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    Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 142: Two for the Honey

    … Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 142: Two for the Honey In this episode, Jeff tries two samples of honey wine from Bee D’Vine… Wine Tasted: Bee D’Vine Brut and Bee D’Vine Demi Sec Honey Wine Stay Rad, Jeff What’s your favorite wine NOT made from grapes? Leave a comment, and let us know. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Bee…

    4 readers - By Stay Rad

    1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage...

    … 1995 Champagne Drappier Cuvée du Millénaire 2000 Brut Vintage champagne is always a treat. This one’s got some oxidized notes of apple cider, button mushrooms, and white nuts. Hints of lemon, brown sugar, and pie crust for a tarte tatin. Nice mousse (bubbles). 3/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier 12% abv Champagne, FRANCE …

    4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Fast Breaking

    … from the “Isle of Skye” region; Cragganmore 12 from the Speyside region; Oban 14 from the “West Highland” region; Lagavulin 16 from the Islay region; and Glenkinchie 12 from the Lowland region. Despite the fact that the Isle of Skye is simply an island, not a region, and that “West Highland” was not previously ever a separate region…

    3 readers - By Grapelines

    27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

    … Henriot was officially founded. Champagne Henriot became the favorite of the Dutch court, then in Austria and Hungary with the Hapsburgs. The family has concentrated on producing their wines from the Chardonnay grape. A few of their wines I enjoyed: Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV ($64.99) – Light lees, citrus and flowers on the nose. Light body…

    5 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Township 7 recruits winemaker from Canadian giant Peller

    … with their tasting room in Langley, to a silent ownership group. Not long after, longtime winemaker Bradley Cooper moved farther north on the Naramata Bench to Serendipity Winery, where he’ll also continue to nurture his small Pinot Noir brand Black Cloud. “I’m thrilled to start working within a tight-knit community and pursue my lifelong dream…

    5 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

    LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    … million) and direct sales to licensees ($54 million). The three leading export markets for Ontario VQA wines are the USA, China and South Korea. Except for the UK (ranked 8th) and France (ranked 10th) all other countries in the export top-10 are in Asia. Still wines are a growing portion of the export segment,along with continuing growth of Icewine…

    1 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    Tasting Lunch With Wines From Weingut Bründlmayer

    … of saffron. Very, very good. The taste is focused and fine with notes of lemon cream, dried apricots and honey. The finish is refined and with a fine acidity. Very, very good. 90p (tasted 2014/09) 2013 Heiligenstein Riesling Beerenauslese A very deep, powerful nose with notes of overripe yellow pears, warm peaches, a touch of vanilla and sugared…

    4 readers - By Barolista

    Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards

    … both still and sparkling wines. Sitting on the balcony of the winery overlooking the vines with the border with Spain just at the bottom of the hill was a delightful experience. Soalheiro brut rose Luiz Cerdeira and a magnum of the rose We sipped their Brut Rose as well as the sparkling alvarinho. I think those sparklers could easily compete…

    3 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

    Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

    … an 1100-ha area on the tops of south-facing slopes. These wines are produced using the Champagne method and spend 9 months on lees and three months in bottle post-disgorgement. The 48,000 hl of wine produced attain alcohol levels of 13%. The wines are produced in Brut, demi-sec, doux, and sweet styles. Aromas are evocative of fruits, spring flowers…

    5 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

    Lone Hen Winery

    …. The Kirkpatricks have used the Charmat method before to make their sparkling wines but they decided the traditional method is better and is “just plain more fun.” After watching them in action, we could certainly see why! Adding the dosage The wines Lone Hen Winery makes right now are: “Bubbly” (sparkling pear wine) – Brut style “Pink…

    2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

    Champagne Geoffroy, Volupte, Brut, Premier Cru, Ay, France, 12.5% abv

    …We enjoyed an informative and gracious visit to Champagne Geoffroy in June 2014 and while there purchased this bottle to use in a toast to honour of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in August. Many of grower-producer Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy’s champagnes are imported into Canada but not this one. A fifth-generation winemaker whose 14 ha…

    6 readers - By winellama

    Peach Gazpacho for Labor Day Weekend or Any Warm Day!

    …Peach season is here and J Vineyards & Winery has a wonderful recipe for peach gazpacho. This chilled gazpacho may be just perfect for this Labor Day weekend and any warm day. Fresh Peach Gazpacho Serves 4 Ingredients 1½ pound fresh peaches, preferably white ½ pound Early Girl tomatoes, yellow 1 cup J Vintage Brut (reserved to finish the soup…

    By Wine Trail Traveler

    Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track

    … beautiful, finely-crafted every day bottles, too. This is a rare skill. 2012 DB is a bright, cassis-soaked, spicy Cabernet and it’s a wickedly enticing barbecue wine with enough depth and bravado to slice through even the chunkiest of steaks. 2012 Codorníu Gran Cremant Vintage, Brut, Cava, Penedès, Spain (£10.49, reduced to £6.99 from 6-26 August…

    16 readers - By Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes