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    Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    WineChat: Old York Cellars 2013 Vidal Blanc

    This is Drink Local Wine Week, but last week I was treated to my first New Jersey wine, the 2013 Vidal Blanc from Old York Cellars. While not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas, they are members of the Garden State Wine Growers and Vintage North Jersey. Old York Cellars boasts 25 beautiful acres of preserved farmland and 13 acres of rolling vineyards frami ...

    5 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      A Conversation with Steve Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards

      The Wine Write - - 3 readers - The Wine Write first heard of Beckmen Vineyards when I was planning our trip to the Central Coast in March, 2011. Critical reviews of the wines were positive, as were comments on the social media forums I researched. We were able to visit the tasting room outside Los Olivos. Candidly, the tasting experience wasn't that memorable, just a routine swing through the lineup.

      Tasting #15 – The 2009s – Four Years On

      BC Pinot Noir - - 3 readers - Pinots from Vancouver Island, the Similkameen & Okangan Valleys and a Spatburgunder Notes: Palate follows nose, savoury, cherries, wine in balance, good quality, simple -JG Savoury fruit, blueberry and chestnut echoes, balanced – BG Chalky tannins in balance with subdued fruit and crisp, food friendly acidity-Jacquelin G #1 Arns und Sohn Blauer Spatburgunder 2009 (Germany)$25.

      Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy

      Girl and The Grape - - 3 readers - There’s something magical and perhaps slightly moribund about the end of the Harvest season in wine country. One or two forgotten grape clusters still cling, with mummified grip, to the dessicated vines and the yellow and brown leaves crunch underfoot on the vineyard floor as they slowly rot into next year’s compost.

      OMG!

      Vinsanity - - 1 readers - skip to main | skip to sidebar Orange muscat grapes, that is. Vinomaker and I picked our Orange muscat (OM) today. Well, what was left of it. Looking almost like something that had escaped from my compost bin, Vinomaker had deliberately delayed harvesting the OM in the hopes of making a late harvest wine.

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      Real Haunted Wine Country: a Ghostly Encounter in Burgundy

      … There’s something magical and perhaps slightly moribund about the end of the Harvest season in wine country. One or two forgotten grape clusters still cling, with mummified grip, to the dessicated vines and the yellow and brown leaves crunch underfoot on the vineyard floor as they slowly rot into next year’s compost. Wintry winds whistle around…

      3 readers - By Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape

      WineChat: Old York Cellars 2013 Vidal Blanc

      … and put back on the vineyards as compost. Vidal Blanc is a white hybrid grape variety produced from the Vitis vinifera variety Ugni blanc and another hybrid variety, Rayon d'Or and is one of approximately 15 grape varieties used to make wine at Old York Cellars. Tasting Notes: Very clear light yellow in color; subtle pear, white peach, and melon…

      5 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      OMG!

      … skip to main | skip to sidebar Orange muscat grapes, that is. Vinomaker and I picked our Orange muscat (OM) today. Well, what was left of it. Looking almost like something that had escaped from my compost bin, Vinomaker had deliberately delayed harvesting the OM in the hopes of making a late harvest wine. OM clusters are rather loose…

      1 readers - By Vinsanity

      A Conversation with Steve Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards

      … and vines at specific times in the year. Third, all of our fertilization comes from compost we make at the ranch, without using any mineral fertilizers. The philosophy is all about building healthy, enlivened soils, as well as creating a balanced ecosystem on our farm, including plant and animal diversity. It's the impact on the wines…

      3 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write

      Tasting #15 – The 2009s – Four Years On

      … it unbalanced in my mind, really acidic – the wine is acceptable quality but lacks complexity BG: roses, cherries, acid medium – cherry wood on end simple fruit slightly high alcohol AKG: quite acidic, fairly long finish, oaky vanilla, nicely balanced EU: baked cherry beets, earthy, compost/forest floor pomegranate. This is BC pinot? Needs food, well…

      3 readers - By BC Pinot Noir