldwide wine consumption, but there…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Domaine Guillaume Baduel – the heart of Burgundy

      … of their vineyard in the Bourgogne and they were able to produce a moderate amount of Bourgogne Aligoté and a Bourgogne Burgundy (Pinot Noir). Their vineyards behind their home and cellars are classified as Premiere Cru. Only Grand Cru vineyards stand above the Premier Cru vines. Unfortunately for the Baduel Family, they have lost most of these prized…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Phelps Creek Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $34

      … Phelps Creek Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $34 By Great Northwest Wine on October 22, 2014 Starting with this vintage, Burgundy-based Alexandrine Roy, a fourth-generation winemaker, took over the winemaking at this Oregon winery with view of Mount Hood. She pulls from 30 acres of estate vines that are primarily planted…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Caribbean Surf ‘n’ Turf: How You Got to Pair for da Beach and Sand, Mon.

      …, starter and main course were bursting with flavors and spices, including habanero chili, thyme, oregano, rum, brown sugar, vanilla, allspice and garlic. Fortunately, half of the wine pairing was already set. Candace said everybody loved Pinot Noir, one of the most food-friendly wines on the planet. However, we needed a Pinot Noir with bright…

      1 readers - By Crozet Gourmet

      Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

      … as ‘Grands Crus’ and 44 as ‘Premiers Crus’. Since 1927, only three grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, have been allowed in the production of Champagne, and account for nearly all the plantings in the region. Pinot noir accounts for 39% of Champagne’s surface area, followed by Meunier (33%) and Chardonnay (28%). The name “Champagne” is legally…

      6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      The Italian Wine Club Giordano Wines – Explore the World of Wine

      …The Italian Wine Club from Giordano Wines Offers Great Values for Wine Explorers Over the past few episodes on Bacchus and Beery Wine Radio, Donna and I have been talking about getting bold and adventurous with your wine choices. That may mean trying a new variety, label or trying wines from a different country or region. Wines from Europe can…

      1 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

      Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Carneros 2012 Pinot Noir

      … Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Carneros 2012 Pinot Noir, $24.99-$29.99, 85 points, poured a candy-apple red with a broad clear rim. The three of us tasting this wine found the nose to be a bit like rubber and wet cement, but after breathing for hours, the nose transformed into a toasty cherry (barely acceptable). Medium-plus body with fair…

      5 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

      Patz & Hall’s Sonoma House Wine on SonomaChat

      … When I first heard that Patz & Hall were opening a new tasting room, I was more than excited. I have been a fan of their Pinot Noir for many years! Having the tasting room as close as Sonoma, California is terrific as I am able to visit often and also have a sip or two of course. In June of 2014, Donald Patz and the Patz & Hall Wine…

      4 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      20% Off Yellow Dot Sale at Yankee Spirits [MA Only]

      … and Italy. With that in mind here are 12 picks from their store to get you started... 2008 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova $49.98 (no further discounts on this one) This is the best price currently available for any vintage of Tenuta Nuova anywhere in the US on Wine-Searcher. 94 points Wine Spectator. Great stuff, great buy. Losada ($14.99 - $19.99…

      2 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

      Go Haywire for Pink Bub Sparkling Rosé From British Columbia

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