Daily Archives: June 24, 2019

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Finding “The House at Rueil” in Wine, can it be done?

Connecting Art to Wine, Before Even Tasting the Wine   I’ve wine samples to taste; a lot of samples to taste. Life just backs up the volume, as I work on balancing every to-do. At my present age, my grandmother… and then my mother… were taking long naps during the day. I’m not sure what’s […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/06/24/finding-the-house-at-rueil-in-wine-wine-of-the-week-can-it-be-done/

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Poor Oklahoma, and Trump lies again (about Iran, this time)

My mother, who would be 104 years old if she still lived, was a native Oklahoman, born and bred. Her parents settled there before it was a state, when it was still Indian Territory, in the year 1907. Her father, my grandfather Harry, co-founded the first Jewish synagogue in the state. Mom lived long enough (until 2005) to see Oklahoma …

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Daily Wine News: A New Day for Beaujolais

A glass of Beaujolais. (Flickr: kohrogi34) Jancis Robinson explores the new generation in Beaujolais. “The economic doldrums of the region that resulted when the world fell out of love with Beaujolais Nouveau at the end of the last century kept land prices attractively low for young newcomers with a different, more artisanal concept of winemaking… Beaujolais exports were up 22% …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 24, 2019

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.  They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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Beyond Sauvignon Blanc: a New Zealand masterclass

These are my notes from today’s seminar on New Zealand wine, beyond Sauvignon Blanc, held in Edinburgh. These wines were selected by Archie MacDiarmid, who I did the seminar with. Hunter’s Offshoot Pet Nat Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Marlborough Cloudy, complex, tangy and bright with lovely citrus fruit, as well as some elderflower and peach notes. Such vivid fruit here with …

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Expert’s Choice: Furmint

Furmint is famous as the key ingredient in the amazing sweet wines of Tokaj, but over recent years it has quietly been building a reputation as a variety to watch: with multiple claims for joining the ranks of great white grapes. Incredibly versatile, it has some similarities to Riesling – able to go from bone dry, crisp and vibrant all …

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