Howard County Maryland's First Craft Brewery: Frisco Tap House & Push Brewery

    There are a number of breweries that have opened in the Columbia, Maryland area recently with the first being Frisco Tap House & Push Brewery. Known for providing a comprehensive craft beer menu (56 taps), the restaurant added brewing capabilities last year.

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    2012 Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay

    This Carneros Chardonnay is culled from five acres of this 270 acre behemoth and its a balanced, luscious, rewarding experience... this wine eschews the malo but does bring some substantial wood, although its kept in check.. ...

    8 readers - By Wells On Wine

      Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

      John Schreiner on wine - - 8 readers - Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

      Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      the drunken cyclist - - 7 readers - I pulled into the winery, parked near the above ground cave, and followed the tasting room signs to the rear of the structure. I waited for a bit as the tasting room staff was busy–the table was a few people deep. I was at Nalle Winery where I was to meet with Doug Nalle, long time winemaker and owner of the Dry Creek institution.

      2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio

      Enobytes - - 7 readers - Posted on 21 September 2014. Wine Review: 2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio, North Carolina This Pinot Grigio was probably one of the biggest wine surprises to come my way this year. The Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio is full bodied for a Pinot Grigio with balanced acidity and a substantial mouth-feel that is very pleasant.

      Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 8 readers - Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $14.49-$20.99, 92 points, appeared a light brass color trending almost clear at the glass wall. Bright vanillas, grasses, and hints of grapefruit on the nose were very pleasant ...

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      Magnolia Vineyards and Winery

      … and light with aromas of rose petals and citrus and notes of honeysuckle. White Wine Blend: 2012 Black Walnut White was made from Traminette grapes dry fermented in stainless steel in classic Chablis style. It boasts hints of floral and citrus on the nose. The pleasant, refreshing flavor makes this a great "every day" wine! Tina said…

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      Romancing the Rhones 2014

      … cases produced Female: Blackberry and mint aromas. Blackberry cobbler, vanilla and juicy orange flavors highlighted by savory dried herbs. Dusty but silky finish. Mouthwatering. 88 Male: Medium dark with a diffuse rim. The nose is quite bright with hints of black fruit, wood shavings, citrus, and menthol. Appears to be very young. Pretty and ripe…

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      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

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      2 readers - By MyWinePal

      What’s New in Naramata Wine Country

      … far they have an unfiltered vodka, Shadow in the Lake, made with 100% BC wheat. I loved it’s candied, caramel nose and flavour, and the brushed glass bottle. Their gin is called Doctor’s Orders and comes in an opaque brown jug-like bottle. Using the vodka as a base, they infuse two kinds of juniper, coriander, citrus, and mint, plus secret…

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      2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio

      … pleasant. The floral bouquet blends the flowery aromas with the minerality of wet granite. Pleasingly pleasurable, the flavor of apple pear and citrus stretch out extensively in the mid-palate showcasing what this wine is all about. The finish delivers enough acidity to cleanse the palate of cuisine that normally might be beyond the capability of lighter Pinot Grigio wines. With two years in the bottle this wine is holding well and will be for a couple more years. Rating: Very Good (88) | $15 | 12.4% ABV…

      7 readers - By Enobytes

      Kenwood Sonoma County 2013 Sauvgnon Blanc

      …Kenwood Sonoma County 2013 Sauvgnon Blanc, $10.99-$13.99, 85 points, poured a light brass color trending water-clear. Cantaloupe and honeysuckle on the nose were pleasant. The light crisp body carried mouth-watering acids and very tart citrus flavors, cantaloupe, unripe watermelon-rind, and a long finish of lemon meringue, the noticeable 13.5% alcohol, and a hint of ginger. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger…

      3 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Lunch with Olivier Bernstein

      … 2011 Burgundy, France Nice precision with some lemon and toast notes, as well as hints of peachy richness and subtle nuts. Stylish. 93/100 Olivier Bernstein Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 Burgundy, France Wonderfully precise with nice minerality and a hint of matchstick. Real detail here. Lovely lemony precision with citrus and subtle herb…

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      Stopping by North Gate Vineyard on a Saturday

      … also were able to taste a few wines not on the menu (the 2013 Viognier, the 2012 Meritage, and the 2012 Petit Verdot). Each wine we tasted Saturday was wonderful, although the 2012 Petit Verdot needs to lay down in a cellar for a while. The 2013 Chardonnay ($19) was crisp and had hints of pear and citrus, the 2013 Viognier is full-bodied with a long…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

      … varietal) once those vines start producing fruit in his vineyard. Tightrope Winery, owned by viticulturist Graham O’Rourke and winemaker Lyndsay O’Rourke, from the Naramata Bench consistently makes great wines. I have yet to try one that I don’t like. On this day, they were pouring their Riesling – crisp, dry, with lots of bright citrus and a hint…

      3 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 14, 2014

      …. 13.5% alcohol. Score: around 9. Cost: $18 click to buy. 2010 Trefethen Dry Riesling, Oak Knoll District, Napa, California Palest greenish gold in color, this wine smells of paraffin, green apples, and exotic citrus. In the mouth, bright appley lemon flavors have a simple, cherry brightness thanks to excellent acidity. Lean and juicy, but without…

      6 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Adventures in Champagne: Louis Roederer Champagne Uncorked

      … is becoming very popular here in the states, and this bottle helped me to understand why that is so. Blood Orange, toast and a brilliant splash of summer strawberries. The bubbles are vigorous, very concentrated and continue to fill the glass. On the palate, this Champagne is creamy and elegant, more blood orange, citrus, rose petals, floral…

      3 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France

      …Wines like this make my spine tingle and my mouth smile Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France (£16.99 Liberty Wines) Lovely clean, keen, style with herby green apple and taut citrus tension, some of that slightly odd, waxy and not-at-all-mouldy cheesecloth character and a savoury mineral edge set against fleshier honeyed pear and quince elements. Brisk, like warm cheeks on a cold day, complex and very tasty. S(+)…

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      Tales From: Nalle Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      … not going to budge an inch–if they don’t want it (in this style), we won’t make it.” A bit of a tragedy, in my opinion, since I thought the wines were wonderful: Head pruned Zinfandel vines dominate Henderlong Vineyard, which has been in Lee Nalle’s family since 1927. 2010 Nalle Reserve Chardonnay: Retail $48. Pineapple and citrus on the nose…

      7 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      … especially enjoyed this past year. Here is our list: The enchanting Castel Rosé du Castel 2013 ($34, from Israel’s Domaine du Castel winery) is a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc that opens with strawberry and floral aromas leading into grapefruit, cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors with tart citrus acidity for balance and a pleasing…

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      Strato 2013 Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg

      … crazy acidic. It has ample flavor without becoming a fruit cocktail. The Strato is pale yellow in the glass. The aroma has a springtime freshness. On the palate there are citrus notes including lemon. It’s a juicy wine with medium acidity. On the back end it finishes with a slight herbal note. This is a great food wine and should go well with Asian…

      4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines
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