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    Napa Harvest: It’s on!

    Stomping grapes! Grape picking will start just two earlier this year for sparkling wine producers in Northern California. According to the NVV (Napa Valley Vintners) trade organization, despite the dry winter (one of the driest on record), Napa’s vintners and growers ar...

    2 readers - By Stark Insider

    Bending Branch Winery Wins Appellation America Awards

    The post Bending Branch Winery Wins Appellation America Awards appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Bending Branch Winery has been awarded three Best of Appellation Double Gold Medals and one Gold Medal for four Texas wines from Appellation America, an online source of in...

    16 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

    Sunday Sipping....Our Visit to 3 Local Breweries

    Amador County Fair plans...canceled!  The "Sand" fire has  us making our "plan B" Sunday outing plan.  We decided it would be fun to visit our friends at Berryessa Brewing for a little music and a nice cool brew.  So off go...to Winters California.  However, we could make this...

    2 readers - By Sipped In California

    Honoro Vera Jumilla 2013 Monastrell Red Wine

      Honoro Vera Jumilla 2013 Monastrell Red Wine, $8.10-$9.00, 83 points, poured core opaque and trended ruby toward the leggy glass wall with a clear rim. Black currant and bell pepper were profuse and a bit overwhelming on the nose. The vegetative aroma dominates ...

    9 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

    CrossBarn Chardonnay Makes Great Meal Even Better

    - CrossBarn Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma Coast Cost: $24-26 What: Sometimes the wine makes the occasion and sometimes the occasion makes the wine. Then there are those wonderful, rare moments when the wine and the occasion are superb and the whole is greater than the sum o...

    2 readers - By BottleReport.com

    Van-based Wine Tours vs Limos

    This is a guest post by H. Bruce Smith who runs Dry Creek Valley Wine Tours. Bruce suggested that I did not have enough consumer information on WineCountryGetaways.com about the Van-based wine tours vs Limos. Upon review I agreed with Bruce and asked him to provide us...

    5 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

    Sionist conspiracies!

    Philippe Varone Vins Valéria Dôle de Sion 2012 Gamay+Pinot Noir; c.17€ I haven't seen many Swiss wines, so I thought I'd try this Dôle de Sion. It's a pretty attractive little wine with nice Pinosity...

    6 readers - By Repository of Useless Information

    2011 ONEHOPE Pinot Noir Here’s another wine from my...

    2011 ONEHOPE Pinot Noir Here’s another wine from my friends at ONEHOPE Wine! This one is a “Pinot for Paws” where half of the profits from this wine are donated to the ASPCA toward pet adoptions! squishabledotcom Shiba and I are showing our full suppo...

    15 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Tasting Notes Week of July 29, 2014 2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet

      2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Very excited to try this new vintage from Faust, which is  the creation of Agustin Huneeus who created Quintessa, with Charles Thomas in charge of winemaking. The wine is rich, smooth, and     quite delicious with blackberry fruit and in...

    9 readers - By A Wine Story

    Stuff that's not really about wine

    Hi. Since my last post, I have sporadically received emails and various other social media communiques from readers asking how I'm doing and I've not done a very good job responding to those people.  For the most part, I just haven't had any good news to report and didn't wan...

    6 readers - By Fringe Wine

    Book Review: Shadows in the Vineyard

    Shadows in the Vineyard is the “true story of a plot to poison the world’s greatest wine.” The author, Maximillian Potter, initially covered the story for Vanity Fair in May 2011. In his book, he digs deeper into the crime and peels back the personalities surrounding the atta...

    14 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Burger Joints of Hayward #2: Best Burger

    I am conquering the burger joints of Hayward…slowly. A girl can only eat so many patties, shakes, and fries at a time. You can find out what I think makes a great burger by reading the first post in this series, right here. The second joint I’ve hit is… Best Burger 251 ...

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell