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A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak. I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More
Drinks Business started me thinking.....Building upon the AOC Languedoc base first established in 2007, two new tiers have now been created: Grands Vins du Languedoc and Grands Crus du Languedoc, in a move that the industry hopes will demonstrate its improved quality rather than confuse drinkers with further fragmentation of the appellation.As T... Read More
What's your opinion on the following piece?------------------------------------------------------------------France's appellation system may soon be homogenised into globally recognised brands, according to a French wine official. Read More
Apr 17, 2010 at 4:36pm
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This week I interviewed a local wine maker here in Western Pennsylvania for my podcast. He makes all of his wines from hybrid grapes because they grow best here in Western PA. His logic is that pretty much once a decade we have a winter cold enough to kill vitis vinifera grapes and they would never be able to reach their full potential here. Do ... Read More
Harvest will begin soon in France.In some places (Languedoc, Limoux, ), harvest already began. Hot summer, somedays very hot (40°C), quasi no rain since 2 months, grapes are almost "cooked" !In my place (Tarn et Garonne, France south west), Sauvignon is so sweet that it'll give 12.8° of alcohol.I propose in this topic to share photos and news fr... Read More
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