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Old 06-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #71
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Pamala.

Nice to meet you too. Same here. I was born in Manhattan, raised in Vancouver, Italian paternal side, maternal Swiss French ... Living and working in Puglia, Italia ( The Vet is Italian, and this is our true home ) and Madrid Capital ( my professional position and renting ) ...

I agree with you in respect to Drink What You Enjoy ... However, I had done the Government Wine Taste Tester Examiners Certificate Course ( In case I wished to work as Sommelier ) and thus, one gets a bit analytical on the aromas, color, texture, year´s qualification ... etcetra ...

I love Prosecco ... I also enjoy noble nosed reds that are full bodied ... Also, depends on what we are eating ... Italian predominates at home, and then, Greek or French and out: Mexican, Indian, Argentinian, Northern Spanish for eg: Galician, Catalan or Basque or Sashimi ...

Glad to see that you enjoy wine too ...

La Palma also is a Designation of Origin of Spain ... The Canary wines have had some good Qualification years recently and are coming up.

Italian: I like wines from Abruzzi, Umbria, Piemonte, Tuscana and Puglia which is up and coming ! There are numerous indigenious grapes in southern end of the heel, and the land is being refurbished ... The Greeks and The Romans grew wines here as well. *** Bardolo ...

The Mediterranean is a sea of wine ...

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: gorgeous small town ... perhaps one of my fave places in southwest ... Truly ejoyed myself in Santa Fe ... The restaurant scene has been quite up to par there ...

Take care, Ciao, for now,
Time for dinner as the Vet wants to go for tapas !
Until tomorrow,
Margi.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #72
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Buonasera Douglas,

Pleased that you have been enjoying your wine lessons ! and at D.C. they are gratis ...

I am aware that N.C. and Va. are growing wines.

We shall continue tomorrow ... Time for tapas.

We are already at 21.00 hrs. so please excuse us.

Kindest. Ciao,
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #73
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Tax Lady: Portuguese Rosé ... quite a common basic and refreshing ...

ROSÉS ...

Navarra: Julián Chivite Rosé ( lovely refreshing strawberry Rosé wine from Spain ) ... Highly suggest it ... Check with your wine shop ...

Ciao, Let me know your views ...

Margi.
I looked at the SAQ site (Société des alcools du Québec, government run liquor stores) and they don't seem to have anything from Navarra. This is what they have of Spanish rosés: SAQ.com - Search result(s)

One of the things I like about the Portuguese rosés is the price
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #74
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Tax Lady: Pénedes Rosé Rene Barbier

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Buonasera.

Does your liquor and wine source carry the titled Rosé ?

Too bad about Julian Chivite, from Navarra ... It is quite lovely.

However, Rene Barbier, is quite refreshing too.

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Buonasera.

Does your liquor and wine source carry the titled Rosé ?

Too bad about Julian Chivite, from Navarra ... It is quite lovely.

However, Rene Barbier, is quite refreshing too.

Kind regards.
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"...the titled Rosé" I'm not sure what that means.

No luck on the Rene Barbier either.

We can get wine at the grocery store and convenience store, but only wine that is bottled in Québec. Wine that is bottled in another country can only be sold at the SAQ.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #76
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Tax Lady,

The titled Rosé, is the Rosé from Winery Rene Barbier ...


What about Brut or Extra Dry Cavas for example, do you like Rosé that is a Sparkling Wine ?

Which Portuguese Rosés do you enjoy ?

What about PROTOS ROSÉ ? It is from Valladolid, Castilla León - Spain


do you like LAMBRUSCO ROSÉ ? ( emilia romagna - italia )

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #77
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Tax Lady,

For Spanish Rosés: Marqués de Cáceres from La Rioja as well as their stunning Reds, is a best bet ...

I understand that they are definitely exported to the USA ... Do not know about Montreal and Quebec ...

However, the outstanding wine making lady owner has done a marvelous job with her reds and Rosé ...

Have nice Sunday.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #78
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I am afraid that I don't have an IQ for wine or beer.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #79
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blanquet de limoux

forget your champagne's,prosecco's,cava's & other bubblies(in my humble opinion that is...always careful to add that bit when it comes to taste)
i have just discovered blanquet de limoux lurking in a corner of tesco's bubbly section.it is from the languedoc region and,apparently,was first made by monks in 1531(those boys know how to party!!) which pre dates champers by about 150 years.it's delish & at less that half the price of a very average champagne(£9.99) is a winner!
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:07 AM   #80
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Harry, Buon Giorno,

I would enjoy having a sampling, however, I have to check about www.lavinia.es the French owned and operated wine retailer ... Sounds interesting.

Yes, it is quite true about the Friars, Monks & Priests ... They have been enjoying their wines since time memorial ... In Navarra and La Rioja, some of the best wineries are located in Monasteries !

Thanks for the recommended ... The Kray Bros. have done it again ! ?

Have nice wkend too ... Ciao.
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