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…


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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…

Hoffman Farms wine tasting room open six months after burning to ground – The Oakland Press

Image imagesThe Oakland PressHoffman Farms wine tasting room open six months after burning to groundThe Oakland PressBob Hoffman stands in front of a building he was planning on converting into a wine-tasting room Thursday, April 14, after a fire broke out at the building. John Turk-The Oakland Press. More info. Hoffman Farms brings in money by taking care of peoples …

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…

Montrachet Grand Cru

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Moms Who Work Wine-to-Five – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet Field Blend 2012

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The 2016 New York Wine Expertise: Chef’s Challenge (Wine Spectator)

Emeril Lagasse, José Andrés, Michael Lomonaco and Piero Selvaggio square off against Wine Spectator’s Thomas Matthews