Sémillon is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, mostly in France and Australia.
Posts about Semillon
    • Gift Wines: 5 Tips on How to Pick a Great Bottle

      Want to give someone a bottle of wine this year? Here are quick tips on how to choose a great gift wine this holiday that we discussed on CBC Ontario Morning in the audio clip below. Click on the arrow above to listen to the clip. You can get all my wine reviews of great gift wines (including those for yourself) showing the stock for each bottle at your closest liquor stores.

      Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 3 readers -
    • Gold Medal Plates Toronto 2014

      Gold Medal winning plate, Gold Medal Plates, Toronto 2014: Canoe’s Chef John Horne’s Grandview Short Ribs Glazed with Tree Syrups (c) Ronald Ng Photography When head judge David Lawrason asked me to join him and fellow WineAlign colleague Sara d’Amato to preside over the wines at Gold Medal Plates Toronto, I paused for a brief moment.

      Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
    • South Africa – Vote Yes

      15th Dec 2014 South Africa – Vote Yes Sometimes it takes events like the Scottish Referendum to make you realise that however ancient and permanent the old order appears, the status quo could suddenly change. It’s no different in the world of wine: in fact, there’s one anomaly that I’ve been increasingly aware of recently.

      Tim Atkin MW- 7 readers -
  • Top 15 under-$25 wines of 2014

    Barque Smokehouse Miami Ribs PHOTO: Kevin Hewitt and Jill Chen ( The year-end list. Why? To “free the individual from the collective.” To ponder, speculate and formulate a narrative. To create the sociological, world of wine equivalent of splitting the atom. To celebrate the triumph of laic heterodoxy and the arrogance of modernity.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 3 readers -
  • Bouillabaisse, paella and 32 wines

    Chiado’s Bouillabaisse No words, no tasting notes. Just the wines. What happens at WineAlign‘s #waxmas14 stays at Waxmas14. I will say this. There was music. Waxmas Whites Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru La Moutonne 1996, Burgundy, France Vergelegen G.V.B. White 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa René Muré Riesling Clos Saint-Landelin 2008, Alsace, France R.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 7 readers -
  • Butterfly tattoo

    … Inkwell Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale, South Australia 14,6% abv; 30% new French oak, 70% neutral I have to give credit to the packaging. The front is an artsy, lepidopterous Rorschach inkblot; the back is a genuinely informative label with plenty of information. And it comes in a screwcap so there's no danger of cork taint. It's quite reductive…

    Repository of Useless Information- 2 readers -
  • Semillon, Santa Monica, DO Rancagua, Rapel Valley, Chile, 1993, 12.5% abv

    … My friend Sean N. is one of those intrepid folks who always manages to find a bottle that is unusual and unique – and then has the class to share it. Come to think of it, I have met many people like that along my wine studies journey. For the roughly 10 months it took several of us to get through the WSET Diploma course ‘Light Wines…

    winellama- 3 readers -
  • Five Wines Under $15 - The Final Chapter

    … reviews in 2015. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012 $12 (Excellent) This is a moderately aromatic wine with notes of chocolate, cherry, berry, and mocha…

    Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report- 2 readers -
  • Small People ...

    … a certain type of wine consumer who claim they are wine connoisseurs, but tend to limit themselves when it comes to exploring wines. They have put limits on their wine tasting to either: 1.) Largest and fanciest wineries (because that means a fanciful built winery's wines have to be good, right?) or 2.) The consumer will only go to wineries where wines…

    Through The Walla Walla Grape Vine™in Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • LCBO Vintages release – December 6, 2014

    … bright citrus, green apple and papaya fruit with a modest lashing of lees and oak to provide complexity, texture and depth. This wine has an Old World style which will surprise many who shy away from the big, blousy Aussie Chardonnays of old. Fine structure, balance and finish – this wine is a beauty at a very good price. Extra dry, white wine…

    W John Switzer/ The Winesights Readerin Syrah- 9 readers -

    … of their special spot at Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills. I loved the pale buttery florals of their Red Bucket Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ($17; 93 points); the bone dry, appetising crunch of the Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosato 2014 ($19.50; 92) and the gentle maturing confection and flesh of the The Piece Shiraz 2009 ($70; 92++) which gives a good indication…

    Philip White/ drinksterin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Thanksgiving with Cadaretta Wines

    I've given a lot of advice about Thanksgiving wines over the years, and most years I break my own rules. It's not hypocrisy, it's more about a divide between crowd pleasers and selfish enjoyment of what I'm in the mood for at that particular moment. This year was a little different, with Julia stuck in town housesitting, much of my family traveling, and a holiday after weeks of ...

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 1 readers -
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