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    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 smar ...

    5 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino

    Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino October 16, 2014 by admin LULA CELLARS OF MENDOCINO, NORTHERN CA DEBUTS NEW 22-ACRE HOME Beautiful New Tasting Room in Anderson Valley Showcases Award-winning Wines On October 1, 2014, Lula Cellars (www.lulacellars.com) debuted a unique experience in wine tasting, with the opening to the public of its new 22-acre property, nestled a ...

    4 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Fifty Years of American Winemaking, All in One Hour on October 29

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 3 readers - The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is 50 years old this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, the museum’s food and wine history project will host a discussion of “Fifty Years of American Winemaking” on Wednesday, October 29, from 2-3 p.m. I will moderate the discussion along with Paula Johnson, who heads the team that brought us the mar ...

      Pairing Wine with Weird Holiday Turkey Recipes

      Natalie MacLean - - 3 readers - Maple-Brined, Wood-Smoked Grilled Turkey To stuff some life into this year’s obligatory wine and turkey pairing column for Thanksgiving (or Christmas), I asked the creators of some strangely wonderful turkey recipes for their permission to post them here and pair them with wine. I’m still on the hunt for beer can turkey, turducken, tofurkey (tofu-shaped turkey), and believe ...

      Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 3 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon long ago accepted the fact that petite sirah didn’t taste like petite sirah, that it had been bastardized by Big Wine to taste like a darker fruit version of grocery store merlot on the cheap end and by high-end winemakers to taste like high-alcohol syrah or zinfandel. So it is with great joy that I can report that the Pennywise ($12, sample, 13.

      Blind Book Review: "Sherry"

      HoseMaster of Wine™ - - 3 readers - I’ve been patiently waiting for my review copy of Talia Baiocchi’s Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best Kept Secret. It’s apparently coming Palomino Express. I’m also breathlessly anticipating Jon Bonné’s glowing praise of this already legendary tome, certain to be included among his holiday wine book picks as payback for Baiocchi’s glowing words about The New California Wine.

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      Sonoma: A Wine & Food Affair

      … in Sonoma County, California COST: $70 for November 1 and 2 (Saturday and Sunday) $50 for Sunday only, November 2 $30 for designated drivers for November 1 and 2 All ticket types include the Tasting Along the Wine Road calendar For every ticket sold, $1 is donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket sales are non…

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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

      … in Napa. 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…

      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

      … (tofu-shaped turkey), and believe or not, that new chocolate-glazed with sprinkles dessert favourite, turdunkin (!) Maple-Brined, Wood-Smoked Grilled Turkey Recipe Allow a total of 4 to 4-1/2 hours to start the fire, cook the turkey, and let it rest. Have a full bag of charcoal on hand, as you’ll need to add coals as the bird cooks. For the brine…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012

      … of us reach for a beer. This is a burger and weeknight pizza wine, in which the wine will do its job and make the food taste better. That’s a fine accomplishment for a $10 red wine. That it’s petite sirah is even better. The post Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

      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

      … DOVER SOLE WITH BROWNED CAPER BUTTER INGREDIENTS: • 4 Dover Sole Fillets • 1 Cup Flour • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper • 3 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted • White Wine • 1 Lemon, juiced • 2 Tablespoons Capers • 2 Tablespoons Parsley Leaves, chopped • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper…

      2 readers - By WineStyles

      Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

      … and simmer, uncovered, until beef and vegetables are tender and sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Recipe courtesy of Cambridge Cellars. Limited Cambridge Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast, California Cambridge California Cellars was founded by Kim and Bruce Cunningham – two Aussies who were drawn to northern California people and place. They have…

      7 readers - By WineStyles

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      … with grapes that literally sprout from a bed of stones.” In Wine Enthusiast, Sean Sullivan lays out “everything you need to know about The Rocks region.” In Wine-Searcher, “10 things every wine lover should know about Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe.” On the west coast, it’s a vineyard seller’s market. In the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kronsberg…

      6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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