Sauternes

    Parts V, VI, VII, VIII of #OldNiagara: We explore Cave Spring 1989, Stonechurch 1997, Konzelmann 1991 and Quails’ Gate Optima 1991

    My goal is to taste 52 older vintage (20 years or more, with an exception or two along the way) Canadian wines in a year and write about them good or bad for this series called #OldNiagara. I started with four extremely well-preserved Niagara wines that were eye-openers for me in the way they had aged so gracefully and still had a fair amount of pleasure to give.

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    The marathon du medoc

    The marathon du medoc So I ran the marathon du medoc yesterday for the second year. it was the 30th anniversary of the race, so even more than usual there was a party atmosphere. There were also more runners – over 10 000. It was a hot sunny day. Great for the vines, which need just another week of this weather for 2014 to be a very interesting vintage, even after the coolest August for 50 years.

    4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      WiningWays - - 1 readers - Before the start of day two I did forget to mention some of the other wines we tasted at Fox Run Vineyards. Arctic Fox – Cayuga grape, refreshing, leaning towards the sweet side. Not a complex wine. Enjoyable citrus and stone fruit. Dry Riesling 2011 – Great minerality, acidity, lemony citrus 2013 Rosé of Lemberger – the only way I really enjoy Lemberger.

      PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

      jvb uncorked - - 1 readers - I’m fortunate to work in an industry I love (entertainment) that by definition requires long hours. Often I work around the clock, and in this industry ‘weekends’ simply don’t exist. So when I get an opportunity to enjoy wine with friends, it’s very special indeed! Recently I was blessed with two nights off in a row.

      Chateau Coutet, a Premier Grand Cru of Sauternes

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love - - She was introduced to us as ‘vivacious,’ and that she was even under the duress of jetlag, having just flown to Seattle from France. Aline Baly spoke with just a whisper of her Boston accent, the city in which she had spent twenty years. Her presentation was conversational and jovial. She drew us all in with her funny stories and humble manner.

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      PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

      …I’m fortunate to work in an industry I love (entertainment) that by definition requires long hours. Often I work around the clock, and in this industry ‘weekends’ simply don’t exist. So when I get an opportunity to enjoy wine with friends, it’s very special indeed! Recently I was blessed with two nights off in a row. On the first, I managed to go…

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

      The marathon du medoc

      … in my tank at the end and sprinted the last stretch! Then I had a 20 minute walk back to Pichon, where we had lunch with wine, port and Sauternes, which was most splendid. A film will follow.…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      … they set their wine on the scale. For more information on the IRF scale visit www.drinkriesling.com/tastescale . Dessert styles do not need any other accompaniment. They can be as satisfying as a fine French Sauternes or Canadian Ice Wine. Growers, especially those who see themselves as farmers first, love Riesling’s ability to express its sense of place…

      1 readers - By WiningWays

      The incomparable Yquem 1986

      …This was the star wine in a star line-up at Tuesday’s lunch. Just thrillingly good. Chateau d’Yquem 1986 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France Powerful, spicy and intense with lovely flavours of marmalade, apricot, spice and citrus, as well as some sweet melon notes and a delicious creaminess. There’s also a hint of white pepper. This is tantalising. So spicy and profound. 97/100…

      By jamie goode's wine blog

      The Scoop on Sweet Wines

      … hint of ginger and honey to sweet wines. This is particularly effective when producing Sauternes and one of the most coveted wines of the world, Chateau d’Yquem. Residual Sugar The final category of sweet wines consists of wines that were cut off during the fermentation process. When this happens, the grape’s sugar is left over, which is called…

      By The Alcohol Professor

      Chateau Coutet, a Premier Grand Cru of Sauternes

      … of the wines from her family Chateau in Sauternes that was both crisp and poetic. Sauternes in general is a tough sell in the US. For one thing, they are fairly expensive because of the production of the wines themselves; the grapes must be botrytised, a natural process that cannot be hurried or even counted on completely. The grapes, because…

      By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Sauternes and Cherries — A Special Summer Pairing

      …Those of us who are regular tasters at the Thursday night wine tasting at Fine Wines of Stockton know one of George’s great loves is Sauternes and cherries. Not just any cherries mind you. They must be cherries that are not overly sweet, just a touch of tartness is what’s desired to counter the sweetness of the Sauternes. Rainier or Queen (Royal…

      6 readers - By Pull That Cork

      1855 Classification of Bordeaux

      … classified in importance from first to fifth growths (crus). All red came from the region of Médoc except Château Haut-Brion produced in the Graves . White wines limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac were classified and only the first and second growth. Published 18 April 1855, this classification has undergone two changes since…

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      1995 Chateau D Yquem – Sauternes

      … writing personal essays p>Okay so we have been slacker’s and posted nothing for months. It certainly isn’t because we are not drinking some really special wines. Recently we enjoyed a bottle of the 1995 Chateau D Y’quem for a dear friends special birthday, and man was it ever special. Y’quem is the dessert wine that all others are judged…

      5 readers - By The Wine Cult