Bacchus

Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus is found in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia, in the United Kingdom, and most widely in its native Germany, where Bacchus flourishes in the heart of German bulk wine production and beer country. Two-thirds of Germany’s Bacchus plantings are found in the Rheinhessen with much of the rest in the Franconia district, an area famous for its Bavarian wheat beers and the unique smoky brews known as Rauchbier.

This productive cultivar was created by crossing Müller-Thurgau with a Silvaner-Riesling cross. Bacchus is a white wine-producing varietal that adapts to a broad range of climates and benefits from its ability to grow in less favorable vineyard sites than Riesling and even Müller-Thurgau. It produces full-bodied wines, with attractive fruit and floral characteristics, similar to Muscat. As an early budder, Bacchus can be susceptible to spring frosts, and its typical lack of acidity can prove challenging, particularly in hot vintages. In Read more »

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      Franconia (Franken) is a wine region in Bavaria, Germany. Though to most people Bavaria is...

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      Located along a section of the Rhone river in southeastern France, this is really two regi...

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  • In case you missed it, the world ends in a few days.Here's hoping everyone enjoys a nice bottle of something good.  Normally I'd suggest a red but I can see the case for a nice, crisp white.Cheers all!(BTW - there's some dispute about the exact time.  A few people think we have another year.  Best not to take any chances though.)http://www.may21... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World, May 21, 2011 - RIP


  • Bacchus Ginger's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2009

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  • I’m  slightly embarrassed  to say I’ve never tasted ... ... Authorised.The 6 above plus Bacchus account for over 70% of UK vineyard plantings.  90% of English wine is White.Starting May 28th – June 5th there is a event over here in the UK called ‘English Wine Week’ where many of the 400 or so wineries will offer tastings, tours, dinners, and t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic English Wine !


  • I doubt many people successfully filled out their March Madness brackets to ... also edits the blog Beltway Bacchus. When not working, he can most often be found at Virginia wineries with his wife Caitli Read More

    From the article Virginia Wine Bracket Challenge


  • http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/02/17/108899/wine-scanner-is-being-adapted.html Read More

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  • Paul Gregutt's Top 10 Wines of the MonthWith the Oregon wine kick I've been on ... our contributor and Beltway Bacchus blogger Chris McGurn's article "Freedom, Democracy and Wine" for his thoughts on the Virginia wine industry today and what the future holds for a region that is diversifying its wine offerings and brimming with potential.Read ... Read More

    From the article What We've Been Reading


  • This article originally appeared at Chris McGurn's blog Beltway BacchusWith the Virginia Wine Showcase having come and gone and the Virginia Wine Expo fast approaching, what better time is there to take stock of where the Virginia wine industry is and where it is headed? My own humble answer is “none.” On display at the Showcase, along with wine... Read More

    From the article Freedom, Democracy and Wine


  • This article originally appeared at Chris McGurn's blog Beltway BacchusThe DC International Wine and Food Festival lived up to its name. There were wineries from all over the world – not just California, France and Italy. In fact, the representation of those three wine powerhouses was pretty scarce. Perhaps a better name for the Festival would h... Read More

    From the article DC International Wine and Food Festival


  • This article originally appeared at Chris McGurn's blog Beltway BacchusThe Washington Wine Academy’s 1K Wine Walk was not for any cure, cause or awareness raising of any kind. Unless you count awareness of the Wine Academy itself and different wines from around the world. If you do, then it was quite successful. The event was well-attended, and ... Read More

    From the article Washington Wine Academy's 1K Wine Walk


  • Albiger Petersberg Bacchus Kabinett 2003

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