C’est ça, les 50 meilleurs restos du monde?

Mike Tommasi 2005-04-23T22:37:36+00:000000003630200504 Vin @fr

Classement publié par la revue anglaise “Restaurant”. Surprise, les anglais gagnent tous les prix… Qu’en pensez-vous?

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Sono questi i 50 migliori ristoranti del mondo?

Mike Tommasi 2005-04-23T22:33:41+00:000000004130200504 Vino @it

Una nuova “classifica” dei 50 migliori ristoranti del mondo è stata pubblicata dalla rivista inglese “Restaurant”. Solo due italiani, e tantissimi inglesi. Che coincidenza ;-)

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Caramba, encore raté

Laure Bouvin 2005-04-11T23:01:18+00:000000001830200504 Vin @fr

Et voilà, j’avais dit que j’irais au salon des Vignerons Indépendants sans rien acheter. Et j’ai craqué pour 3 bouteilles de jasnières Cuvée Tradition 2001 de Bénédicte de Rycke. Un nez intense, minéral. C’est Jean-Pierre Robinot, de l’Ange Vin, qui m’avait fait découvrir le jasnières, de sa région, où il est reparti. Séquence nostalgie.

OZ TNs

Martin Field 2005-04-04T00:58:30+00:000000003030200504 Wine Tasting

Recently tasted
Prices in Australian dollars

Merum Semillon 2004. Around $26. Pemberton, Western Australia. Pale gold. Aromatic with lemon, dried pears and faint smoky oak. Fuller-bodied white with flavours of citrus and nuts, softly textured in the mouth it closes with a zingy finish.

Terra Felix Marsanne Roussanne 2004. Around $15. Central Victoria. Transparent lemon. Nose is a fruity, perfumed mix of stone fruits and floral notes. Velvety mouthfeel showing full flavours reminds me of chewing a just quite ripe peach. Delicious style at a nice price.

Haselgrove Adelaide Hills Reserve Viognier 2004. $25. Pale, hint of green. Nose reminded me of lemon butter – with an edge of spicy oak. Think of a fresh baked apricot Danish and you’ll get the picture. Crisp and vigorous to finish.

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Slightly Oz-flavoured news links

Martin Field 2005-04-02T02:27:24+00:000000002430200504 Wine Tasting

EU: Chewing gum is food

Australia applauds WTO food-names ruling

Could DNA help the fight to keep bottle labels honest?

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Cask Wines

Martin Field 2005-04-01T00:16:44+00:000000004430200504 Wine Tasting

‘What is it with cask wines? Are they any good?’ The question arose, yet again, at a recent wine course.

I replied that casks (foil or plastic bags of wine in a cardboard box) have their place – in the home – if not in the restaurant. I argued that cask wine is a useful standby in the kitchen, in the same sense as instant coffee, tea bags, and dried milk, and not only is cask wine handy as a cooking ingredient but also for a quick snort when you don’t have an open bottle handy.

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Recette du bon bouchon (recette simplifiée…)

Mike Tommasi 2005-03-29T16:54:22+00:000000002231200503 Vin @fr

par Walter Gilpin, Domaine de la Vivonne2000

– Planter un chêne-liège.

– Attendre 30 ans.

– Enlever l’écorce de l’arbre et la jeter. C’est l’écorce-mère.

– Attendre 15 ans.

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Recipe for a good quality cork (simplified version…)

Mike Tommasi 2005-03-29T16:52:26+00:000000002631200503 Wine

by Walter Gilpin, Domaine de la Vivonne, 2000

– Plant a cork oak tree.

– Wait 30 years.

– Remove the bark and discard it. This is the first-growth bark.

– Wait 15 years.

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Duckhorn Vineyards

Bill Spohn 2005-03-25T19:48:45+00:000000004531200503 Wine Tasting

Notes from a tasting of Duckhorn wines presented by Margaret Duckhorn. They have obviously put a real whack of money into their operation and are sincere about quality. The use of various ‘duck’ names and logos is of an extent that even had me, an unrepentant punster, ‘quailing at some of the material she presented.

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Notation des vins

Remi Loisel 2005-03-23T18:20:38+00:000000003831200503 Vin @fr

« Faut-il noter les vins ? »
S’il y a une question qui revient sans cesse, et qui au passage provoque entre amateurs quelques joutes verbales pas piquées des hannetons, c’est bien celle-là. Si tout le monde est d’accord pour dire que l’on peut décrire un vin, du moins décrire la façon dont on l’a perçu, les choses se gâtent sérieusement quand il s’agit de s’accorder sur l’art de synthétiser tout cela par un chiffre, unique, effroyablement précis.

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