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Loire Cab Franc - 2005年品尝伟大 - Baudry,Puzelat,Breton Extravaganza - WBW 44

loirereds.jpg这是一个大阵容的红葡萄酒卢瓦尔岛 - 来自2005年的三个Bernard Baudry.来自puzelat的两个vins de表(和因此,没有复古)葡萄酒。嗯,听起来像一个比赛Wine Madness......所以让我们投入一个Breton来改变事情......

First to the Baudry wines from Chinon: I tasted them first blind, in a lineup of Loire reds. The 2005 “domaine” (under $20;find this wine)是紧,集中与一个伟大的和严重的balance of dark fruits, acidity and cab franc tannin. I poured it later to my NYU class where the reception was mixed but definitely favorable. It probably needs some cellar time…

baudry les grezeaux(find this wine) is another solid offering that, back in the blind tasting, had a great degree of seriousness and poise. But even better was the Le Clos Guillot (find this wine), a serious and age-worthy wine with great integration of the dark fruits, acidity, minerality and tannins.

ThePuzelat“vin de table” wines (find these wines)不允许陈述复古,但它们可能是2006年。他们更容易饮酒,鲜艳的水果和更高的酸度,完全有价值低于20美元的葡萄酒。尝试雪佛夫。

TheCatherine & Pierre Breton2005 Chinon (find this wine) is also tasting great right now–so great, it’s one of those “there must be a hole in it because how else could it be empty so fast” kinda great.

The reason for these speed reviews today was at the suggestion ofGaryvee, who holds the rotating chair for Wine Blogging Wednesday this month and picked the excellent theme. Since he is a video blogger, I’m not sure how he will do a customary round-up but you can always check theWBW.最新的网站。

还要注意:Eric Asimov他自己的Chinon最近洗了。

Paitin,Serra Boella,Barbera d'Alba - WBW 42 - 红色七个字

paitin.jpg.WBW.42: The任务, describe an Italian red in seven words.

葡萄酒:p, Serra Boella, Barbera d’Alba, 2006 $20. (find this wine)

My seven words, in alphabetical order!

Acidity, berry, cherry, delicious, earthy, food-friendly, gonzo!

Furriners购买美国,Costco备份,肉,WBW - 品尝尺寸倾倒

Status Costquo
Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court ruled two to one against Costco, which sells almost a fifth of all wine in Amerca. The judges upheld the Washington Liquor Board’s ban that prohibits distributors from offering deeper discounts to big retailers, varying prices from one retailer to another, and making deliveries to specific stores instead of a central warehouse for retailers. Changing the status quo could have led to reduced wine prices since Costco stores in Washington could buy wine more or less directly from wine producers. [Seattle Times]

rosenblum.jpg.Rosenblum sold to furriners!
“帝亚吉欧收购Rosenblum£53 m”阅读headline in the Financial Times. Why the foreign coverage of a California winery acquisition? Oh yes, Diageo is a drinks multinational based in Britain. With the US dollar tanking, are foreign buyers going to start snapping up American wineries almost as fast as Manhattan pieds-Ã -terre? Who’s next: Jackson Family? Trinchero? In the case of Rosenblum, let’s hope this reliable producer of zinfandel will continue pumping out the good value vino. []

“…if Americans were to reduce meat consumption by just 20 percent it would be as if we all switched from a standard sedan — a Camry, say — to the ultra-efficient Prius.” The meat-guzzler, love it. [纽约时报]

金宝博188官方vino italiano
下一个葡萄酒博客周三主题已宣布:七字审查意大利红色。由于有很好的照片可能有助于将其延伸到1,007,请查看本月的主持人及其tips on how to take better pictures of wine bottles. []

是的,你的设计可能赢得WB你免费葡萄酒W logo contest, now underway. [WBW.ORG.]

Four questions with…Dr. Vino!
I spoke with Paul Berger and gave him a few tips for NYC wine geeks. [纽约地铁]

说Yay forAligoté!WBW 39.

mikulski.jpgWhen the dollar heads south, so do Burgundy fans.Neilhas organized us to head south to the Côte Chalonnaise or the Mâconnais, which he politely calls “silver Burgundy,” for this Wine Blogging Wednesday.

