24 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Degustation

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 1 day ago.
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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog almost 2 years ago.
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…pour their wines along with ours, and guest chefs to cook for us! Sounds fun doesn't it?

Good to see that the turn in French wine policy toward the puritanical hasn't prevented such creativity. Of course, licensing laws in the US give this a 0.0001% chance of ever happening here. So get your fix in France. The Super Camion de Dégustation was last seen at the evening market in Uzès...

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What?! What is it with all of these cidermakers?! What? What?

So I was walking the floor of the Grand Tasting on the final day of Taste Camp 2013 held in Baltimore, Maryland, in a conference room overlooking Camden Yards, with Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report. And like many of the other attendees we stumbled upon Millstone. The cool part was that they were a different kind of producer. They made meade and cider. Normally I am not such a big meade guy, but there are …

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By allan of CellarBlog over 2 years ago.
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Robert Parker refers to him as the Bad Boy of Saint Émilion, Jean Luc Thenevin is one of the first garagiste winemakers in Bordeaux and consistently produces small lot, high quality wines. His blog is amongst the best winemaker blogs in Bordeaux and, having met him a couple of times, he is also a really nice guy. One of the highlights during En Primeur is being able to try the new wines at Dégustation Thunevin.

Jean Luc was gracious enough to answer a few questions about how the harvest is progressing so far:

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By allan of CellarBlog 3 years ago.
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The blind tastings sponsored by the UGCB are absolutely the highlight of En Primeur, but they aren't the only tasting during En Primeur week.

Agence Fleurie has compiled a pretty extensive list of additional tastings. Two of the highlights that were a lot of fun last year:

Dégustation Thunevin

Du lundi 4 au vendredi 8 avril de 9 à 17 h

3-7 rue Vergnaud 33330 SAINT EMILION

www.thunevin.com

Dégustation La Grappe par Derenoncourt Consultants

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 7 days ago.
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It's difficult to argue with the results. Tasting their 2004 Proprietary Red , made at the time by Helen Turley (you've heard of her) during her second vintage there, was a strong case in the making for them laying claim to vying for Napa supremecy. Clay, leather, dark and rich fruit; it was still ripe and supple ten years on. Creosote? Yeah, there's creosote coming off of that wine; lilacs, lavender, tobacco, and elegance, too, with enough structure to keep …

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…wines, and a private tour, tasting and lunch or dinner with my dad and wines out of his cellar:

A photo of the seminar space at the Craneway Pavilion, flooded with light:

And a photo of the Craneway's interior during the Grand Tasting:

And finally, a photo of me and my dad, taken the night of his award. It was really an honor to be a part of the festivities, and see my dad get his moment in the limelight.

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On Daily Wine News 16 days ago.
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Chinese wine trade, consumers and media will have the chance to experience the quality, diversity and regionality of Australian wines at the biggest showcase of Australian wine in China as part of the Wine Australia Grand Tasting and Seminar Roadshow which kicks off today. The annual roadshow, which will run until Monday 14 April, will be held in Shanghai, Shenyang and Nanning and will feature more than 34 Australian exhibitors, showcasing more than 60 brands and 300 wines.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 17 days ago.
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…heard of anyone being in favor of unbalanced wines. Then I was reading, in the new April issue of The Tasting Panel (and what an interesting ‘zine that's turning out to be) a little article by Randy Caparosa in which he made some salient points, most notably that, at the last World of Pinot Noir (which I attended; I was underwhelmed by Raj's Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir), "There is still talk of the ‘high-alcohol problem' in American Pinot Noirs, but …

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By NW of The Wine Cask Blog 17 days ago.
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Tasting notes:

Lemon, apple, and white pepper on the nose

Medium bodied with tightly knit bubbles on the palate

Apple notes with a tartness on the finish

Summary:

This is a good value bubbly, interesting and well made. It's a Blanquette de Limoux from France, which is made in the traditional method similar to Champagne but from the Mauzac grape.

It has nice, gripping acidity and tartness combined with bright fruit flavor and dense bubbles. For a light aperitif, this …

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