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My Love-Hate Relationship with Loire Whites - French #Winophiles

Warning: This is a rant, but it does have a happy ending.  I hope you’ll read on.

One-Two Punch Knocked Me Out
In preparing for our French Winophiles virtual visit to Touraine in the Loire, I was hit by a double dose of love-hate for Loire Valley whites.  727 more words

Wine

Crab-Crusted Halibut with Asparagus and Madeira Sauce

After preparing shrimp-crusted grouper with spinach and butter beans, which was inspired by a crab-crusted grouper I’d had in Miami Beach, I decided to try a crab-crusted version as well. 586 more words

Food

Chateau Julien 2014 "French Kiss" white

Chenin Blanc and Viognier; 13% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 20 May

The back label of this tasty-sounding blend describes it as “crisp.”  Alas, it is not so.  39 more words

Nor Cal GO

Put Some Sparkle in Your Spring

It took a while, but Spring finally seems to have come to our little section of Philadelphia. The cherry blossoms have bloomed, the windows are flung open at night, and I have been able to get out on my bike more often. 767 more words

Wine

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc values for Spring, plus a few classics

The big box stores, wine merchants and even grocery shelves (in some states) have values galore because of new vintages entering the distribution channels, creating a need to move older vintages. 386 more words

Discoveries

Ch. d'Epire Savennieres Loire 2004

Chateau d’Epire, Cuvee Speciale, AOC/AOP Savennieres, Maine et Loire, France, 2004

This wine: Viticulture is neither biodynamic or organic, rather according to the principle of minimum intervention. 251 more words

10to20 - Still White

Running Duck Chenin Blanc S. Africa 2014

Stellar Organics, Running Duck, Chenin Blanc, W.O. Western Cape, South Africa, 2014

This wine: Organic, named after the Indian runner ducks that pest control the vineyards, varietal chenin blanc, 13% abv, Out of This World Organic Supermarket, £9.60 (2015) 154 more words

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