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

    … hard enough 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…

    By Don Carter/ 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…

    13 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ 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 Fred Mctaggart/ 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…

    5 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…

    8 readers - By Joe Becerra/ 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…

    8 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ 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…

    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 and looking…

    3 readers - By Tom Wark/ 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/ John Schreiner on wine