California Wine

    Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

    I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

    10 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

    Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    BEEF STEW with MUSHROOMS and RED POTATOES INGREDIENTS: • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 pound medium-size mushrooms • 1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) red potatoes, scrubbed • 2 1/2 cups canned beef broth • 18 shallots DIRECTIONS: Place beef in large bowl.

    7 readers - By WineStyles

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Sep 26 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-26-2014 The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers.

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 5 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant.

      Exploring the wines of Santa Barbara County

      Luscious Lushes - - 6 readers - #QPB members BrixChicks LIza & Dallas Wine Chick Melanie, with BrixChicks Xandria hiding in the center After our #QPB left Los Olivos and settled back in to WBC mode, we had one more adventure to see too before the official conference began. Earlier this year, I was thrilled to be a guest of the San Francisco Wine School’s inaugural 3-day intensive California Wine Appellatio ...

      Best LCBO Wine Reviews and Ratings: Vintages Release October 11

      Natalie MacLean - - 5 readers - You can access the 59 wines that I reviewed for October 11 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 27. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smar ...

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      Blind Book Review: "Sherry"

      … glowing words about The New California Wine. I’ve already seen Momofuku sommelier (yeah, I was called that quite a bit), and friend of Talia, Jordan Salcito’s 5-Star review on Amazon, which begins, “Brilliantly done!” and was posted the day of the book’s release. Damned somms are such fast readers—when it comes to reading and tips…

      3 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

      Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino

      …. With a yearly case production of 2,800 cases, comprised of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Dry Gewurztraminer, Rosato (Rose of Pinot Noir) and Pinot Gris. Lula Cellars produces wines entirely from vineyards in Mendocino County, California. Since 2010, Lula Cellars has built a reputation of integrity, positive customer relations and stellar wines. The goal of Lula…

      4 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

      …Varietal: Chardonnay with a dash of Malvasia Bianca and other aromatic whites Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Pour a glass and enjoy the lovely floral and honey aromatics with soft hints of lemon zest, green apple, and toasty oak. Then savor a sip as you taste bright citrus, peach, honey, pear, and creamy marshmallow…

      2 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Silver Oak Winery: Women In Wine Sense

      …About Me I live my life around what is in my wine glass, the food on my plate, where I am, and my friends around me. It’s not wine snobbery. It’s what wine pairs with a hot dog or a five course dinner... Read More…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Best LCBO Wine Reviews and Ratings: Vintages Release October 11

      …You can access the 59 wines that I reviewed for October 11 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 27. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each…

      5 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Pairing Wine with Weird Holiday Turkey Recipes

      …; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1650; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 210; Fiber (g): fiber g 0; Recipe and Photos Provided by The Taunton Press Bacon-Blanketed, Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe This is the turkey. I’ve been perfecting this for many years now. I must say, it is a showstopper, and delicious to boot, because I treat it well. I send my turkey…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012

      … that the Pennywise ($12, sample, 13.5%), a California red wine, tastes like petite sirah. Really. And for only $12, which means it’s probably closer to $10 at many retailers. Look for lots of plum, some herbal notes, quietly done fake oak, and even tannins and acidity to round everything out. The latter surprised me even more than the plum, since it seems…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      What’s this? Frank Mangio in a Ferrari?

      …by Frank Mangio Ferrari, likely the finest and most expensive car in the world, met TASTE OF WINE recently at the Bridges Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe and one of my great wishes in life was granted. I experienced the new “California T,” zipping around the Tuscan-style hills like it was a Formula One racetrack. It was indeed a “peak experience…

      2 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Costero Bay Chardonnay

      … Danielak Appellation: Monterey, California Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay Analysis: 13.5% alc/vol Aging: 35% French Oak, 65% temperature controlled, insulated stainless steel tanks Filed under: Recipes Tagged: california wine, central coast california wine, chardonnay, cooking with wine, food pairing, monterey wine, recipe, sole recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

      1 readers - By WineStyles

      Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

      … intertwined with California’s wine industry for 20+ years. It is here where they fell in love with the community and moved to Novato, CA. Limited by Cambridge Cellars represents premium, small parcel wines from the finest California appellations. This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Central Coast region of California. Here, valleys run from…

      7 readers - By WineStyles

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      … a vineyard seller’s market. In the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kronsberg details his favorite “Apps for Oenophiles, Beer Buffs and the Cocktail Crazed.” Elsewhere in the Journal, Gemma Price finds California wine country’s secret guesthouses. “Equal parts sleek and menacing, [it looks] like a medical device designed by Darth Vader for Prada.” In Bloomberg…

      6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Second annual five-day, $3 wine challenge

      …, because merlot is the easiest red wine to make. It has fewer problems with tannins, and there shouldn’t be a problem finding quality fruit. All six wines were purchased in Dallas: • Two-buck Chuck ($2.99, 12.5%), the Trader Joe’s private label that was the first and remains the most famous of the very cheap wines. It’s a California wine from the 2012…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon