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2008 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre

August 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Color, Country, France, Loire, White

Across northern France, chalk runs in a formation of great depth and age.  We can see it at the white sea cliffs at the Channel and, less dramatically, in outcrops and valleys where flowing water has revealed the bones of the land. This great chalk formation runs from England in the west across the heart [...]

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2008 Kung Fu Girl Riesling

December 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Charles Smith Wines, United States, White, Winemaker

Who drinks Riesling in the winter? Anyone chasing a little sun and summer fruit. Anyone serving Asian food or other spicy cuisine. Or brined and pickled foods — sauerkraut or preserved fish like pickled herring or gravlax. These wines play in the borderland between sweet and acid. They go well with food which is naturally [...]

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Bouzeron Domaine A. et P. de Villaine 2006

December 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Color, Country, France, White

Here is another fresh white wine:  the 2006 Bouzeron from Domaine A. et P. de Villaine.   The Bouzeron is a curiosity.  It is a white Burgundy which is not made from the Chardonnay grape.  Instead, it is made from Chardonnay’s neglected stepsister — the Aligoté.  This grape is grown in pockets throughout Burgundy — [...]

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Otella Lugana 2008

November 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Italy, Trebbiano, White

Otella Lugana 2008. This is a brisk, elegant white wine from the southern shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region in Italy. Otella is a small family operation. Their wine is immaculate — the palest yellow and scrubbed clean. The nose is delicate and a little briny. The taste has lemon which is a [...]

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Blanco Nieva Verdejo 2007

November 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Spain, White

Blanco Nieva Verdejo 2007. Here is another Spanish wine — a white made from the verdejo grape in Rueda just northwest of Madrid. This is hot central Spain. The grapes are harvested at night for freshness. Verdejo has grown into one of Spain’s leading white wine varieties. Blanco Nieva arrives with a rush of botanical [...]

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Beneventano Falanghina Vinosia 2008

November 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Italy, White

Who drinks the wine of the ancient Samnites? Who sings their songs and moves to their dance? Who reads their letters, inscribed in lintels and scratched in the doorways of Pompeii? Who remembers these fierce tribes and Oscan, their lost language? For much of the 4th century B.C., the Samnites and their allies marched from [...]

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