Atlantic Wine

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Varietals Produced in Atlantic View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Niagara

  • Villard Noir

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime ... ... climate thanks to the Atlantic.  But it can also have too much rain close to harvest - not as often a problem upstate.  So the biggest differences really are the headaches that face the growers in these two areas and the varieties that suit the two very differe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?

  • We had a white wine from Viserny last week. That's Viserny there in the ... from here to the Med, to the Atlantic or the North Sea. For this, Burgundy has always been an area of passage, and the Auxois one of the few places around where you could keep your feet dry. If all roads led to Rome, one of them came right through here. And if you'll a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vines in the Auxois Hills...

  • Thanks for that info, Joyce and D.  Have to include the Loire in my next trip over the Atlantic. JD, what are you waiting for?  Loire reds have that texture and elegance, when done right, that many Burgundy drinkers are craving, and are so reasonable.  Also check out the reds of Marc Bredif, extremely reasonable and very good.  I've had my share... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July

  • Don't forget that history also applies to farming practices. You grow ... ... ... and if you live in an Atlantic region like Bordeaux, you may get rain, frost, snow, hail, birds, deer, mold or something else. So you pick and ferment. You squeeze the grapes to extract the juice and let it do its thing.There was no thought of gentle handling, o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Claret, other historical wine...

  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most ... ... usually considered an Atlantic region, but Rioja Baja, which is where there's a lot of Garnacha instead of Tempranillo, is pretty warm. Today, people are bottling monovarietal Garnacha there and it should be different from anywhere else. I would dearly love to tas... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • but if you're sending Pinot Noir or heaven forbid, Sauv Blanc, as Napagirl ... could claim I recognized the Atlantic influence, but that would be total BS - I blew it big time - even got the vintage wrong.AlbariñoAlbariñoAlbariñ Read More

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  • Good link, JD.Was wondering about other countries/regions than France and North ... on the western side of the Atlantic Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy Pest/Disease Issue -...

  • Today was mostly a fun day.  I updated all the computers on my LAN (local ... the coast but stayed in the Atlantic); I can't wait to get my sweetie out on a fall colors ride.  You can see our rides on the WORMS website, and in fact I did a nice ride just two days ago that was just fantastic.  Dinner consisted of NY Strip steaks grilled with po... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • EM - "The Infiniti is rear-wheel drive (as God intended)"  This ... ... of course but the Mid-Atlantic States call for more traction.Ah, massage Thursday.  I love the days when I get a massage, because I have resolved to not work on anything that requires physical effort so I can really enjoy the day.  Another lunch at Seasons 52 after the ma... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • I'm probably not getting it in the way you intend.These people have, for ... business just north on the Atlantic side, some DJs I know, and some yacht captains based out of there. Besides the typical tropical libations, there's nothing like having a case (yes, not singleton) of chilled Batard Montrachet handy while watching the sunset in still... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Speakeasy Chef's Table Wine...

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