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    The box wine Mark Cuban spent $1 million on

    Box wine made an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank last Friday. And like blood in the water, this startup had the sharks in a feeding frenzy with all five sharks bidding (or trying to bid). Before wine enthusiasts get too excited, it’s worth noting that the beverage is more wine-arita than winery. Let’s break it down. Called Beatbox wines, it comes in a box styled as a beatbox.

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

    Wine around $20: Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble

    The signature characteristic for syrah from the Northern Rhone is an alluring savory character with a note of black olives. This Copain Syrah, “Tous Ensemble,” 2011, comes from three vineyards in Mendocino County and sees nine months in neutral oak. It’s in the Northern Rhone vein, favoring restraint instead of anything over the top–no “gobs” of anything here.

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

      Movie Review: American Wine Story

      Uncorked Remarks - - 8 readers - This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a screening of American Wine Story. This highly anticipated film chronicles a group of people who take their unexplained passion for wine to another level. In the spirit of similar documentaries like SOMM and Blood Into Wine, AWS tries to indirectly explain this unique obsession of a handful of wine lovers who abandon their sc ...

      American Wine Story: A Review

      Traveling Wine Chick - - 6 readers - I had the opportunity to preview American Wine Story the weekend of October 10-12, 2014, and after viewing it, I saw bits and pieces of myself in the movie. I moved to Napa, California nine months ago, my own leap of faith after a divine storm that shook me awake from my comfortable, yet unsatisfying life, and led me to a career in the wine industry after an initial wine epiphany in 2008.

      American Wine Story: A New Wine Movie Worth A Look

      The Wine Write - - 5 readers - American Wine Story is a new wine movie due for release online Tuesday, October 14. The Wine Write was given a sneak preview of the film recently. I think all you wine lovers would like it. While the film provides a montage of glimpses into the motivations for getting into the business of wine, via people scattered from Virginia to Oregon, its main story line follows Brooks Wines.

      Sobering: America’s skewed drinking

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 5 readers - We know that a third of Americans abstain from alcohol. Another third don’t drink too much. But the Wonkblog has a striking graphic showing that the top decile really pound the stuff, drinking an astonishing ten drinks per day. That’s about two bottles of wine a day. Paging Gerard Depardieu! The data come from Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control, by Philip J.

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      2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

      … or with salmon, Veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb. My Review: This was one of those rare cases where I actually got to try the wine twice over an extended period of time, and then see if my initial impressions held up on the second go around thanks to a pair of the 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noirs showing up at my house. Having tried the first bottle a few…

      3 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

      … drive through twisting country roads as well as a short blast down the motorway. I opted for this Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi in California. I like Zinfandel and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This one is made by the Scotto family, and their marketing department is keen for you to know that their ancestors made wine in Italy before heading…

      2 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Fall Line Winery: Current and Upcoming Releases

      … Sauvignon and the 2012 Red Willow Vineyard were truly outstanding. Tim and his wife Nancy Rivenburgh founded Fall Line Winery in 2003. Located in South Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, the winery was officially licensed and bonded in 2004. Both Tim and Nancy are avid skiers and the name “Fall Line” refers to the natural line of descent on a slope. Tim…

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      Review: Nevada Ridge Tempranillo Nevada 2011

      … Yes. They make wine in Nevada. There are four wineries in the state to be precise. Pahrump Valley Winery, who makes Nevada Ridge, is the best known and for good reason—they make several good wines, from both Nevada-grown and California grapes. When I was a kid, my favorite candy was Red Hots—small, hard, cinnamon-flavored candies with peppery…

      1 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      The Best Box Wines - The Original House Wine Riesling

      …Everything you want in a box wine. Riesling from the Pacific Northwest. SRP of $22 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "My House is Your House. A beautiful aromatic nose filled with pineapple, honeysuckle and peach notes. The juicy palate marries pear and clover honey with ripe banana on the crisp…

      5 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red

      … Varietal: Merlot Region: Columbia Valley, Washington – USA Cost: $11-$14 Winemaker’s Notes: True to its nose, robust flavors of berry cobbler and black cherries swirl with notes of mocha and deep spice, punctuated by medium-firm tannins on the finish. My Review: If you’ve ever been to a Total Wine (and let’s be honest, love them or hate them…

      1 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Daily Wine News: Tannic Bath

      … will deserve such praise. Bill Ward asks some friends to share “an oh-wow experience at a particular vineyard or AVA.” The stories are great. In contrast to all the recent praise, W. Blake Gray thinks American Wine Story is a “boring documentary without a plot.” In Punch, Adam Houghtaling takes a close look at the commercials Errol Morris created for Miller High Life between 1998 and 2005. For more than six months, Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire “has been taking baths in red wine at a spa to help his body rejuvenate.” …

      5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      … in the recipe for making American wine and get to hear their stories. “I kept on seeing myself under an olive tree, drinking a glass of my wine,” said Al Schornberg of Keswick Vineyards in the Monticello AVA of Virginia. The next time you see Al, he and his wife Cindy are describing a harrowing flight in a plane which seemed likely to crash…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      "American Wine Story:" Boring documentary without a plot

      … industry works that at this point, I feel the need to apologize for this review. I would just ignore the film, as writers usually do about boring wines, if it weren't for the uniformly positive press "American Wine Story" has received to date. Harvey Steiman of Wine Spectator called it "fascinating, gritty and ultimately bittersweet." Gritty? It's all…

      3 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Castillo de Molina

      … 15 Oct San Pedro Reserva Castillo de Molina Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Central Valley, Chile. $11 at Mayfair Wine & Liquor. %14 ABV. Color in the glass is deep garnet with rose edging. The nose shows cassis, young black plum, forest floor, young oak and a hint of menthol. In the mouth, a mix of fully ripe black cherry, blackberry and black…

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … short getting this nation wine luminary on the panel. But, I wanted to see if he would be willing to be a member of the panel joining Austin master sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie, and local advanced sommelier June Rodil. The only problem was…I did not have Ray’s contact info. 2013 Austin F&W Festival Texas Wine Panelists (Photo credit…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Movie Review: American Wine Story

      … of the wine. The realization that there is no other beverage like this on the face of the planet. And the idea that this experience emboldens some so much, as to kick their careers and steady, predictable lives to the curb in order to pursue this passion is awesome to me. (In case you’re wondering, my epiphany was a 2010 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel). I…

      8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks
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