Dessert Wine

    Peach and Ginger Cobbler and Tablas Creek Petit Manseng for #winePW

    Wine Pairing Weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers started by David Crowley of Cooking Chat. It’s a great way to find food and wine pairings that work; along with tips on how to create your own food and wine pairing magic. The theme for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend is ““Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings“, and it’s all about making dishes prepared wi ...

    7 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

    At the corner of Route 6 and 9G in Germantown, in Columbia County, there is a NEW winery! Clermont Vineyards opened its doors yesterday to the public for the first time. While the winery may be new to the scene, the owner is not! Tony Trigo has long been a fixture on the Hudson Valley wine scene, attending grape growing seminars, wine trade shows, wine festivals, Hudson Val ...

    6 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Pick Your Wine ‘Off the Wall’ at The Almeida

      The Wine Sleuth - - 5 readers - Pick Your Wine ‘Off the Wall’ at The Almeida Posted by winesleuth in All, London | 0 comments Oct 01, 14 The Almeida in Islington has recently been renovated and refreshed. I was invited down for a look-see and to sample the new menu created by head chef, Tommy Boland. Tommy has previously worked under Michelin star chef Eric Chavot so I had a feeling that I was going to be in f ...

      Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19

      Great Northwest Wine - - 5 readers - Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Ron Bitner planted some of the Snake River Valley’s early vines and is a stalwart supporter of the Idaho wine industry. Neighboring winemaker Greg Koenig, whom Bitner playfully refers to as his “retirement plan,” has crafted a gorgeous sweet wine with aromas o ...

      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      Another Wine Blog - - 4 readers - Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some of the main varietals coming out of th ...

      Madeira Master Class at SFWC

      Wine Maven in Training - - 4 readers - I recently attended a Madeira Master Class at the San Francisco Wine Center, led by professionals from The Madeira Wine Institute - the governing body of winemaking on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Madeira is a fortified wine known for its longevity - but did you know the best Madeira can last 300 years? Rui Falcao, our instructor, told us about the oldest Madeira he’s tri ...

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      Travels in Sicily - Cantine Pellegrino

      …. A white variety called Grillo, which is used in making Marsala, yields surprisingly fresh and crisp whites. There is no Grillo listed by the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (some private stores have various examples). The LDB, however, lists Pinot Grigio from Sicily. Even if Pinot Grigio is easier to sell than Grillo, it is absurd to list that varietal from Sicily when far better ones come from northern Italy. …

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      Pairing Wine and Halloween Candy: The Monster Match

      … to think about is that the wine should be sweeter than the candy. Dina: Treats! Natalie: It’s just like pairing wine and dessert, so if we start over there with Cave Spring. It’s a late harvest Riesling; meaning the grapes were picked late in the season so the grapes have a lot more sugar in them. It’s going to go beautifully with Coffee Crisp…

      1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico

      … learning and identifying a vineyard site’s particular elements that defined its terroir (or sense of place). These are the set of special characteristics of geography, geology and climate of a certain place and how they interacting with plant genetics that are expressed in the wine. The skills learned at Chappellet and later applied at Badia a Coltibuono were precisely what have brought him his current successes and have also produced enjoyment for the many that drink his wines now and that will for decades to come. …

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Coquerel Wines and Gemma: A Sublime Experience

      … an anniversary trip, and purchased one that was dedicated to dry-farmed Sauvignon Blanc. Three years later, they acquired the property next door and expanded into other varieties. We tried a number of the Coquerel wines including two sauvignon blancs, the chardonnay, petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon as well as a dessert wine with a comeback kid…

      2 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      New Winery in the Hudson Valley - Clermont Vineyards!!! (NY)

      … balance! A lovely surprise!! Tony is of Portuguese background. And the dessert wine he makes is modeled off the wine named Jeropiga. Jeropiga is a kind of port. Late harvest grapes are pressed. Then grape spirits or brandy are added to the resulting juice to reach a desired alcoholic level of 18%. Next, the mixture is left to settle for two to four…

      6 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013

      … The Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013 is a blend of 28% Semillion, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat, 11% Viognier, 11% Gewürztraminer and 1% White Riesling all grown on Murrieta’s Well estate vineyards located in the Livermore Valley AVA near the San Francisco Bay. Murrieta’s Well was originally planted in 1884…

      1 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Haunting Wines for Halloween Treats and Pairings that won’t Spook You

      … Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we try pairing wine with mini Rolos, Mars bars and Smarties. Here are some tips on combinations that won’t frighten your palate … Count Dracula said, “I never drink … wine.” But for those of us who don’t enjoy his beverage of choice, wine is the way to go — even with Halloween treats. In between…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      DAWA 2014 results: India wins historic first International Trophy as full results released

      … wine scene. In another first, winning the Regional Trophy for Asia Sweet Fortified was Hatten’s Pino de Bali NV from Bali in Indonesia. The winning dessert wine, from the country’s first winery, is made by Australian winemaker James Kalleske and produced in limited quantities of 5,000 bottles a year. Highlighting the wines’ success in her DAWA co…

      3 readers - By Decanter

      Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19

      … a gorgeous sweet wine with aromas of dried apricot, pineapple and peach, followed by succulent flavors of ripe tree fruit dripping with honey and spice. At nearly 7% residual sugar, this won best dessert wine at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition and was in the running for best of show. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 134 cases Alcohol: 10.8% Winery…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Sweet Is Cool – In Unlikely Places

      … successful in Canada with Riesling, Vidal, Cabernet Franc and Gewürztraminer being the grapes most typically used. It is a rich style of dessert wine made from grapes that have been left on the The Skuriats with their pinot noir on the vine vine in winter to freeze naturally at a temperature of no warmer than -7°C (Germany) or -8°C (Canada…

      3 readers - By Robin Goldsmith/ The Alcohol Professor

      Madeira Master Class at SFWC

      … I recently attended a Madeira Master Class at the San Francisco Wine Center, led by professionals from The Madeira Wine Institute - the governing body of winemaking on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Madeira is a fortified wine known for its longevity - but did you know the best Madeira can last 300 years? Rui Falcao, our instructor, told us…

      4 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      … the fact that there is something new to learn about wine every single day, and that the opportunities to do so by working for a distributor are abundant. Her next pursuit is the Certified Wine Specialist (CSW), provided by Glazer’s continuing education program. She also hopes to begin leading blind tasting classes at The Texas Wine School in the next couple of months (independent of the WSET courses). Favorite varietals: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Zinfandel (Lodi), Bobal, and Chenin Blanc (Vouvray). Related …

      4 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Wines From Greece!

      …, seafood and poultry Hermes Moscato Pairs with Greek desserts, fruits and pastries Boutari Moscofilero The wine works well as an aperitif or with food, especially cheese, seafood, white meats and fruit Kourtaki Retsina Great with spicy foods and meze – small Greek appetizers Assyrtiko Santorini Good with red meat Cheese and Fruit Tray Greek Olives…

      1 readers - By Treasure Valley Wine Society
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