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Tag Archives: France

Alcoholism, a cure? and some thoughts

After working in the wine world for more then 10 years, there is an aspect of the community that despite being a handicap of the industry, is still difficult to understand and deal with. If you are wine retailer, writer, importer, distributor, or otherwise, you come to think of yourself […]

WBW#44 – Cabernet Franc

Image from WikipediaThis month, the King of Wine Video World is our host of Wine Blog Wednesday, Gary Vay-ner-chuck. Two weeks ago, Gary put forth on his tiny Wine vlogging project the theme of this month’s WBW would be Cabernet Franc from France. “Not too difficult,” we thought rather glibly. […]

Virtual Wine Tasting for April

I am officially slamming my gavel down and declaring our Virtual Tasting Theme for April, Rosé! Why? For several reasons. One, I like rosé wines and because I am the official “decider”, rosé it is. Two rosé wines can be absolutely fantastic and worth exploring. Three, we tend to think […]

Palomino Fino

Palomino Fino is a white grape most famous for its use in making sherry. Known in South Africa as Fransdruif and White French or Listan in France, it can also be found in Australia and California. Named after Fernan Yanez Palomonio, one of King Alfonso X`s knights, Palomino is a […]

Grape Profile – Mencia

What is Mencia? It’s a grape on the rise right now in Spain, as a result of famous estates such as Dominio de Tares. Although, searching around the web will yield many results for information on this grape. So why do I find this grape to be worth taking note […]