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Varietals Produced in Atlantic View all

  • Villard Noir

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chambourcin

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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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  • I don't know where people get those descriptions VV! Don't worry, you ... Don't forget, they have Atlantic influences in Rioja and Bordeaux and the Loire were rained out that year. The Tondonia vineyard is protected by the mountains, but the region was still affected. 2001 was a great year but the lack of rain put the vines at a disadvantage t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mature Wines

  • `Wines should be nimble and refreshing, energizing rather than fatiguing and ... ... from the northern or Atlantic regions, say the Loire Valley or Champagne or (set your little heart all aflutter) Burgundy. Just get yourself some thin, green, weedy wine that all your guests will hate and berate them for disliking it, explaining that it's "fo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...

  • Hear is a fairly fruity one for you Al.  While it is easy to get the red ... ... chance over there on the Atlantic Seaboard finding an Italian Lagrein.  If you do, tell us about it.  I've never seen one her Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Emark - one thing to remember is that as I mentioned before, once lignification ... ... to get rain, like on the Atlantic coasts of the US and Europe, you really want sunshine on the grapes and if the leaves protect them from rain, they also shield them from the sun.As far as I understand, and that's not too far, the main issue with water direc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2014 Santa Lucia California...

  • Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended ... ... Muscadet from France’s Atlantic coast.I can't think of any other appellations which the top wines, from top producers, are available at peak maturity for less than $30. Muscadet is one rare region wherein Sommeliers, critics, and collectors find consensus regardi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the Atlantic. I'm liking Chambers Street more and more, the more I visit their offerings. These guys seem to understand wine in ways that I do and like. In their essay below there's a link to a current Asimov article on Muscadet. It's also well worth jumping to and reading.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Emark - Goldschmidt does pretty decent wines for the prices. His Forefathers ... in warm places like the mid-Atlantic, but rhododendrons can get even larger. Azaleas have more tubular-shaped flowers, although that too can vary widely. Azaleas have much smaller leaves.You take care of them in essentially the same way. And don't prune them in th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Perhaps crap is a relative word. Bourgogne Aligote is the reason why Kir was ... regions on both sides of the Atlantic, I suppose. I just know that there's not a single time I've spent money buying the stuff that I haven't regretted not buying another varietal. I'll accept it in Kirs that people hand me, though.  One of those varietals that if... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello

  • GregT, I certainly understand the cultural stresses that you are having to deal ... no remedy to offer, you.The Atlantic Salmon that you see in the local markets were probably farmed off of Washington or B.C.  "Atlantic" is a specific type of Salmon.  No, it is not native to the Pacific Northwest.  It has been introduced by you know who.  I hav... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir anyone?

  • D - it's VERY good to see you back. I was going to stop posting. I figured ... ... for fish and they have ATLANTIC salmon! Cod from Boston! And they're on the ocean? Can't we get something sent down from Washington???So I'm going to get a fishing rod. Why go for some tired-ass frozen fish when I can catch something off the pier? Who cares tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir anyone?

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