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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

    … this especially since I've always found their wines to be, first and foremost, incredibly pure, brilliant, and clean. It takes great fruit and clean winemaking practices to deliver on the no intervention mantra and Radio-Coteau does it brilliantly. "Barrel" tastingBroadly speaking the wines are produced from free-run juice and see 30-40% new French Oak…

    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

    … nose has raspberries, cherries, baking spices, cola, and some nice earthiness. This has medium body, moderate tannins, and good acidity. On the palate the wine is rich but reigned in and it stays in focus. The finish is fairly long with a nice blend of fruit and savory elements. This shows nice balance and the closing acidity provides very nice lift…

    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

    … the "Last chance" wine list of the NHLS. This wine properly cellared will age gracefully, and will make an excellent gift for that wine-lover in your family. Also, If you have wanted to taste a red Bordeaux, but have shied-away for one reason or another, then this is a proper way to go. Just my humble opinion. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

    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

    …, and some sweetness on the palate. The best way I can describe it is that it’s kind of like a bitter limoncello. Kind of cool, I can’t imagine many people have tried this before. What did you think? Does it live up to the Phillips reputation for anniversary beers? …

    5 readers - By Tangled Vines

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

    … argued that factionalism would have brought down such a large federal state whether slavery existed or didn’t. The belief that federalism could only work in countries of limited area was an article of faith with many. I don’t accept this argument. I think without slavery, there would not have been such divisive factionalism in late 18th and 19th…

    3 readers - By Tom Wark/ Fermentation

    Wine of the Week – 2003 Hauts de Pontet-Canet

    …. It produces full-bodied, well-structured, long-lived wines famous for their finesse and elegance. In keeping with a longstanding Médoc tradition, it is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which add a touch of smoothness and charm. In certain vintages, Petit Verdot can also be counted on to contribute complexity. Pontet-Canet’s terroir features rises…

    1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Mission Hill releases its premium Terroir Collection

    … on the palate. 91. Lone Pine Chardonnay 2012 ($40 for 19 barrels). “I aimed at a style that has a more noticeable oak character,” John says. About 35% of the wine was fermented in a combination of new and one-year-old barrels; the rest in stainless steel. The well-handled oak serves as a frame for bright spicy and citrus aromas and flavours…

    1 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine
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