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    Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France

    Don’t buy cheap Châteauneuf, this is far, far better Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Torrent du Trignon’ Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012, France (£11 ...

    11 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Regular Cuvees Already Showing Well

    This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The first wine of any tasting gets you going. To some, it gets the juices flowing like the smell of napalm in the morning. This is a good thing because unbeknownst to me, shortly, on a hot June day in Chateauneuf du Pape, I would be faced with tasting close to 200 Chateauneuf du Pape wines in a day.

    9 readers - By The Wine Cellar Insider

      Nested wine glass aims to pace you

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 7 readers - Drink a glass of water for every glass of wine and you’ll emerge from the evening hangover-free. Such is common wisdom and some French design students have made some new nesting glassware, hand blown in Holland, to help drinkers comply with this maxim. However, in his book Proof: the Science of Booze, Adam Rogers pours cold water on the idea.

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 8 readers - Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $14.49-$20.99, 92 points, appeared a light brass color trending almost clear at the glass wall. Bright vanillas, grasses, and hints of grapefruit on the nose were very pleasant ...

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      Don’t Be So Sensitive; Sensory Adaptation & Wine Tasting.

      … to stay focused at a wine tasting when you’re sampling dozens of wines without your body throwing this kind of monkey wrench into your perception mechanisms. Sensory adaptation comes into play when extended contact with wine’s acidity, tannin and alcohol deadens your palate, which explains why you may find it difficult to make accurate distinctions after…

      By winesnark.com

      Radio-Coteau: Old World Techniques with New World Fruit

      … One California Rosé by The New York Times. The wine is copper/salmon in color and checks in at just 12% alcohol. It's not produced in the saignee method, but rather more like a still brut rosé would be produced if that makes sense. The wine is delicious and refreshing with crisp fruit and firm acidity. At about 1,300 cases produced snatch some up…

      7 readers - By The Wellesley Wine Press

      Altitude 500 Ventoux, 2011

      … but that changes as the wine airs. Very smooth. Fruit leather flavors. Now some traditional pepper and warmth. A bit high in alcohol (15%) for a Ventoux, but that seems to make the wine all the more attractive, at least at this stage of its development.…

      3 readers - By Artisan Wine on a Budget

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

      … if another years in the cellar has helped. This has 14.5% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. My Tasting Note The wine is a deep maroon color. The fairly straight forward nose has brambly berries, vanilla, black pepper, dark bittersweet chocolate, camphor, and spicy oak. This has medium to full body, moderate tannins, and good…

      4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      … it is to sip a glass of this classic Italian wine, relax and do some people watching while enjoying a spectacular view of the Cathedral. Orvieto Classico is a light wine with an alcohol content of around 12 percent. The wine is very crisp and acidic, making it a great wine with light foods. Sorrento For our final week we drop off our car and travel…

      6 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

      Château de Bellevue Lussac St. Émilion 2010 Bordeaux

      … tannin. Though this is a dry red wine, a red cherry flavor with an edge of sweetness dominated the flavor profile, but coffee, cedar, and blackberry flavors were rich and interesting. Finished long on the trailing palate with spice notes and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol. Commentary: Easily a $50-$70 Bordeaux red wine that has made the "Last…

      5 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Merriam Vineyards Simoneau Ranch Alexander Valley 2009 Chardonnay

      … of bright ginger and a hint of the 13.8% alcohol with the trailing palate flavors of ripe melons, a hint of citrus and that sweet vanilla. Merriam Vineyards is quickly becoming a "go-to" winery for me! Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger…

      5 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

      … with roses and rhubarb. There’s a lovely silkiness to this wine; it has such a very restrained and approachable style. Long, gorgeous finish with notes of meat and pickles. Honestly, while tasting, the thought crossed my mind: maybe — just maybe! — someone slipped some Pinot into this Zin. 14% alcohol. From a 3-acre vineyard planted in 1905. (91 points…

      7 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Phillips 13th Anniversary Ale – 13 Knots in a Hangman’s Noose

      …. Phillips has a tradition of creating Imperial IPA’s equal in alcohol content to the anniversary year. However, the past couple years have proven to be somewhat difficult by the way that BC taxes beer which is 12% or more. At 12%, our wonderful government decides that you are now drinking a spirit. Despite the fact I am most definitely drinking beer…

      5 readers - By Tangled Vines

      Alcohol, Anti-Federalists and the Failure of the 21st Amendment

      …Alcohol, Anti-Federalists and the Failure of the 21st Amendment Posted by Tom Wark on Sep 12, 2014 I’ve been enjoying of late a review of the politics and ideologies of the American Revolutionary period. This period of our history has always been my favorite. But in enjoying a series of lectures, reading an old Bernard Bailyn history and looking…

      3 readers - By Fermentation

      Wine of the Week – 2003 Hauts de Pontet-Canet

      … and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine has 13.0% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. My Tasting Note The wine is a medium ruby red color. The enticing nose has cassis, spice box, dusty minerals, black cherries, tobacco, dried herbs, well worn leather and dried violets. This has medium body with moderate tannins and good acidity…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Mission Hill releases its premium Terroir Collection

      … ($30 for 223 cases). Some of the same premium Merlot grown for Oculus was set aside to make a top drawer rosé. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and flavour (alcohol is 13.8%), given skin contact and then fermented in stainless steel. This is a rosé with power and concentration; with aromas and flavours of cherry and strawberry. The finish…

      1 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Suggestions for the Drunken Alcohol Researchers

      …Suggestions for the Drunken Alcohol Researchers Posted by Tom Wark on Sep 12, 2014 The Washington Times published an article outlining the commitment at the National Institute of Health to researching alcohol-related issues. My favorite alcohol-related study funded by the NIA is one in which Yale University and Arizona State University were given…

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