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  • ALICE FEIRING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
    [France] Alice Feiring - In Vino Veritas
    There is a goregous cabernet franc-ness and underneath is a pure and simple plum. There is a goregous cabernet franc-ness and underneath is a pure and simple plum. home : wine recommendations : wine girl for hire : bio : articles : contact « Remedial Bubble Assistance! Main | Abe on Pinot Grigio and a Call From Ethel. » Wine of the Year! December 30, 2008 Wine Spectator 100 best wines of the year issue? Forget it. I did. I was going to grouse about it.
  • WINE TASTING GUY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008
    [France] Day in Napa
    I then had a Rose' made from Cab Franc before moving on to the reds. I had a 2004 " The Sisters " Cab made with 8% Cab Franc. My day began in LA with an early flight from LAX to SFO. I rented a car at SFO and made my way to wine country. My day started with one of the places I neglected to take notes. Might have had something to do with the 6AM flight or the 3 hours of sleep I got the night before.
  • WHY WINE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [France] Take Israeli Wine Out of the Liquor Store Ghetto
    Fine wine and kosher used to be contradictory terms, but with the rise of so many wonderful vineyards in Israel, the race to produce the best kosher wines soon expanded to Spain, Australia, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New York, California, and every other place non-kosher wines have been made for centuries.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [France] Some Recent Wines, VLM Style
    Here are some wines I drank in the last few months that might be of interest: 2009 Bernard Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied , $26. The Vulgar Little Monkey , or VLM as many like to call him, is back writing on the internet. I like his writing because it's completely honest, because he is clear about his particular point of view, and because he makes me laugh. I recently read through his blog posts since he picked it up again in October and it's satisfying stuff.
  • VIGNA UVA VINO  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [France] Truth In Wine Labeling
    The Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin was originally signed on July 26, 2005, and now has the support of 15 international wine regions including Champagne, France; Chianti Classico, Italy; Jerez, Spain; Long Island, New York; Napa Valley, California; Oregon state; Paso Robles, California; Porto, Portugal; Rioja, Spain; Sonoma County, California; Tokaj, Hungary; Victoria, Australia; Walla Walla Valley, Washington; Washington state; and Western Australia.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [France] By the Glass - Top Quality Muscadet Edition
    This is Guy Bossard's sparkling wine, made mostly of Melon de Bourgogne (the Muscadet grape), but there is also some Gros-Plant and Cabernet Franc in the blend. I tend to think of Muscadet as a winter white wine, a wine to drink on a cold January night with a plate of raw oysters. I bet I'm not alone in this - Muscadet and oysters are a classic and wonderful pairing.
  • WINE TASTING GUY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008
    [France] The Fancy Foods Show!
    I tried a 2005 blend made with Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc and a little "Limnio" another indigenous grape. Living in NYC has its trade offs. I live in a tiny place (and pay through the nose for it), the humidity is brutal, I miss nature.I can go on & on. But don't cry for me, it ain't ALL BAD. One of the perks of NYC are the wine/food conventions at the Jacob Javits Center. And today I attended the 3rd day of the Fancy Foods Show at the Javits center.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2007
    [France] Adventures in Wine Buying.The Final Chapter
    Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Cabernet Franc. And we return to Deetrane's dark tale of intrigue, wading through the swamp of the secondary market. Prepare yourself, dear reader, for this.the final chapter (cue: scary music, rain thrashing down outside your window, lightning, etc.).
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006
    [France] End of the Year Round Up
    I really liked it though, and I imagine that it is amongst the best such Cabernet Franc wines of the Loire Valley. I find it hard to share notes about every wine that I enjoy. But there are some wines I tasted during the past two months that I think are of some interest, and I want to share some notes. Think of this as me cleaning out my closet, and sharing whatever I find in there with you. 2001 Palacios Remondo Rioja Propiedad H. Remondo , $24.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
    [France] Sauvignon Blanc - a Mini Blind Tasting
    Could be our small sample, but this reiterated for me that France continues to make some of the finest under $15 wine in the world. Good friends NorthCarolinaGuy and Gal were in town for a few days and what better reason to have a wine tasting? The tasting gang hasn't been together for a while now - April was the last time we really did our thing.
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006
    [France] Boraso Tres Picos 2004: Oh What A Wine
    This grape originated in Spain and was later made famous in the Rhone valley of France. Well it was time to branch out. I was in a wine shop the other day looking for a good deal. Trying to find that wine or those wines that are reasonably priced and good in quality. I went to the Union Square Wine shop's new location. I hadn't been to the older one in a couple of years so I was pretty stoked to check it out. I will talk about shop it self later in another post. I need to go back again.
