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  • Mini Quiz Answer and #MWWC13 Theme Announcement

    Happy Halloween Friday! Last Wednesday I had a small “what is it” quiz where you were supposed to figure out what was that object in the picture: What Is It? Well, somehow it happened to be a difficult question ( or may be it was just boring). Anyway, here is the answer – this is “The Original Lancashire Bomb” – a cheese, produced in Lancashire in UK.

    1 readers - Talk-A-Vino
  • Later

    his right eye became more and more droopy as the night wore on, bearing witness to a ...

    2 readers - Wino sapien
  • Day of the Dead Cocktail: Sub Rosa

    photo by Neal Bayless The popular perception of ghosts is that they appear to taunt, tease and menace the living. But in some cultures, they understand sometimes ghosts just want to party. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a sacred holiday celebrated each year on November 1st in which altars are built for ancestors and loved ones who have passed.

    1 readers - Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor
  • Review: Stone Coffee Milk Stout

    Review: Stone Coffee Milk Stout It’s breakfast for happy hour with Stone’s latest, a limited edition beer that was previous bottled as a pilot project called Gallagher’s After Dinner Stout. Stone tinkered and reformulated Brian Gallagher’s brew to bring it to the masses, and here it is, a stout brewed with milk sugar lactose and coffee beans from San Diego’s Ryan Bros.

    1 readers - Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com
  • The Best Box Wines - La Vieille Ferme Vin Rouge

    BULK BUY! This box deserves a permanent position on your counter. This post brought to you by: Get the Chateau Gillet Bordeaux 2011 for just $12.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault from Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France. SRP of $28 and available for as low as $20. Produced by Perrin et Fils and imported by Vineyard Brands.

    6 readers - Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob
  • Champagne prices on the rise at major auction firms

    Fierce bidding for old and rare Champagne in the UK and US over the past fortnight has further cemented the category's place on the global auction scene. Image credit: BonhamsBonhams set a high standard on 24 October by selling a rare, 1914 vintage Pol Roger for £5,640 in London. It had estimated the 100-year-old vintage, which was harvested as the first battles of the First ...

    2 readers - Decanter
  • New owners take over Washington’s Olympic Cellars

    Olympic Cellars, one of the oldest wineries in Washington, has been sold to Lisa and Tom Martin of Sequim. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit) PORT ANGELES, Wash. – One of Washington’s oldest wineries is now under new ownership. Olympic Cellars in Port Angeles has been purchased by Lisa and Tom Martin of nearby Sequim. The Martins bought the winery with small group of investors.

    1 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
  • 2010 Barolo, Cascina Bric 460, Vergne, Piemonte, Italy

    2010 Barolo, Cascina Bric 460, Vergne, Piemonte, Italy (£264.00 per 12 bottles in bond (around £30.00 per bottle inc. VAT), Berry Bros. & Rudd tel. 0800 280 2440 & bbr@bbr.com). Berry’s has hosted two fascinating in-depth customer tastings recently (more on the Spanish event in due course) and The Grand Tour of Italy showcased a superb range of wines from all corners of country.

    3 readers - Matthew Jukes
  • 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards

    The post 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. David Sides owned and ran his own agriculture business for a living and is now retired and works in the vineyard full time. Austin Vineyards is the name of this venture and I for one look forward to what the future holds for David and his precious vines! The vineyard is located on ...

    3 readers - Texas Wine Lover
  • Poulet au vinaigre

    Ingredients 2 chicken breast or guineafowl suprémes 250ml cream (30%) 50ml tarragon vinegar 1 glass white wine 350ml chicken stock 4-5 twigs tarragon 1 shallot Preparation 1. Heat butter and shallot softly 2. Add white wine, chicken stock 3. Also add vinegar and 100ml cream 4. Add fresh tarragon and reduce on medium heat for 4 ...

    1 readers - Wine Berserkers
  • Campania on Display

    At the beginning of October, the Wine Media Guild presented the most complete tasting of the whole range of Campanian wines ever organized in the US. At its lunch meeting at Felidia Ristorante, members tasted 27 wines, representing most of the provincial appellations and almost the whole spectrum of Campanian grape varieties now in serious production – a long-overdue display ...

    2 readers - Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line
  • A Halloween wine tale 2014

    “It’s alive….” Lightning flamed across the night sky, and the Baron saw the dark clouds piling through his laboratory skylight. A storm was coming. The electricity cut out for a couple of seconds, came back. The Baron took a deep breath. “It’s now or never,” he said, and he laughed, loudly, fanatically, and was more sure than ever that what he was doing was right, doing the o ...

    2 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon
  • Moon Mountain 2006 Estate Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley

    This bottle is the end of my online score of Moon Mountain wines. The wines were on sale and I bought five of them. Aroma of wet leaves was prominent on the nose. The tannins were soft on the front end, but the finish prompted a pucker. The flavor of the wine has grown complex. Flavors of blackberry and violet come forth mixed with a taste of pencil shavings. For me the finish had a chalkiness.

    4 readers - Toledo Wines and Vines
  • DWCC 2014 – wine is a business

    What can the home of cuckoo clocks, chocolate and jazz festivals teach us about wine? Quite a lot actually, as long as you are registered and currently attending the Digital Wine Communications Conference in Montreux. Currently Greg Lambrecht, founder of Coravin, is reminding everyone that the wine industry is a business. There needs to be an unmet need for new inventions.

    2 readers - Confessions of a Wino
  • This is NOT like one-of those foreign-emails you probably get

    Jo's World,Wine A day in the life of a wine publicist… Hi, I came across-your contact over the-web and wanted to-share a brief note. I think a few-changes, aesthetically and/or SEO-wise, can make your site-convert more-visitors into leads-and also get it placed-higher in the organic search-results, for a few of the select terms.

    1 readers - Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog
  • The 2014 Winedoctor Bordeaux Tour

    It has been a very busy October, and a month I look back on fondly. The highlight of the month was without a doubt my first opportunity to lead a SmoothRed tour to Bordeaux. This was an immensely enjoyable experience for me, and I hope (and feedback seems to suggest my hopes have been realised) that the clients were just as pleased with the experience as I was.

    1 readers - WineDR
  • Siduri Santa Rita Hills 2011 Pinot Noir

    Siduri Santa Rita Hills 2011 Pinot Noir, $22.99-$32.99, 92+ points, poured blood-red trending garnet toward the broadly transparent circumferential ring. Cinnamon, floral plum, and blackberry were excellent aromas. The medium body carried good acidity and mildly building tannin. Flavors of red and black fruit were delicio ...

    1 readers - Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man
  • Breaking News!

    BREAKING NEW: VIRGINIA WINES HIT 90 POINTS IN WINE SPECTATOR! Yes, the headline is correct. The current issue of the well-respected wine magazine reviewed nine Virginia wines in its current issue. Of the nine, one scored 91 points, three others scored 90 points, and the rest earned between 87-89 points.

    1 readers - Virginia Wine Time
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