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Wines from France

THE REST OF FRANCE The vin rouge in the French supermarket comes from France’s biggest, if least publicized, wine region: the Languedoc-Roussillon, or the Midi. This great sweep of land in the hinterland of the Mediterranean coast is still largely … Continue reading

14. July 2013 by admin
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Wines of Bordeaux

BORDEAUX Bordeaux is the most revered wine region in the world. This is partly because it produces more good-quality wine than any other, partly because its wines live considerably longer than most (though a decreasing proportion of them are now … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by admin
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Principal Grape Varieties: Red and White

WHITE Chardonnay Smoky dry, fairly full-bodied wines that last and mature well. Classic for white Burgundy such as Chablis, Montrachet and Macon but also grown extensively in California and increasingly in all fine wine regions. Riesling The other great white … Continue reading

07. July 2013 by admin
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Winemaking: Maceration Carbonique

This term refers to a process that some winemakers disdain, saying that much wine made in the normal way is made using the process anyway (rather like certain chefs who say that they have always used Cuisine minceur or Nouvelle … Continue reading

16. December 2011 by admin
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California Wine Region

The most important wine producing region in the U.S., making by far the largest proportion of all wines – still, sparkling and fortified – of that country. The vines are the Vitis vinifera type and, in many instances, the winemakers … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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