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With its strong, celebrated passion for food and the rich gastronomic histories of its early French and Spanish settlers, why has the Bayou State never developed a vital wine industry? Well, actually, it has a long relationship with wine, dating back to at least the early 19th century. At that time, great volumes of European wine were imported to Louisiana and profitably redistributed along the Mississippi River Delta. A homegrown wine industry did take root, with most of the wine produced in the Florida parishes. However, Louisiana’s hot, humid climate punished French hybrid and vinifera vines, exposing them to Pierce’s disease and downy mildew. Prohibition also proved devastating for the state’s troubled wine industry. By the mid-1970s, enthusiasts were again cultivating their own vines on the loamy soils of the state. Now gaining recognition with such varieties as Norton and Blanc du Bois, Louisiana winemakers are keen to renew the industry and are seeking support for research to determine a perfect Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Niagara

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Dixie

    Well suited for growing in the hot southeastern or Gulf states of America, Dixie can be used for wine or as a table g...

  • Blanc du Bois

    Blanc du Bois was developed at the University of Florida for use in that state. It is a white wine-producing grape wi...

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  • Feliciana Cellars

    The stately Spanish Mission-style structure that houses Feliciana Cellars opened its doors in 199...

  • Emeril's

    Chef Emeril Lagasse received his first culinary experience from his mother, Hilda, when he was a ...

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  • Chilaquiles are breakfast food down Mexico way. Which are commonly associated ... muffuleta places in southern Louisiana, though in the latter case probably more essential to stay true to the recipe with a demanding customer bas Read More

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  • Oops, didn't mean to start nuthin'.  We're getting plenty of ... of ... I actually live in Louisiana where the wine list is more expansive and we can have wines mailed to us.So, OutThere, are there some good new things coming out of California that I need to be watching out fo Read More

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  • Pontchartrain Zinfandel "Port of New Orleans" Covington Louisiana 2006


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Hello!   I am a Washington native who recently found herself ... ... transplanted to Southern Louisiana, after having lived on all of our nation's coasts.  Wine tasting is one of my hobbies, although I have found no where near my current home that has them, so I must go on a search...or perhaps start my own?    I find that I "prefer" reds...ho... Read More

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  • Landry Vineyards Blueberry


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    Wine review by Tonya913

  • We sell it at several liquor stores in north Louisiana. Read More

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  • we sell it at several liquor stores in north Louisiana.  About $16/bottle Read More

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  • I was raised in New Orleans by a family who believed in alcohol in moderation. ... (Remember this was in the Louisiana heat.)I now live in Brooklyn and have a good relationship with a couple of local stores. In February I participated in a course on Spanish Reds hosted at a local wine bar. Because of good luck and a willingness to "taste and t... Read More

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  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005


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    Wine review by Ron5953

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