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    A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc

    By Kori ~ September 17th, 2014. Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.

    8 readers - By Wine Peeps

    Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

    By Kori ~ September 10th, 2014. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world.

    7 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Napa quake registers 6.0

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 2 readers - An area south of Napa was the center of a big earthquake overnight. The 6.0 quake, the biggest in the Bay Area in 25 years, shook wine barrels and bottles off of shelves and onto the ground. What the damage is remains to be seen; we hope that it is minimal and that the barrels bounced and weren’t broken.

      Just the Facts (and a Mea Culpa)

      Another Wine Blog - - 1 readers - My earlier post has generated some negative comments, many of them well-deserved. As is typical with this kind of dust-up, there are people who agree but don’t want to roll around in the mud. Although not as many as usual. All of this points to one thing; I was wrong. When Amy compiled these numbers we felt that if we just published the charts as-is they would be too dry and would be ignored.

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      We LOVE Kachka! Plus, Wine Tastings In Portland: Saturday, September 20

      …, September 20, 2013 E & R Wine Shop NEW FACES OF AMERICAN WINE MEET THE WINEMAKERS AND TASTE FOR FREE! Get a taste for the “new California” and keep up with the local homegrown gems! Casual walk-thru, drop in anytime Join us tomorrow afternoon to taste and chat with winemakers Eric Railsback of Lieu Dit Winery (Santa Barbara) and Dan Rinkeof…

      4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc

      …, refreshing finish. Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5) QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5) Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $12; Available elsewhere, $9 to $12 Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, California Wine, Chenin Blanc, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25…

      8 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Just the Facts (and a Mea Culpa)

      … someone was an American Wine Blog Awards finalist. Here is a look of how often someone won as compared to the number of times he was a finalist. What a coincidence! Since Tom Wark “turned over” the awards to the WBC organizers in 2011 his blog has been a finalist 4 times and won 3 awards. As we mentioned 64 possible awards went to 36 different…

      1 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

      …. Blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, and spice come through on the palate. Full-bodied with crisp acidity and medium to high, smooth tannins. Well-balanced with good complexity and a very long, lingering finish. Wow! Quality: 5 stars (out of 5) QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5) Where to Buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $50; Available elsewhere, $42 to $53 Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25…

      7 readers - By Wine Peeps

      2012 Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

      …Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Sonoma County, California – USA Cost: $14 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Bright aromas of lime and citrus are at the core of this Sauvignon Blanc, with layers of white flower nectar, peach, and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced fruit. My…

      1 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Napa quake registers 6.0

      …An area south of Napa was the center of a big earthquake overnight. The 6.0 quake, the biggest in the Bay Area in 25 years, shook wine barrels and bottles off of shelves and onto the ground. What the damage is remains to be seen; we hope that it is minimal and that the barrels bounced and weren’t broken. Here are some pictures from Twitter…

      2 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

      Mumm: Bubbly from France and Napa

      …. The Cordon Rouge Brut is their signature cuvee. In 1979, G.H. Mumm set out to find an ideal winegrowing area in the United States. They picked Guy Devaux for the project. Devaux had more than 40 years experience crafting still and sparkling wines in France, South America, and the U.S. He was given one criterion from the Mumm family; find…

      4 readers - By Wine Peeps

      LA Country tries to crush Malibu wine

      … in California. And the new Malibu Coast just won federal approval for putting on wine labels. Rather than cultivate this heritage, and nurture the new Malibu wine recognition, County authorities are moving to ban new plantings and uproot some existing ones. What is this–Europe? Do residents of Malibu need planting rights as in the EU? The logic is not entirely…

      6 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

      Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three

      … Rieslings, Mediterranean-heritaged red wines (Sangiovese and Tempranillo) from Texas, and a (non-vinifera) Norton from America’s heartland, Missouri. Cevola reminded the participants in his tasting session, “It was only 30 years ago when the “Big Three” of American wine (California, Washington and Oregon) were a new phenomenon, just like the “Beyond…

      9 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2011 Vintage

      … and is their sole source of grapes. We have tasted their wines from their inaugural vintage in 2000 through their current 2011 vintage and continue to be impressed. They are so consistent; it is not a question of whether their wines will be good but where they will fall on the quality spectrum between “very good” and “Wow!” Strictly red wine…

      14 readers - By Wine Peeps

      California allows minors to sip and spit

      … beer and wine in a class. They do have to be at least 18, but that’s a three-year jump on the legal minimum age for drinking. California has many places to study winemaking, including UC Davis is one of America’s leading faculties in viticulture and enology. The Golden State also produces 89% of American wine and is home to many leading craft…

      12 readers - By Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog

      2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

      … on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers. My Review: It should by this point be no surprise that I’m a big fan of Pinot Noir, especially budget wines that I can enjoy regularly without having to worry…

      3 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé

      … Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to try the 2013 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé from the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5…

      9 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Challenging Wine Pairing: Gnocchi

      … While gnocchi does not receive as much attention as other pastas, potato gnocchi has become popular and frequently appears on restaurant menus. In fact, in the past year, I have enjoyed delicious gnocchi both in Italy and here in Seattle. Since we Wine Peeps enjoy Italian food very much, I decided to prepare a challenging wine pairing meal using…

      1 readers - By Wine Peeps