Riesling, Oh Riesling – Finger Lakes Riesling Deep Immersion with #WineChat

    There is nothing obscure about Riesling. Unquestionably one of the “big three” white grapes (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling). Celebrated through various social media events – “The Summer of Riesling”, “Riesling Month”. An established, de-facto pairing for the Asian or any spicy cuisine for that matter. “Fastest growing white wine in America”.

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    Weekly Wine Quiz #114: Grape Trivia – Viura / Macabeo

    Viura/Macabeo grapes. Source:Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine.

    3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Do You Wine Club?

    What do you think of the Wine Clubs? Do you belong to one, or two or five? Have you in the past? Would you recommend a wine club membership to your friends? Yes, I know, the subject of the wine clubs was well discussed in the past, and it is hard to say something new here.

    4 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Prime Time at Washington Prime

    When you come to the new restaurant, first you discover the food. Then drinks and wine. Then ambiance and decor. Then service. Well, yes, all of the above – but in the random order. The experience is somewhat like peeling the onion, only with an element of surprise – you don’t know what your next excitement will be. May be a new dish.

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    Weekly Wine Quiz #113: Grape Trivia – Pinot Blanc

    Pinot Blanc Grapes. Source: Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine.

    6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Month In Wines – August 2014, plus a Sabering Video

    Summer is practically over, and the school is about to start, together with all the after-school activities and other busy things. Well, this is not the worst of the problems to have, isn’t it? Anyway, we should be talking about wines here, so let’s do that.

    9 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Weekly Wine Quiz #112: Grape Trivia – Müller-Thurgau

    Müller-Thurgau Grapes. Source: Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine.

    4 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Sharing the Pleasure – Two Cabernets for the #CabernetDay

    Yes, it is a #CabernetDay, and a post about Cabernet wines should be rather appropriate – but somehow, I was on the fence about it, until the AME opened up a little bit… When the wine give you lots of pleasure, why not talk about it? Well, this is how I felt anyway.

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    Last Bottle Wines Earthquake Marathon Madness – Tomorrow Starting at Noon Eastern

    Apologies for the second post in a day, but I just got the e-mail and I have to share it with you. Only today I told you about the WTSO marathon event coming in September, and in about 20 minutes after I pressed the “publish” button, the e-mail announcement came in from the Last Bottle Wines, another purveyor of the fine wines at the value prices.

    5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Finally, I’m a Convert

    Yes, this will be a post about the wine – what did you think I will be writing about? I completely changed my perception of one wine region, so convert or not, but this is what this post is all about. Don’t know about you, but when I visit the wine region and wineries in it, I generally come with certain set of expectations, a perceived notion if you will.

    8 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Weekly Wine Quiz #111: Grape Trivia – Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner grapes. Source: Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine.

    3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    …And Dinner Becomes an Experience

    The dinner is a dinner is a dinner. Sometimes we eat just to satisfy the basic bodily crave for energy. We put something in the mouth, doesn’t really matter what, hopefully chew on it (or not) before gulping it down, and we are done.

    2 readers - By Talk-A-Vino
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