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    Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    [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

      Island Wine Fest Focuses On Fun, Fine Wine At Put-In-Bay

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 11 readers - The Island Wine Fest is an annual Put-In-Bay event we’d rather freeze than miss. That was almost the case last weekend. The beautiful fall weather turned breezy and cool, but our band of wine tasters wouldn’t be deterred from this top-notch event. We bundled on our wind resistant gear and boarded the Miller Ferry to transport us from Catawba Island to the wine wonderland.

      Cool Beauty: Tasting the Wines of the Western Sonoma Coast

      Vinography: A Wine Blog - - 9 readers - 10.04.2014 Cool Beauty: Tasting the Wines of the Western Sonoma Coast I'll admit it. I'm an acid freak. More than anything else in a wine, I'm looking for the juiciness that I get from well-balanced wines that lean towards the lower side of pH. There's nothing quite like that zip and crackle of a wine that gets your tastebuds tingling and your mouth watering.

      Wine around $20: Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 9 readers - The signature characteristic for syrah from the Northern Rhone is an alluring savory character with a note of black olives. This Copain Syrah, “Tous Ensemble,” 2011, comes from three vineyards in Mendocino County and sees nine months in neutral oak. It’s in the Northern Rhone vein, favoring restraint instead of anything over the top–no “gobs” of anything here.

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      Behind the Scenes: World Beard & Mustache Competition 2014

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      By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      At Chateau St. Jean Winery (photos)

      … Views of a local who has been in the hospitality side of the wine biz full- or part-time for over 20 years. Maybe more importantly, an avid consumer of the local wines for over 30 years. Mostly general comments on the California wine business because that's what I know. Sometimes there's nothing like a good Sonoma Whine! If you don't take my comments too seriously then neither will I. After all, it's only wine. …

      6 readers - By Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma

      Review: Wines of Joel Gott, 2012 Vintage

      …, Gott now has his own label — affordable wines designed for everyday drinking. We tried three from the 2012 vintage. (Random Gott bottling pictured.) 2012 Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay Monterey/Sonoma/Napa – Crisp with notes of lemon and apple, a very lively, easy-drinking Chardonnay. Touches of fig and vanilla ice cream emerge on the finish…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      José Maria da Fonseca: Portuguese Pride

      … Extending back 180 years, to its founding in 1834, José Maria da Fonseca is a family-owned Portuguese winery with one foot firmly planted in its rich history and traditions, and the other foot stepping forward into the future. My own experience with their wines extends back as well. About eight to nine years ago, in the wine blog I wrote before…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013

      … aged in stainless steel. This is a small batch wine with only 338 barrels produced (about 300 bottles to a barrel) with a price of around $22. The alcohol content is 13%. The color is pale sunshine yellow. With the grapes used in the blend the nose should be very expressive and The Whip does not disappoint, flowers, lots and lots of flowers, orange…

      1 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Meet the Mola Men of Del Mar Plaza, and the Wines they Love

      …. Vittorio’s Restaurant in Carmel Valley presents a Gundlach Bundschu Wine Dinner Thurs. Oct. 30 at 6pm. Chef Angelo carefully crafted the perfect menu to pair with great wines like Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Merlot and Mt. Cuvee . $49.50 pp. Call 858-538-5884. The “Dia de los Vinos” celebration is at Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas Sat. Nov. 1 from 3 to 6pm. This is a wine and taco fiesta with Mexican winemakers and vineyard managers from Napa Valley . Cost is $20. ea. RSVP at 760-479-2500. …

      4 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

      … years, in my own finite knowledge world, I was trying to connect the dots between Asti, California and the word “astisms”… Yeah, I didn’t have the spelling down, nor did any search engines try to redirect me… So, for years I would drive through Asti, California and think, Astisms… Instead of Asteisms. Now, Asti, California will never be the same…

      2 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      …. Categories: Red Wine About Jeff Alexander A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who…

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      The New 2015 Portland Events Wall Calendar Hits Stores

      … Tips for the world traveler and gourmet, The Ravenous Traveler blog shares food and wine experiences with a focus on getting great wine and elite culinary experiences for a high value. More specifically, The Ravenous Traveler focuses on recommendations for high-value wines, restaurants, culinary tours, and world travel destinations, especially…

      2 readers - By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      Abacela Vineyards: Umpqua Terroir/Spanish Varieties make oustanding wines

      … won a slew of gold and platinum medals and a whole wall of “best” awards. They deserve every one of them. It’s a lovely story of the idea/passion/dream-come-true saga of a couple of supremely nice and dedicated people making some great wines for us to enjoy. You should have some Abacela in your wine rack. If you don’t, go get some. You can thank me later. …

      1 readers - By Hoke Harden/ Elixir Vitae

      Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s October 25th Release – Tasting Notes

      … Some pretty aromas of perfumed black fruit, thyme, cherry, tree bark and cigar leaf; sadly a little lean on the palate, tannins are dusty, but non aggressive. Find this wine 164707 LEONARDO CHIANTI RISERVA 2010 $19.95 Quite intense and stimulating, with a smoky/bacon note backed up with clove, plum, dried fruit and cave air. Fruit on the palate…

      4 readers - By Gang of Pour On Wine

      Pinot Noir & Chardonnay V: Kosta Browne Winery

      …, and one vineyard in the northwestern coastal area of the AVA. The wine aged 16 months in French oak, 46 percent new barrels. The color is medium ruby with an almost transparent rim; the amazingly complex and layered nose offers a seamless amalgam of cloves and menthol, violets and rose hips, with hints of loam, briers and iodine bolstering…

      5 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Liking Them Apples – In a Glass!

      … Apple Cider and their iconic Corn and Rye Mash Whiskey. I am also very fond of the work being done at Santa Fe Distillery in New Mexico. Their apple brandy is a dry, Calvados-style brandy made from tart (but edible), mountain west apples. I love sipping it alongside nuts and cheese and have stirred it into plenty of spiritus cocktails. photo…

      3 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      2013 Handcraft Cabernet Sauvignon

      … Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Sangiovese Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Robust aromas of black cherry, black peppercorn, and violet greet your nose. The layers of flavor that follow are nothing short of fantastic with hints of black fruit compote, clove, spice, and black currant. This full bodied wine is rich…

      5 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru
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