Sunday, April 03, 2005

NYC Wine Notes - Wine Links

There are probably a hundred thousand wine related websites out there on the internet. Below is a very very small sample of what I currently have book marked in my browser. These are the links I use for resources along with some blogs I like. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and I welcome suggestions of other places to visit on the net and I’ll add them to the list.

Wine Links is the official website of the region. Contains a comprehensive overview of the region and its wines.

BYOB Website – New York City Restaurants (New York Magazine)
BYOB restaurant list for New York City with reviews and locations of wine stores near the restaurants. Great resource for anyone living in the city. - Magazine
Website for the Britished based wine magazine. Extensive archive of articles and access to their wine notes free of charge.

Eric Asimov - The Pour
This is New Your Time’s wine columnist Eric Asimov’s official blog which is a great compliment to his weekly New York Times articles.
Website for wine critic Robert Parker. Includes wine news, articles and access to tasting notes. Full issues of Wine Advocate are posted to the site but after they’ve been available in print. Subscription required.
Educational website focusing on the wines of Germany.
Eric Anderson’s website about his adventures in wine. Includes commentary on visits to wineries and useful tips on how to save labels, etc. in addition to long archive of tasting notes.
Website for one of the best wine podcasts on the net. Recently added features include a glossary of 500 wine terms.
Website for British wine critic, Janice Robinson. Includes tasting notes, news, and articles but subscription required to access most pages.

Jennifer Rosen – Wine Writer Website
Website for Jennifer Rosen, an award-winning wine columnist who writes for the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post as well as contributing to Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Comprehensive listings of wine tastings and classes throughout the world.

Lenndevours is Lenn Thompson’s New York-focused wine and food blog which was founded in 2004. Strong focus on Long Island wines, his current home.
Mark Squire’s wine website with extensive tasting notes, articles, photos, and an excellent bulletin board.
Official website for New York State wines.

NYC Wine Report
Great site with no-nonsense wine notes of bottles found in New York City shops along with where to buy them.
This website brings together wine reviews from around the world and is free. A very useful resource.
Daniel’s Ragov’s very comprehensive wine notes from his professional and personal tastings along with food and wine pairings, spirits, and other ramblings.

Terroirs of France
French guide covering all the regions and wines.

Veritas in Vino – Wine Writer Website
Veritas in Vino is wine writer Alice Feiring’s website detailing her views on wine along with links to her various articles.

Dr. Vino Website and Blog
This great website and its accompanying blog from Dr.. Tyler Colman covers all topics from tastings, wine picks, travel, and some very interesting and amusing musings on the wine world. Highly recommended.

Fantastic wine blog that has more categories than you can imagine along with over 10 different categories of tasting notes, restaurant reviews, and miscellaneous “rants.” Also includes an long list of links, including an extensive list of other wine blogs.
An online wine magazine based out of the UK which covers a wide array of topics.
Website is the home for a great wine blog and complimentary podcasts by Tim Elliott. Podcasts now number over 50 episodes.
Wine blog from enthusiast Jathan MacKenzie based out of Napa. Very extensive with over 10 different categories of posts.

Wines of France
Wines of France is an educational website dedicated to all the wine regions of the country.
Neal Martins website dedicated to fine wine with in-depth profiles, photographs, and over 5,000 tasting notes.

Wine Lovers Page
Robin Garr’s fantastic online resource with a great Wine Tasting 101 section and several wine forums including a general wine discussion, a food discussion, wine and food writers forum, travel and restaurants, spirits and beers, wine trade forums, and even one on Louisville restaurants.

Wine Enthusiast - Magazine
Official website for Wine Enthusiast magazine. The recently redesigned website is free (in contrast to Wine Spectator, eRobert Parker, and Wine & Spirit) and offers news, articles, and tasting notes.

Wine Regions of Italy
This website offers an overview of the wine regions of Italy along with maps and descriptions of the wines.
A newsletter which informs wine enthusiasts about upcoming North American wine release dates. Released once a month.

The Wine Scout
This website is a great resource from Patricia Crowell and Jack Olexy which offers up very in depth podcasts on New York State wine. It’s a great travel resource and they even offer you the opportunity to be a “guest pod- scout.”

Wine Spectator - Magazine
Website for Wine Spectator magazine. Includes wine news, articles and tasting notes and an extensive archive. Subscription required.

Wine & Spirits - Magazine
Official website for Wine & Spirits magazine. They offer a free newsletter but access to the rest of the site requires a subscription to the magazine.
This blog is basically a travelogue of the French wine regions by Bertrand Celce, a photographer living in France. Needless to say... beautiful pictures.

1 comment:

burgundy wines said...

Burgundy wine
(French: Bourgogne or Vin de Bourgogne) is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France.[1] The most famous wines produced here - those commonly referred to as Burgundies - are red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes or white wines made from Chardonnay grapes. Red and white wines are also made from other grape varieties, such as Gamay and Aligoté respectively. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wine are also produced in the region. Chardonnay-dominated Chablis and Gamay-dominated Beaujolais are formally part of Burgundy wine region, but wines from those subregions are usually referred to by their own names rather than as "Burgundy wines".

Burgundy has a higher number of Appellation d'origine contrôlées (AOCs) than any other French region, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the French wine regions. The various Burgundy AOCs are classified from carefully delineated Grand Cru vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations. The practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy go back to Medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the Burgundy wine industry. The appellations of Burgundy (not including Chablis).

Overview in the middle, the southern part to the left, and the northern part to the right. The Burgundy region runs from Auxerre in the north down to Mâcon in the south, or down to Lyon if the Beaujolais area is included as part of Burgundy. Chablis, a white wine made from Chardonnay grapes, is produced in the area around Auxerre. Other smaller appellations near to Chablis include Irancy, which produces red wines and Saint-Bris, which produces white wines from Sauvignon Blanc. Some way south of Chablis is the Côte d'Or, where Burgundy's most famous and most expensive wines originate, and where all Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy (except for Chablis Grand Cru) are situated. The Côte d'Or itself is split into two parts: the Côte de Nuits which starts just south of Dijon and runs till Corgoloin, a few kilometers south of the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, and the Côte de Beaune which starts at Ladoix and ends at Dezize-les-Maranges. The wine-growing part of this area in the heart of Burgundy is just 40 kilometres (25 mi) long, and in most places less than 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide. The area is made up of tiny villages surrounded by a combination of flat and sloped vineyards on the eastern side of a hilly region, providing some rain and weather shelter from the prevailing westerly winds. T

he best wines - from "Grand Cru" vineyards - of this region are usually grown from the middle and higher part of the slopes, where the vineyards have the most exposure to sunshine and the best drainage, while the "Premier Cru" come from a little less favourably exposed slopes. The relatively ordinary "Village" wines are produced from the flat territory nearer the villages. The Côte de Nuits contains 24 out of the 25 red Grand Cru appellations in Burgundy, while all of the region's white Grand Crus are located in the Côte de Beaune. This is explained by the presence of different soils, which favour Pinot Noir and Chardonnay respectively. Further south is the Côte Chalonnaise, where again a mix of mostly red and white wines are produced, although the appellations found here such as Mercurey, Rully and Givry are less well known than their counterparts in the Côte d'Or. Below the Côte Chalonnaise is the Mâconnais region, known for producing large quantities of easy-drinking and more affordable white wine. Further south again is the Beaujolais region, famous for fruity red wines made from Gamay. Burgundy experiences a continental climate characterized by very cold winters and hot summers. The weather is very unpredictable with rains, hail, and frost all possible around harvest time. Because of this climate, there is a lot of variation between vintages from Burgundy.
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