Cape May Winery in September

    Cape May Winery in September October 15, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Every Summer my family vacations in Wildwood, which is just a couple exits away from Cape May. During this annual trip, I usually urge them to try the Cape May wineries. They really enjoy resting on the beach all day while on vacation – I can’t blame them – so they usually ...

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    Leahy to Present “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” Sat. 11/1 at Annual AWS Conference

    October 14, 2014 On Saturday Nov. 1st, Richard Leahy, regional wine writer will present a seminar titled “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” at the annual American Wine Society conference taking place in Concord, NC near Charlotte. “In the course of running the Eastern Winery Exposition conference program each March, and touring wine regions across the East, I like to ...

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      New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling. - - 4 readers - New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling. The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #MWWC12 theme is “local” which inspired me to check out the New Jersey wine scene. You can read all of the entries and cast your vote at from October 14th through the 20th. Alba Vineyard in Milford New Jersey.

      Keswick Vineyards

      Virginia Wine Time - - 1 readers - Keswick Vineyards is one of our favorite wineries. We try to visit them each time we travel to Charlottesville. During our last visit to Charlottesville over the Columbus day weekend, we were able to stop by Keswick to see what was new. We elected to do a tasting of the current offerings in the tasting room. As is always the case, we started with the white wines.

      Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park

      NJ Wine with Me - - 1 readers - Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park October 29, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Tom and I had a great time at the 2nd Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park in Beachwood, NJ. We had never been to this wine festival before or this park. It was a beautiful day, a perfect opportunity to sip wine in the great outdoors of NJ. The crowd was decent, not too busy.

      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      schiller-wine - - 1 readers - Pictures: Christian G.E. Schiler with Malagasy Wines It is not well known in the rest of the world that Madagascar produces wine. Typically, it tends to be of good table wine quality, not more. The main grape varieties are traditionally Petit Bouchet, Villardin, Chambourcin and Varousset for vins rouge (reds) and the Couderc Blanc for vins blanc (whites).

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    • Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park

      … nice. I’ve noticed that the reds I enjoy most tend to be blends. This wine was blended with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It tasted slightly smoky, had a hint of spice, and a light fruity quality. DiMatteo Vineyards – I have to give a special shout out to Anthony! He was awesome! If you go to this winery, look out for Anthony. He was so…

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    • Garden State Wine Festival: A Fantastic Surprise! (NJ)

      … of my favorite East Coast producers, and their Chambourcin did not disappoint. Always an incredible wine. Heritage continues to absolutely impress. One of the things about going to a wine festival is that you don't always see the best wines from every winery. Heritage broke the mold and brought their best stuff. And boy was it ever impressive…

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    • Keswick Vineyards

      … of the 2013 vintages and 2014 vintages. We tasted several 2013 Cabs and cab francs. We also tasted the 2014 Verdajo, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cab Sauv, Chambourcin, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. While these were all wonderful wines and are progressing well in the barrel, the Petit Verdot stood out to me as the winner. It has an amazing color…

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    • Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

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    • Huber’s Winery

      …, who led my recent tasting, suggested serving it warm — in a crockpot even. My favorite of the day was the 2012 Chambourcin, a medium-bodied red with cherry and raspberry flavors, aged for over a year in oak. The 2012 Generations, also a medium-bodied dry red, was a close second, followed by my guilty pleasure, the Blackberry, which Marty…

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    • Cape May Winery in September

      … better during previous visits. Here’s what we tried. 2013 Cape May Riesling – This wine was a dryer Riesling that tasted less sweet than others of this kind. In their Riesling, I tasted hints of honeysuckle and citrus. Dad and I ended up having a glass of this when we relaxed on the deck. Lighthouse White – The Lighthouse White was a crisp wine…

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    • New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling.

      … wineries are embracing the advent of American Viticultural Areas or AVAs and in a sense, changing their address. AVAs are wine growing regions demarcated by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The program imitates the French AOC or Italian DOC systems, except that the graft is paid in dollars, not euros. John Cifelli, executive…

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    • Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

      …, Vignoles and Baco Noir. Baco Noir, of course, is the focus at one of the better wineries in the Hudson Valley — Hudson-Chatham Winery — and while Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge ($) isn’t made with baco, it shows winemaker Steve Casscles’ deft touch with red hybrids in the cellar. River’s Edge is a 50-50 blend of Chambourcin, a well-known red…

      6 readers - Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report
    • Stopping by North Gate Vineyard on a Saturday

      … in the 2014 Governor's case. The 2013 Chambourcin ($17) was a bit sweet, fruity, and a little smoky. We enjoyed it a lot as we think Chambourcin tastes better with a bit of sweetness. We finished our tasting with the ever popular Apple Wine ($14) and a taste of white ginger sangria. The Sangria is now available in a carafe in the tasting room…

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    • Paglione Estate Winery: Lake Erie North Shore Winery Visit

      …, smooth and enjoyable, but without the body and depth we like in a Cabernet. Other reds included the Erie red blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah. This was also light in body with floral notes and touches of cherry. The 2012 Cabernet Franc had pleasant flavors of mulberry and raspberry. We weren’t quite sure where…

      6 readers - Toledo Wines and Vines
    • Indiana Vineyards Took Vortex Hit

      … in Chambourcin, Traminette, Vignoles, Chardonel, and other typical Indiana wine grapes. Others who suffered damage may have been able to recover a crop with good vineyard practices. “Grapes are an amazing plant in their ability to produce fruit,” Bordelon said. “We always adjust the production through pruning and cluster thinning. We usually have way…

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    • A Quick Visit to Knob Hall Winery in Maryland Wine Country

      …While traveling west on Route 70, a little past Hagerstown, I stopped for gas at the Clear Spring exist and checked theCompass to check my surroundings. And to my benefit Knob Hall Winery was only a short drive away. I first crossed paths with the winery at the the 2013 Conference, where I sampled their Chambourcin and sat…

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    • DeBarge Winery

      … at least some Chambourcin. I have tasted more than my fair share of Chambourcin in every style under the sun: dry, sweet, in blends, rosé–you name it. And I can safely say this without any equivocation: Every single vine of Chambourcin worldwide should be immediately ripped out of the ground with the greatest sense lot urgency. All the vines should…

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    • New Wines and a Cider from Glorie Farm Winery

      …% Chambourcin and filled with flavors of ripe blackberry. Jibber Jabber will remind you a little of a port. It's jammy with hints of figs and is made with 100% Leon Millot. Both sell at the tasting room for $15 Glorie is getting into the cider market with Mutiny. This cider isn't to sweet or heavily carbonated. The aromas of fresh apple just fills the air. Very enjoyable! The majority of the apples in the cider are estate grown. For the ones that aren't, they will be soon, as they plan on some new apple plantings.…

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