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Fresh From The Market: Mackerels

Fresh mackerel is as difficult to find at a farmer’s market as a good $6.00 glass of wine in a Manhattan wine bar. 304 more words

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Savennières

Savennières Fast Facts:

Communes of Production: Savennières, La Possonnière, Bouchmaine, producing roughly 4500 hl of wine annually in 145 ha in the Maine-et-Loire département

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Clos de la Coulee de Serrant, Appellation Savennieres - Coulee de Serrant Controlee, Savennieres, Loire, France, 2009, 15.5% abv

So often, the terms, ‘excellent’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘first class’ are bandied about and used with regard to less-than-stellar wines.
Not this time.

This is from the Clos de la Coulee de Serrant, a vineyard of only 7 ha in Savennieres on the northern bank of the Loire River, originally planted by Cistercian monks in the 1100s. 409 more words

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