Monthly Archives: May 2011

This Week In Wine – May 28th 2011

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  English sparkling wine should be called Champagne, says Camilla English sparkling wine should be called Champagne, according to the Duchess of Cornwall. The quality of English fizz is so good the drink "is champagne" the Duchess declared, echoing what … Continue reading

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Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay – Ceramic Bottle Edition!

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    Wine: Mer Soleil “Silver” Chardonnay 2009 Place: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Retail: Around $23  

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The Mer Soleil Duo Paired with Coronation Chicken Salad with Mangoes and Almonds

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Since today is/was #ChardonnayDay on Twitter, my day has been very much planned accordingly around the worlds most popular white grape. You’re forgiven if you aren’t yet clued in as to what #ChardonnayDay is actually all about; it’s new to … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Riserva

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First-off, I don’t know where the above photo was taken, but once I find out I’m booking a plane ticket!!! So last night, I found myself hosting an informal wine class for a discerning group of tasters here in Jacksonville. … Continue reading

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The Silly Wine Tasting Notes Generator

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Here’s something to help kill 5 minutes at work today! The Silly Tasting Notes Generator has been around on the Internet for a quite a while, and is perfect if you’ve ever fancied yourself as an aspiring wine connoisseur. Well … Continue reading

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Three Vines Old Vines Field Blend, Contra Costa – California

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Wine: Three Wine Company, Old Vines Field Blend Place: Contra Costa, California Grapes: Zinfandel, Carignane, Mataro, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, and Black Malvoisie Retail: Around $18  

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