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    Podcast #5: Bill Blackmon of William Chris Vineyards

    The post Podcast #5: Bill Blackmon of William Chris Vineyards appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. In Podcast #3, Jeremy Wilson talked to Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards. Chris mentioned how co-owner Bill Blackmon handled the vineyard management at William Chris, so it was only natural that we visit again and talk to Bill.

    4 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

    An Attractive NV Champagne

    Another look at a lesser-known Champagne house here. This is a wine from Mont-Hauban, a co-operative based in Monthelon-Morangis, two neighbouring communes which lie south of Épernay, just around the corner from Cramant, Avize and a number of other famous Champagne villages. The Mont-Hauban Brut Superieur is a non-vintage blend incorporating 22% reserve wines, with a leaning ...

    4 readers - By WineDR

    Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

    Tasty Wine! I have been visiting my son in the Netherlands this week, and while the country does great gouda, they do not have anything on Portland! I am looking forward to coming home tomorrow, sleeping like the dead, then uncorking something good on Sunday. Meanwhile, our perennial favorite Arterberry Maresh is being poured at Mt.

    4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

    Asteisms… Yes, it’s a TGIF kinda day… My own ignorance is totally eclipsed by own dumbfounded curiosity. Four years ago, I heard the word “asteism” defined, after hearing a great insult. I actually began this blog story at that time, so I could use this story one fine day, like today. I’m sorry to tell you that I do have a sarcastic side, inherited from my witty, yet humor ...

    2 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition

    Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition Old Forester’s annual release of Birthday Bourbon — a celebration of the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman — may not have the level of breathless anticipation surrounding it that, say, the year’s Antique Collection or Parker’s Heritage whiskey does.

    3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Kendall Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2012 Pinot Noir

    Kendall Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2012 Pinot Noir Kendall Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2012 Pinot Noir, $27.99-$34.99, 93 points, poured a deep pomegranate red with a broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. A rare bouquet of sea breezes, red cherry, chocolate, cedar, and red licorice were subtle, but outstand ...

    6 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

    Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting

    I attended the Champagne region’s official annual United States tasting in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 21st. The tasting was held at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. The event celebrates Champagne: the sparkling wine produced in the French region of the same name. Only after strict appellation regulations are followed – from harvesting entirely by hand to how muc ...

    5 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

    2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France (£180.00, per case of 12 bottles (£15.00 e/a), Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). Back in April, at L’univerre, a superb wine bar which I highly recommend in Bordeaux, I drank a bottle of the 1989 vintage of this very wine with Jim Eustace and Siobhán Astbury of HH&C – i ...

    5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC status

    The second wine of Chateau Pontet Canet, Les Hauts de Pontet, has for the first time failed to gain its appellation status for its 2012 vintage. Pontet-Canet owner Alfred Tesseron has adopted biodynamic farming methods at the estateThe news means that Les Hauts de Pontet 2012 must be labelled as a Vin de France.

    6 readers - By Decanter

    A nation that twitters together fritters together

    This scares me: “Calvin Lee, a graphic designer, is a massive tweeter. ‘I really can’t stop,’ he joked. In Twitterland, Lee has become a rock star. ‘I’ve gone through life wondering what my ‘thing’ would be. I believe I’ve found it.’ Lee describes himself as a ‘social media ho. I tweet at least 200 times a day.’ He has been quite successful, amassing nearly 80,000 followers.

    3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Kavalan: Taiwan Whiskey

    During the last approximately hundred years, Japanese whiskey has taken the world by storm, winning plenty of international awards and thrilling the palates of whiskey lovers everywhere. It is not the only Asian country which is involved in whiskey, and you will likely soon hear more and more about an island in Asia which is producing world quality whiskey. The island of Taiwan.

    2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Blighty calling?

    I have photographed vineyards. I have photographed red telephone boxes. But I have never photographed a red telephone box in a vineyard. Evidently, one of my Commenwealth brethren to the north has beaten me to it. Drat! I'm sure Phil Luckett (a native of Nottingha ...

    3 readers - By Vinsanity

    Part III of my review of Jamie Goode's "Rescuing Minerality"

    This is the final installment of a three-part review of Jamie Goode's post titled "Rescuing Minerality." Where the first and second installments examined Jamie's discussions of terroir and the contribution of soils to wine quality, respectively, this post hones in on the elemental core of the article, minerality.

    2 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

    2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

    Last spring I had written about a Select Red wine that came from Cosentino Winery. In my blog I pointed out some issues that I saw and thought the wine was not the same quality as the other wines we are familiar with and drank for many years. We did send Cosentino a letter expressing our concerns and the tasting room manager replied back.

    5 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Wine in Indonesia

    Pictures: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller having an Australian Wine at Bintan Lagoon Resort on Bintan Island in Indonesia. Suhaemi Opened the Bottle. In 2014, I spent the month of October in Singapore. A number of beach resorts in Malaysia and Indonesia are just about an hour away from Singapore by ferry. Singapore residents go there for long weekends.

    1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

    Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009 Posted on October 23, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Since I’m on a bit of a Spain tear lately, let’s tear into this ruby-fruited Spaniard that’s ready for the table and astonishingly gentle on – or downright deferential to – the budget. Produced by Bodega Salinas in the country’s eastern coastal Alicante region, the blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Ti ...

    2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company