Washington embraces another warm growing season

    Talking about the 2014 growing season in Washington, winemaker Josh Maloney of Milbrandt Vineyards summed it up by quoting the movie Biloxi Blues: “Man it's hot. It's like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot.” Indeed, 2014 has been another warm growing season in Washington.

    3 readers - By Washington Wine Report

    Meet the new critic: the electronic tongue

    Winemakers who make wines for critics, meet your new overlord: the electronic tongue! Although artificial, or electronic, tongues have been developed before, researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have a breakthrough in their application to wine ...

    3 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

    6 Intriguing Wines To Drink This Fall

    For those of you lucky enough to have a fall season where you live, go outside and breath in the air. There is a special smell in the air that’s crisp but still dusty from summer. Some of us are fall lovers because we long for the psychological feeling of completeness of a season and we yearn for a cuddly winter.

    3 readers - By Wine Folly

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    Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s White, Columbia Valley, $12

    Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s White, Columbia Valley, $12 By Great Northwest Wine on September 19, 2014 Best Buy! Maryhill winemaker Richard Batchelor puts his signature on the front of this everyday, food-friendly blend of Pinot Gris (45%), Semillon (39%), Sauvignon Blanc (12%) and Viognier.

    3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Lomo embuchado

    An Australian pork tenderloin (450g), a zip lock bag from Ikea and 200g of salt, 100g of sugar, 3 tablespoons of smoky paprika and a tablespoon of partially crushed fennel. Seal the bag and put in the fridge, turning the bag daily for three days. (I think next time I'll use some crushed garlic and cut out the sugar) ...

    5 readers - By Wino sapien

    The White Doe

    White Doe Wine The enchantment begins by Linda Kissam Head Wine Chix There are two things I like a whole lot. A good mystery and an intriguing marketing plan. Wait! Make that three things I like a lot – a good new wine, also. I’d like you to meet The White Doe, a new white wine from American Pioneer Wine Growers.

    1 readers - By WineChixs.com

    The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 09.19.2014

    Hello and welcome to the Shopping List, our semi-weekly round up of the unbelievable and the undrinkable compiled concisely with care for printable portability. Lots of good stuff to choose from this time around, including a rare A+ rating for Casa Noble Anejo ...

    2 readers - By Rob Theakston/ Drinkhacker.com

    Interesting Articles I’ve Read

    Today I leave you with a handful of articles I have found online that interested me in some way. Due to the amount of time I spend online for work, researching and searching for content, I tend to find thought provoking nuggets. So today, and for the weekend ahead, I leave you with this reading material.

    3 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Grey Pinot Noir

    With the exception of sparkling Blanc de Noirs, I’ve always thought of Pinot Noir varietal wines as, very simply put, red. One does not tend to go to the white wine aisle in search of a Pinot Noir. But white Pinot Noir does indeed exist, as I discovered on a recent visit to my favorite neighborhood wine shop, In Fine Spirits.

    2 readers - By Odd Bacchus

    Barnard Griffin 2013 Fumé Blanc, Columbia Valley, $10

    Barnard Griffin 2013 Fumé Blanc, Columbia Valley, $10 By Great Northwest Wine on September 19, 2014 Best Buy! Napa icon Robert Mondavi labeled his Sauvignon Blanc as “Fume Blanc” in the late 1960s to promote the historically dry style produced in France’s Loire Valley, and Rob Griffin continues to pay tribute with this stunning bottling that’s balanced with Semillon (24%). This Richland, Wash.

    2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

    September 19, 2014 · 10:20 am Here is a list of the Best Italian Wine Awards for 2014 selected by a panel composed of Luca Gaedini. Andrea Grignaffini, Daniele Cernilli and Tim Atkin among others. There are no surprises and of the 50 about 20 would have made my top list.

    6 readers - By Charles Scicolone on Wine

    Meet the new critic: the electronic tongue

    Winemakers who make wines for critics, meet your new overlord: the electronic tongue! Although artificial, or electronic, tongues have been developed before, researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have a breakthrough in their application to wine ...

    3 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

    Prepare to be Wowed: Bill Irwin & David Shiner at ACT in ‘Old Hats’ (Review)

    Old Hats is about growing older in a clown’s body – a subject near and dear to those who feebly thwart increasing decrepitude. Tony Award-winner David Shiner (right) and musician Jacob Colin Cohen (left) in the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats, performing at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater now through October 12. Bill Irwin and David Shiner are clown world royalty.

    2 readers - By Stark Insider

    Château Terre Forte ‘Rouge!’ Côtes du Rhône 2013

    Fresh and easy going, this is a wonderfully glugable Grenache. Estate: Château Terre Forte was founded in 2000 by Pierre Jauffret. His family’s roots in winemaking in the Rhône Valley go back to 1856. Winemaking traditions have been passed down from generation to generation; the 20 hectares of vineyards are “rich of history and family roots”.

    4 readers - By the buddha in your glass

    ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know Lagrein

    It’s been some time since my last “¡Mucho Gusto!,” so today I’d like you to meet Lagrein. If you’re new to Señorita Vino, ¡Mucho Gusto! is an ongoing series of posts about a specific varietal wine. And if you don’t speak the language of Cervantes, mucho gusto translates as “nice to meet you.

    2 readers - By Señorita Vino

    Champagne Chronicles-Day 2

    I recently had the privilege of traveling to the Champagne region in France as a guest of the U.S. Champagne Bureau for the 2014 Champagne Harvest Media Trip.

    2 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    Washington embraces another warm growing season

    Talking about the 2014 growing season in Washington, winemaker Josh Maloney of Milbrandt Vineyards summed it up by quoting the movie Biloxi Blues: “Man it's hot. It's like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot.” Indeed, 2014 has been another warm growing season in Washington.

    3 readers - By Washington Wine Report

    Willamette Valley Wine Tour

    After the city, and a quick presentation of the region, let’s do a quick overview of the three wineries we visited in the Willamette Valley. First up was Rex Hill, just outside of Newberg. I have to say, it was the winery that impressed me the least.

    5 readers - By Wine Ramblings

    All Seasons Bistro in Calistoga – Try it!

    All Seasons Bistro at 1400 Lincoln in Calistoga. All Seasons Bistro Caesar with prawns The All Seasons Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley. It is located in Calistoga across the street from the more popular Brannan’s Restaurant. Four of us dined there for lunch this past Thursday, September 18. As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent.

    3 readers - By Wine Country Getaways
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