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    skip to main | skip to sidebar . 20 December 2014 BUSHFIRE TIME: BE VERY AWARE!!! Some strange digifractals going down in this image ... it came from the Yangarra Estate/Country Fire Service bushfire drill practice and emergency protocols workshop at the winery before last summer hit. Be very careful visiting wineries this summer: there's a ...

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  • The Sky is Falling? Wine Country Wants More of This Wet Stuff

    Who’s afraid of wet feet? Grapevines are resilient plants and can handle standing water for weeks at a time. The recent rains in Northern California have had a positive effect on local reservoirs and water tables. For the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of friends express their concern about the recent Northern California storms.

    Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape- 4 readers -
  • Malivoire, Gamay, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$17.95

    Prohibition. Prohibiting something rarely, if ever, accomplishes the original goal. Whether it involves anti-drug campaigns, teenage abstinence programs or international trade embargoes, relying on fear, shaming and isolation tactics rarely produce the hoped for results. This extends to alcohol; the antiquated, hangover effects of prohibition continue to play an enormous ro ...

    winellama- 3 readers -
  • The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.19.2014

    Hello and welcome to another edition of the Drinhacker Shopping List, our regular look back at the best and less-than-best of the last two weeks on the site. Once again we’ve got lots to offer this time around, suitable for any and every holi ...

    Rob Theakston/ 2 readers -
  • Friday Feature Photo: Picos de Europa, Spain

    Photographer: Slawek Staszczuk Capture Date: October 2012 Location: Posada De Valdeon, Castille y Leon, Spain About: The morning after the challenging climb from Cordiñanes to Collado Jermoso. Definitely better viewed in the lightbox (“L”). Panorama stitched from 5 horizontal frames at 37mm with some hard-edged ND grad ( ...

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 2 readers -
  • A Taste of SakéOne Redux

    I recently had the pleasure of participating in a virtual tasting (a group of bloggers tasting the same beverages, interact with a host and one another) of saké and cheese with sakés from Oregon based craft producer and importer, SakéOne, along with cheeses from Marin French Cheese, and Laura Chenel Chevre. The tasting was hosted by Charles Communications Associates.

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
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  • Thank You and Happy 8th Anniversary

    This time of year gets away from me. Whoosh, like the horse I was riding the summer I spent working with my grandfather when I was 16 years old. One moment all was fine, then I was struggling to stay saddled while the horse tried to scrape me off with tree branches! I'm hanging on. And enjoying the thrill of the ride as I do.

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Armas de Guerra Rosado 2013

    Toro NYC A fantastic year-round Rose with crisp, clean flavours that are a great match with light dishes. Winery: Vinos Guerra was founded by Don Antonio Guerra in 1879, making it the oldest winery in the Bierzo region of northwest Spain. Today the estate’s 2471 acres of vineyards are one third of all the vineyards Bierzo.

    the buddha in your glass- 2 readers -
  • Drinking Tonight - 2012 Les Fontanilles

    Tonight it was time for the new vintage of a southern France favourite, from the talented producers Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot. Tasting note of the 2009 here. 2012 Les Fontanilles, Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot The nose is cool, finely tuned with notes of ligtly peppered meat, ripe blueberries, asphalt, rosehips and some bonfire scents. ...

    Barolista- 2 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    This week we attended the monthly Supper Social at the Southeast Wine Collective in Portland. The Collective is one of our favorite places to recommend - especially to out of state visitors. Most are flying in and out of Portland and in a short trip can't visit all of Oregon wine country. With 10 urban wineries and 20 varietals under one roof, this working winery and tasting roo ...

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Consumer Wine Tastings in Jeopardy in California

    If the California Board of Equalization (BOE) gets what it wants, some of California’s best consumer wine tastings may find themselves in great jeopardy. One already is. Pinot Days, the annual tasting of Pinot Noir produced by Lisa and Steve Rigisich’s Bay Area Wine project is all of a sudden, after 1o years conducting this non-profit tasting, being told that they are responsi ...

    Tom Wark/ Fermentationin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
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