Tannat

    Malbec, Who’s Your Daddy? Prunelard (at l’Institut de la Vigne)

    Prunelade: Papa de Malbec. Who knew? This week I got my nose into a whole bunch of new varieties. Actually, as it turned out, most of them weren’t that new—and some were pretty old. Just east of Toulouse, in Lisle Sur Tarn, is one of seven regional offices of l’Institut Français de la Vigne et Vin.

    5 readers - By hiredBelly.com

    Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

    INGREDIENTS: • 4 shallots, sliced in thin rings • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 1 cup red wine • 1 cup beef broth • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 (1 1/2 pound) piece flank steak • 1 tablespoon cold butter, in small chunks DIRECTIONS: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute the shallots in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until lightly caramelized, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    5 readers - By WineStyles

      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      MyWinePal - - 5 readers - My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014 With September, comes the new season of tasting wines which have arrived in British Columbia, through the IVSA. There can always be found wines from every corner of the world, and also beer and spirits too. My wine picks come from across the world, and I hope you have a chance to try them sometime soon.

      Halter Ranch Vineyard; A touch of Rhône, Ranch style

      Virginia Pour House - - 4 readers - Paso Robles has some of the finest Rhône style wines in not only California, but the United States as well. Our latest AmericanWineryGuide contribution covers yet another gem that Paso Robles has to offer. Do not sleep on Paso, especially if you are a fan of small family-style wineries.

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - It's a South American country which imported a French grape in the 19th century and since then has made it its own, becoming the signature varietal of that country. It is also a country which possesses a strong wine culture, and consumes most of the wine it produces. It is a country where beef is king, so red wines dominate.

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - If you examine the location and climate of Uruguay, there is little question why it is an excellent location for vineyards. It is located on the same latitude as South Africa and Adelaide, Australia. The Uruguayan climate is very conducive, with a predominantly maritime climate and about 1000mm of rain annually.

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      … is possibly the greatest climatic obstacle to the vineyards, but Uruguayans have learned how to adapt. Their vineyards are planted with about 72% red varietals with Tannat, at 43%, leading the group. In a land where beef is king, it is easy to see why red wines are so popular, especially when most of their production is consumed within the country…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      … Uruguay, and all were Tannat. Uruguay though has been on my radar this past year for a couple other matters, Estuario del Plata Caviar and Del Terruño Beef. Because of the caviar and grass-fed beef, I've studied a bit about Uruguay, a small country surrounded by Argentina, Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean, It has a population of about 3.4 million…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      …, 23% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 9% Tannat, 8% Grenache, and 2% Viognier (the last one is a white grape). Quite a blend! It has an intense, smoky, dark fruit nose. You pick up the Cinsault on the nose. Nutmeg, ripe berry fruit, and plums on the palate, together with some chocolate. Dry with medium body. A fun wine to enjoy with something grilled…

      5 readers - By MyWinePal

      Magnum Mania for a 30th birthday celebration at Fort Tilden, NYC

      …, moments before the sabering of a Ferrari magnum Flawless Victory Champagne of the day, shout out to James Obrien of Maialino for the Jacques Lassaigne Blanc de Blanc Will Edwards of Elan, NYC with a sick magnum of Madiran 1996, made from 100% Tannat, delicious. Thanks to Blake Noyes for the fly ass photography (far right kimono) and thanks to all these beautiful people!…

      1 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

      … and place on a large platter. Finish the sauce by swirling in the chunks of cold butter, then top the steak with some of the sauce and serve the rest on the side. Recipe courtesy of Bodega Bouza Bodega Bouza Tannat A8 Canelones, Uruguay Juan and Elisa established Bodega Bouza in 2000 by restoring a historic winery first built in 1942 by Numa…

      5 readers - By WineStyles

      Quick Sip: Y Rousseau Wines Russian River Valley 2012 Tannat

      …Hello Friends, I recently had the opportunity to join the good folks at Cellar Pass for an interactive tasting that featured Yannick Rousseau of Y Rousseau Wines and his delicious 2012 Russian River Valley Tannat. Tannat, a grape indigenous to Southwest France, is a variety I do not typically see coming out of Sonoma – on its own or in blends…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      The Linoleum Project™--Philosophy First, Winemaking Second

      … destroys” Starting with your liver. We encourage you to share a glass of our Ebola at your next meaningless meal with someone you don’t particularly care lives or dies. This is more than likely yourself. 2014 Tannat Tannat is a variety that has gained some popularity in recent years, perhaps because, like life itself, it’s the same thing backwards…

      1 readers - By HoseMaster of Wine™

      Malbec, Who’s Your Daddy? Prunelard (at l’Institut de la Vigne)

      … The 12 principal indigenous south west grapes range from better known Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tannat and Colombard (and their forebears), to the lesser known Fer Servadou, Duras, Negrette and Gros Manseng, to nearly vanished Prunelard (the ‘father’ of Malbec—also locally known as Côt). And you thought Gewürztraminer was tough to say: Mouyssagues…

      5 readers - By hiredBelly.com

      Halter Ranch Vineyard; A touch of Rhône, Ranch style

      … notes that finished clean with nuances of jasmine tea. The highlight of the tasting was the red wines, beginning with the 2011 Côtes de Paso Red Blend ($32), a blend of 48% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, and 6% Tannat. This heavy-hitter is full bodied and complex, peeling back layers of dark fruit, leather, cedar, plum and tobacco, adding in black pepper…

      4 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Uruguay on the Schuylkill

      … Quick – what’s your favorite Uruguayan wine? Why the blank stare? Would you want to hear more if I told you that you’re missing out on Tannat, Uruguay’s lush, sexy grape? And what if I point you toward a $20 bottle from a winery owned by a Philly area resident? Believe me, I’m not too far ahead of you. My first exposure to Tannat…

      20 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Argi d’Ansa, Irouléguy Rosé 2013, South West France

      …Definitely on the sturdier end of rosé, this is Tannat with a spoonful of Cabernet Sauvignon. At least that’s what it says on the back label – the link below says 100% Tannat… Argi d’Ansa, Irouléguy Rosé 2013, South West France (£9 Exel Wines) We’re not far off red wine here, with plump cherry, raspberry […]…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Bending Branch Winery Wins Appellation America Awards

      … Rivenburgh. “We are particularly thrilled that our Estate Tannat and Picpoul Blanc achieved BOA recognition.” Bending Branch won a total of four Best of Appellation Double Gold Medals, signifying exceptional expression of regional character/quality, including the following three Texas wines: 2012 Picpoul Blanc, Estate (Texas Hill Country) – bright acidity…

      17 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Uruguay Dashes England's Hopes - Time for Some Tannat

      … the cork on a boutique Uruguayan wine that I was given at last year's Wine Blogger's Conference in Penticton. During the WBC13 conference, I had a number of opportunities to chat with Leslie Fellows, the very personable Director of Sales for Artesana - a premium producer of wine in Uruguay that, understandably, focuses heavily on the Tannat variety…

      6 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey

      A Taste of Science at Doukenie Winery

      …The first Saturday of every month Doukenie Winery (Hillsboro, VA) hosts a very informative and interesting event: A Taste of Science at Doukenie Winery. Led by geologist Leanne Wiberg, the program starts with a tour and wine tasting in the depths of the facility followed by a vineyard tour of the winery's experimental vineyard. After a year…

      8 readers - By Virginia Wine TV