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  • 2014: A Few of My Favorite Things

    …: Doug’s niche is local wine and wine tourism and he excels at writing about winery experiences so that you feel like you’re right there with him. He has this conversational style that immediately draws you in and you can’t stop reading. His blog is also the reason I’ve discovered Pennsylvania wine and traveled to the area three times in 2014. We’ve…

    Traveling Wine Chickin Cabernet Franc- 10 readers -
  • Holiday Wine, Part 2 – More Sparkling Wines

    … away from the December 20 wine luncheon at Marché Bacchus. Beside the insanely good food provided in the three course lunch, ten high-end sparkling wines and Champagnes were slated to be served. With great gastro-intestinal fortitude, the Happy Cooker and I forced ourselves to partake in the luncheon offerings. Let’s dispense with a description…

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  • Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

    … a questionable bottle of wine, and smooth the tannins in a strident one. We first tried it on a bottle of wine from New Mexico that we picked up on sale. It was a blend, and had a rather ashy finish — we ran it through the TRIbella and poof! the ash taste was gone. We also tried it on a very good Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that needed more cellar time…

    Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … would leave to age for 1-4 years. Day 3 update – Violets on the palate are quite prominent. It is so interesting to taste a wine as it changes over time! Viña Cobos Cobos Volturno 2010, Argentina ($199.99) – This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Malbec. The wine spent 18 months in new French and American oak barrels. An interesting…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • A Night in Bordeaux

    …, a 1964 Haut-Brion. Now ’64 was not the vintage of the century (or even the decade), but it was much better received than ’80. And the wine was 50 years old. It was time. The ’64 Haut Brion cork was a bit sketchier, but still OK. Maybe it is the math geek in me, but drinking a 50 year-old wine sounds a lot better than drinking a 51 year-old wine…

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  • fizzmas: a bubbly for every ballad

    … method as Champagne but with different grapes (mostly Macabeu, Parellada, and Xarello). The only producer I’ve really loved (so far at least) is Juve y Camps, which has entry-level bottles for $16 and a Gran Reserva from great vintages for $50. All I Want for Christmas Is You: An awesome splurge bottle of bubbly, like vintage Dom Perignon ($150…

    grapefriend- 2 readers -
  • fizzmas: popping bottles for bigtime baseball coin

    …-10% Chardonnay. Want one? It costs around $5,000, and only 60 were made because really, how many people are going to buy a leopard bottle of Champagne for 5k??? Btw, that’s the retail price – apparently in the club it was more like $20,000. But that’s mere pennies to Giancarlo now. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: baseball. moet, champagne, fizzmas, Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, stanton. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • An (Organized) Hodgepodge of Festive Wine

    Delille Cellars When it comes to wine choices, the holiday season is forgiving (pun intended). There are fewer demands: the heat of summer calls for refreshing wines that won’t dominate; Thanksgiving brings complicated pairings, large parties and a desire to drink American wine; Valentine’s Day calls for wines that waft elegance and romance.

    William Schragis/ The Alcohol Professor- 8 readers -
  • It's the Most Bubbly Time of the Year

    … Ahh, Champagne. Around the holidays Americans always drink more bubbly – it’s a festive time of year, and people view Champagne (or any sparkling wine) as a celebratory drink. Personally, my favorite kind of wine is the kind that bubbles, and I find any excuse I can to drink it. Mauro Cirilli, instructor for SFWC's recent Holiday Champagne Master…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    … If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine…

    Gabe's Viewin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • fizzmas: baz, barneys, and a bubbly saber

    … saber a bottle of Champagne with a butter knife. Sabers are really just for dramatic effect, but of course leave it to Luhrmann to go for theatrics. 25% of the sales go to Room to Read, a charity that supports literacy and education gender equality in developing countries. If browsing’s more your thing, you can check out Baz Dazzled decor in the Barneys windows and inside the store during the holidays. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: barneys, baz luhrmann, champagne, fizzmas, saber. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • More Blanc de Blancs with Champagne Ed

    … At the Wine Media Guild Blanc de Blancs tasting at Felidia Restaurant, Champagne Ed McCarthy divided the Blanc de Blancs in two groups, the lighter drier ones (see Part I) Blanc de Blancs with Champagne Ed , and those with more body and more dosage. He said that the fuller bodied Blanc de Blancs have more complex flavor and are more suited to go…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 8 readers -
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