New Wine Class: What's My Wine?

    New Wine Class: What's My Wine? If you’ve ever left a blind tasting feeling totally clueless about wine, here’s your chance to fine-tune your wine savvy. Join me at 6 pm this Thursday, October 30th at Cooking with Class for our first wine class of the season and leave cluelessness behind for good.

    1 readers - By Write on Wines

    Behind the Scenes: World Beard & Mustache Competition 2014

    Tips for the world traveler and gourmet, The Ravenous Traveler blog shares food and wine experiences with a focus on getting great wine and elite culinary experiences for a high value. More specifically, The Ravenous Traveler focuses on recommendations for high-value wines, restaurants, culinary tours, and world travel destinations, especially Italy, the Balkans, and the Pacific Northwest.

    By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

    #TasteCamp Explores #HudsonValley #Cider

    From numerous trips to Greenwood Lake, I've become very familiar with two Hudson Valley cider makers, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery & Applewood Winery. The former produces apple and pear ciders under the Doc’s Draft Ciders brand, while the latter recently introduced their Naked Flock ciders which replaced their Apple Dave's Stone Fence Cider.

    By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

    Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

    Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld October 25, 2014 By admin Go on a Wine Adventure this Holiday Season Stuck on the Same Old Starter Wines? Aficionado Shares Advice for a Maturing Palate There’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, but you can’t discover new favorites unless you try new things, says wine enthusiast Howard Kleinfeld.

    1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

    Airfield Estates 2012 Spitfire, Yakima Valley, $28

    Airfield Estates 2012 Spitfire, Yakima Valley, $28 By Great Northwest Wine on October 25, 2014 The Miller family annually pays tribute to the Royal Air Force’s legendary Supermarine Spitfire fighter with its Super Tuscan-style blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux varieties from their 950-acre vineyard in Sunnyside, Wash.

    By Great Northwest Wine

    Wines of the Week: October 25, 2014

    Autumn in New England, and it has been raining for days. The cool air is resplendent with the scent of wet earth, steeped leaves, burnished fields, and woodsmoke. But there’s an apple-y sweetness to the air, too, that reminds us of harvest and pie and home. We concede that it is at last time to come indoors, to light the hearth, to bake bread and roast meats, to drink inky wi ...

    2 readers - By Maker's Table

    Bastide de Mustiers: Alain Ducasse’s coveted culinary baby stays firmly rooted in nature

    Bastide de Mustiers: Alain Ducasse’s coveted culinary baby stays firmly rooted in nature Farm-to-table dining is the next ceviche or kale, with more restaurants embracing direct sourcing as the novelty seeking diners are lured by its nostalgic and clean appeal. At the same time, local sourcing is slowly becoming a cliché on the menus in by the trends-driven cities like New Yo ...

    By Winebeing

    Are you ready for a Punch Down?

    Bobby Flay has his “throw downs”, but are you ready for a “punch down”? No, not in the boxing ring, or on the local school yard, but in wineries across the world. A solid cap It is harvest time in the northern hemisphere, and in many areas, the grapes have been picked and are nicely fermenting their way to becoming wine. As a quick reminder, fermentation is the conversion of sugar to alcohol.

    1 readers - By The Sommelier Update

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

    Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 Wine Tour Group Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click here) to organize their first ever wine tour.

    3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Halloween party wines

    Somewhere out there, a Halloween party is looking for wines that fit the theme. Besieged, a red wine with a scary label from the Ravenswood winery in Sonomafits the bill. It has just been listed in British Columbia at $25 a bottle. If you prefer Okanagan wines, choose the scary labels but excellent wines from Moon CurserVineyards in Osoyoos.

    3 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Review: 2012 Terrazas Torrontes Reserva

    Review: 2012 Terrazas Torrontes Reserva This new torrontes from Argentina’s Terrazas de los Andes offers tropical character right from the start, with just a hint of bitter hops on the nose. That herbal character builds on the body — particularly as the wine warms a bit — bringing the spirit to a nicely bala ...

    By Christopher Null/

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape´s From Lucien & André Brunel

    The Swedish importer BraVin arranged a tasting with wines from Lucien & André Brunel. Presenting the wines was Fabrizio Brunel, son of André Brunel, with charm and enthusiasm, Info here. 2011 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Sommelongue This 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault blend has a light, fresh red fruited nose with notes of red currants and raspberry liquorice.

    2 readers - By Barolista

    Amazed by the 2014 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, and why you should drink it young

    Amazed by the 2014 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc I am quite amazed by how good the 2014 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc is. You’ll probably be amazed by how amazed I was, so from the outset, I’ll answer some questions that some of you may be thinking. This was a bottle bought off the shelf last week in Tesco (it was just £6, so I thought it would be good to have a first look at the ne ...

    3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Wine Reviews: South American Values

    South America has been a haven for value-driven wines for years. When I was first getting into wine, I spent lots of time navigating Argentina and Chile for tasty and inexpensive bottles, especially Malbecs from Mendoza. Years later, producers from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are consistently putting out inexpensive wines that appeal to a broad array of palates.

    3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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