Tag Archives: terroir

Steve Unwin

Now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. First, we talked about dirt; next, we talked about climate; today, we’re going to take a look at some specific examples of regions and how their own individual traits express that very special… [Read more…]

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Steve Unwin

And we’re back. It’s time for “Terroir, Part Two,” and this time it’s all about location, location, location. Last week we talked about soil composition and you graduated with a license to use the word alluvial. This week we’ll work “macroclimate”… [Read more…]

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Steve Unwin

Ah yes, terrior: How French, how terribly oenological. This broadly applied term comes from the French word terre which means “land,” but what it really refers to is a wine’s “sense of place.” That makes sense, right, for your grape juice… [Read more…]

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Katy Andersen

“I’d like the porterhouse steak – seared rare. Can you recommend a great red wine with it?” A big steak and a bold red wine is a familiar match made in taste bud heaven. The sinewy texture of beef mellows… [Read more…]

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Katy Andersen

A whiff of vanilla on its nose. Hints of bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon on the palate. A full, round mouthfeel. Does this sound like a wine tasting note? Think again. As I sipped the “San Agustin” Colombian coffee from Superba… [Read more…]

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