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Terroir: the rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated

There’s a very interesting article on Jancis Robinson.com today, in which she reports on a recent Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) seminar on mineralogy. It deals with some very interesting issues. In her piece, she reports on Maltman’s talk, but I think she jumps to too-hasty a conclusion about its implications. As geologist Alex Maltman explained forcefully, in a reasoned, well-illustrated talk, there can be no direct link between what is below the surface of a vineyard and the flavours found in the resulting wine. This despite the fact that soil type has long been held to be one of the fundaments of the sacred notion …

Wine Legend: Hugel, Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles, Alsace, France 1976

Image Hugel-Riesling-Sgn-1976-300x198.jpgThe facts Bottles produced 5,500 Composition 100% Riesling Yield about 15 hl/ha Alcohol 12.8% Release price 130 French Francs Price today £209 (found on a Dutch restaurant wine list) Hugel, Riesling Sgn 1976 is a legend because… Sweet wines from Alsace had probably been made for decades, if not centuries, but it was the Hugels who from 1865 developed the styles that later became known as Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles. The latter is produced solely from grapes affected by noble rot and with a potential alcohol of 15.2%, although in practice the sugar levels are considerably higher. The 1976 vintage proved ideal for these styles, and the Hugels produced quite substantial quantities of them, from Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer as well as Riesling, and made them commercially available…

Hopkins Vineyard event manager Patty Baillargeon talks about wine at a recent tasting.

In the fall, New England is a destination. “Leaf peepers” from across the country come to our little area to see the fiery red, yellow and orange colors adorning the landscape.

Vinography Photographs: Lone Tree

Image vinography_desktop_lone_tree-thumb-650x433-6639.jpg Lone Tree DUNDEE, OR: A lone tree in the middle of a Domaine Serene Dundee Hills Pinot Noir vineyard is viewed from the air. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an economic boom as a result of its European and Asian global business connections through Seattle and Portland. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save link as” or “save target as” and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To…

Pairing Wine with Indian Cuisine

Image Chicken-Vindaloo-Manitoba-Robyn-Hanson-770x513.jpgIndian cuisine tends to be intensely flavored and heavily spiced. Dishes are usually complemented by an array of curries, chutneys, and sauces, which create an even more complex flavor profile. Since it’s so complex, Indian cuisine begs for a beverage with simplicity in order to balance out the overall tasting experience. This is the main principle behind pairing wine with Indian cuisine. Wines with simple, well-defined flavors are able to create balance with complex Indian cuisine. Here are the considerations to have in mind when selecting a wine: What is the sauce? How spicy is the dish? Pairing Wine with Indian Cuisine Top…

Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet Field Blend 2012

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