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OCTOBER 17, 2013 Vina Pedrosa Crianza 2010 Bodegas Hermanos, Perez Pascuas
Aged 12 months in oak, ruby red colors in the glass, first thing off the starting block is raw fresh wood (cedar), fresh fruit and minerality, slightly muted aromas, very dry tannins, on the palate glycerine, bacon, licorice and white pepper with floral notes. SRP $34
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OCTOBER 17, 2013 Sancerre to bid adieu to the AOC system?
The growers in the Sancerre AOC are ticked, writes Jim Budd on his blog. Their hackles have been raised because the national appellation bureau is closing their Sancerre outpost and centralizing regional functions in Tours, about 120 miles away from Sancerre.
A WINE STORY Borie de Maurel in the Languedoc
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
Did you ever have this fabulous picnic lunch beside an ancient windmill? It was an experience visiting Borie de Maurel in Minervois La Liviniere with Matt Stubbs and others. Here, Michel Escande, the owner and winemaker, gave us a tasting of his wines and his wife Sylvie - a professional caterer - prepared this FANTASTIC buffet of various dishes to be paired with their white and red wines. La Liviniere is the first of the appellation village of the Minervois. MORE >>