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    Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Every. Single. One.

    Rat Pack! Inside the Bellagio’s spring exhibit Stratosphere The Palazzo Las Vegas Westport – used to be LV Hilton View of the MGM, Excalibur, and New York New York from the Signature Flamingo “back yard” Inside the Paris Casino I’ve lived in Las Vegas for nearly 21 years since I moved from Southern California (Motto: Taxes R Us!).

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    The 2013 Finger Lakes Riesling Release Launch | Fox Run, Lamoreaux Landing, & Bellangelo; How do they fare?

    Producer: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars Region: Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States Wine: Red Oak Vineyard Riesling Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2013 Varietals: 100% Riesling; (12.

    4 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Proof: A Reference Book That’s a Fun Read

      Vegas Wineaux - - 3 readers - Title: Proof: The Science of Booze Author: Adam Rogers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcour Release Date: May 2014 Format: Hardcover, Softcover, Kindle, Audio Pages: 272 The upshot is that I recommend that you buy the book. Even if you just want to learn a little about the science of booze (and wine and beer and sake) this will still be a good read because of Mr.

      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      Vegas Wineaux - - 3 readers - So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis.

      2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa – first taste

      Matthew Jukes - - 4 readers - 2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day was in town this week and he kindly showed me a pre-release screening of the spectacular 2009 VdC. It is due on the shelves in mid-November after a brief ‘fine wine merchants only’ en primeur release period.

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      2013 Grosses Gewächs from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, Pfalz

      …New Releases from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, Pfalz Here are some brief tasting notes on the beautiful 2013 Grosses Gewächs Riesling releases from von Buhl. All of these wines look stunning already because of their incredible balance, but clearly they will settle and mature beautifully at different paces over the next two to ten years…

      2 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      The Short List: Grey Day Blah Banishers

      … up her Short List of favorite grey-day blah banishers. Cheers! RN74: Bergman’s Bourgogne: A personal glimpse of Burgundy, one interview at a time. Burgundy Report: The definitive field guide to Burgundy, Ah-Zed. Francophile: The Good Life France: Go-to guide for ex-pats seeking The Good Life in France. Becoming Madame: American attorney turned…

      2 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      S.Y. Kitchen

      …Santa Ynez, Ca We recently found a wonderful new restaurant located in downtown Santa Ynez, Ca. S.Y. Kitchen is tucked away on a small side street and located in a very quaint and charming old house. Surrounded by a white picket fence and brick paved patio, this place is a hint of modern with a touch of rustic country. The large outside porch…

      1 readers - By Winery Explorers

      2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa – first taste

      …2009 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa Klein Constantia winemaker Matt Day was in town this week and he kindly showed me a pre-release screening of the spectacular 2009 VdC. It is due on the shelves in mid-November after a brief ‘fine wine merchants only’ en primeur release period. Having said this, I wonder whether any physical…

      4 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      My Las Vegas: Mezzo

      …Pinot Grigio. Yeah I know. But I liked it anyway. I wrote about The Strip a post or two ago, but before I start talking about Strip adventures, I thought I’d talk about My Las Vegas. It’s difficult to believe that people can live very normal lives here, but it’s true. I have a two-story condo that I share with my two furry roomies, Peaches…

      2 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Proof: A Reference Book That’s a Fun Read

      …Title: Proof: The Science of Booze Author: Adam Rogers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcour Release Date: May 2014 Format: Hardcover, Softcover, Kindle, Audio Pages: 272 The upshot is that I recommend that you buy the book. Even if you just want to learn a little about the science of booze (and wine and beer and sake) this will still be a good read…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Every. Single. One.

      …Rat Pack! Inside the Bellagio’s spring exhibit Stratosphere The Palazzo Las Vegas Westport – used to be LV Hilton View of the MGM, Excalibur, and New York New York from the Signature Flamingo “back yard” Inside the Paris Casino I’ve lived in Las Vegas for nearly 21 years since I moved from Southern California (Motto: Taxes R Us!). Over the years…

      6 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Daily Drinkers: 2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Blend

      …2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Appearance 90/10 Nose 87/10 Palate 87/10 Finish 85/10 QPR 92/10 What's Great - Unusual but tasty blend - Great price point - Doesn't taste - Viognier is noticeable and good What's Not - Shortish finish - More simple than complex This is so good. And the price point is ideal. I can’t say that this is a wine brimming…

      1 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      …So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis. While it’s true that you can generally find good buys…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

      …2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc Appearance 95/10 Nose 85/10 Palate 75/10 Finish 65/10 What's Great - Beautiful Color and Clarity - Texture and Mouthfeel - Low Cost - Fragrance, More or Less What's Not - Metallic when Cold - Loses Flavor and Fragrance as it Warms - Too Much RS - 14.9% ABV - Short Finish, Unpleasant Aftertaste About a year…

      1 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Tales from the AVA front

      …“Democracy,” Winston Churchill told the House of Commons in 1947, “is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Churchill might still have been sour toward democratic forms of government, given the fact that, two years previously, he had been unceremoniously thrown out of office…

      1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

      …Given the tradition of the holiday, Wine Columnist Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal recommends keeping it American and highlights several under-the-radar US wine regions worthy of attention. ON WINE: LETTIE TEAGUE THERE IS ONE day of the year that we celebrate our collective American-ness with a large piece of poultry and (hopefully) a nice…

      3 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      Eric Asimov Lauds Finger Lakes Riesling in the New York Times

      …One of America’s most open-minded and thoughtful critics, Eric Asimov has long given attention to the wines of New York. This week, he’s published a piece devoted entirely to the rieslings being made in the Empire State’s Finger Lakes region, “I’ve had excellent rieslings from Oregon and Washington, and terrific rieslings from Michigan, though…

      5 readers - By Drink Local Wine
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      Wine professionals tend to debate about whether to pair with the potatoes or the poultry. Wine columnist Lettie Teague suggests worrying about one thing only—that the wine comes from the U.S.