Thomas Jefferson

    Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

    … classification, St. Georges is his village wine and Villefranchien the premier cru. 2009 le Mailhol, Vin de France – 36.00€ To replicate the wine of St. Georges that was famous in 18th century and mentioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1780, François has planted Morastel noir à jus blanc, Ribeyrenc noir, Aspiran gris, Terret noir and gris, Oeillade gris and noir…

    4 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

    VAwinechat Monticello AVA

    … Wine Club. The Monticello AVA, established in 1984 is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in the central Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the heart of which is Charlottesville, and covers 1,250 square miles over four counties. It is named for Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, located near the center…

    2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

    The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 1 of 2)

    … it seemed that Virginia winemakers selected vineyard sites based on little more than how pretty the vineyard site might look in wedding photos — naively assuming, perhaps, not unlike Thomas Jefferson, that idyllic and fecund landscapes equated to superior soil. Find a pretty view, and pretty wine would follow. But in central Virginia, around…

    6 readers - By Ed Comstock/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine of the Week

    …Here’s a winsome sparkling wine to ease you from Summer into Autumn. The Gérard Betrand “Cuvée Thomas Jefferson” Brut Rosé 2012 is designated Crémant de Limoux, meaning that it hails from the countryside around the little town of Limoux — pop. 9,781 souls — a commune and subprefecture in the Aude department in the vast Languedoc-Roussillon region…

    1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head