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    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

    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 ...

    8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      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.

      Wine Tasting Dinner: Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World

      Wine Peeps - - 5 readers - Sauvignon Blanc has been one of our favorite white varieties for years. We have a soft spot for Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, which was solidified on our trip to the region in 2005. Ever since, we have made it a point to try Sauvignon Blanc from other countries/regions when we have the chance.

      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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      2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red

      … a run to grab beer for backyard projects, I took the time to run through a tasting of several red and white wines that had found their way onto a table with some of those aforementioned coupons. Several stood out (two came home with me), and I recently opened up the 2011 Wildhaven Blazing Red to pair with some dinner…and to share with my wife…

      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

      … American Wine Story, the latest documentary on wine, was officially released on Monday, October 13th. The film’s plot is described thus: “After an upstart winemaker’s untimely death, his sister steps in to try to save his fledgling winery for his eight-year old sold. The movie blends this with other tales of risk and re-invention in the wine…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      "American Wine Story:" Boring documentary without a plot

      …Wine doesn't make a great documentary subject. You can't capture the feeling of drinking an amazing wine on film, and in talking about it, you risk sounding like someone describing an orgasm. That's not what makes "American Wine Story," released this week for sale online, dull. First-time director David Baker exhibits a frequent problem of people…

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

      Castillo de Molina

      … and black plum, dried flowers, clay and some barnyard funk on the finish. A full-bodied wine with a very South American attitude. Pairs best with strong flavors, retains balance on the second and third day after opening. A solid value at this price point, best demonstrated with gamey meats, spicy fare or savory cheeses. à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: cabernet sauvignon, Castillo de Molina, Chile, Red Wine Review, Red Wine Values under $12, Review, San Pedro, South American Wine …

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

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

      … McGinnis): Ray Isle on Left followed by June Rodil, Devon Broglie MS, Russ Kane, Paul M. Bonarrigo (non-panelist), Craig Collins MS. After realizing my dilemma, I called Texas wine marketing maven Denise Clarke after recalling that she had been part of a Texas wine marketing delegation to New York City and by chance maybe she had the information I…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Movie Review: American Wine Story

      … 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…

      8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

      … flavors. This medium-bodied wine is balanced with good acidity – making it refreshing by itself or perfect with food. The rich and juicy finish provides the perfect end to this delightful wine. My Review: I’ve had the chance to try Handcraft Wines before and found them to be…middling. They’re a great Tuesday-night wine – middling, affordable…

      2 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      American Wine Story

      …-align:center;"><em>Image: Courtesy <a href="http://americanwinestory.vhx.tv/">American Wine Story</a></em></p> <p style="text-align:left;">This weekend, binNotes received an invite to the pre-screening of <a href="http://americanwinestory.vhx.tv">American Wine Story</a> – available October 14th…

      1 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      American Wine Story: A Review

      … of Cartograph Wines (CA), Mike Officer and Kendall Carlisle of Carlisle Winery & Vineyards (CA), Drew Bledsoe of Doubleback (WA), Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards (VA), Cindy and Al Schornberg of Keswick Vineyards (VA), Michael Amigoni’s Amigoni Wines (MO), and Todd and Kelly Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks (AZ). I was happy to see some…

      6 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

      American Wine Story: A New Wine Movie Worth A Look

      … main story line follows Brooks Wines. Jimi Brooks was a larger than life character who founded his eponymous winery in 1998. Tragically, he died from a heart attack in 2004 at the tender age of 38. American Wine Story captures the camaraderie of the Willamette Valley wine community and the spirit of family that was necessary to not only finish harvest…

      5 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write

      Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

      … rolling in dough! Your money back, guaranteed, if not fully satisfied. (Disclaimer:Offerappliesonlytothosewhosignupinthenextthirtyseconds,notvalidinanyU.S.stateorits territories,sorryboutthat) ABOUT OUR FOUNDER, GUS After graduating from Harvard, M.I.T. and Stanford with degrees in economics, business and veterinary medicine, Gus moved to San…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      American Wine Story | A Documentary

      … to an Alsatian Riesling and watch American Wine Story…that is, of course, only if you’re willing to risk a having an epiphany. American Wine Story was produced by Three Crows Productions and is distributed by FilmBuff. Available on October 14th on iTunes and On Demand in English-speaking territories (with the exclusion of Australia…

      4 readers - By The Thirsty Kitten
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