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2007
    [France] Discovering Portugal and Touriga Nacional
    Almost like a cross between a cannonau and a cab franc with more depth and color. Wolff was telling me recently about a certain Portuguese wine that he had quite enjoyed. My interest was peaked when he said, "Get this," And proceeded to roll off the components of a quite extensive blend. What got me was out of a blend of four or five varietals I only recognized one. And that one was alicante, an ancient name for cannonau in Sardegna. It isn't even used anymore (the name not the grape).
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [France] An Evening with the Champagnes of Benoît Lahaye
    I first tasted a Lahaye wine on the same day that I first met my good friend Peter - he brought a bottle of the 2002 vintage wine back from France and shared it over dinner in Portland. Benoît Lahaye is probably the best grower/producer in Bouzy right now. I use "probably" because I haven''t sat down recently with a bottle of Champagne by Camille Savés or Paul Bara. But I feel pretty confident on this one. Lahaye is making excellent wines, mostly of Pinot Noir from Bouzy.
  • A WINE STORY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [France] Vistiting Pares Balta At VinExpo 2013
    It is a cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc blend, with the varietals vinified separately under a controlled temperature of 25 degrees celcious for 18 – 23 days. Oriol Bargallo with his magic ipad. "My. those are some rocks you have," I say to friendly Pares Balta export manager Oriol Bargallo, looking at the handsome display of the various soil types at the Pares Balta Vinexpo booth.
  • A WINE STORY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [France] Exploring the wines of Pays d’Oc IGP
    The Pays d''Oc vineyard stretches along the Mediterranean Sea and spans across 4 departments in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France (Pyrenees-Orientales, Aude, Herault, Gard) as well as six villages in the Lozere, boasting 125 miles of beaches and vast expanses of vineyards. Entering the private dining room at Al Fiori for Pays d''Oc IGP Dinner.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
    [France] Poulsard - A Survey of the Current NYC Market
    As far as I know, Poulsard is vinified only in the Jura region of France. There are dark and brooding red wines, light and joyous red wines, and everything in between, and all can be delicious and satisfying - they all have their place. Poulsard , though, exists almost outside of the spectrum of red wine. The grapes are relatively large and therefore have a low skin to juice ratio - the opposite of what is prized in say, Burgundy Pinot Noir. And the skins are not heavily pigmented.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [France] A Coteaux Champenois Tasting
    Also, people in Champagne enjoy drinking red wine from time to time and from what I gather, in much of France, you drink the local wine. Not all Champagne is sparkling wine. Peter Liem , many of whose comments and ideas are paraphrased within this post, told me that the modern history of sparkling Champagne is only 300 or so years old, and that Champagne used to be a still wine. Many Champagne producers continue to make small amounts of still wine, called Coteaux Champenois.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [France] How to Buy Excellent Cheap Wine
    This is slightly rustic Cabernet Franc. Is it possible to drink great wine on a daily basis if you're not rich? I'm talking about wines that cost between $8 and $12 a bottle? I think it it is possible, yes.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007
    [France] The Lobster Killers
    He opts for an old favorite of mine, one that I learned to love in France - anise liquor with cold water. It was breezy on Friday evening. There was a slight chill in the air, as if Mother Nature was breathing a sigh after working all week to keep the days nice and warm. But maybe that chill I felt on my deck was not so sweet after all.
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2006
    [France] Enjoying a Lip-Stinger
    So I just went up and down the rows of cold whites, which were separated generally by country and found myself in the region I have been in for a while now, France. I popped into a wine shop the other day in sort of a hurry. I had multiple bags of ingredients in hand from an amazing new find called the Essex Street Market. This place is amazing. It is an indoor market from a bygone era (1930's) when LaGuardia was mayor.
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008
    [France] A GREEK REVELATION!
    France? When you think of wine what parts of the world come to mind first? Italy? California? Maybe Argentina or Spain? What about Greece? Wait a second Keith.Greece? Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Greece. I have seen an ancient light creeping through time slowly but surely to rest upon my soul (poetic chessey-ness is always fun to dish out) in this great city of ours at an event on the west side of Manhattan. Ok Back to reality. Andres and myself recently were at a huge wine tasting.
