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Alsace, France
John Turi - Wine, Places to Try, White Wine

Rieslings of Alsace, France

A little bit of history that is worth revisiting.

In 1500 B.C. the land was cultivated by the Celts. Around 58 B.C. the Romans conquered, took the land and made it the center of their wine region. Grape growing for the purpose of fermenting was so significant to the Roman way of life, that they built barricades and military camps to protect the vines.

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Domaine Grand Veneur, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Review
John Turi - Wine, Red Wine

Domaine Grand Veneur, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2009

Wine Rating: 93

The summer is on the way out, leaving behind great memories of wonderful wines. From the superb Conundrum 2010, a remarkable Decoy Sauvignon Blanc 2009, to a case of the ever so buttery Morgan Chardonnay 2008; I opened all through the summer. With subtle hints of fall beginning to take shape, we start to welcome the new grapes of the season. I always look forward to November and the Beaujolais Nouveaus(1). I also welcome 9 months of reds. For me the faux pas is not wearing white after Labor Day, but drinking it. Champagne doesn’t count as it is usually (almost always) Pinot Noir grapes, minus the tannic skins.

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