Australia - Page 2

    Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

    … winemaking. Beginning at Franciscan Estates in Napa, California in 2001, he later traveled, in 2002, to Rosemount Estates in Australia and then the famed Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux, France. In 2003, he was recruited to become the lead enologist at Vina Kaiken in Argentina. However, he was eventually drawn back to Chile, to become the chief…

    4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Get Ready for Chairman’s Advantage

    … look to be quite an advantage. Talbingo Hill Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2014 ($6.99) I couldn’t find much information about this one online – just a few wine clubs selling the 2010 vintage of the reserve Shiraz for $17.99. No winery website at all suggests this is a label slapped on some bulk wine and at this price it’d be hard to be surprised…

    3 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    …, with grapefruit, grip and length. The nose reminds me of a riesling - flint, powder, pollen and crushed lime leaf. Also the Si Vinters Semillon Chardonnay 2012. More cider than wine. Unfiltered and cloudy. A Fino sherry nose, with something salty and nutty. It feels gentle and slightly microbial, and in contrast to the Giant Steps - there are no green edges. Unrelated image: Samphire from the Borough markets. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context…

    1 readers - By Wino sapien

    A footnote to the Six Nations results: country scores

    … (with solicited opinions from various people, including me) of the local contestants, to let me know, and he ascertained the following scores for the 2014 competition – aggregated results, derived I’m not sure exactly how, but no doubt reliably: New Zealand 334 Australia 295 South Africa 240 USA 232 Chile 187 Argentina 163 Quite a spread, and clearly…

    4 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

    Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

    … the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She then worked at wineries in Spain, New Zealand and Chile before arriving in Napa. For the past several years, she has worked with her mentor, Chris Carpenter, the highly acclaimed winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, La Jota Vineyard Co., and Mt. Brave. “What you do with these wines will last forever,” Chris told her…

    5 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

    A chat with Matteo Lunelli, the once & future king of Italian bubbly

    … Angelinos, I’ll be pouring Bele Casel Prosecco Colfòndo at DomaineLA tonight from 6-8. Click here for details and please come out and taste with me if you’re in town. One of the great things about working as an Italian wine blogger in Houston is that, more and more, the top names in the business are coming to this southeast Texas metropolis…

    3 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

    Breaking Into The Box - The Best Boxed Wines

    … Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon Bandit Chardonnay Bandit Pinot Grigio Big House Cardinal Zin Big House Pinot Evil Big House Red Blend Big House White Blend Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon Black Box Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon Black Box Merlot Black Box Pinot Noir Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon Bota Box Chardonnay Bota Box Malbec…

    4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

    …) makes history at the Conegliano wine school. Act 1: The School for Wines First was a visit to the Scoula Enologica di Conegliano, Conegliano’s famous wine school, which was founded in 1876 . It was then and is now an important center for the scientific study of enology and viticulture. The school’s impact through its graduates and research extends…

    7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

    SOAHC Biodynamic Wines in BC – CHAOS Cimanydoib Seniw ni CB

    … The first biodynamic wine I tasted was at a wine tasting at the South World Wine Society. The topic was not biodynamic wines at all. I do not remember the topic, other than it was red wines from Australia, and it happened that one of the bottles was from a biodynamic winery. That wine tasted more alive and vibrant than all the other wines…

    3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Wirra Wirra Church Block 2012, McLaren Vale, Australia

    …A consistent performer for forty years, and still going strong… Wirra Wirra Church Block 2012, McLaren Vale, Australia (£13.49 Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, TheDrinkShop.com) Ripe fleshy cassis tinged with notes of smoky, earthy spice, some classic Aussie mint/eucalyptus notes, and a leathery note to the finish that will get stronger as it ages. Although…

    1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Local Restaurants Tap Oregon Wine

    …You shop local, you eat local—you even vacation local. But are you choosing to drink local? We have a world-class wine region right at our fingertips, yet sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to order a wine from the menu that’s been imported from France, Italy, Australia or Argentina than it is to order a wine produced less than thirty miles from…

    3 readers - By Sip With Me!

    The Wines of Crush at the WHALE Benefit

    … before and found to be excellent such as the Chakana Malbec from Argentina and Senorio de P. Pecina from Spain. Here is what I tried, arranged by country: Australia: Lately I have become very interested in some of the smaller wineries of Australia so I spent a lot of time tasting Old Bridge Cellars wines. The Pink Moscato from Innocent Bystander…

    3 readers - By Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer

    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

    Osoyoos Indian Band Gambled on Nk’Mip Cellars and Won – Big Time

    … and Australia, and they earned post graduate diplomas in Christchurch. I think they’re happy. We’re a nice, tight team.They take a lot of pride in their work.” Award Winning Wines As for Nk’Mip wines, we got to taste the lastest: 2013 Dreamcatcher. It’s a blend of reisling and chenin blanc that represents a new direction for the winery. “They wanted me to do…

    5 readers - By Mari Kane/ Tasting Room Confidential