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Posts Tagged ‘ loire ’

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Domain Joseph Mellot visit with Olivier Rivain

Such a fabulous visit today with Olivier Rivain, an executive in sales for Domain Joseph Mellot for the USA. Very interesting way we connected … a few weeks ago I cut my visit to a prestigious California winery short in order to attend the “wines of Loire” event in New York. Even though it was […]



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Gamay vs. (Loire) Cabernet Franc

    So have you ever been in the position of blind tasting a lighter bodied, rather fruity wine, with bright red fruit flavors, minerals, and in some cases, a vertical structure? As a student in various wine educational programs, yes, I have – and when faced with several wines fitting this description, it can […]



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Blind Tasting Sancerre vs. White Graves

What better way to spend a summer weekend than by blinding tasting two whites and out of all the whites in the world, analyzing their variety and origin? Of course, this sort of Sherlock Holmes antics is familiar to students in the Master of Wine program. Typically I ask wine retailers that wine be sent […]



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Chateau de Sancerre Comes to New York

Marc Sorrel-Dejerine of Chaeau De Sancerre Today Sancerre came to New York in the form of Marc Sorrel-Dejerine, International Director of the Chateau de Sancerre, hosting an intimate lunch and tasting and talking about his wine. Now, it’s possible you are more familiar with the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc than the name Sancerre… and that […]



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ABCs of Wine: Tasting “Anything But Chardonnay”

Apremont Appellation in the French Alps   As a wine educator, one of the most pleasurable aspects of my profession is choosing a theme for a class and introducing students to exciting wines or wine regions I have discovered. And here in Manhattan, this is a special challenge, because in this jaded city most everyone […]



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ABCs of Wine: Tasting "Anything But Chardonnay"

Apremont Appellation in the French Alps   As a wine educator, one of the most pleasurable aspects of my profession is choosing a theme for a class and introducing students to exciting wines or wine regions I have discovered. And here in Manhattan, this is a special challenge, because in this jaded city most everyone […]



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A Look at Cabernet Franc

Looking for a delicious, affordable, and trendy new grape varietal to dazzle your friends at impromptu wine tastings? Look no further than Cabernet Franc, an all too frequently overlooked varietal that pairs well with a wide variety of winter-themed cuisine….



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Wine Review: Domaine de la Batardière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2007

Let’s imagine that it is New Year’s Eve, and you want to find the perfect wine to pair with a first course of fresh briny oysters. Or maybe you are vacationing in a chic French island like St. Barts, and…



Muscadet Wine

by Marisa D’Vari (all rights reserved) Can you remember the first time you had Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine? For me, it was on the chic French island of St. Barts. A friend and I found a room with an outdoor kitchen and…