TERROIR

    Is “terroir” a social construct, or an objective fact?

      If the definition of insanity (as Albert Einstein is reputed to have said) is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results, then I must be insane for delving yet again into a discussion about the meaning of terroir—even when I know that such e...

    6 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Napa for Normal People

    Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog  Napa for Normal People© by. L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Is Napa for normal people? Or for just the rarified – those willing to dole out $20+ tasting fees to sample $100+ bottles of...

    5 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      The War on Terroir

      Edible Arts - - 5 readers - The idea of “terroir” is controversial. Some think it defines what counts as great wine. Others think it is a myth promulgated by excessivel...

      Why I Write About Wine

      binNotes | a wine blog - - 3 readers -   Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. Why I Write about Wine  By L.M. Archer, FWS “It’s a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption.” - James Thurber Follow bin...

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      Is “terroir” a social construct, or an objective fact?

      …   If the definition of insanity (as Albert Einstein is reputed to have said) is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results, then I must be insane for delving yet again into a discussion about the meaning of terroir—even when I know that such exercises will result in utter futility, as they always do. Even so…

      6 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Why I Write About Wine

      … wine. Probably because I’ve been on the road a lot lately to various wine regions, talking to a lot of people. My focus tends towards terroir, the people who tend the vines, and those who make the wines. I try not to take wine too seriously, but I do care deeply about the people and wine regions I visit. Why? I write about wine because I…

      3 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      WITWIB? IPNC 2014

      …: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Copyrighted 2012-2014. All Rights Reserved. Filed under: Pinot Noir, Terroir, Willamette Valley Wineries, Willamette Valley, OR., Wine, Wine Maker, Wine Tasting Tagged: International Pinot noir Celebration, pinot noir, willamette valley wineries, wine …

      2 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      The War on Terroir

      … The idea of “terroir” is controversial. Some think it defines what counts as great wine. Others think it is a myth promulgated by excessively romantic wine snobs (and the marketers who take advantage of them). In my Three Quarks column this month I put an end to the terroir wars. …

      5 readers - By Edible Arts

      Napa for Normal People

      …, and Laura Michel. And the food matched the same innovative vibe, featuring well-paired fare like locally sourced grilled asparagus with strawberries and lamb tongue with watermelon. By the end of the evening, I realized I’d stumbled down the rabbit hole into another Napa – where wines reflect terroir, not Wine Advocate tout sheets, and food…

      5 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

      … restaurants and wine stores in the state. We look forward to sharing our wines that range from Viognier,  Vermentino and Picpoul Blanc to Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Mourvedre and Tannat – all of which express Texas terroir and character.” Texas Fine Wine participating wineries have the distinction of being garnered 25 Gold, Double Gold, Best-in-Class…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Terroir vs. personal preference: the critic’s dilemma?

      …   Should the critic base her score/review on personal preference, or on whether or not the winemaker has allowed “the terroir to speak”? That question arose, yet again, at the recent Wine Bloggers Conference. It’s an old debate, one that’s as hard to frame as it is to answer. What does it mean to allow “the terroir to speak”? Who decides…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      The Riesling Has Landed

      … The remnants of our two-hour Riesling master class with Paul Grieco and Stuart Pigott today for the full staff of Hearth & Terroir. 25 Rieslings. Awesome. The 7th (and final) Summer of Riesling is coming… …

      1 readers - By Grapes and Grains

      what is “terroir” and why should I care?

      … Okie-dokie, before we get started, it’s probably best to  get the pronunciation of terroir word out of the way before we move on with the rest of the article: Terroir [ter-whah]   Very loosely translated from French (since no-one can agree on the exact definition, and there is no English equivalent), terroir means “a sense of place”. It’s…

      By Jacksonville Wine Guide

      what is “terroir” and why should I care?

      … Okie-dokie, before we get started, it’s probably best to  get the pronunciation of terroir word out of the way before we move on with the rest of the article: Terroir [ter-whah] Very loosely translated from French (since no-one can agree on the exact definition, and there is no English equivalent), terroir means “a sense of place”. It’s…

      1 readers - By Blog Your Wine

      John & Sacha Squair of Three Dog Wine

      …Talking to John and Sacha Squair about the path that took them to owners of Three Dog Winery, one thing sticks out more than anything about most PEC winery owners – they do it all. From grape-growing, to winemaking, social … Continue reading…

      1 readers - By Uncork Ontario

      “One Foot in the City, One Foot in the County”

      …This is the 6th post in a series on the upcoming Terroir event in Prince Edward County (Details here). The title of this post is a quote I had seen attributed to Tim Kuepfer, who together with his wife Micheline, … Continue reading →…

      By Uncork Ontario