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    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

    8 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

    Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries

      Jameson Fink - - 6 readers - British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries What a pleasure to travel to British Columbia and visit wineries up and down the Okanagan Valley. I had my handy audio recorder with me and captured six interviews with six fantastic folks while on a media trip put together by Wines of British Columbia.

      Wine Review: Santa Margherita Valdadige Pinot Grigio 2013

      Edible Arts - - 6 readers - Pinot Grigio is the most popular imported white grape variety in the U.S. Frankly, I just don’t get it. It’s not aromatic and on the palate is largely a mouthful of acidity—refreshing to be sure but so is water and I don’t pay $12 for a glass of water. The problem is not the grape. The very same grape when vinified in Alsace is complex, fleshy, and hedonistic.

      ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know #Riesling

      Señorita Vino - - 6 readers - One of my favorite wine-tasting-gone-wrong stories happened a year after starting my blog when I was invited to join a group of women bloggers on a day of vino tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the tasting room of a winery whose name I won’t mention, the gentleman pouring our wine opened a bottle of Riesling and said, “You girls will love this one because it’s sweet.

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      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      …. Categories: Red Wine About Jeff Alexander A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who…

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      A Hungarian With Serious Stones (István Szepsy Recent Releases)

      … “resplendent” with “sultana, tea, flowers, dried fruits, spices, caramel, coffee, buts, toffee, toast, orange peel, dried apricots, citrus.” You get the idea. This wine… this wine… f*ck me, this is just about perfect for 6P Aszu; extensive, pure, fresh, luscious, and downright brilliant. I also wrote, one the day, that no detail of this wine seemed…

      3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Speechless in Swabia: Tasting with Jochen Beurer.

      …%, and it’s a fuller, more mouth-filling wine with mellow blue tones and hints of leaf and flower petal. This wine is made in foudre, and took an exceptionally long time to ferment. As I look at my notes on these wines, I see many scribbled details: tones and shades, impressions and expletives, but literally no fruit flavors. They were resoundingly ripe…

      1 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … of Blue Stilton. Cabrales – a dry or sweet Sherry for this Spanish blue cheese or a sweet wine. Caerphilly – Could I suggest a crisp dry English wine with this hard cheese. Or try an Albarinho (Portuguese white), a Spanish Red, a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc. Cambembert – at its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … Estate Winery 2013 Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter and Gordon Gehringer won a gold with this Alsatian grape at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, and they followed that up this fall at the Great Northwest Invitational. The fact that this grape is often confused with Pinot Blanc in Europe is somewhat ironic because both varieties…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      British Columbia Winery Tour: Interviews at Six Okanagan Wineries

      … a taste of my experience there when I previously told you about the electric Riesling at Tantalus Vineyards. There’s more from this winery, but first let’s get to know Andy Gebert, Co-Owner of St. Hubertus Estate Winery. He poses with grapes: And pours us Chasselas, which is a white wine grape I’ve never tasted outside of bottles from France’s Alsace…

      6 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      Sommelier India Issue 5, Oct-Nov 2014 Released

      … travel. During a recent tour of Alsace, Steven Spurrier met many top producers whose wines are on par with Burgundy and sometimes equally expensive but price-wise there is something for everyone and it is rare to find a poor bottle (page 28). The Alsace Wine Route is the oldest wine route in France and extends for more than 170 kilometres. Autumn…

      1 readers - By Sommelier India

      What We Have Been Drinking—10/15/2014

      … high quality sparklers at this price point (yes, I know there are some, but not many), I am going to continue to lean toward Alsace and the Loire to quench my thirst for bubbles (full disclosure: that was a bit of a lie—I will always have some Crémant in the cellar no matter what the domestic situation—come on, I am a French wine snob!). Great…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Wine Review: Santa Margherita Valdadige Pinot Grigio 2013

      …Pinot Grigio is the most popular imported white grape variety in the U.S. Frankly, I just don’t get it. It’s not aromatic and on the palate is largely a mouthful of acidity—refreshing to be sure but so is water and I don’t pay $12 for a glass of water. The problem is not the grape. The very same grape when vinified in Alsace is complex, fleshy…

      6 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Pairs

      … Boxler Riesling Sommerberg E Grand Cru 2012 Alsace, FranceE stands for Egbert which is the upper part of this Grand Cru vineyardLivelier...touch more 'serious' than the Molitor...and more to my style. Flinty nose...flavour constantly of interest...citrus fruits...complex mineral notes. Points 17.25 And so to the last pair... Bernard Michelot Meursault…

      1 readers - By Barry's Wine Notes & Memories

      Prawn cutlets

      … Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 2012. Wintzenheim, Alsace, cork. The nose is the best part - perfumed and floral, rose petal and lychee. Like the other bottles from previous years I've tried this is gripping and phenolic. It's convincing without being alluring. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      LCBO Vintages release – October 11, 2014 (WVN 202)

      … become a reference standard for traditional method sparkling wines made in Canada. It has complex lemon, green apple and peach fruit and a fresh brioche character on the nose and palate. The acid is taut and zesty, the body is medium in weight and the finish is long and clean. Overall this is a balanced wine with fine structure and a refined…

      2 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

      American Wine Story | A Documentary

      … wine industry in the late 1960’s, to owners of newer wineries in Oregon, Washington, California, Virginia, Missouri, and even Arizona. Each story is unique and compelling but the sheer number of them alone is ample evidence that with enough courage and persistence, realizing a dream, even a big one, is possible. (See list below. I hope I caught them…

      4 readers - By The Thirsty Kitten

      Wine of the Week 21 – blast from my past

      … of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and around half of it gets aged in barrel for 12 months. The colour is pretty deep, opaque, ruby with touches of purple and garnet. There’s lots of fruit on the nose, plums, blackberry and blackcurrant together with a whiff of pencil lead and cedar. There is rich elderflower too, caramel and a touch of dried…

      4 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page
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