links for 2009-07-10

  • 'Zinfandel can be grown in many climates, often from warmer regions that produce very ripe, juicy, big wines. Napa Valley – with Zinfandel planted as a very minor player – has mountain vineyards that receive plenty of sun but not as much heat.'
    (tags: Zinfandel)
  • 'As you consider summer whites, it’s well worth including muscadet in your mix. Muscadet is produced in the western end of France’s Loire Valley, not far from where the Loire River joins the Atlantic Ocean, and is considered a quintessential fish wine.'

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