Category Results for: French Wine

 

Wine Word of the Week: Right bank

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is right bank. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Right bank is an expression much used of that part of the Bordeaux wine region that is on the right bank, or north, of the river Dordogne. It includes, travelling down river, Cotes de Castillon, […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Left bank

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is left bank. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Left bank is an expression for that part of the Bordeaux wine region that is on the left bank of the river Garonne. It includes, travelling down river, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac, Pessac-Leognan, Medoc, and all […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Seafood Crepes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Crepes, which originated in France, serve a variety of purposes. While many people may think of these thin pancakes for sweet dishes, they are just as popular for savory recipes. Here in Seattle, the weather has not been as warm as it usually is at this time of year. Nevertheless, it is summertime so I […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Loire

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Loire. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Loire is France’s most famous river and name of one of its most varied wine regions whose wines are greatly appreciated locally and in Paris, but—with the famous exceptions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume—are still widely underrated […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Rhone

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Rhone. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Rhone is one of the most important wine rivers, linking a range of vineyards as dissimilar as those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in southern France, sparkling Seyssel, and Fendant du Valais in Switzerland. In wine circles, however, the […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Burgundy

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Burgundy. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Burgundy, known as Bourgogne in French, is the province of eastern France famous for its great red and white wines produced mostly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes respectively. The province includes the viticultural regions of […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Bordeaux

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Bordeaux. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Bordeaux is an important French port on the Garonne river leading to the Gironde estuary on the west coast. Bordeaux gives its name to a wine region which includes the vineyards of the Gironde département and, […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2007 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Rouge

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2007 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Rouge from the Bordeaux region of France. […]

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Digging into the Cellar Party II

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Last week, the Wine Peeps team hosted our second Digging into the Cellar Party for about a dozen of our closest wine loving friends. Last month, the theme was Rhone-style wines. This month the theme was Red Blends, and we bookended a blind tasting of twelve 2005 and 2006 Red Blends from Washington State with […]

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Digging into the Cellar Party

Friday, November 26th, 2010

A few weeks ago, the Wine Peeps team hosted a Digging into the Cellar Party for about fifteen of our closest wine loving friends. The theme was Rhone-style wines, and we bookended a blind tasting of eighteen 2005 Washington Syrahs with a 2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape from France and a 2001 Penfolds Grange from […]

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