That gave me a chance to try the excellent Domaine Francois Mikulski Aligoté 2005 (about $17,find this wine)。这个葡萄,Chardonnay在该地区的糟糕堂兄,传统上,传统上,在KIR(但嘿,自基尔Royale储备自香槟的地方以来,这并不是那么不好的命运。)

该aligotote具有一个极其诱人的风味型材,类似于Sauvignon Blanc Zip与Chablis的石矿物质之间的交叉。我把它倒在纽约的一堂课中,人们正在翻转它。我认为aligoté销售额仅增加了两倍。

突破:事实证明,这个Mikulski BourgogneAligoté来自Cotes de Beaune的Meursault。哎呀!好吧,它仍然是“银色”,因为它不是霞多丽。如果尼尔是文字,那么我最近享受了génot-boulanger 2005 Mercurey 1er Cru Les Saumonts(find this wine)23美元。它具有漂亮的红浆果果实,酸度良好,勃艮第陶器的玩具。在勃艮第播放2005年葡萄酒的荒谬价格的好方法。

Go native – indigenous varieties – WBW 37 roundup!


The result was a terrific listing of many unheralded yet rewarding wines. Tannat, for example, featured prominently with no few than four bloggers tasting this burly red grape and three of them tasting it both from its native France and comparing it with versions from Uruguay. Bloggers explored many remote corers of Italy, the country that produced the most tasting notes. Even the good old USA got some grapes written up, though only one Norton and assorted hybrids and clones developed to become indigenous.


没有进一步的ado,让我们去圆润!Read more…

Touriga Nacional Up Douro,WBW 37


When I attended a tasting last fall in New York and tried a serious wine from the Douro, I inquired as to the the grape variety.


I laughed. What’s this “field blend” stuff? Can’t these Portuguese keep track of which grape vines they have in their vineyards? Well, after my trip to the region last week, I learned there’s a method to the apparent madness: many of the oldest vineyards were intentionally planted with a row of this and a row of that to be harvested at the same time and go into port. Table wine producers have tended to keep that same old vineyard blending to make lovable mongrel blends instead of purebreds, single varieties of the New World. Hey, if it works in Chateauneuf, why not elsewhere?


The grape variety touriga comes in various forms in the region but none seems more prevalent than Touriga Nacional–it’s “national” for crying out loud!Read more…

Reminder: WBW is one week away!

Just a quick reminder that I hope you are getting ready to “去生物“今天一周!

That’s right, I’ve chosen the theme of indigenous grape varieties for this month’s theme. So you still have a week left to select, drink and write a brief tasting note about your wine made from an indigenous grape variety. Bonus points are available for those who drink said wine actually IN the region and even more bonus points can be yours if you do a comparison between old and new. The “big six” grape varieties are banned. Get the whole scoop in theoriginal announcement.

So what are you waiting for? Get your agioritiko into gear!

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去本土!葡萄酒博客周三#37 - 土着葡萄品种


Say goodbye Chardonnay and hello Falanghina! Or Romorantin! Mencia or, heck, Moschofilero! If you have just been waiting to venture off the beaten path, now is your chance to try an obscure grape variety from it’s homeland! The justification is the 37th edition of the internet wine juggernaut known as葡萄酒博客周三and our theme is to “go native” and try an indigenous grape variety!


所以这里是你的作业,如果你选择接受它:现在和之间的某个时候September 12, pick a wine made from a grape variety that comes from a place it might call home. Taste it and write up a tasting note (our translators are standing by for foreign language contributions!) on your blog on that day mentioning your involvement in WBW and linking here if you choose. If you don’t have a blog but would still like to participate, then feel free toemail me你的笔记。然后我将围绕所有的帖子和笔记,将回馈给您,我们将从遗失的路径中拥有一个巨大的葡萄酒列表,希望有趣和美味。


France is the homeland to many grapes, so if you decide to venture there,跳过大六葡萄(Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir) since we’re trying new stuff. That still leaves plenty of things to try from la belle France.

many resources availableto find out more about grape varieties.上诉美国has a witty, pictorial guide. Steve De Long has his beautiful葡萄酒葡萄品种桌子(for a quick and dirty list, check hisWine Century Club form)。And with a regional focus, the current issue of Food & Wine has a story by Ray Isle on“12 (Italian) grapes that are essential to know。“Feel free to post links to more resources in the comments.

Major bonus points将为两件事中的任何一种提供。首先,对任何喝酒在它种植的地方喝酒的人。其次,如果你把葡萄从两个成长的地区配对,包括祖传家园和一个新的家(例如,来自Cahors和Mendoza的Malbec),你将赢得更大的奖励积分。只有这些奖励积分积累,尚未决定,就像航空公司里程一样,它们易于随时贬值。(奖励积分可能是某种形式的额外勇气,金色的明星和大堆的尊重和钦佩。)







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