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we need to talk more about this tasty varietal! who here slurps chenin!?!??! type up. We can chat up. YUM YUM 220.127.116.11 10:09, 26 May 2007 (UTC) (resolves to hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
I've done quite a bit to this, I accept it still needs a bit of work (including more pics) but it's getting to the stage where we can start thinking about WP:GA.
- Yes I know there's some red links at the moment, but they're all major AOCs that need articles, I was planning to do something with the Loire AOCs soon.
- I'm not particularly happy with winepros.org as a reliable source and have replaced a couple of the citations but not all. The information looks OK, but I'd rather see it coming from a more citable source that's all.
- Some of the country sections could do with some work
FlagSteward 15:16, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
citations and translations
I've just been doing some copy-edits and link checking. I'm confident this is a good candidate for GA and even FA. Here are just a few of my observations.
- dead links: The Vitis International Variety Catalogue is now located at a new domain. The URL is an easy fix, but the information is different. The cited Maul and Eibach reference is not located in the Chenin blanc bibliography. Also, the data page does not include physical details of the berry, vine, or leaves, as is provided in the articles viticulture section. I simply placed the dead link template in the citation rather than deleting altogether. As for the grape synonyms, Vitis provides 71 synonyms, but there is no additional information such as "Capbreton Blanc (Landes, France)."
- François Rabelais: I found some differences with the Rabelais quote. The translation at Gutenberg reads "Nor did they forget to apply to Forgier's leg some fair great red medicinal grapes." The French text FlagSteward provided in the notes, "et avec gros raisins chenins," is simply "fat chenin grapes." Rabelais makes reference to white wines in other parts of Gargantua, but in the chapter about the cake makers, he writes of "red grapes" and "Muscadine grapes."
- Mutant Pineau d"Aunis: The cited web page Grapes and Wines of the World does not make a mention of this. Or, as the accessdate is 2007, that information has been removed from the winelit.com page. Some google searches lead me to believe the consensus is Chenin blanc did not occur from such a mutation. Unfortunately, the pages I found did not reference any studies.