Name of varietal: Gewürztraminer
Common synonyms: Traminer Musque, Traminer Parfume, Traminer Aromatique, Roter Traminer, Traminer Rose, Traminer Rosso, Termener Aromatico 
Parentage of the grape: Traminer, possibly Muscat
History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean Alps in Alto Adige, where Italy is closest to Germany. Traminer isn’t known for having much of its own flare, but it does like to mutate, and it eventually became the perfumed clone we all know and most of us love. France and Italy began calling the grape by many of the above synonyms, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that Alsatians started to call it Gewürztraminer (“gewürz” means spicy and/or perfumed) and not until 1973 that the name became official. 
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  • Joseph Cattin 2017


    I have always felt that the region of Alsace was the forgotten wine region of ... like Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris, and a bit of Pinot Noir for the reds. And more than 98% of the wines that Alsace produces is made in a dry style.And now for the big reveal! We discovered a lovely Alsatian Riesling this past week from Jose... Read More

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  • Those wines are often suggested for spicy fare (RCKR1951) and many say the ... ... ... work - and a very spicy Gewurtztraminer is said to marry well with Chinese (Szechuan, in particular).  Since I like wine, I do have it with these foods, but a Hot Tamale? Or one of those strange hamburgers that taste more like bread-soaked tabasco sauce?  I... Read More

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  • ok, I love to mix things and here is another one: a tiny slice of Jalapeño in a glass of wine!Here is what I tasted (up to 10$):syrah & zinfandel don't (Franc is better) & tempranillo - nice!Grenache - debatable......your opinion? Read More

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  • Thanksgiving Dinner NV


    As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to ... to ... a flavorful, spicy Gewurtztraminer! (guh-VOORTS-truh-MEE-nur)  Reminiscent of the Riesling except that Gewurtztraminer has intoxicating aroma's of rose petals and spice! Gewurtztraminers can be very dry like those from Alsace or creamy with a hint of fruity... Read More

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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... ... wines Gundlach Bundschu GewurtztraminerChoosing one Thanksgiving wine feels like choosing just one side for the turkey. The wide range of flavors lends itself to a variety of wine. To compliment the meal, I often lean towards blends, specifically Rhône. Som... Read More

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  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... ... '13 Zin-Humbrecht Gewurtztraminer and '14 generic regional Burgundy PN that was so light it could've been Swiss so we dropped the two bottles of it into the buckets, too, and gargled with it before going back to the Gewurtz. Lots of good bread (baquettes and brow... Read More

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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. ... EatonWine HarlotsPEEPS and GewurtztraminerWe all love PEEPS. Besides Halloween, the sugary marshmallow PEEPS seem to make appearances for al of the major Holidays. At our house, we have a Traditional, PEEP Party. We pair Gewurtztraminer with the PEEP'S and all feel lik... Read More

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  • I actually know most of the wines. And I'd go with Hungarian wine since ... and Riesling with a bit of Gewurtztraminer. It's fragrant and may have a touch of RS. It's an ancient winery, dating back to something like 900 AD.The Cserszegi Fuszeres is another that is kind of fragrant. Not like a Muscat, but it has hints of flowers and grass. Both... Read More

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  • Haven't put up one of these in awhile. This time will make things more specific and real, in that you will need to imagine you're hosting a meal at this restaurant in London's Soho. It's something I did a few times during my period of busy London business visits at the end of the '80s through early last decade. The first time I sweated a bit bec... Read More

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  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn ... Hungarian, Riesling, Berger, Gewurtztraminer, and French Colombard among others. Great spice on the nose and palate gave it a nice edge to the creamy fruit. The 2007 Ridge Lytton Estate opened to fresh berries, beautifully balanced despite the 15.2, finishing wit... Read More

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