Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wine expert Harry Karis talks about the French wine region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book gives detailed information on over 200 winemakers, and an in-depth look at climate, soil, grapes, and winemaking.


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Comments [2]

S Block from NYC says that the mistral wind got its name from /magistralis ventus/, the "master wind"

Interesting to hear the history of chateauneuf du pape, it being a relatively new name for the wine. I did a small number of internet searches and learned that the wine used to be sold to the Burgundy winemakers so they could add it to their wine to beef it up a little.

The European wine industry is always staking claims on their long wine traditions, but it seems that when we look closer, it always turns out they had the tradition of adulterating their wines.

Aug. 26 2010 02:16 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Really, the mistral wind was named for Gabriela Mistral? I always thought she'd taken the name of the wind as a pen name!

Aug. 26 2010 01:19 PM

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