Chenin Blanc

    Morgan Neufeld talks about WSET Level 3 from the Texas Wine School

    Amy met Morgan Neufeld one Wednesday morning in June at Camerata at Paulie’s where she was attending Banfi’s Cru Artisan College. Friendly and bubbly, Morgan was in the middle of her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 certification course and attending the “College” to learn more about the Luxury Selections of the Banfi portfolio from the artisan winemakers who crafted them.

    13 readers - By Another Wine Blog

    Pio Pio Chenin blanc 2013

    The last bottle of Margaret River chenin I tried was disappointing, there too much oak and obfuscation and not enough focus on the essence. I like my chenin to have a sting. Thankfully this is much better, it's elemental and free of make up and half the price ($A22). Floral - acacia and honey suckle; and sappy, with a modest level of tartness and bite in the mouth ...

    13 readers - By Wino sapien

      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc

      Wine Peeps - - 9 readers - By Kori ~ September 17th, 2014. Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

      Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - You might ask, salads with wine pairings? Seriously? Yes, I’m here to tell you that it not only works, but it works really well. When I was working at a winery in the Sierras, we had a chef that worked there every day. It was he who turned me on to the fact that we can enjoy a wine with a leafy salad. I have to admit that I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t tried it. It works.

      Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      Red Wine Please! - - 7 readers - Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down a bit.

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      Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      …, checking in at about $12-$13. Clean and crisp it drinks like something twice the price. I tried it a few weeks ago and then we confirmed it in Newport, this is good wine for little money. 8. 2013 HALL Sauvignon Blanc – there’s 5% Viognier in this, and it certainly works. The wine sees no malolactic fermentation and is done in 100% stainless. It does…

      7 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      …The post Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Robert H. Fritz is the winemaker and co-owner at Solaro Estate now with two locations. The primary winery is located in Dripping Springs and a new Urban Winery is in Houston. Solaro Estate has been winning many awards with their Texas wines including…

      4 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 21, 2014

      … Medium to dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of fresh raspberries and black raspberries. In the mouth, rich raspberry, cherry, and cranberry fruit has a wonderful brisk mineral backbone to it and excellent acidity. Darker than in the last few vintages, the wine is nonetheless quite tasty. Long finish.14.1% alcohol Score: around 9. Cost: $45 2012…

      3 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Notes on wines from the 30th Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

      …. Powerful palate with some guava and pear character and rich texture. Lovely. 92/100 Cape Point Vineyards CWG Reserve White 2013 Cape Point, South Africa From Duncan Savage, this is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon spontaneously fermented in 600 litre barrels. Fresh and precise with nice focus and lovely crisp, pure citrus fruit. Nicely mineral…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      scandal wine recap:

      … if I didn’t give a special shout-out to Drunk Mellie. FLOTUS prefers the hard stuff generally and Drunk Mellie is fantastic. Though this season her humor is tinged with deep sadness over the death of her son. But she’s gripping nonetheless, 1976 bikini line and all. Come back next week for the second Scandal wine recap of the season – and follow along on Twitter @grapefriend and @abbygardner! Like this: Like Loading... Related…

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      Recently on the main wineanorak site

      …, 1975 Deutz and a 1919 Sherry Soalheiro Alvarinho 2013 Vinho Verde Wind Gap Syrah and Grenache – class from California Lunch with Olivier Bernstein Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon Perfectionism Broc Cellars Valdiguié 2012 Blogroll Alastair Bathgate Alice Feiring Barry Fowden Berry's wine blog Bill Nanson Catavino Christian Eedes…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      what olivia pope SHOULD be drinking on the beach

      … Riesling is limey and acidic – great to quench your thirst down under. zanzibar or seychelles Love me some zesty South African Chenin Blanc. In fact, it’s the most-planted variety there. For any other beaches, even grapefriend would approve a fruity umbrella cocktail. Expand your drink horizons, Olivia! I’ll be watching… (And so will Abby – our Scandal wine recaps are back tomorrow!) Like this: Like Loading... Related…

      4 readers - By grapefriend

      September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

      … Ferment Chardonnay 2012, Henry Of Pelham Estate Riesling 2012 Delmas Cuvée Tradition Brut Blanquette De Limoux, Ac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (179978, $19.95, WineAlign) Organic and Biodynamic sparkler with a personality all its own. Made primarily from the local grape variety Mauzac (with some Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc), Blanquette is the dry…

      1 readers - By Godello

      Highlights of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      … was stiff competition. There were new producers and regions to explore, some of which were outstanding and represent great values. I wish I had an unlimited wine budget, but alas that is not the case. Many of these will not find their way into our cellar, but a few will. Here’s a couple of producers who really hit the mark across their wines…

      4 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Wines of South Africa

      …, high quality grapes for making expensive wine and then we’ll have large inland areas that have warm climate, much as we do in California in our San Joaquin Valley, for producing lower cost wine. But as a result of the small domestic market, the South African wine industry is extremely dependent on exports. Most of that goes to the U.K., Japan…

      1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering


      … Noir 2012 Tasmania, +376863, $28.95. QPR: 91. 7.Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012 Clare Vally, +998476, $26.95. QPR: 90. 8.Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 WO Hemel-en-Aarde Valey Walker Bay South Africa, +999516, $44.95. QPR: 91. 9.Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 WO Stellenbosch, +283390, $29.95. QPR: 91. 10.Chateau Fonreaud 2010 Listrac-Medoc…

      3 readers - By Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

      Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

      …Join us Friday morning on Global Television as we discuss how the Canadian wine harvest is going from coast to coast. In the meantime, here are reports from the field: winemakers from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia give their impressions of how the 2014 harvest is looking so far. Tantalus Vineyards David Paterson, Winemaker…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Bill Powers, pioneer of organic Washington wines, dies

      … of the legends.” Champoux approached Powers about becoming a partner in the vineyard because of his respected background in grape growing. At the time, Powers was buying Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Lemberger from the site. “It was a sharing of philosophies,” Champoux said. “We were not just colleagues and peers. It was a true friendship.” Embracing…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      11 Great Late-Summer Wines Under $25

      … on September 3, 2014] Tags: 11 Great Late-Summer Wines Under $25, 2012 Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc, Amisfield 2012 Pinot Gris, bbq wines, Bodegas Borsao 2010 Tres Picos Garnacha, Cousin Pur Breton 2012 Cabernet Franc, G Joy Genshu, Gamling & McDuck 2012 Chenin Blanc, Hindsight 2012 Chardonnay, indian summer, Jonathan Cristaldi,…

      4 readers - By Winetology

      eculent: Fine Dining at Clear Creek Winery

      … with a liquid nitrogen frozen Chenin Blanc with raspberry dust on top. We were supposed to pop it in our mouth and then blow like a dragon’s breath because of the smoke from the liquid nitrogen. The group had a lot of fun trying to do that. The next course was paired with Cabernet Sauvignon. The vegetarian menu had red camargue risotto with oven…

      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover