Category Archives: white wine

Enjoying older wine the way it is

Tonight, at a family dinner, with my parents and my sister’s family, we drank a 2000 Dame de Montrose, the second wine from Château Montrose. It was delicious and  well-rounded, tannins nicely softened up, still a lovely amount of fruit, and that pleasant dustiness that comes to Bordeaux wines, especially those with a good dose [...]
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Tasting Note: 2009 Old Vines Chenin Blanc, Road 13 Vineyards, Okanagan Valley VQA

Road 13 Vineyards, at the southern end of the Okanagan Valley, has certainly won notice for the remarkable blends that Michael Bartier, the estate’s winemaker until last January, put together seamlessly from sometimes improbable combinations of varieties. Whether it’s the Stemwinder white (chardonnay, chardonnay musqué and sauvignon blanc) or the Rockpile red (60% syrah, 19% [...]
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Forget March Madness, join Marc Madness

In some ways, it’s one of the silliest things I’ve seen in the world of wine writing, and at the same time (and largely for the same reason), it’s also one of the most brilliant and exciting things I’ve seen. Vaguely inspired by the NCAA’s March Madness, two really cool Canadian wine guys, Jonathan Wilson and [...]
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Wine Blogging Wednesday 70: tempranillo blanco and other Spanish wonders

I cheated a bit for this, the resurrection of Wine Blogging Wednesday, led by Catavino, on a request from WBW founder Lenn Thompson. As a relatively regular participant in WBW, and even host of a pretty successful edition, I’m happy to jump back in and rejoin this custom that was, for a while, honored more [...]
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Live white wine blogging from Walla Walla, Washington

The American Wine Bloggers Conference has just begun on a strong note: good tacos from the Walla Walla taco trucks, good tastings, meeting with fellow bloggers (many who I only knew online), an interesting keynote speech from Steve Heimoff, the Wine Blog Awards, and good breakout sessions on blogging, in various fashions. Twitter is on [...]
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