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2 August, 2017

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour
Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Languedoc, Malvasia, Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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In May, the Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America (the APVSA, based in Montreal) came to San Francisco on their spring tasting tour–the Wine Not! Tour. As a member of the new media, I was invited along to taste the wines they sampled for potential distributors, importers, and retail clients.
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19 November, 2012

Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Bordeaux - Red, Events, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Viognier, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar Back in July, I attended a wine tasting event at the Angus Barn promoting wineries from Virginia. It was very informative and a great preparation for my trip to Charlottesville a few weeks later. Well, the VA Wine Board was back in town a week and a
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24 August, 2011

Vouvray Brut Le Bouchet

Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Chenin Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Vouvray on by : The Gourmez
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Vouvray Brut Le Bouchet Loire Valley, France This sparkling wine (someday, I’m going to buck tradition and just start calling them all champagne, but that day is not today) is made from 100% chenin blanc grapes. It’s light in texture and full of tight bubbles. Sweetness is rampant among the kiwi, grapefruit, and almond notes.
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15 December, 2010

Jujube’s Bubbly Recession Wine Dinner

Posted in : Cava, Cava Rose, Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Moscato d’Asti, Prosecco, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Jujube, Chapel Hill $40 per plate Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending another Jujube wine dinner—it had been a while! These dinners are kept affordable by profiling wines in the $10 to $20 range from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop crew, of which Drew did the sommelier honors this evening. Alas, I was
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