Handsome Brut Sparkling Wine (Niagara) - Wine Review

    Tonight's wine is brand spanking new and was very recently launched at the LCBO. Crafted by award-winning Angels Gate Winery, I received this sample to try and share my thoughts with all of you. This dry, sparkling wine is available in small quantities throughout the province as part of the LCBO General List.

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

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      3Spells Chardonnay – Crisp & Refreshing - - 9 readers - Home Wine Regions Californian Wine 3Spells Chardonnay – Crisp & Refreshing by Tim Lemke - Sep 22, 2014 I’ve reviewed a few wines in the past from a small producer from California called Spelletich Family Winery, but it’s been a while. And I’ve never reviewed one of their whites… until now. If you’ve been reading this site for a while you probably know how I feel about chardonnay.

      2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio

      Enobytes - - 13 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.

      Cape May Winery in September

      NJ Wine with Me - - 8 readers - Cape May Winery in September October 15, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Every Summer my family vacations in Wildwood, which is just a couple exits away from Cape May. During this annual trip, I usually urge them to try the Cape May wineries. They really enjoy resting on the beach all day while on vacation – I can’t blame them – so they usually decline my suggestions.

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 8 readers - These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

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      Hambledon Classic Cuvee, a brilliant new English sparkling wine

      … vineyard. So, this is the first release of the new era, and it’s a really impressive sparkling wine. More, and presumably even better, is to come in the future. Hambledon Vineyards Classic Cuvee NV Hampshire, England 12% alcohol. Taut and quite complex with ripe apples, citrus, pear and even some fig, with a bit of creaminess. The palate is crisp…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … Carter Cellars Byzance Red Wine Columbia Valley 2010 $34 (Excellent) Quite aromatic with notes of white pepper, roasted meat, vanilla, coffee, and citrus twist. The palate is medium bodied, fairly elegant in its styling with a tart lick of acidity and a lingering finish. 58% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 18% Mourvèdre, 4% Counoise, and 2% Cinsault. 14.2…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      October Eats

      …. The baby back ribs were cooked in my crockpot for 10 hours and then popped in the broiler to get a light crust on top. I used a marinade that came out citrus juice, honey and spices along with a light rub. Salmon is not a Florida fish but I eat it for the omega 3 fatty fish oils. The texture and different flavors you give give it are varied…

      3 readers - By Virtual Vine

      October Wine Round-Up

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      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Rant: Vodka's Dying, Long Live Whiskey!

      …Three years ago, vodka reigned supreme and its future seemed bright. How matters have apparently changed in a short time. From 2010 to 2011, the vodka category grew by volume about 6%, selling about 65.8 million cases and making it the most consumed spirit in the U.S. During that same time period, the growth of some other spirits included: rum…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      2013 Matthiasson Chardonnay

      … Knoll was recently leased and farmed by Steve and Jill, and these early vintages show incredible promise... this wine presents a nose of white peaches, apples, flowers, honey and minerals... and a super-clean mouthful of tart and tangy citrus, melon and pear notes... an appealing, subtle texture and more minerals and saline on the finish appeals…

      6 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      2012 Matthiasson White Wine

      …Another killer vintage of the signature Matthiasson blend, which is gaining a reputation as one of the more original and pleasurable White wines in Napa... as always, its a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla Gialla, Semillon, and Tocai fruilano from their vineyards, with the exuberance enhanced by the warm 2012 season... The nose offers minerals…

      3 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      Ceraudo Imyr Bianco 2012

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      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Keller S Riesling 2012

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      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Review: Trianon Tequila

      … is quite a bit more austere than expected, those winey characteristics on the nose taking on more of a Port character and the essence of chocolate syrup. This leads to a body that is, as expected, full of sweetness, but which features more of a carmelized/brown sugar character akin to creme brulee crust. The agave notes are pretty much gone…

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      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

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      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Leaf Vodka

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

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non-French…

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