I met Alain Brumont at The Stand, over a nice dinner arranged by local wine merchant Elie Boudt, and when I gripped the knotted, platter-sized hand of Brumont in greeting, I was struck with an overwhelming moment of déjà vu. 1,740 more words
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Please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, on Monday March 21st at 7pm for Madiran and Cahors. Discover the tastes of Tannat (newly popular wine from Uruguay but native to Madiran) and Malbec (wildly popular wine from Argentina but native to Cahors) as grown-and-produced on their home turf. 214 more words
Some wine regions are fairly easy to understand. Burgundy, the easiest, has essentially two main grapes and a very defined style of wine. Bordeaux is a touch more complicated, but mention it to an amateur wine lover and they will usually be able to offer a general description of the wines on offer there. 928 more words
Need an inexpensive wine to get you through to the weekend? Here’s a suggestion with some notes about the grape that makes the wine.
The tank grape’s native home is in the southwest of France, and in particular the appellation of Madiran and westward toward the Pyrenees, where it is the primary grape of the Basque appellation of Irouléguy. 206 more words