Gewürztraminer (aka. Traminer, Traminer Musque)

Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Excellent examples of ‘New World’ Gewürztraminer have emerged from British Columbia, Oregon, Washington State and in New Zealand, as well as from cooler microclimates in California and Australia. In Europe, distinct and interesting wines are Gewürztraminer based wines are produced in Austria, Germany, and northern Italy. The literal translation of the prefix (Gewürz) is ‘spice’, and its suffix (Traminer) refers to the Traminer grape, which was widely grown around the northern Italian town of Tramin until the 16th century. Although its origins are Italian, it is the ‘red’-skinned form of Traminer, known to the world as Gewürztraminer that have placed it on the world stage. The greatest Gewürztraminer vines are found along the slopes of the Vosgnes Mountains, in France’s Alsace region. Gewürztraminer bottled as a single Read more »

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • Vml Virginia Marie Lambrix Gewurztraminer 2014


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Harvest Moon Winery Estate Dry Gewurtztraminer 2013


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  • Rosé is perfect for any occasion... Today, I'm planning to buy ... ... the aromatic Alsatian wine Gewurztraminer. Which do you like the mos Read More

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  • Evolution 19th Edition


    Sokol Blosser is known for its Dundee OR Pinot Noir, but the blends are ... ... Muller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and a host of others. The flavour tends to pear, peach and lychee - possibly suggestive of a goodly portion of Gewurztraminer. Fun stuff and good value. 87 poin Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Silly me for getting stuck on the merchant and not reading past it in the ... ... ... about even riesling and gewurztraminer. Have lots of raita and lassi handy for the heat, and go with beer, and if so desired, something distilled.Anyway, this was a semi-driveb Read More

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  • I'm going to be the contrarian and suggest riesling. Gewurztraminer can be excellent, but it's a stronger, distinctive flavor profile that can sometimes polarize opinions. Riesling can be superb, matches a broader range of food options with its range of subtleties, and is generally appreciated by a broader range of drinkers.Do you have any idea ... Read More

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  • I'll give you all a few recommendations from my current collectionJosh ... ... ... Riesling, Salmon Run Gewurztraminer (NY's finest)St Cosme Cotes Du Rhone RedEducated Guess Cabernet NapaCasas Patronales Carmenere ReservaMontes Alpha Carmenere, SyrahHappy drinki Read More

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  • Hi Miguel,Both of Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape varietals originated from Germany but they are slightly  different in aromatics and flavor profile. As EMARK said, "Gewurztraminer has a spicy characteristic". Dry Riesling is also acceptable though it is less fruity but everything is in the acidity, texture and intensity. You'd better try both... Read More

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  • Ste Michelle is one of my go-to brands for sure (love that Gewurztraminer), Chapoutier I like but people in this area are anti-French :(, I'll look into the other two I haven't seen them in my distributor catalogues. Thanks !!!! Read More

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