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16 June, 2017

Roger Constant Lemaire Champage

Roger Constant Lemaire Champage
Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Sparkling Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: This tasting of Roger Constant Lemaire Champagne was entirely free to me. It’s not every day you get to try some of the world’s best bubbly, and I’m a little in denial that this experience ever happened. But through Luscious Lushes’s wine connections and Brix Chick Liza’s hospitality, I was invited to try
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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 3 Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Cider, Ice Wine, Meritage, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Vidal Blanc, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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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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16 May, 2012

Torrontes Dolce 1591

Posted in : Dessert Wine, Sparkling Wine, Torrontes on by : The Gourmez
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Torrontes Dolce 1591 La Rioja, Argentina Sparkling Torrontes! Hooray! Torrontes quickly fought its way to the top of my favorite white wine varietals, so trying a sparkling version is trés exciting. This bottle has a fun purple rubber cork that contrasts with the simple, elegant label design, but I think that just makes it all
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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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