  • A WINE STORY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [France] Collio Awards: Recognition for Quality White Wine Region
    The owner told us a very colorful story about its origins, that began with secret clones from France hidden in roses. Have you heard of Collio? Or the Collio Awards? Collio is a small region in Italy, a few hours by the Venice airport. I am here with other international wine journalists in honor of the Collio Prize 2016, and this week is all about celebrating the region and its wines. I am residing at the La Subida guest houses in Collio.
  • VIGNA UVA VINO  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [France] Recipe for Success
    In winter, about a dozen cooks usually return to their home countries, including Mexico, India and France, for six weeks of unpaid vacation; this year, Mr. Burke encouraged them to take two or three months off. What's on David Burke's fine-dining menu? A lot of in-your-face discounts. From The Wall Street Journal by Katy McLaughlin "On one menu, he crossed out prices of wine and listed new prices with the term "sale" -- a rarely seen word in fancy restaurants."
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2007
    [France] Runnin' To The Mailbox For Ventana Syrah
    And in Washington.well I haven't tasted many of them but the ones I have tasted are almost cab franc like. [link] I go into a wine shop I often pass by the California, Washington and Oregon sections just because I am always on the lookout for some old school obscure grape that I have never heard of before. I always figured that the states would have to wait. And more often than not.or should I say so far I have not found that in the U.S.
  • EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2007
    [France] Gettin' A little Chile in South Carolina
    I don't know much about viognier other than it is native to the Rhone area of France and became popular for a minute in the US and then dropped off a bit. I have been away for a bit. Sorry ‘bout that. The SLA (State liquor Authority) hearing for the shop is coming quick so we have been working double overtime to get all the demographic research together for the judges.
  • ALICE FEIRING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008
    [France] Alice Feiring - In Vino Veritas
    The Newton and Ridge Chardonnays are the only CA Chards I still buy -- and only 4-6 bottles a year -- as I tend to agree there are better white wines from France and better values as well. home : wine recommendations : wine girl for hire : bio : articles : contact « Meet the Sean Hannity of the Wine World | Main | How To Tell A Fake? » Q & A With Alice F. After the deBord Attack May 14, 2008 Q: In your opinion do most Californian wines stink? A:Yes. Q:Why is that?
  • ALICE FEIRING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
    [France] Alice Feiring - In Vino Veritas
    France has a competitive advantage in this area. home : wine recommendations : wine girl for hire : bio : articles : contact « Contemplating Roth After Days of Wine Tasting | Main | The Man on the Train and Vin Naturel » Japan and Natural Wine April 18, 2008 Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. And all is always now. Borrow from Burnt Norton?
  • DR. VINO  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [France] Mayacamas Vineyards – tasting notes and more, from John Gilman
    As Bob Travers recalls, “since day one, my inspiration was the wines that I knew best from France prior to my arrival in Napa, with Bordeaux wines such as Château Latour always the wines that I sought to emulate- wines that were not made for the cellar and were not crafted to blossom over the long haul simply were not that interesting to me, and I had little desire to try to make wines in any other style than that of the wines like Latour that were always my favorites to drink.”.
  • DR. VINO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
    [France] Screwcaps, scores, riesling, the Loire, Cali cab: John Gilman part two
    It is a beautiful area of France and the wines have this wonderful, laid-back character that perfectly matches the bucolic settings and the people that live there. And this extends to the wine merchants themselves- too many in the US and France treat Champagne simply as a commodity that needs to be stocked, and put together a selection of the familiar Grandes Marques and let the bottles sell themselves.
  • BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2007
    [France] Silver Burgundy Roudup - WBW #39
    He also tasted a red wine, one from what must be the newest appellation in France, the Côte de Coucherais. There are lots of things that I like about this edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday. There were many new participants - some newer bloggers, and also some established bloggers jumped into the WBW fray for the first time this month.
  • ALICE FEIRING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007
    [France] Alice Feiring - In Vino Veritas
    Incidentally, Clark may have a home base in California, but his itinerant magic show goes way beyond that -- Frances southern climes, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, South America, anywhere that out of whack wines are likely to be made in huge batches, there you will find Mr. Fixit hard at work, polishing those raw tannins, pumping up the acidity, taking the alcohol down from 17% to a more palatable 13%, and all the rest of that malarkey.
  • DR. VINO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
    [France] Natural wines, premox, chenin blanc, 07 Port and Rhone – John Gilman
    To my knowledge, chenin blanc reaches its greatest expressions in France’s long, meandering Loire Valley. John Gilman, author of the newsletter The View from the Cellar , joins us again for a Q&A. I asked him six questions; he replied with over 10,000 words!
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