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

    … Don’t Be So Sensitive; Sensory Adaptation & Wine Tasting. Note; I haven’t been posting much lately because a few weeks ago I took a spill and had to have surgery on my Achilles tendon. I’m on the mend and I’ve learned you shouldn’t text and play rugby (or in my case, text and walk down stairs). Chapter Two, Part Seven. As a regular…

    By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

    Radio-Coteau: Old World Techniques with New World Fruit

    … and to discover the common elements between them. And to find my way to other wines/winemakers/wineries I might also like. Sussman described his philosophy as being "no intervention". No fining or filtration. That sounds great in theory but there's a million different things that can go wrong between the vineyard and the bottle. I was amazing to learn…

    13 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

    Altitude 500 Ventoux, 2011

    … This is a co-op wine from the Vignerons of Mount Ventoux. I have enjoyed past vintages--2005, 2006, 2007--but this is my first try of the 2011, a pretty good year in the Southern Rhone. Medium ruby. Spice, red and black fruits, very much in the Ventoux style--fruity but bold. Initially, the aromas do not seem as peppery as past vintages…

    3 readers - By Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget

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

    … be a big hit at a party with a platter of meats and cheeses. (89 pts) NV Locations F-2 2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills – $25.00 In my opinion, the Loring appellation wines are some of the best bargains out there when it comes to quality California Pinot Noir. The Loring appellation wines are, at least to me, dialed down…

    5 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

    … fun 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…

    8 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Château de Bellevue Lussac St. Émilion 2010 Bordeaux

    … and escalating 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…

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

    Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

    … (blackberries and black cherries) with cranberry and strawberries, some roses, sweet barbecue sauce and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is juicy and freshly textured with fine acid. Charcoal and pepper accent the ripe black cherries, Bordeaux cherries and strawberries. Notes of black tea and crushed rocks mix with sweet spice and barbecue sauce…

    9 readers - By Isaac Baker/ 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…

    3 readers - By Tom Wark/ Fermentation

    Wine of the Week – 2003 Hauts de Pontet-Canet

    … on Twitter for more wine info, potential food pairings, and an occasional recipe or two. Be warned, I’m also a sports fan and there are occasional Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates tweets. I attended the University of South Carolina, so during football season, there will also be some Gamecock posts. If you like this post, consider joining…

    1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Mission Hill releases its premium Terroir Collection

    … Photo: Courtyard at Mission Hill This summer, Mission Hill Family Estate has launched an additional tier of premium wines to bring its portfolio to seven tiers. Called the Terroir Collection, these are limited production wines that are, or will evolve, to single vineyard wines over time. “The idea is more than just do a single vineyard…

    1 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine
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