Tag Archives: Chenin Blanc

Wine for 500 (or how to please everyone without resorting to the lowest common denominator)

Saturday was a big night: a celebration with 500 of my organization’s nearest and dearest donors, volunteers, and friends. I had been mulling over the wine selection for weeks, tasting various options with colleagues and on my own, writing about the results, and even getting suggestions from you, our readers. In the end, the selection […]

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Wine Review: 2010 L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc

In the glass, the L’Ecole No. 41 is a pale yellow, with long, dense legs and viscosity giving an observable richness.  The nose is wonderfully fruit forward.  Aromas of quince and pineapple are rounded out by minerality and a hint of smoke. Peach pit, citrusy notes, particularly grapefruit, and ripe pears on the palate. The […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

Last February I reviewed one of my favorite wines in the under $20 price range: Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray. It was from the 2007 vintage and I found the “wine’s richness, purity, and delicious…hard to resist.” I am currently in the process of selecting wine for a 500-person event at my “day job” and the 2010 […]

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Plonk Pick – Steenberg “H.M.S. Victorious” Chenin Blanc South Africa 2010

  I went looking for a fall white several weeks ago. I was done with the racy whites and pretty pinks of summer. I wanted a wine with more substance. I came upon a large floor display for this wine and since the price was right – $8.99 – and the varietal also – Chenin Blanc […]

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He Said, She Said: Loire Valley Wines 2011 Boston Trade Tasting

KATRIN – I was so looking forward to the Loire Valley Wines tasting on April 4 – we are huge fans of wines from the Loire and had a really great time at the tasting at the W Hotel last year. But it was also the location, as neither of us had been to Fenway […]

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Mystery Meet at Myers + Chang – He Said, She Said

Katrin: Glenn and I had such a great time at the first Mystery Meet at Ten Tables that we were quite eager to attend the second one regardless of the location that Seth Resler had chosen.  Of course we were also excited to find out where it would be. Ten Tables would be difficult to […]

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