Posts Written OnDecember 06, 2004

Some Information on Valdiguie

After asking for information on Valdiguie toward the end of a recent post, I decided not to be lazy and to research it a bit myself.  It turns out that it’s also known as Napa Gamay…and is a variety from southern France. From Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits: Gamay[ga-MAY]The full name of this French red wine grape is Gamay Noir a’Jus Blanc. Gamay wines have gained prominence in France’s beaujolais region where this grape, which represents 98 percent of all vines planted, reigns supreme. They’re so associated with Beaujolais that winemakers outside of the region often try to imitate the…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 — Wacky Wines

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Holiday season got you feeling a little…wacky? Pim from Chez Pim has just the thing…Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 — Wacky-Names Wine. WBW is my own little creation (with a tip of the had to Alberto)that has quickly grown into an International Phenomenon! Okay…maybe two dozen participants in last week’s fourth edition (hosted by Derrick at An Obsession With Food) doesn’t qualify as taking the world by storm…but we’re getting there! We’re building momentum…thanks to the hosting of some blogging heavy hitters like Derrick, Alder and Viv. And, it’s great to add another popular blogger, Pim, to the list of gracious…

Wine Tasting Preview: Spencer Roloson Winery

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Friday evening, when I got home after work, I was greeted with a package from Spencer Roloson Winery in San Francisco. Inside? Four bottles of wine. They emailed me a few weeks ago, wanting to introduce my to their wines and after reading a bit about them online, I welcomed the idea with open arms. The winery, founded by Sam Spencer and Wendy Roloson in 1998 "stives to make wines that reflect and illuminate the inherent beauty of the fruit that comes from unique vineyards. Sam and Wendy firmly believe that great wines are gently coaxed out of the fruit,…