|Winery:||Le Grand Bouqueteau|
|Region:||France » Loire » Touraine » Chinon|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop, also called 'Le Grand Bouqueteau ' next to the car park by the entrance to Chinon castle when I visited at the end of May 2014. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back ce...
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Although not technically a wine, I am posting a few pictures from our Gin tasting class with Dave Broom at the Smithsonian Museum tonight. It was held in the old 'castle museum' of the Smithsonian, right on the mall in Washington DC. First we dined at China Chilanio, a fusion between Dim Sum, Peruivan and Chinese cuisines and then we walked ov... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for 5 euros from the gift shop at Chinon castle when I visited it last year. The Touraine AOC was created in 1939 [although viticulture has been going on here for hundreds of years ] for red,white and rose wines from a large area around the town of Tours. It is an ' umbrella ' AOC because it includes a number of smal... Read More
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Buckfast Tonic Wine. That’s okay with the monks at England’s Buckfast Abbey, whose tonic wine has wowed Englanders for many years and is beginning to become a cult favorite beyond the borders of its tranquil community. Reporter Stephen Castle covered the popularity of the wine in an article about the ... Read More
We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the areas goes back centuries for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape,known in the area as 'petit breton'[the rare white chinon being made from chenin blanc ] from around the town of t... Read More
Dear CommunityToday I want to introduce you(sorry for my bad english) to a very special winery namely namely the estate of Burg Hornberg in Germany, the second oldest vineyard in the world. Prior to short what the situation and cultivation. Then on the actual wine.All vines grow on limestone soils that are very stony and therefore need a strong ... Read More
Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More
New world wine make it so easy. It's all written right on the label. Winery / year / grape. No mystery what so ever. Old world wines are not labeled so simply. You often will need to do your homework in order to know what you are drinking.Pardon my contrarianism, AOK, but are your really denigrating transparency in labels? I think a lot of peop... Read More
Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More
Al, you didn't even ask for odds! I would have given you 20:1. OK, $5.00 it is. I am going to help morph this thread to a series of ramblings.During my mid-day constitutional, today, I walked past the city's annual Winter Snow Fesival. I'm sure that you are aware of the brutally cold winter we've been having. Some of my pics:The traditional ... Read More
Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics. This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too. What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More