winewomansong If it's snowing in late April in Alsace then it has to be wood-fired tarte flambée with slabs of Munster, slathered with creme fraiche and sprinkled with bacon. Washed down with a spicy and light Josmeyer Gewurtztraminer before heading home
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winewomansong Well done, Alsace. No pesticides. I'm in the medieval wine town of Eiguisham. Home to the wonderful Cremants d'Alsace sparkles of Bruno Sorg
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winewomansong Banyuls' Collectif Anonyme - Beau Oui Comme Bowie. Enjoyed without moderation. Found on my travels around Banyuls and Collioure AOC on the Cotes Catalanes. 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache - a big 15% red, much like the texture of a sweet Banyuls without the sweetness and (even higher than this) alcohol..... Named after the title of the Isabel Adjani song but more like Davis Bowie's Low album, especially, Breaking Glass. .
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winewomansong A great week. Overlooking Banyuls- Land of the Dark Aperitivo and Superb Match of Chocolate. Visiting the border of France and Spain in the Côtes Catalanes. Some radical winemaking going on ici. The cool Tramontane wind from the Pyrenees whooshes over the hills to the sea. The wind can make you go mad, or more mad 🙃 perhaps, and our faces are burnt vermillion but the wine is an excellent antidote. The old bush vines here have seen it all. I love them, the old gnarly things. .
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winewomansong A ray of sunshine on Easter Sunday. Old school style La Ca' Nova Barbaresco 2012 Piedmont and 2013 Pinot Blanc Rolly Gassman Alsace - off-dry, in lieu of chocolate. Nina Simone on the radio - it's a new dawn, a new day... 1mon

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winewomansong Can I just say... OOH LA LA!!! The first time I had Julien Guillot's wines, it was at Clown Bar in Paris: the red Mâcon-Cruzille Guillot might not work the most "glamorous" appellations but this is def glamour fruit. His vineyards have been planted since 9th century (until phylloxera) & never been treated with pesticides, grapes picked by massale selection. What does it taste like?! After a haywire, high-wire start it eases into the night like a humming happiness. It makes me want to say stuff like "ooh la la" like an 80s film bit character actor and then sing that song by the Fugees (badly!) 🤘
Beaujolais Leynes, Haut de Balmont, 2013 Julien Guillot ~
about £24
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winewomansong Digging deep into Italy @tuttowines have found some natural gems with real depth and personality. Totally transported by Gabri Bini (Pantelleria), loved the Le Coste red (Lazio), and ArPePe (Valtellina) is just an incredibly smart wine. You know it's good when you finish a wine tasting feeling absolutely ravenous Appetising: it's what it's all about BRAVISSIMO!🤘😎 1mon

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winewomansong French-Japan style, natural wine & DJ . 'Happy Chicken' (yes!), prawn tempura and Sebastien Riffault Sancerre-ish action is umami HEAVEN that falls away with perfect deliciousness. (Not showing the dancing. Food too much star in moment -!) Great natural wine list. Next time the magnum of Radikon 2mon

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winewomansong Our best writerly friend is leaving London for New York. Tequila, Gamma Ray, sparkles - give lots of love New York @abbieinldn #newyork #london #wine @beavertownbeer #writer 2mon

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winewomansong Corse you can! Corsican wines by Yves Leccia from Corsica. After some hairy customs (where they opened the package and packed it again without any wrap, amazing it is not in bits!) we have these two amazing bottles in London on a gloomy March night. The red is deep and meaty Neilluccio (ancient Sangiovese) FRESH. The white Vermentinu is like the sea. Thanks to Yves for sending- I had a dodgy steak tartare (what was I thinking!?) and subsequently terrible food poisoning the day we were supposed to meet. Surprisingly not represented in UK (as far as I am aware - ??) but part of the mighty Kermit Lynch stable in US. Summer is coming and better days ahead ... 🤘 2mon

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winewomansong Should I stay or should I go now. Stay! Le Clash. A Jura sparkle. Like a sparkling Comté. Another happy find from @provisionsldn Holloway Road. A big 50/50 Savagnin Chardonnay. Alive, lively, lovely. Needs some time before it is really singing but it has got a lot to say. It's always tease tease tease........

