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    The Penfolds Collection is launched today – here are my notes and scores

    Penfolds Collection Tasting – 10th September 2014 (Notes embargoed until 1st October. Wines go on sale 16th October) The Bin Series and Icon & Luxury scions of the Penfolds Family have been united in The Penfolds Collection. This is a smarter, less obviously divisive and elitist word which I happen to use a lot myself, in my own work, notably in the vastly less expensive Dai ...

    9 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    SPECIAL “DESSERT WINES”…ARE BACK!

    AVAILABLE THIS FALL! Reserve Yours today! Only $155 (makes 15 x 750ml bottles) Back by popular demand our specialty ”dessert wines” are once ...

    5 readers - By CRAIGS WINE

      Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 3 readers - We are pleased to announce the launch of “Social Media Odd-vice from Gus [SMOG],” a new team of experts designed to help YOU and YOUR BUSINESS navigate the complicated world of digital communications. Are you tired of not knowing how to maximize Twitter to increase ROI? Frustrated with not showing up on your friends’ Facebook feeds? Puzzled over not understanding why putting pic ...

      The Millionth Bottle Made Sale

      CRAIGS WINE - - 3 readers - PREMIUM | SELECTION | RED ARGENTINE MALBEC WITH GRAPE SKINS Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate.

      Dragonette Cellars

      Winery Explorers - - 3 readers - Los Olivos, Ca On our trip to Los Olivos a couple weeks ago, we stopped in Dragonette Cellars for a tasting. We have always been huge fans of their Pinot Noir and were looking forward to visiting them again. On this particular day, we started our adventure with a delicious lunch at Sides Hardware & Shoes (on a side note…the seasonal Chilled Corn Soup was to die for!) before ...

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      On Location: Diamond Knot Brewing

      …Posted By Brian on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog, USA | While my recent trip to Portland was notable for a distinct lack of actual brewery visits, I wasn’t going to let that happen on a trip down to Seattle. Once again, the Whitecaps provided a great excuse to take a day off and head down to Seattle for the day, drink a lot of good beer and celebrate…

      2 readers - By Tangled Vines

      Beer Review: Mikkeller It’s Alive!

      …I went on a bit of a Mikkeller spending spree recently so you may see a few more of their beers pop up soon. I previously reviewed a couple of Mikkeller’s brother’s beers (Evil Twin) but this will be my first Mikkeller review. This one is called “It’s Alive” and the only information that I have on it is that it’s a “Belgian Wild Ale” and that it’s…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Beer Review: Ommegang Valar Morghulis

      …When the hit HBO series Game of Thrones started gaining popularity, Ommegang partnered with the show’s creators to brew a series of beers with ties to the series. So far, the series has given us a great Belgian blonde ale in Iron Throne Blonde, a mediocre Belgian stout in Take the Black Stout, and an interesting red ale with some pepper spice…

      1 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Having trouble “getting” social media? Welcome to SMOG!

      …We are pleased to announce the launch of “Social Media Odd-vice from Gus [SMOG],” a new team of experts designed to help YOU and YOUR BUSINESS navigate the complicated world of digital communications. Are you tired of not knowing how to maximize Twitter to increase ROI? Frustrated with not showing up on your friends’ Facebook feeds? Puzzled over…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Beer Review: Stone Stochasticity Project: Hibiscusicity

      …Stone Brewing Company started an experimental line of beers in the last year called the “Stochasticity Project” (see Wikipedia for definition). It’s a way for them to experiment with different ingredients and make some off-the-wall beers, trying out some new ideas along the way. The series has already given us a gem in Grapefruit Slam and two other…

      3 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      A Window Into Tuscany: Castello di Gabbiano

      … might be the best way to explain the Castello’s charm. It’s isn’t going to blow you out of the water. It’s not the Selosse hotel, or Frank Cornelissen’s vines on the side of Mt. Etna in Sicily. But it is what it is — and that is a retreat, a happy place, an escape. It’s luxuriously comforting, like a bowl of Berardinelli’s homemade pasta…

      1 readers - By Wine Lines

      Beer Review: Green Flash Citra Session IPA

      …Green Flash Citra Session IPA Producer: Green Flash Brewing Company; San Diego, CA Beer Name: Citra Session Price Range: $5.99/22 oz. Style: Session IPA ABV: 4.5% Appearance: Bright orange-yellow, mostly clear Aroma: Citrus - orange, lemon, mango Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a bright orange-yellow and is mostly clear with no head…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      When life spices up: an interview with Gourmandize

      … last year where the content is contributed by its members. You can register your blog with them, join their community and enjoy the benefits of their platform, while sharing your recipes and getting to know fellow food bloggers. Can it get any cooler than that? So do yourself a favor: check Gourmandize out and open yourself and your food up to new…

      2 readers - By Flora's Table

      Dogfish Dash 2014

      …I was recently in Rehoboth Beach, DE for my annual late September “beach” vacation. The last weekend in September every year is the Dogfish Dash, Dogfish Head’s 5k/10k race. This year was my fourth in a row of running the race and the event has been growing amongst my group of friends every year. The first year it was just a few of us…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Dragonette Cellars

      … Corn Soup was to die for!) before we set out to explore Los Olivos. If you haven’t been to Los Olivos before, we’ll give you a quick run down. It’s a charming little town about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Grand Avenue, which is the main street through town, is filled with over 30 wine tasting rooms, eateries and shops. On our last visit, we…

      3 readers - By Winery Explorers

      SPECIAL “DESSERT WINES”…ARE BACK!

      …AVAILABLE THIS FALL! Reserve Yours today! Only $155 (makes 15 x 750ml bottles) Back by popular demand our specialty ”dessert wines” are once again available. Reserve now and start this fall. Just in time for the holidays. If you have never tried a Port for dessert or for just sitting in front of the fire after a [...]…

      5 readers - By CRAIGS WINE

      The New ENIGMA Red Wine!

      …New ENIGMA from California has intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish.Food friendly, this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to pasta and is a great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade. Regularly $170 SAVE $20 in October…

      3 readers - By CRAIGS WINE

      The Millionth Bottle Made Event!

      …ONE WINEMAKER AT WINEXPERT PICKERING WILL START OUR ONE MILLIONth BOTTLE OF WINE ON PREMISES! WILL IT BE YOU…? TO CELEBRATE THIS MILLION BOTTLE MILESTONE WE ARE OFFERING A GREAT IN STORE SPECIAL! AND THE ONE WHO ORDERS THE ONE MILLIONth BOTTLE ON PREMISES… WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL GIFT… A 32 BOTTLE WINE FRIDGE Share this post…

      3 readers - By CRAIGS WINE

      The Millionth Bottle Made Sale

      … PREMIUM | SELECTION | RED ARGENTINE MALBEC WITH GRAPE SKINS Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke…

      3 readers - By CRAIGS WINE

      The Penfolds Collection is launched today – here are my notes and scores

      …Penfolds Collection Tasting – 10th September 2014 (Notes embargoed until 1st October. Wines go on sale 16th October) The Bin Series and Icon & Luxury scions of the Penfolds Family have been united in The Penfolds Collection. This is a smarter, less obviously divisive and elitist word which I happen to use a lot myself, in my own work, notably…

      9 readers - By Matthew Jukes