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DECEMBER 13, 2012 [Travel, Viognier] A Red and White from Jefferson Vinyards
I was already sold on Virginia Viognier(vee-own-YAY) from past visits, so this time I wanted to bring home a few red wines. Not because the Cab Franc, but in October, Shirley and I fell in love with the Jefferson Vineyards' Viognier. I paired the salmon with a 2009 Jefferson Viognier.
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MAY 4, 2008 [Travel, Viognier] Day in Napa
I had a couple of Viogners, one that was creamier & toasty that I did not love, and another, the 2006 Renard Viognier that had great floral & citrus notes with a wonderfully crisp acidity to it. 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.
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OCTOBER 9, 2015 [Travel, Viognier] Visiting Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo
Our hosts for the afternoon of tasting and lunch was the handsome, articulate chief winemaker Luis Duarte and his very sharp, well-traveled assistant, winemaker Mafalda Vasques who I will see this week back in New York. What an interesting visit to Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo, Portugal.
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APRIL 29, 2011 [Travel, Viognier] Hospice du Rhone 2011 Panel lead by Christophe Tassan
note: from my travels in France, this is actually a familiar story!). He brought a Viognier Chateau de Nages 2009 from Costieres de Nimes (Nortre Pais Blanc) which is delicious -- extremely well balanced, with racy acidity, a long finish, and flavors of ripe fresh apricot and peach on the nose and palate. HdR2011 is kicking off with a bang with the first panel, which is moderated by Christophe Tassan, sommelier at MIX in Las Vegas.
WHY WINE BLOG [Travel, Viognier] Year In Review
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013
Three new favorites added to my white wine list were, Grüner Veltliner from Austria, Verdejo, the native grape of Rueda in North-west Spain and Virginia's Viognier
. I will be traveling
more and visiting family and my hometown of Tamaqua, PA more often and have already been looking at what fishing gear I am going to need in the Spring. I've been doing these Years in Reviews for a few years now and came close to just forgetting or not really wanting to this year. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG [Travel, Viognier] Christmas Shopping On Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Last weekend Shirley, Pam and I spent the day traveling
the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail while participating in their annual Holiday Shopping Spree , taking home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a collectible Cayuga Wine Trail ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipes. Among them was a Viognier
from Goose Watch Winery. MORE >>
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK [Travel, Viognier] Gettin' A little Chile in South Carolina
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2007
In the late 1800's after the country had gained it's independence rich Chileans traveled
the world and brought back with them vine cuttings of wines that are staples of the their wine industry today such as carmenere and cabernet sauvignon. In Chile he has an interesting selection of wines ranging from the cabernet and carmenere to gewÃ¼rztraminer and viognier
. And the viognier
is the one I would like to talk about. I have been away for a bit. Sorry â€˜bout that. MORE >>