Dessert Wine

    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat.

    9 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Tales From: Estate 1856, Dry Creek Valley

    I pulled into the driveway where the only sign along the Dry Creek road read “Tzabaco Vineyards” with no mention of “Estate 1856″–my afternoon appointment. Moments after pulling in, I was greeted by Janice Schmidt, the wine maker half of the Estate 1856 team–her husband, Brian, farms the land. A quick primer on the names.

    7 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Gregg Alger, owner of Huston Vineyards near Caldwell, Idaho, holds up a bottle of his 2012 Malbec. The wine won best in show at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CALDWELL, Idaho — A red grape variety that has gained increasing interest in the Pacific Northwest rose to the top of the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition.

      Winery Visit Roundup

      Virginia Wine Time - - 6 readers - In this post we share our experiences at three wineries that we visited within the past month. It includes one newbie, too! Granite Heights Winery: Always a treat to visit Luke and Toni at Granite Heights. We enjoyed the crisp 2012 Chardonnay with its characteristics of pear and citrus with a flinty finish.

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      Domaine la Condamine l’Evêque

      … of the winemaking. He studied in Montpellier and has a BTS in oenology. He has spent six months with Roederer in California and also worked in Robertson in South Africa and came back to the family estate in 1997. 2013 Muscat à petits grains, Fronime – 5.50€ Very pithy grapey nose. Rounded and pithy with a lightly bitter note. Fresh Muscat flavour…

      3 readers - By Taste Languedoc

      A Sweet New Year

      …Review of Miharmartif “Antique Red Sweet Wine” and several Boulard Calvados. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 24, 2014 Besides being one of the four “New Year” celebrations in the Jewish calendar, traditionally Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish civil calendar and the anniversary of the creation…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      … in Pasadena, earlier this year, and her Zinfandel was my pick of the tasting. The J.Dusi tasting room is fairly new, but the Dusi name is synonymous with Paso Robles Zinfindel. Janell is the grand-daughter of famed Paso Robles grape grower, Dante Dusi. Janell was in the backroom when we arrived, having been up since early that morning, harvesting…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Tales From: Estate 1856, Dry Creek Valley

      … experience, having worked at Jordan Winery for twenty years under their legendary wine maker Rob Davis and the über-legend André Tchelistcheff, who was a consulting wine maker at Jordan for a period during Janice’s time there. The family home–where we tasted the wines–has been in the family since the purchase of the property in 1856, with each successive…

      7 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Compass Rose Cellars Announces Release of 2012 Jaquez

      …The post Compass Rose Cellars Announces Release of 2012 Jaquez appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Compass Rose Cellars, a Texas Hill Country Winery, announces the release of their first fortified wine, the 2012 Jaquez. A new, Texas AVA designated fortified dessert wine, Jaquez is available for sale and sampling at the tasting room in Hye, Texas…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Winery Visit Roundup

      …. Paul enjoyed the light-bodied 2013 Merlot with its bright cherry nose and elements of dried herbs and sweet tobacco. I found the cherry wine to be the most intriguing. This dessert wine was made with morello cherries; it was aged in stainless steel berries. In the tasting room, this tasty treat is served inside of a chocolate cup! Decadent indeed! I made certain to purchase a bottle to serve with a favorite chocolate dessert.…

      6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Lucille by Stottle Winery 2012 Late Harvest Viognier @StottleWinery

      …A Season for Sweet Lucille. This time of year the sun sets earlier and earlier. Temperatures are gradually dropping and that bit of early fall is slowly shifting my mindset to thoughts of comfort foods and beverages. Enter Lucille by Stottle Winery. Lucille is a late harvest Viognier. A well crafted dessert wine, Lucille is sweet but balanced…

      6 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      5th Annual Idaho Wine Competition

      …This is just in from Robin. “Here are the top winners of the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition, which was conducted today at Ste. Chapelle Winery in Caldwell. • Best red and best in show: Huston Vineyards 2012 Malbec, Snake River Valley, $29 • Best white wine: Coiled Wines 2013 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $17 •Best dessert wine: Bitner…

      5 readers - By Treasure Valley Wine Society

      Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      … Preston’s 2012 Dry Riesling won best in show — and nearly repeated the feat this year. She also earned a double gold for a red blend called Black Mamba. Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell won best dessert wine for its 2012 Late Harvest Riesling. Sawtooth Estate Winery in Nampa took home best rosé for its 2013 Classic Fly Series Cinsault Rosé. Sawtooth, one…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      How Important are Federal Excise Taxes to the Wine Industry?

      … to Wine Excise Tax. For example, TTB’s current tax rates for alcohol are divided between beer, wine, and spirits and then subdivided into a hierarchy based on class/type (e.g., table wine, dessert wine, artificially carbonated wine, etc.). (Note: There are exceptions, such as small domestic producer credit, to the above.) One of the important…

      3 readers - By On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

      Dinner, Wine, Conversation: My Evening with David Adelsheim

      …, Faroe Island salmon with mushroom ragout, rapini, and bacon vinaigrette along with the elegant and focused Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012, those of us at the table discussed our choices for the most interesting wine we had tasted while our guest of honor talked with other guests. Later, Adelsheim explained to me that an interesting wine is “any…

      4 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      …Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars walks through Klipsun Vineyard on Washington’s Red Mountain collecting samples of Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – For more than three decades, Brian Carter has crafted some of Washington’s best wines and helped launch several wineries. Now, he’s accomplished…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Riesling, Oh Riesling – Finger Lakes Riesling Deep Immersion with #WineChat

      … Spectator – and all 8 are Trockenbeerenauslese, the highest sweetness designation. Thus for lots and lots of wine drinkers, Riesling is a dessert wine, and while we love dessert wines a lot more than we are willing to admit, the dessert wine designation means “only for the special moments”. Can this perception be changed? Of course. How? By educating…

      1 readers - By Talk-A-Vino
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