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Tag Archives: Tannat
Summer Wine Review: Lone Madrone The Dodd Paso Robles 2011 Tannat Red Blend
It is hot. But we have steak, broccoli, and purple potatoes. That, and my mother-in-law has arrived with wines from Paso Robles: that warm, central coast Cali region that grows a wild diversity of grape varieties. Tonight’s offering, a red … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged California, drink, dry farmed, Grape, Lone Madrone, Paso Robles, rare, Tannat, travel, wine 1 Comment
Fronton, Gaillac, Madiran: Red Wines of Toulouse, France: Day 98 EU Austerity Drinking Tour
This Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour finds us 98 days into our alcohol-on-a-dime traipse through Europe’s famed regions. We leave glitzy but wet Bordeaux for southern France. Our hub will be Toulouse: a city surrounded by ignored but extreme value wine regions.
We leave Bordeaux still drenching in Atlantic rain.
But as the TGV speeds East, the sun emerges, mossy trees trade fade to gnarly shrubs, and the world becomes dry, calm, and continental in climate. Here the mellow Mediterranean holds more sway than the wet churn of the Atlantic. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Chateau Bellevue la Forêt, DURAS, Fer, France, Fronton, Gaillac, Jacobin Church, Madiran, St Thomas Aquinas, Syrah, Tannat, Toulouse 3 Comments