Archive for August, 2009:

Bordeaux wine tourism, part 2 – the right bank

Published on August 28th, 2009
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Bordeaux’s right bank, and the rolling countryside of the Entre-Deux-Mers have more to them than wine production, though I wouldn’t want to detract from that. Wine touristic gems are there for the discovery, and the area is heavily-laden with cultural heritage.

Brumont, Gros Manseng, Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2008

Published on August 26th, 2009
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As I came across this wine at a professional tasting, it made me smile and chatter enthusiastically.

Austria’s grüner veltliner ageing gracefully

Published on August 24th, 2009
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Grüner veltliner (grooner velt-leaner) may not roll easily off an anglophone tongue, but wine made from this indigenous Austrian grape variety will liven up said tongue with some delicious flavours, both in youth, and, as explored here, in graceful age.

Bright, young South African wine industry

Published on August 17th, 2009
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South Africa’s 350-year-old wine industry has been revolutionised in the last 15 years, as planting restrictions have been removed, and new areas planted up with early successes.

Oak influence on white wine

Published on August 10th, 2009
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Oak, especially new oak, is one of wine’s most influential moderators of flavour, texture and ease of appreciation. Here’s a quick view of the fundamentals.

E. Guigal

Published on August 3rd, 2009
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Guigal is one of the foremost producers in the Rhône valley, making everything from estate wines, wines from bought-in fruit and blending wines from bought-in wines. Third generation Philippe, the company’s general manager, explained it all.

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