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Only one more week til the Winter Finale – so drink up this penultimate weekly wine recap, grapefriends, and take it away, Gabby – haha, Abby! Was everyone too busy doing actual work to drink a lot of wine in this episode? Apparently. But I’d say it weakened Olivia as she couldn’t see through the Scandal version of John Hinckley and his shooting of the Scandal version of Ron ...
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.
More than two thirds of people surveyed by the Royal Society for Public Health want to see calorie counts on beer, wine and spirits, according to a new study. Calorie labelling to be introduced on all own-brand drinks by Sainsbury's The Royal Society said today (31 October) that it asked 2,117 adults for their views and found 67% 'actively support' calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks.
“I’d hazard a guess that we’re at a tipping point: In many of these states, winemaking technique and talent have finally combined with a greater understanding of what grows best where (always a long-term project) to create small constellations of ambitious producers creating truly remarkable wines.” Ray Isle has fallen for American wine.
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 ...
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 ...
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If the Ontario wine industry is going to move forward its success rests largely on the shoulders of Richard Linley, the newly hired president of the Ontario Wine Council. Linley, a married, 34-year-old father of a young boy who lives in north Toronto, doesn’t take the helm of the wine council until Nov. 24 but arrives with a lot of his plate.
What a blast to get to eat at Simone Padoan’s cutting-edge pizzeria I Tigli in San Bonifacio in Soave township last night! That’s Simone (above, left) with Lisa Anselmi, who treated us to a wonderful dinner at this fantastic restaurant. Simone is a mother yeast master and he uses different mothers to create a wide variety of flatbreads inspired by the various regions of Italy.
Cakebread Cellars was the first winery I visited on my first trip to Napa Valley, in 1987, covering the Napa Valley Wine Auction. The winery celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, having been founded in 1973 by Jack Cakebread, photographer and owner of Cakebread’s Garage, an auto repair shop in San Francisco started by Leo Cakebread in 1927.
Waving Tree Winery 2010 Estate Grenache, Columbia Valley, $20 By Great Northwest Wine on October 31, 2014 Columbia Gorge winemaker Terrence Atkins continues to show a nice touch with brightly textured red varieties. It starts in the vineyard, and his 60-acre planting near Goldendale, Wash., which allows him to present gorgeous aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry and cranbe ...
Home > Latest wine reviews > Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2012 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2012 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65 By Great Northwest Wine on October 30, 2014 The Whitesides’ vineyard near Worden Road, first planted in 1998, has been a steady performer with clones 115, 667 and 777, and produces stunning results.
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.
2012 Earthworks Shiraz Inky dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet displays some lovely rich black cherries. The fruit is definitely the star in this wine! It’s slightly jammy in texture. On the medium length finish the black cherries live on nicely backed by some nice acidity, some noticeable oak and some fine tannins. There’s a hint of pepper to the fi ...
The most consequential battles and issues for small, quality-oriented alcohol beverage producers are those having to do with the distribution and sales of their products. Whether the issue is self distribution for craft distillers, franchise laws for craft beer producers or direct shipping for smaller wineries, these are the consequential and important issues that will directly ...
Chateau Lafite was sold on August 8, 1868, to the agents of Baron James de Rothschilds for 4,440,000 Francs. During the sale the heirs of the original owners reserved the right to sell the furniture in the chateau and the wines in the cellars. That fall the spectacular sale of 36 vintages in bottle and one in wood took place.
Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: Monterey, California – USA Cost: $15 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, earth and a touch of vanilla. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, bittersweet cocoa powder, and delicate hints of sage. Enjoy on its own or with salmon, Veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb.
MUST GET! While Chile’s strength is with the warm-climate, big reds, some producers are crafting appealing Pinots. At amazing prices. Leyda is not only inexpensive, but scores for mature flavours and some of the ‘farmyard’ character bel ...
The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.
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