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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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      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 finish…

      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

      … 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…

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

      Castillo de Molina

      … 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

      … VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas, New York and Virginia. My…

      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

      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

      … Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog Like wine? Like compelling stories about wine? You’ve landed on the right page! by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes | a wine blog: | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Looking for a movie about real heroes that also leaves you hankering for a great glass of wine? Well, it’s here! </p> <p style="text…

      1 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      American Wine Story: A Review

      … wineries from nontraditional wine states included. However, I kept thinking, “What about the Finger Lakes and other areas of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, etc.? ” There are so many American wine stories to be told. While on the surface, the movie is about the irresistible, career-changing call to make wine, it is ultimately…

      6 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

      American Wine Story: A New Wine Movie Worth A Look

      …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…

      5 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write

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

      …. But with Gus’s help and the whole SMOG team, I feel like I’m eight again! Thanks, guys! C.O., Baghdad. We’re doing really well, considering. Gus, do you know how to load a rocket-propelled grenade launcher? And what should I do when the wifi is down? J.R., Pittsburg. Can I please have my money back? This is my second request. J.B., Castro Valley CA. I’m…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF
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