…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...
A lovely lunch today with Janet Myers, the Director of Winemaking and General Manager at Franciscan Estate. She was in New York to promote her exciting new white wine called Equilibrium, a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat. It's a very interesting wine - highly aromatic with crisp acidity and a rounded, lifted, slightly off-dry flavor. Tasting it before realizing it was a blend, it had the character of a Sauvignon Blanc yet rounder. A very good aperitif or first course wine for restaurants.
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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 is being able to try the new wines at .refers to him as the Bad Boy of , Thenevin is one of the first garagiste winemakers in and consistently produces small lot, high quality wines. His
Jean Luc was gracious enough to answer a few questions about how the harvest is progressing so far:
The blind tastings sponsored by the UGCB are absolutely the highlight of , 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:
lundi 4 au vendredi 8 avril de 9 à 17 h
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Dégustation La Grappe par Derenoncourt Consultants
The Tasting Lineup
This broadcast featured special guest, Chef Jeff Mosher, and was recorded from the Robert Mondavi Winery kitchen. Chef Mosher prepared two dishes that sounded amazing to pair with the Robert Mondavi Winery 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay and Stags Leap District 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Since Robert Mondavi Winery was one of the first producers to promote tours, arts, and culinary programs , it was quite fitting for CellarPassTV to do their first wine and …
Fragrant raspberry on the nose
Medium bodied on the palate
Plum and flint notes on the finish
Chinon is a town and surrounding wine appellation in France that produces terrific Cabernet Franc. This wine from Domaine Gouron shows the textbook red fruit and flinty characteristics that represent this region. It's a good buy for around $ 18 or so.
The wines of Chinon are remarkably balanced and elegant, so don't overlook them. Raise a glass!
Every year, I use London's extremely useful Big Fortified Tasting to teach myself a lesson. In 2011 and 2012, the lessons were concerned with passing the MW practical examination. In 2013, with the exam now mercifully conquered , I could follow a more personal interest, so I embarked on a.
Fragrant black cherry and currants on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Mixed berry notes and spice on the finish with a cedar hint
This wine is nicely balanced with fragrant fruit and spice. It's easy drinking and should pair well with a variety of dishes. For $ 20, raise a glass!
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