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    Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down a bit.

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 8 readers - 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.

      Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - An all new list! This post brought to you by: Get the Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! It's time for the next update of The Reverse Wine Snob Top 10 Red Wines Under $20! In fact, we're well overdue for an update and with fall officially starting and a bit of crispness in the air, our thoughts naturally turn to red wine.

      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      Decanter - - 8 readers - Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

      * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

      Gothic Epicures VinCuisine - - 6 readers - WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching. Here, he conducts a country-by-country tour of South America, which includes Argentina, Bra ...

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      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      … has drained many worldwide destinations of wine, beer and spirits including Europe, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Argentina, Central America and Alaska. Bottles that hold his attention tend to emanate from the Rhone, Alsace, New York, California and, increasingly, Pennsylvania. He is a devout acidhound and will always take a glass of Riesling in a pinch. View all posts by Jeff Alexander → …

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      DAWA 2014 results: India wins historic first International Trophy as full results released

      … International, six Regionals and 9 Golds were given. New World wines also featured strongly; 180 from New Zealand, 165 from Chile and 143 from Argentina, as were wines from the usually under-represented Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East (88 wines); of which all 22 entered by Israel won medals. The competition also saw 28 Chinese wines…

      2 readers - By Decanter

      Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2012 Wine Review by Billy

      … this at the local wine store for about $9.00. This Malbec comes from Mendoza Argentina and is a big bodied wine with some nice structure for a very affordable price. If you're tired of the fruit bombs but still too timid to try something more subtle, this 2012 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec may be just the ticket. It has the flavor to stand up to big meals and the plushiness to be enjoyable as an evening treat. Raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

      5 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      Chile’s Malleco Valley – The Southernmost

      … shy of 3 miles long, the tunnel, built in 1939, was originally intended to be part of a highway linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, however, the rest of the highway was never finished. The tunnel does, however, link the Chilean city of Temuco with the Pino Hachado Pass, and the highway continues towards Argentina. This tunnel allows only one…

      3 readers - By The Bubbly Professor

      Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

      … of Viña Kaiken’s wines, here in Vancouver at the Tableau Bar Bistro. Besides these 2 grape varieties the Montes family planted Bonarda, Petit Verdot, and Torrontes. Karl and Aurelio with a bottle of Kaiken Ultra Malbec From 2010 onward, it is Aurelio Montes Jr who has been administering Viña Kaiken, and became an Argentine, living there with his wife…

      4 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice. This region is predominately to the north of Great Dividing Range. Dry autumns with cool nights make for ideal ripening conditions. Over the past few vintages drought has restricted production of some vineyards, and inhibited the development of new plantings. Use this box to find wine from the Pyrenees…

      4 readers - By Vinodiversity

      Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

      … for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR]. Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe. Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Loire Valley Wine Country and Wine Bargains

      … Vouvray. But you may not know the Loire Valley has vineyards of Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Cot. What is Cot? It is the local term used for Malbec. Malbec is one of the Bordeaux varieties mostly used in small amounts for blending purposes. In Argentina Malbec is king. In the Loire it is mostly used in blending, but we did try a 100% Cot…

      1 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      Achaval-Ferrer Takes Malbec to New Heights

      …, depth and silky Malbec experience – the 2006 and 2000 vintages of the Finca Altamira shined with dark fruit notes and a long, luxurious finish. Santiago Achaval gave a compelling narrative of his winery, its history and where he thinks the Mendoza region of Argentina may go in the future. This last topic was interesting – Achaval hopes to see more…

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      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      …Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops…

      8 readers - By Decanter

      Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

      … of that has been to increase the overall quality of Chilean wine. Though Cristóbal had been interested in organic viticulture since 2001, while he worked in Australia, he learned about Biodynamic agriculture and was intrigued. The more he learned about it, the more he desired to create a Biodynamic vineyard. Since then, he immersed himself…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      A footnote to the Six Nations results: country scores

      … Against my better judgement (which prescribes radical scepticism when it comes to suchlike big tasting competitions), I am sometimes comparatively impressed by the results of the “Six Nations Wine Challenge, insofar as I can go by the fate of wines I happen to know. Anyway. It’s immensely impressive how well the by far smallest producer…

      4 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape