Semillon

Sémillon is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, mostly in France and Australia.
Posts about Semillon
    • Let the gems begin

      Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

    • It’s Thanksgiving wine time, but…where’s Napa?

      Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so I’m excited. But I’m also kinda peeved. The happy part is that the Thanksgiving holiday entwines three of life’s greatest rewards: family, home, and sharing food and wine. I feel especially thankful because for me, all of that coalesces around the Napa Valley, my home for the last ten years, and America’s grand cru on the global wine stage.

      Andrea Winein Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Virginia has a large number of microclimates throughout the state. Some grapes grow very well in Northern Virginia, but not in Southern Virginia or in the Northern Neck. While there are some grapes, like Cabernet Franc, that seem to grow well all over the state the variety of wine available throughout the state is pretty amazing. This led me…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … grapefruit and passion fruit flavours. Its dry, fresh and crisp. There are a huge number of dry Sauvignons (with or without Semillon and Muscadelle) from Bordeaux that I could have selected, this was just one of my favourites. From an estate I visited back in June. Wine Over £16 Chêne Bleu Astralabe, 2009, Ventoux (number 140) Waitrose Cellar around…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … it? The point is to create a wine that thoughtfully balances richness and substance with fresh brightness and crispness, a task this one does handily. The color is very pale gold; aromas of jasmine and lemongrass, lime peel and guava are wreathed with spiced pear and tangerine, touches of hay and dried thyme, and back-notes of limestone and flint…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Edgebaston The Berry Box White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    … freshness of Sauvignon Blanc is the first thing you notice, but then there’s this woomph of fat peachy Viognier flesh, with Semillon chipping in with its waxy texture. Manages to be full in flavour but still perky and keen, keeps you coming back for more. S(-) Categorised in: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Stellenbosch, Video, Viognier, wine, Wine Education…

    Drinking Outside The Boxin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … wine and I am amazed at the bargain-priced discount. Drink it with the Traditional fish pie recipe and you will experience a rare and eminently affordable culinary nirvana. 2009 Tesco finest*, Dessert Semillon, New South Wales, Australia (£6.79, half bottle, Tesco). This sweetie is one of the most reliably stunning on the shelves year in, year out…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • scandal wine recap: last supper, best wine

    …, we immediately understood how Olivia planned to draw out her father in order to have him taken into custody? A steak dinner with a fine wine. Duh. It all looked delicious, save the insane tension and ultimate murder of many fine government agents. What does Papa Pope order in such circumstances? grapefriend wine recommendation: You need a bold wine…

    grapefriendin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • SSU Winesense Salutes Duckhorn Vineyards and Larson Family Wineries

    Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust – Forty lucky SSU students were treated to exceptional wines by Duckhorn Vineyards and Larson Family wineries this month. Organized as part of the WineSense Club educational tasting seminars, the students were excited to learn about the history of these two family wineries, both established in the 1970’s.

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  • Cliff Lede Vineyards

    … of Napa Valley and help to provide the brightness and minerality. Fruit from the cooler east side of Napa was then included to add more acidity and finesse. Chiles Valley fruit adds some tropical notes. The final blend was 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Semillon and 2% Sauvignon Vert. It was cold fermented 50% in stainless steel, 44% in neutral French oak…

    Tj Jones/ Bach to Bacchusin Sauvignon Blanc -
  • Wine of the Week

    … The Wine of the Week has been red for so many weeks that today I give you a twofer of inexpensive dry white wines, a reisling from the Pfalz region in Germany, the other a semillon-based wine from Bordeaux’s Graves region. Both represent Good Value…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 1 readers -
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