Category Results for: French Wine

 

Live Wine Blogging from WBC in Sonoma

Friday, July 24th, 2009

2:30pm Dad (John), Colby, and I are here at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma County, California. We are just about to begin the Live Wine Blogging segment featuring wines poured for us by the winemakers themselves. We will update this post as we go. Having major wi-fi issues at the host hotel. So they’ve […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Wine Book Club Roundup: La Vie en Rosé

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Thank you for joining us for the June roundup of the Wine Book Club. Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20, who founded our monthly Wine Book Club, selected La Vie en Rosé: A Very French Adventure Continues by Jamie Ivey (St. Martin’s Press, $24.95; Amazon.com, $16.47) as the book for this month, and it […]

Filed under: French Wine, Rose Wine, Wine Book Club, Wine Books |

 

Wine Book Club: Adventures on the Wine Route

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Thank you for joining us for the March “virtual meeting” of the Wine Book Club. Many thanks to Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 who originally proposed the idea for the WBC where bloggers and wine lovers all over the world come together for book reviews and discussions after reading a selected text. When […]

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Red Bordeaux $20 and Under

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Whether or not those of us in the New World like it, French wines still set the bar against which the world’s wines are measured. And when it comes to red wine and the grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Bordeaux remains the world’s standard. With a reputation like that, it is no wonder […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Merlot, Red Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wine Book Club: Champagne

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A few years ago I read Don and Petie Kladstrup’s fascinating book, Wine and War, the story of how France’s winegrowers protected and preserved their wine industry from Nazi plunder during World War II. So, when Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 announced that February’s Wine Book Club selection was going to be another […]

Filed under: French Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wine Book Club, Wine Books |

 

Private Tasting: Bordeaux Blends, France vs. Washington

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Recently, we had one of our double-blind private tastings. This time when we sat down for our dinner of grilled beef tenderloin steaks, brown and wild rice, and mixed vegetables, all we knew were that the two wines in front of us were red, but we did not know their region of origin or varietal. […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Merlot, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Book Review: Bordeaux/Burgundy

Friday, November 28th, 2008

When I first picked up Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry by Jean-Robert Pitte, I thought of another book that I read a few years ago, A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth, and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma. The books are similar in concept, with A Tale of Two Valleys an […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Sparkling Wine

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

This time of year with the holidays rapidly approaching, my “wine” attention tends to focus on bubbly. I absolutely love sparkling wine but do not drink it often enough. However this time of year, I make sure to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy some sparkling wine. With that in mind, it was easy […]

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“Wow!” Wines can be Bargains, too

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Last month, I posted on Super Bargain Wines for Tough Times, which by our definition are wines with a price less than or equal to $10, of excellent quality (4-star quality or higher), and its price is less than or equal to one-half of wines of the same varietal and the same quality level (5 […]

Filed under: American Wine, Australian Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, French Wine, Hungarian Wine, Merlot, New Zealand Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Price and Quality

Monday, June 30th, 2008

“It is one of the ironies of the wine market today that just as the price differential between the cheapest and most expensive bottles is greater than ever, the difference in quality is probably narrower than it has ever been. There is good and bad quality at every price level.” –Jancis Robinson, How to Taste […]

Filed under: American Wine, French Wine, General Wine Information |