Europe has long been the icon of world-class wine making, adding to the lore and prestige of its “Old World” title. A study financed by the European Commission released this past December sought to gauge the international influence of Old World wines ...Read more »
Algeria is a relatively large country in the Maghreb geographical region of north-west Africa. Spanning more than 1300 miles (2000km) from east to west and roughly the same north to south, it forms an uneven square in the western half of the Sahara desert. Morocco lies to the west (the Atlantic Ocean, and the Madeira and Canary Islandsbeyond that) and Tunisia and Libya are to the east, confirming Algeria's place at the heart of Arabic northern Africa.
Despite being an Islamic nation, and therefore one which does not officially produce or consume alcohol, Algeria has a remarkably extensive area under vine. This vast acreage is mostly the product of Algeria's colonial occupation by France in the latter half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. France's conquest of Algeria was slow, beginning with the occupation of the capital Algiers in 1830 and ending only when the last of the Toureg tribes were overrun in the 1920s. During this period Read more »
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This red wine is a recent cross of white (Mueller-Thurgau and Sylvaner) and red (Chambourcin) grapes. Regent is named...
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“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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To me this is weird.A few years back I used to participate in the annual ... ... ... of must from Rumania and Algeria piled in a corner. Smaller boxes of yeast, also empty.Men on tall ladders leaning over the barrels stirring with monster paddles, though in some cases there were massive detachable eggbeater units at the top of the barrels.Larg... Read More
Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... been and probably was from Algeria, which was a huge exporter to France. And the Jura? When did that become a place noted for great vineyards and great wine? Like four or five years ago when a few Manhattan sommelliers started discovering it? It's trendy today in th... Read More
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