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    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills in California, though the Star Angel brand is the i ...

    9 readers - By Wannabe Wino Wine Blog

    An interview with Marcelo Papa, “Chile shouldn’t play the game of making blockbuster wines”

    An interview with Marcelo Papa, “Chile shouldn’t play the game of making blockbuster wines” Posted by winesleuth in All, Chile | 0 comments Sep 25, 14 Marcelo Papa, chief winemaker for Chilean brand, Concha y Toro, is a man on a mission to take Chilean wine back to it’s origins. Last night over a wine tasting and dinner, Marcelo told me, and a select group of wine writers, where ...

    11 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in ...

      Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      Canadian Wine Guy - - 8 readers - Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely firm tannins and some nice dryness. I would give it an 89 or so. A very nice wine.

      Recycle Bin, Week of Sept. 22

      Winethropology - - 8 readers - Another mixed bag this week with one exceptional wine worth seeking out: the Chilean Syrah, which overdelivers on multiple fronts. A lesson drinking wine at the right time comes with the Orvieto, too. Cheers. 2012 Bastide Miraflors Cotes Catalanes $15 I'll say this about this one: it's well-made, has nice clean edges, and plenty of flavor.

      Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - An all new list! This post brought to you by: Get the Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! It's time for the next update of The Reverse Wine Snob Top 10 Red Wines Under $20! In fact, we're well overdue for an update and with fall officially starting and a bit of crispness in the air, our thoughts naturally turn to red wine.

    The latest about Chile

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

      … Chili from Peaceful Cooking Pair these dishes with a Cabernet Sauvignon. I like the 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($10). It’s a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Mourvedre. It’s easy drinking with a plum, dark cherry, and vanilla character. Hunters Stew from Simply Healthy Family…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Chile’s Malleco Valley – The Southernmost

      … as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The viaduct was opened by President José Manuel Balmaceda on October 26, 1890. At that time, it was the highest railroad bridge in the world and is still considered one of the largest works of metal engineering in Chile. The bridge was built in France, in the workshops of Schneider et Cie. The workshop of Gustave…

      3 readers - By The Bubbly Professor

      Six stunning wines – all delicious and all under a tenner!

      …Six stunning wines for Tom Kerridge’s dishes in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Martinfort, Carignan Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Pays d’Herault, France (£7.40, Tanners tel. 01743 234455 & www.tanners-wines.co.uk). Tom’s Duck and lemongrass kebabs need a juicy red rather than a rich white to match their charms and this old vine Carignan is just…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

      …? Just in case you were wondering, a Kaiken is the name of a wild goose living in the south of Argentina (think of the Canadian goose, but Argentine style). The bird regularly crosses the border between Argentina and Chile, and that is just what Montes is doing. Thus the name! Kaiken at Vina Kaiken (Image courtesy http://www.kaikenwines.com) Who…

      4 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Budget Wine: Frontera Pais Chile 2013

      …If you are familiar with the history of American wines you’ve heard of the Mission grape. This was the varietal grown by the early California missions that was quickly supplanted when Bordeaux varietals, which made more complex, age worthy wines, became available. The very same grape was the most widely planted varietal in Chile, where…

      4 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Castillo de Molina

      … and black plum, dried flowers, clay and some barnyard funk on the finish. A full-bodied wine with a very South American attitude. Pairs best with strong flavors, retains balance on the second and third day after opening. A solid value at this price point, best demonstrated with gamey meats, spicy fare or savory cheeses. à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: cabernet sauvignon, Castillo de Molina, Chile, Red Wine Review, Red Wine Values under $12, Review, San Pedro, South American Wine …

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

      The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

      …, desserts, hors d’oeuvres and so on. The food doesn’t have to be elaborate; nibbles are fine. Opt for dishes that aren’t too spicy or hot since these can numb the palate—unless, of course, you’re trying to find the ultimate wine for a fiery Madras curry. Another option is the “blind” tasting, at which you brown-bag all the wines and taste them without…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      …Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops…

      8 readers - By Decanter

      A footnote to the Six Nations results: country scores

      … (with solicited opinions from various people, including me) of the local contestants, to let me know, and he ascertained the following scores for the 2014 competition – aggregated results, derived I’m not sure exactly how, but no doubt reliably: New Zealand 334 Australia 295 South Africa 240 USA 232 Chile 187 Argentina 163 Quite a spread, and clearly…

      4 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

      … the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She then worked at wineries in Spain, New Zealand and Chile before arriving in Napa. For the past several years, she has worked with her mentor, Chris Carpenter, the highly acclaimed winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, La Jota Vineyard Co., and Mt. Brave. “What you do with these wines will last forever,” Chris told her…

      5 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com