Dessert Wine

    Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Valley Wine Tasting Special Concludes Successful 2014 Run

    Niles Canyon Railway finished up another highly successful year for the Livermore Valley Wine Tasting Special. They had five runnings of the special during the summer and most were sold out. Wine Educator Steve Ferree displayed to the passengers his passion for Livermore Valley wineries.

    5 readers - By WineProGuy Wine Blog

    A Few More Portuguese Wine Values

    After sort of neglecting Portuguese wines for a long time, due to a sometimes troublesome relationship with the Touriga Nacional grape, we were reintroduced to the wines of Portugal at Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River, MA. You can read the outcome of that here. There were some excellent, and I mean excellent, value wines that day.

    3 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye

      Enobytes - - 2 readers - Posted on 10 September 2014. Wine Review: 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé, Sicilia, Italy The 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye is a sweet dessert wine made from Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) grapes. It is a well-balanced, round and pretty wine with a vivid personality.

      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      Great Northwest Wine - - 1 readers - 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 a remarkable feat.

      Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21

      Great Northwest Wine - - 1 readers - Monmouth, Ore., winemaker Dave Jepson has a passion and a knack with producing Muscat in a dry style, and for a second straight vintage he’s merited our top rating with it. While he continues to use Muscat Ottonel, he changed up the blend just a bit from last year by substituting Muscat Blanc for the historic Muscat of Alexandria.

      Lone Hen Winery

      Texas Wine Lover - - 1 readers - The post Lone Hen Winery appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Lone Hen Winery is located in College Station and is owned by Steve and Vicki Kirkpatrick. Their first vines of Blanc du Bois and Champanel were planted in 2004 on their ten acre lot where they live. They continued by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006 and will be replanting with Lenoir soon. They currently have 1.

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      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      … a remarkable feat. So far this year, Carter’s wines have won best in show at three separate Northwest wine competitions. In February, his 2011 Opulento, a fortified dessert wine using Yakima Valley grapes, earned the top award at the Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition. In May, his 2009 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red blend, won top…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      A Few More Portuguese Wine Values

      … and the Douro, along with three bottles of various port styles and a few odd bottles of rose, Moscatel and a sweet dessert wine. So we have red blends without Touriga Nacional, with Touriga Nacional and even a 100% Touriga Nacional. If nothing else we’re going to put to bed whether we like this grape or not. To start we kept to the Alentejano blends…

      3 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      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

      Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye

      …Posted on 10 September 2014. Wine Review: 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé, Sicilia, Italy The 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye is a sweet dessert wine made from Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) grapes. It is a well-balanced, round and pretty wine with a vivid personality. Amber in color with viscous textures…

      2 readers - By Enobytes

      Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21

      … increased production by about 50 percent, and while he packages it in a 375-millilter bottle, don’t confuse this for a late-harvest or sticky dessert wine. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 90 cases Alcohol: 13% Winery website The post Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21 appeared first on Great Northwest Wine.…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Lone Hen Winery

      …) – Brut to Dry style “Juicy!” (sparkling berry wine) – semi-sweet “Sweet!” (blend of Champanel and berries) – dessert wine Sparkling Blanc du Bois – Brut style The Rosé wine is made with Blanc du Bois and Muscat Canelli with the Champanel giving the pink color. Coming soon is a pear dessert wine. You can find their wines at local stores and also…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      The Scoop on Sweet Wines

      …Riesling grapes, photo by Stefano Lubia If your sweet tooth is crying out for a sip of something sugary, dessert wine offers the slightly classier, more adult sugar fix than popping open a can of soda. Wine novices often think that sweet wines contain sugar additives, but that’s simply not the case. In fact, there are many different styles…

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      Refugio Ranch: A Haven of Calm After the #WBC14 Storm

      … Nectar de Refugio – a honeyed, complex dessert wine that was a wonderful end to a wonderful day. Interesting fact – in spite of a drought over the last three years, the region and vineyard is on target for another great harvest year and no one can explain why. The climate is unique – Jeff talked about letting the wine “hang out.” It takes patience…

      By Dallas Wine Chick

      2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert,...

      … 2011 Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Dessert, please? Pretty please? Apricot vanilla creme. Meyer lemon. Ramune Japanese soda. Lychee. Coconut. Some powdered calcium-type qualities on the palate. 3/5 bones $$ Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains 15% abv Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise (Rhône), FRANCE …

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      10 Best Valpolicella Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Valpolicella

      …Valpolicella, like Chianti, is a style of wine from a specific region of Italy bearing the name Valpolicella. Valpolicella is not an actual grape variety. You’ll find my most recent Valpolicella reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Valpolicella: The grapes that are typically used to make Valpolicella include Corvina, Rondinella…

      2 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Love stinks – Oregon dessert wine and blue cheese

      … Dessert wine is not patio wine. Instead think of dessert wine in a different context. And one of my favorites is in terms of blue cheese. The post Love stinks – Oregon dessert wine and blue cheese appeared first on Northwest Whites. …

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