Category Results for: French Wine

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Fish and Chips

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

A good friend gave us some fresh fish from Alaska including a package of ling cod so I thought it would be fun to have fish and chips for this month’s challenging wine pairing. We all know that fish and chips is a popular take-out food that we associate with England, but I decided to […]

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Tasting Group: Mourvèdre from Anywhere

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Since we live in Washington State and often drink wines from Washington State, we want to make sure that we continue to hone our knowledge of the entire world of wine and maintain well-rounded palates in order to make us even more objective when we evaluate wines from Washington State. Therefore, we are thoroughly enjoying […]

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A 100 Point Wine for a 100 Point Guy on his 100th Birthday!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

September 30th would have been my dad’s 100th birthday. He and my mom were married 52 years before he passed away in 1990. Despite an education interrupted in the eighth grade to go to work to help support the family, Dad was a successful businessman, church leader, and school board member in Texas City, Texas. […]

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Tasting Group: Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Since we live in Washington State and often drink wines from Washington State, we want to make sure that we continue to hone our knowledge of the entire world of wine and maintain well-rounded palates in order to make us even more objective when we evaluate wines from Washington State. Therefore, we are thoroughly enjoying […]

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Loire Valley Wines: Diverse, yet Distinctive

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The Loire Valley is France’s third largest wine region. It is a long, narrow region that runs predominately east/west along the Loire River. The region spans about 600 miles. The Loire Valley includes 65 appellations and produces wines from over a dozen grape varieties. There is great diversity in Loire Valley wines due to its […]

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Riesling Rendezvous: Ageability of Riesling

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

During the recent Riesling Rendezvous, one of my favorite sessions was the Ageability of Riesling workshop, which made a strong case for the age worthiness of Riesling. In fact, Riesling is probably the most age worthy of all white wine varieties. This workshop, moderated by Stuart Pigott, featured two wines from nine different producers, one […]

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Riesling Rendezvous: Producers and Enthusiasts from Around the World Celebrate and Promote this Noble Grape

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The third Riesling Rendezvous, hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State and Dr. Loosen of Germany, was held last week in the Seattle area. Nearly 70 producers from seven countries and six U.S. states traveled to Washington State to celebrate, explore, and promote Riesling. While Riesling is enjoying a resurgence of sorts (currently, Riesling […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

People so often eat certain meals only on very special occasions. In our family the main entrée of our traditional Christmas dinner is chicken and dressing. Not wanting to wait until December to eat it again, I thought it would be fun to have a Christmas in July dinner for this month’s challenging wine pairing. […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Halibut Cheeks

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Halibut is the fish of choice in our family, so when I learned about halibut cheeks, I could not resist giving them a try. The cheek meat is located behind the eyes and jaws and is thought to be the most tender and flavorful part of the fish. Halibut cheeks are considered an Alaskan gourmet […]

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Tasting Group: Gigondas

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Since we live in Washington State and often drink wines from Washington State, we want to make sure that we continue to hone our knowledge of the entire world of wine and maintain well-rounded palates in order to make us even more objective when we evaluate wines from Washington State. Therefore, we are thoroughly enjoying […]

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