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What Does Sur Lie Mean? Sur Lie Aging Definition | Maisie Lyman SommelierQA.com

What Does ‘Sur Lie’ Mean When Aging Wine?

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Sur Lie If you’ve ever found the aroma of freshly baked croissants in your glass of Champagne, then you’ve found the mysterious Sur Lie (Suhr Lee, for my fellow Americans). While this winemaking marvel happens in a great number of wines, it’s most pronounced in a classic glass of bubbles from France’s ..

Background on Red Burgundy Wines and Burgundy Wine Region | Sarah Trubnick, Sommelier Barrel Room San Francisco | SommelierQA.com

Could You Give a Background on Red Burgundy Wines?

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The Burgundy region is a very complicated subject. With its ancient and extremely complex soils and limestone cliffs, varied pockets of meso- and microclimates, and notable vintage variation, the terrain and climate themselves lend to some of this complexity. Add in the small parcels owned by most producers ..

What is Chablis Wine? Where is the Chablis Wine Region? Adam Chase - SommelierQA.com

What is Chablis Wine and What Makes It Unique?

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Chablis is a French wine region in northern-most Burgundy. It is part of France’s Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AC) system (an EU PDO area). Chardonnay is the only grape permitted for Chablis AC wines. Many Americans, however, know Chablis not as the fine wine that it really is, but as a simple, ..

What does French Chardonnay Taste Like? | What is French Chardonnay | Tim Smith | SommelierQA.com

How would you describe a classic, French Chardonnay in terms of aromatics and taste?

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This sounds silly to say out loud, but everyone needs to drink more French Chardonnay. French Chardonnay are true examples of the varietal. Chablis (no or minimal oak) provides a reductive style. Clean, crisp with higher acid and tarter tree fruits. The iconic minerality pushes through as flint, and an elegant ..