Sweet White Wine


Tasting wine from San Francisco Bay (Episode #57 Introduction)

We introduce some great white wines from a winemaker in San Francisco California.

In this episode, we taste three great wines from the Wente vineyard, a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay and a Riesling.

The Wente vineyard has been producing wine for five generations now and based on the wine we tasted they have maintained their passion for wine.

 

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Tasting a Sweet White Wine from the Greek Island of Santorini (Episode 56 Part 2)

In Part 2 we taste a fantastic sweet wine from the Domaine Sigalas vineyards and “what a beaut” it is!

This wine is made from 75% Assytriko and 25% Aidani grapes which are sun dried for 10 – 12 days and then the wine is aged in old oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months.

The island the vines are grown on, Santorini is a volcanic island named after its volcano – Santo Erini – and thus the wine is named after it’s place of origin – Vinsanto.

The name is a “historical name of appellation” one of the few still in existence.

To top it all, if you can resist drinking it straight away, it’s ageing potential is unlimited.

To find out more about the wine and the vineyard take a look at their website at: –

http://www.sigalas-wine.com/eshop/eshop_index.asp#

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Introduction to Wines from Domaine Sigalas (Episode 56 Introduction)

In this episode, we have the pleasure tasting some wines from the island of Santorini which itself is part of a group of islands called the Cyclades.

Located in the South Aegean Sea the island is only 1,400 hectares, with terraces that rise up to between 150m to 250m above sea level
Vineyards in the region were known to exist since the 17 century BC, but were destroyed by a volcano eruption around 1620 BC
The island was re-inhabited around 1200 BC when they started making wine again thus making this area a wine making area for some 3,000+ years.

Many of the wines on the island are over 50 years old.

The family vineyard that we are tasting the wine from during this Episode was called the Sigalas Winery when founded in 1991.

The vineyard has expanded since 1991 and now produces and bottles up to 300,000 bottles per year and is now called Domaine Sigalas.

You can find out more about this fabulous vineyard from their website:-
http://www.sigalas-wine.com/english/

Our thanks go to Panayiota the Hospitality Director of Domaine Sigalas for sending the terrific samples we reviewed.

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Muscat Dessert Wine from South Eastern Australia (Episode 53 Part 3)

The last Muscat in this episode, we get to taste is a fantastic example of a Dessert (or Pudding wine) from Yalumba – South Eastern Australia.

Yulumba was established in 1849 so they have a fair amount of time to practice getting it right!

John refers to a slight smoke taste and this might come from the barrels that Yulumba made themselves in their own Cooperage. In fact, Yalumba is the only winery in the Southern Hemisphere to have their own Cooperage.

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Muscat from South Africa (Episode 53 Part 2)

In Part 2 of this episode, we taste a South African Muscat wine.

A really different taste from this Pudding wine (or if you prefer Desert Wine) to the wine in Part 1, and wow how intense and lip smacking good was this wine!

 

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Muscat Pudding Wines Introduction (Episode 53 Introduction)

In this Episode, we taste some more “Pudding” wines to follow up from Episode #39 ( https://youtu.be/ga084XsU7KQ ).

In this introduction to our latest episode, we quickly introduce the three wines we are about to taste.

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Tasting Sweet French White Wine made from Petit Manseng (Episode 39 Part 3)

In the last part of this Episode we taste a Sweet White Wine called Jurancon, made from the Petit Manseng grape. How does this wine compare with the muscadet tasted in Part 1 & 2 from France & Chile respectively?

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Tasting Sweet White Wine from Chile (Episode 39 Part 2)

In the 2nd part of this Episode, we compare a Chilean Muscadet Sweet White wine with the excellent French Muscadet Sweet Wine tasted in Part 1. It is going to have to go some to match the wine in Part 2 – how does it compare…  


Tasting a Sweet White Muscadet Wine from France (Episode 39 Part 1)

We taste a fantastic sweet little number in Part 1 of this Episode – a Muscadet from France, very reasonably priced and a wonderful flavour. This is the one John L preferred out all three we tasted, what did john M think? Take a look to find out. Oh and btw all of these wines are available from http://www.czerwik.co.uk/categories.php?cat=Wine

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