Australia

    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: This Italian wine, made out of the Muscat of Alexandria grapes (which has a diffe ...

    10 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    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

      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.

      Pinot Pop Star

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 7 readers - COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

      Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

      The Wine Economist - - 7 readers - . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

      Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

      Wino sapien - - 7 readers - The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and ...

    The latest about Australia

      Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

      … for wineries. While Chardonnay is a relatively straightforward selection, Côtes du Rhône offers white and red varieties that will be fun crowd-pleasers at parties, and it’s inexpensive. An export grape from the region is Syrah, remarkable for its now-global prevalence, from Washington state to South America to South Africa to Australia, where it’s…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Bastide de Mustiers: Alain Ducasse’s coveted culinary baby stays firmly rooted in nature

      … for by novelty obsessed generation of modern chefs. Luckily, there are also other top chefs from Europe through America to Australia, calling now for ‘local and organic’ ingredients being used at restaurants, and for our health’s sake, hopefully many will follow to combat the plight of unclean – processed food filled with chemicals. Address: Chemin de Quinson, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie 04360 Contact: +(33) 4 92 70 47 47 …

      By Winebeing

      CRITICISING WINE CRITICISM

      … lonely work. I can't wait to get to The Exeter for a drink at the end of the day: Campari, gin or vodka with bitters in the summer; whisky in the winter, maybe a wheat beer. I buy wine for special meals, or to accompany specific dishes. With so much free wine, and so many invitations to enjoy the hospitality of wine producers, how does a wine writer…

      1 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      It’s a Wine Quiz!

      … to find out if your response is correct. And for more info, the number of the question is linked to the entire article written about the answer! Have fun! ~ Cindy 1. What varietals are grown in the Finger Lakes AVA? a. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot b. Riesling and Gewurtztraminer c. Sangiovese and Nero d’Avola d. Malvasia Bianca and Viognier 2…

      4 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

      … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

      7 readers - By Wino sapien

      David Ramey Q&A: "Alcohol level is not a political decision"

      … varieties. I opted for Bordeaux. I wrote 14 letters and got seven replies: six no's and one yes from Christian Moueix. So I went to work for him. After I left Bordeaux I worked at a factory in Australia, Lindeman's, where we made bag-in-a-box "Riesling." There wasn't a drop of Riesling in it. It was 50 percent Sultana and 37 percent Shiraz. They had…

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

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

      … PM. Jim's 20th Wine Anniversary Party: 1. Terredora Fiano di Avellino – Italy. 2. Tres Picos Garnacha – Campo de Borja, Spain. 3. Tait Ball Buster – Australia. 4. Black Rock Petite Sirah – California. 5. Fin Amour – France. 6. Amor Fati Syrah – California. 7. Domain Tempier Bandol – South of France. 8. Lapostole Clos Apalta – Chile. 9. Alto Moncaya…

      5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Jacob's Creek plans more whisky barrel wines

      … Jacob's Creek winemakers are keen to produce more wine styles part-aged in barrels previously used for Scotch and Irish whiskies. Jacob's Creek owner Pernod Ricard launched its 'double barrel' Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in Australia in July this year, priced at $25-a-bottle. After spending between 12 and 18 months in French and American…

      6 readers - By Decanter

      International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

      … I am looking forward to attending this experience and will report back on ‘the most extraordinary dining room on earth’! Press Embargoed until 21st October 2014 International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights More than 80 of the world’s most influential and respected food and wine VIPs will arrive in Australia early…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      New World vs. Old World

      … writer, explained, when we talk about old world, we mean Europe, while new world encompasses everywhere else. Old world wines are generally more earthy and savory, with marked acidity and minerality and less alcohol. New world wines are typically more fruit-forward, less acidic, and higher in alcohol. Did these generalizations hold up in this group…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      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

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … of Blue Stilton. Cabrales – a dry or sweet Sherry for this Spanish blue cheese or a sweet wine. Caerphilly – Could I suggest a crisp dry English wine with this hard cheese. Or try an Albarinho (Portuguese white), a Spanish Red, a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc. Cambembert – at its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Savannah-Chanelle

      …Stefani at Savannah-Chanelle The history of Savannah-Chanelle goes back to the early days of the California wine boom. Pierre Pourroy emigrated to California from France in 1887 and was joined by his brother Eloi six years later. Together they bought land - including a vineyard - in Saratoga from the Bonjetti family and planted Zinfandel…

      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

      … of California’s hottest young winemakers – Morgan Twain-Peterson that’s a blend of Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante, Petite Sirah and Sangiovese that was aged in 50% new French oak. It has a fruity, but not jammy brambly, ripe cherry, cassis, dark chocolate character. Austin-Style Black Beans from The Texan New Yorker Five Bean Chili from The Foodie Army…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
    More from around the web