Gourmets of Wine > Now Anyone Can Taste Bordeaux En Primeur
[Vinography: a wine blog] Public to purchase a ticket to engage in an activity that has for years been solely the privilege of the top trade and media representatives in the wine world. Every Spring, Bordeaux holds its En Primuer weekend, where the recently barreled young vintage of Bordeaux is trotted out and offered to the "people who matter" for tasting.
[WineFetch Wines] Tasting Flight 2/2/06: The Virginia Assembly (my parent’s state) tabled a bill that would have allowed Virginia wineries to self-distribute to local restaurants and shops. With many of Virginia wineries producing under 2,500 cases a year, these smaller brands will not catch the attention of distributors.
[Avenue Vine] Sauvignon Blanc A Solid Reputation: Much like great noble Riesling, the strength, power and finesse of Sauvignon Blanc stem from its diverse aromatic profiles, which can range from floral or herbaceous notes to the greener characteristics of freshly cut grass, green tea, kefir lime, green olive, asparagus, green beans, jalapeÃ±o, bell peppers and the infamous nuance often referred to as “cat pee.” Flavor profiles often include gooseberry, passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, melon, citrus, apricot and white peach.
[Winelust.com] The Wine Education Page: Hot on the heels of the debate from the last couple days here on Vinography about whether oak barrels are obsolete, comes news that France will now allow winemakers to use oak chips in winemaking, along with some other new world techniques, including those which lower the alcohol in wines. The French call them "shavings" but it was announced today by the French Ministry of Agriculture that the lower cost use of oak chips would help French wines better compete on price with others around the world for whom these techniques are, if not prevalent, certainly commonplace.
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[Ozwineshow.com] The Oz Wine Show: The Oz Wine Show is off to the Frankland Estate International Riesling Tasting (FEIRT) this Sunday in Sydney. There’s a bit of an entrance fee but it’s a premier event and you’ll get to scoff top notch wines from Germany, Austria, France, USA, New Zealand, Portugal and Australia.