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    Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia

    Verdelho doesn’t seem to be as popular as it was a few years ago – a shame when there are wines like this… Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia (£11 ...

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    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

      Malbec

      Sommblog - - 6 readers - Malbec Serdar Kahraman September 11, 2014 @sommblog Malbec is the name of a red grape variety native to southwestern France ( in the former province of Quercy , near Cahors where it is known as Côt). The main region of the cultivated Malbec, now is Argentina , where it covers an area of about 25,000 hectares .

      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov takes another look at Australian chardonnay.

      2013 Manikay Pinot Noir

      The Good Wine Guru - - 5 readers - Sep 11 2014 Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: McLaren Vale, Australia Cost: ~$15 Winemaker’s Notes: Born from the fertile red-brown earth of the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, Manikay Pinot Noir exudes a boundless joy and depth of character that sings on the palate.

      5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

      New York Cork Report - - 5 readers - Keuka Spring Vineyards has received a lot of attention the last couple years especially after receiving the Governor’s Cup trophy for their 2012 Riesling at last year’s annual New York Wine & Food Classic competition. One of the people diligently working hard to make it all happen is assistant winemaker Meg Tipton.

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      Wine Stories – My First Bottle of Wine

      …Hello wine lovers and happy wine Wednesday. I hope your week is going well so far and you have been enjoying the weather we have been blessed with ( in Vancouver anyway!) I had an action packed weekend with our daughters’ 4th birthday celebrations. We had two evenings of dinners along with a magical princess/pirate ballet inspired party…

      1 readers - By Girls Go Grape

      Best Wine Reviews and Ratings: LCBO Vintages Release September 27

      … Cases 2E Cru 2006 St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France Château Léoville-Las Cases 2E Cru 2006 St-Julien, Bordeaux A.C., France Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2010 Castello Di Nipozzano, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2009 Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 Hemel-En-Aarde…

      1 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      September 19th is #GrenacheDay

      … is a grape that does well in warm weather and can withstand windy conditions. Also known as "Granacha" in Spain, this grape is the principle variety in the the Navarra region. Grenache is also widely planted in Southern France and was one of the first varieties introduced in Australia. Since Grenache tends to produce a lighter, fruitier wine…

      3 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

      Nine Wineries You (Probably) Never Heard of…But Should

      …, while on a voyage to the Queen’s subjects in Australia and NZ. Standing squarely at the helm, heobserved, upon sighting the ancient stands of magnificent Kauri trees that lined the rugged shoreline, that “those would make ideal masts for the warships of the Royal Navy“. The monicker stuck and, when the winery was founded, the reclusive Spencer family…

      By The Pour Fool

      Martha Clara Shines With 6025 North Fork 2010 and Pinot Noir 2012

      … Publick House and became Assistant Brewmaster for the nationally recognized micro-brewpub. While he found the craft of making beer fascinating Juan could not shake his ‘oenophiliac tendencies’ so in 2001 he took a position with Premium Wine Group, a custom crush facility in Mattituck. While still at Premium, he headed to Australia and became…

      By East Coast Wineries

      Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

      …Six remarkable wines this week with a few that are matched to Janet Street-Porter’s quirky recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Gum, Single Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is one of the most rapier-sharp 2/3 Semillon 1/3 Sauvignon Blanc blends…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Tales From: Cargasacchi and Loring Tasting Room

      … Chardonnay: Retail $24. Bigger fruit. More oak. Sierra Mar and Rosella’s Vineyards. A bigger style for which Brian is known. Very Good. 87-89 Points. After the first few whites, the original couple left and I was then joined by a group of older, but boisterous, couples from Australia that were out in the region for a “bit of a holiday.” Angela…

      5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      …The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov…

      6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Malbec

      … in the United States , Chile , Switzerland , northern Italy , Australia , New Zealand , South America , Bolivia , Mexico and Israel . Worldwide Malbec now has 34,000 hectares under cultivation 71.5% Argentina 19.5% France 3% Chile 2% USA 4% Others Malbec produces fragrant, rich in tannin and strong purplish red colored wines. These wines are known…

      6 readers - By Sommblog

      Syrah for Platter

      … class. Which means that I’d be happy to rate some of these wines in a line-up of the best of the northern Rhone, with the best of New Zealand, Australia and California thrown in. This is certainly not gung-ho patriotism, which is never my style anyway. I would say much the same about white blends (both the Bordeaux and Swartland styles), chardonnay…

      5 readers - By GrapeGrape

      5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

      … be a foregone conclusion. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a very effective system and it should be part of every winery’s infrastructure. When you’re not drinking your own wines, what are you drinking? In general, I find myself drawn toward higher acid dry wines such as Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Australia, or New Zealand, Albariño from Rίas…

      5 readers - By New York Cork Report

      2013 Manikay Pinot Noir

      …Sep 11 2014 Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: McLaren Vale, Australia Cost: ~$15 Winemaker’s Notes: Born from the fertile red-brown earth of the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, Manikay Pinot Noir exudes a boundless joy and depth of character that sings on the palate. With bright fruit and a hint of violet perfume, Manikay Pinot Noir is ready…

      5 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

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

      … Duval, one of the most famous winemakers in Australia and around the world. He is best known for his work with Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most famous wine, and now owns his own John Duval Wines. 2011 Sequel Syrah (Columbia Valley, Washington): 94% Syrah and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark, dense purple. Gorgeous nose with blackberry and spice aromas…

      7 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia

      …Verdelho doesn’t seem to be as popular as it was a few years ago – a shame when there are wines like this… Tyrrell’s Old Winery Verdelho 2012, Hunter Valley, Australia (£11.99 The Wine Society, House of Menzies, Amathus, vintagemarque.com) Imagine a wine that has the peachy weight of Chardonnay in tension with the tight pithy edge of Semillon, add in some notes of musky pearskin and a light nuttiness on the finish, and you won’t be far off the mark. S-…

      9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Winebits 350: Three-tier, wine prices, wine marketing

      … and international the wine business is — that if Napa Valley or Mendoza, Argentina or Barossa Valley, Australia fell into a giant sinkhole tomorrow, we would all be the poorer for it, but overall world wine prices would still not be much affected.” He also notes that many media types figure only rich people drink wine, and so deserve higher prices. I’m not so…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon