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9 November, 2011

Martine Galhoune Moulin 2010 Pinot Noir

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Martine Galhoune Moulin 2010 Pinot Noir France Nectarine. The nose of this wine is full of nectarine. It’s thin-bodied, fun to drink, and a welcome shift from the overly dry wines I’ve had lately. I’d call this one medium dry. It has vanilla, spice, nectarine, chocolate, and cherry all balanced well together. The MGM 2010
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18 October, 2011

Castelmaure Corbieres Col des Vents 2008

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Castelmaure Corbières Col des Vents 2008 Languedoc, South France   This red wine’s nose is full of jammy blackberry-fruit-leather notes. It smells warm, with a smidge of potpourri essence to it. Aeration is important for appreciating this wine—-it tastes far too tight and tart without it, like cranberry and eucalyptus. Given some airing, the tartness
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22 July, 2011

Bull City Burger and Brewery

Posted in : Bars in the Research Triangle of NC, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Durham, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Bull City Burger and Brewery 107 E. Parrish Street Downtown Durham Website Burgers start at $6 Hotdogs start at $5 This order-at-the-counter joint is a great setting for an after work meal and drink with friends. The long picnic tables are very appealing for a large group, and the atmosphere is nicely relaxed and neighborly.
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20 June, 2011

Aviator Smokehouse

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Fuquay Varina, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Aviator Smokehouse 525 East Broad Street Fuquay-Varina Website $6.95–$13.95   The Aviator Smokehouse in downtown Fuquay-Varina is an offshoot of the Aviator Brewing Company, which is a favorite of plenty of Triangle-area beer drinkers. That beer connection carries over to their menu. The first thing I noticed under the list of sides was a proclamation
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15 June, 2011

Tempra Tantrum 2009

Posted in : Appearances, Beer, Wine, Sake, Missing from the Gourmez, Red Wine, Uncategorized on by : The Gourmez
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Tempra Tantrum 2009 Bodegas, Spain This wine with a moderately amusing name is a tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon blend. You’d think they’d go all tempranillo with the name, but trust me—they did well with the blend. They also sell a tempranillo and shiraz blend under the same name, just in case you get confused! The
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31 May, 2011

Taste Carolina Tours TriFoodie Tweetup

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Raleigh, NC, Events, Product Reviews, Restaurants, Travel on by : The Gourmez
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Last week, a group of about 40 other foodies and I took a Taste Carolina tour together as part of a TriFoodie Tweetup. If you aren’t aware of these tweetups and you are a lover of Triangle-area food, then start following @durhamfoodie and @andreaweigl on Twitter now, so you can get details on the next
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25 May, 2011

Lost Sonnet Meritage 2007

Posted in : Appearances, Beer, Wine, Sake, Missing from the Gourmez, Red Wine, Uncategorized on by : The Gourmez
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Lost Sonnet Meritage 2007 Napa Valley, CA This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot. One sip at the Trader Joe’s tasting table, and I was sold on it being worth the $9.99 (hey, that’s expensive for TJ’s wine!). The nose is very appealing, with a scent of warmed spices and vanilla
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24 May, 2011

Minneapolis Day 1 — Photo Blog

Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Minneapolis, MN, Travel, Travel Guide for Minneapolis, MN on by : The Gourmez
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My most recent vacation was a long weekend spent in Minneapolis, MN, and . . . it was pretty awesome. I have driven through the southern portion of middle America, but I had never actually been there for a vacation before—yes, that means I’ve been bi-coastal only. I couldn’t have ended up with a better
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16 February, 2011

Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009

Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Rose 2009 Napa Valley, CA It’s a gorgeous soft gold and pink rose color. Smells pleasingly of artificial raspberry flavoring—-this is not a bad smell; think of Chapstick or Fun Dips. The wine’s taste, however, has almost no character whatsoever. It’s very thin-bodied. Raspberry and strawberry notes flee so fast you’ll
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8 February, 2011

Fullsteam’s First Frost

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Fullsteam’s First Frost Persimmon Winter Ale Getting word of this beer’s production is what first introduced me to Fullsteam and their Southern-agriculture-inspired brews. I adore persimmon. I believe persimmons (and avocados) are a gift from the gods, and the label on this very limited edition bottling (mine is #402 of 800) agrees as it expounds
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