Didier Grappe Clash Jura NV £20ish this one is for you @fastonegram 😎
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winewomansong One of those days. Need some cheese and a bit of inspiration. "My love, don't leave me" is the name of a Portuguese grape from Alentejo (Amor-Nao-Me-Deixes). Amaron is the same grape variety lovingly restored by Domaine Emile & Rose in Beziers in the Languedoc. After @winemosaic at #Vinisud I had to grab it @provisionsldn it's a very old variety that was used for bulk wines - in the right hands, like here, it is smoky, black plums, earthy. A lazy dinner completed by a chunk of salty Roquefort and a smooth Swiss Jura Monlesi 2mon

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winewomansong So happy to find Elisabetta Foradori's Teroldego when at lunch today at Trullo in Islington. From Mezzolombardo in Trentino, Elisabetta has been producing red wine for the past 25 years from this one grape. The one grape. You could almost say she is Teroldego. Benchmark stuff. Energetic and purity of colour typical in the Dolomites. Tangy red and blue fruits with savoury twang. Lunchtime friendly 12% alc. Refreshing with hidden structure that makes it sing with fish to suckling kid to their beef shin paparadelle, which is a bit of a classic and thankfully always on the menu. So comforting and silky 2mon

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winewomansong Easy takeaway sushi with a challenging natural wine from Audrey & Christian Binner in Alsace. Tasting the wine process, it takes a shake to settle down. Never had the same wine twice from here but also what I like about it. These guys have been in trouble with INAO authorities because they keep doing things differently. Keep going. Tangy, light and tart style of Pinot, perfect with salmon nori rolls ---- #alsace #vinnaturel #naturalwine #wine #winelife #winestrong #somm #happy #latergram #wp #winesofinstagram 2mon

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winewomansong Dance, vine, dance! Pinot blanc from Domaine Ostertag in Alsace. These guys live by their own rules and speak a lot of sense not just about wine but life: "true quality is that which succeeds in surprising and moving us. It is not locked inside a formula. Its essence is subtle (subjective) and never rational. It resides in the unique, the singular, but it is ultimately connected to something more universal. A great wine is one in which quality is contained. Such a wine will necessarily be uncommon and decidedly unique because it cannot be like any other, and because of this fact it will be atypical, or only typical of itself" 2mon

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winewomansong Lovely to meet one of the greats of Provence rosé, winemaker Romain Ott at Chateau Léoube. Their new wine, called Léoube, is from the new appellation la Londe. For this new appellation they created a special cuvée 50:50
Grenache and Cinsault - incredible purity, organic, a big full bodied rosé, almost chewy. Need a bottle and a big rack of Spring lamb!
#wine #provencewine #provence #rosé #vinisud2016 #winetasting #winemaker #sommelier #winelife #vineyards #instawine #instafood #wws #wp
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winewomansong attention #vinisud2016 12pm - London Calling: comment rendre votre stratégie social media impactante dans in marché saturé - 12:00 dans le Digihub @vinisud

I will be speaking at 12 noon about wine in the UK and social media at the Digihub in Vinisud today. Come say hello #wine #instagram #winelife #winewednesday #londonlife #sommelier #suddefrance #winegeek #workshop #wws
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winewomansong I love this #vinisud display - it's easy to get carried away by the romance of Provence. Happily. But then you have this colour analysis in test tubes. Excellent. You spend a lot of time behind the scenes getting colour right when making rosé. My favourite Provence rose is when it is even lighter than "pêche". It messes with the eye- taste! Do you go for a certain colour with Provence rosé. What do you think?

#provence #provencewine #rosé #wine #winegeek #winetasting #vinisud2016 #winetesting #wws
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