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  • Sercial

  • Terrantez

  • Malvasia Bianca

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Pedro Ximénez

    Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez...

  • Bual

    Bual (or Boal) is a grape variety used in Madeira production. It is the second sweetest of the four noble Madeira gra...

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Rare & Old Wines on Snooth

  • In defense of Oaked and Buttery Chardonnays I must say that "I like it".  I know the trend is for the unoaked stainless steel ferment to be on the rise and people are saying that they prefer it over the "Other kind". That may be the trend but the Oaked and Buttery varieties are still my favorites although the unoaked brands are ok also.So in fin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay


  • Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event.  It was a blind tasting of three BC and one California.  Talk about getting out of the box.  For me this is tantamount to cross-dressing.  It started because Chester introduced me to the Kettle Valley "Hayman" reserve Pinot last year.  I really liked it, so when I found one (83 ca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown


  • At least I thought it was.This article was linked over on WB.  I thought I would post the link, here:Don't Fear WineLarry Schaffer is the owner/winemaker at Tercero Wines up in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez area.  He posts regularly over on Wineberserkers, and I usually enjoy his comments.  In this article, I which, I guess, he was the interviewee, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interesting Article


  • There’s nothing quite like having wine friends. After all, our mutual topic of interest is a social lubricant. But there’s so much more to it, as Snooth’s recent blogger trip will attest. Earlier this month we had the opportunity to explore one of the country’s oldest and up-and-coming wine regions: Lodi, California. It still amazes me that a si... Read More

    From the article Lodi Wines: Past, Present, Future


  • There's a new crop of wines popping up in the southern reaches of the African continent.This past week, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post covered the emergence of “fusion winemaking” in South Africa, a term Wines of South Africa CEO Siobhan Thompson uses to describe the country's newest generation of wines.“Thompson describes the new ... Read More

    From the article Something Old, Something New: South Africa Winemakers Fusing Two


  • Vieilles Vignes Chinon Tradition Phillippe Pain Domaine de la Commandierie 2010

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Okay, I am pretty sure no one has this one. The family of grapes isn't particularly rare, if you include Zinfandel (aka Crjelnak Kastelanski) which most everyone here has enjoyed many times, but here's the story: My parents, to whom I owe my love of wine and good deals, just went on a trip to the Adriatic.  Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and then... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Does anyone have any experience with these wines?Seems like it would suit my palate. Interesting that they're a Napa producer known for their whites, and their blocked malo/ neutral barrel Chardonnay. Apparently the winemaker who's been there for 40 years was an assistant for Ric Forman for a couple years before getting plucked by Stony Hill.I'm... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Stony Hill, Napa


  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late


  • Petite Sirah has the stuffing to hold up to extended oak aging. It can also be made in a lighter, fruit-forward, early drinking style. As a result, a survey of current release Petite Sirah from several producers might easily span four or more vintages. The wines selected for you below, all current releases from Northern California, run from 2009... Read More

    From the article In Praise of Petite Sirah


  • I Found a bottle of NERVO dated 1907 on the lable I was cleaning a basement years ago not knowing what i have is worth anything.

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