Thomas Jefferson

    Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

    … exceptional vintage over 30 years. 2011 Villefranchien, St. Georges d’Orques – 25€ 90% Grenache planted in 1920 and 1947 Light red colour, almost like Pinot Noir. Fresh liqueur cherries, with acidity and tannin. Medium weight. No wood. François does not make each wine every year. If you think in terms of the Burgundian classification, St. Georges is his…

    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