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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


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

Chenin Blanc

What We Have Been Drinking—4/25/2016

Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted over the past few weeks: 842 more words

Pinot Noir


Chenin Blanc is one of those varieties that wine lovers really obsess over–and master sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier is most obsessed of all. I was so glad to sit down with her and… 35 more words


Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, 2014

If you’ve been to the Cape Region in South Africa (I have), if you’ve made an attempt to visit as many wineries as possible (I did), if you’ve sampled as wide a variety of wines as you could find on offer (most definitely), if you stopped by a wine shop to pick up a bottle to take to dinner—common, even at high end restaurants, without a steep corkage fee—and been surprised at the breadth of varietals on offer and the low price (surprised, then depressed, then not surprised), and then come back to BC raring to give South Africa its due only to be put off by the schlock and blah of what BC Liquor carries (surprised, then depressed, then not surprised), you should, at the very least, give the Bellingham CB a go. 103 more words

White Wine

Domaine Huet, Le Mont, Sec, Vouvray AC, France, 2011, 13.5% abv. US$30

Do a quick search on this site and you’ll find five other reports on Huet wines that I’ve enjoyed over the past several years, as well as… 195 more words