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    Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

    As part of the Microsoft Office Insiders group, I get the opportunity to test out some new technology. Microsoft is getting ready to release a new Office application called Sway. Disclaimer: I'm receiving no compensation for this test and what you're seeing here is a preview of the technology. It's not completely ready, but I'm excited about it.

    8 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

    Bechthold Cinsault vine - winter Thanks to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lodi has suffered from an image problem. Lodi is not a fairytale wine destination; it’s blue collar, a working ag town and there are over 80 wineries here, but a tremendous history. Lodi is one of the older wine regions in California.

    6 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      Three Rosés from Provence, Chile & Portugal

      Drinking Outside The Box - - 4 readers - Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, TheDrinkShop.com) A previous bottle of this was extremely awkward and pongy, like it was having a really bad hair day (see here). This one – tasted just a fortnight later – was better. There’s still a light sulphury whiff to start with, but it opens up to show quite fleshy peachy fruit reined in by som ...

      Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

      My Vine Spot - - 4 readers - Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Turley Wine Cellars’ 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault. I had an opportunity to taste this wine, along with three others I will be reviewing, for a virtual event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine and Charles Communications. The event highlighted Lodi’s historic Bechthold Vineyard; possibly the oldest continuously farmed vineyard in the U.S.

      Chemistry Kismet Karma: Orange & Black Win(e) Brand

      The Best of Wines - - 3 readers - getcher Kismet righcheer! Break up the Jints!The World Serious champs beat the odds and won again. Pandas everywhere are chewing extra bamboo stalks. San Fran the City will make a ton of $$ under the guise of a celebration parade. For the forelorn in Blue [ed. Royals right tBoW?] it’s a long wait for April, another unbearably long summer and, gottvilling, another shot at 3 p ...

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      not drinking poison in paris - - 3 readers - When asked what makes a wine natural, I often reply that a wine is natural when it is bought by natural wine buyers. I'm only being half-facetious: Paris is blessed to be home to several generations of curmudgeonly gatekeepers to the natural wine scene, restaurateurs and cavistes who have been working to define what natural wine is for upwards of thirty years.

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      …% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Cinsault. Bright acid, red orange color. Tastes just like what we would expect from Languedoc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. The AOG is Zenata. Exotic. Brought to us by Nomadic Distributions. Cool! Had this with ersters at L&E Oyster Bar in Silverlake while Jints were getting crushed game six 10 zip. Fab diversion…

      3 readers - The Best of Wines
    • Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

      … with four different versions of Cinsault all from this same historic vineyard shows just how remarkable a plot of land with vines on it can be. The Cinsault’s I tasted were: Onesta - has a spicy and earthy berry note, with minimal blueberry, some acidity. Michael David - bright raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb, earthy with a nice spice. Estate…

      6 readers - Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz
    • Three Rosés from Provence, Chile & Portugal

      … Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, TheDrinkShop.com) A previous bottle of this was extremely awkward and pongy, like it was having a really bad hair day (see here). This one – tasted just a fortnight later – was better. There’s still a light sulphury whiff to start with, but it opens up to show quite…

      4 readers - Drinking Outside The Box
    • Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

      … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Turley Wine Cellars’ 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault. I had an opportunity to taste this wine, along with three others I will be reviewing, for a virtual event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine and Charles Communications. The event highlighted Lodi’s historic Bechthold Vineyard; possibly the oldest…

      4 readers - Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot
    • Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

      … As part of the Microsoft Office Insiders group, I get the opportunity to test out some new technology. Microsoft is getting ready to release a new Office application called Sway. Disclaimer: I'm receiving no compensation for this test and what you're seeing here is a preview of the technology. It's not completely ready, but I'm excited about…

      8 readers - Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews
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      … to imply an unhurried approach to financial remuneration on the part of the ownership. So would the prices on the wine list, which are uniformly reasonable, with many good options in the 20-25€ range. Languedoc winemaker Alain Allier's rosé cuvée "Galéjade" was in glowy form when I tasted it at lunch on Le Rubis' roomy terrace. A melon-friuted…

      3 readers - Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris
    • Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

      … Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping…

      2 readers - Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine
    • Wine Reviews Bold As Love

      … Noir. Love the Languedoc. Must return soon! U20 alert. 2012 Cambíata Albariño Monterey $18: Not like a New World wine. Honeydew melon rind flavor. Bit of clove [ed. he stole that]. Perfect on a late summer evening outside. Label says “Albariño: Bold As Love.” Cool. Jimi. Another U20 winna. 14.5% At 2:49 of this revered and underrated Hendrix composition he takes off on a riff that makes me misty every time every time every time I hear it. …

      1 readers - The Best of Wines
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      … Home Wine Regions French Wine Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé by Tim Lemke - Sep 14, 2014 A couple weeks ago I published a review of Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages, at wine that absolutely blew me away by how awesome it is. So I had to post a review of another wine from the Bila-Haut line, their rosé. This rosé…

      7 readers - Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com
    • Europa Village’s Annual Grape Stomp Gala ~ Bon Vin, Tres Fun!

      … wine releases ~ C’est La Vie’s 2012 Chenin Blanc and the 2012 Artist Series Bon Vie, an estate blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise. All corks were pulled out for the gala event ~ including the 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah! Europa Village has live entertainment every weekend with many special events and wine education classes held throughout…

      4 readers - Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!
    • Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

      … 2012 $45 (Excellent/Exceptional) Dark in color. Pops aromatically with plum, white pepper, garrigue, a light meatiness, and dark raspberries on a profile that at first blush you might almost mistake for a wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a rich, mouthful of a wine with great depth of fruit flavors and a textured feel. 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault…

      1 readers - Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report