Dolcetto

    John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and […]

    John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and suggested a column, “outlining the GSM grape varieties that make Châtea.

    5 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

    Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria The Pyrenees Wine Region is located around the eponymous mountain range in Western Victoria. To the west is the Grampians Wine Region, and to the east is the Bendigo Wine Region. The climate and soils have proved to be very suitable for the production of high quality red wines and hence there is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice.

    4 readers - By Vinodiversity

      Ancient, Rare And Californian

      Odd Bacchus - - 5 readers - I only ever kept perhaps three or four bottles of wine in my home at a time, until one day, when I was about 25, my father acquired some cases of 1975 Inglenook Charbono. In an act of great generosity, he gave me one, and quite suddenly and unexpectedly, I had a wine collection. Lacking a cellar, I lovingly stored the bottles in my studio apartment in the cinder blocks formin ...

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      Spittoon - - 4 readers - Matching Cheese and Wine A recent trip though the Chablis area of Burgundy was enlivened by the consumption of large quantities of cheese! One particularly runny Epoisses being highly memorable and the Soumaintrain has now become a favourite. Time to reacquaint myself with the art of matching cheese and wine I thought.

      #WineStudio Session XVII – Rinascimento Rising with Italian Wine

      WineCompass - - 3 readers - For three weeks in September PROTOCOL Wine Studio featured Justin Gallen, owner Rinascimento Wine Company, an importer of Italian wines. We learned about Justin during the first #winestudio session as well as Eric Guy's podcast interview of Justin here. The second and third week's we continued to learn about Justin as well as sampling a few of his imports.

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      The Wine Case - - 3 readers - The view at Millbrook Vineyards, in the lower Hudson Valley Defining the identity of a wine region is a tough thing, especially with young and emerging wine regions – which means a lot of them, in the New World. Over six editions of TasteCamp, since 2009, in Long Island, the Finger Lakes, Niagara, Virginia, Québec and now the Hudson Valley, last weekend, that has been a que ...

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      Abacela Vineyards: Umpqua Terroir/Spanish Varieties make oustanding wines

      … won a slew of gold and platinum medals and a whole wall of “best” awards. They deserve every one of them. It’s a lovely story of the idea/passion/dream-come-true saga of a couple of supremely nice and dedicated people making some great wines for us to enjoy. You should have some Abacela in your wine rack. If you don’t, go get some. You can thank me later. …

      1 readers - By Hoke Harden/ Elixir Vitae

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … of Blue Stilton. Cabrales – a dry or sweet Sherry for this Spanish blue cheese or a sweet wine. Caerphilly – Could I suggest a crisp dry English wine with this hard cheese. Or try an Albarinho (Portuguese white), a Spanish Red, a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc. Cambembert – at its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice. This region is predominately to the north of Great Dividing Range. Dry autumns with cool nights make for ideal ripening conditions. Over the past few vintages drought has restricted production of some vineyards, and inhibited the development of new plantings. Use this box to find wine from the Pyrenees…

      4 readers - By Vinodiversity

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      …. The rye and barley are grown on the farm, the malting takes place on premises as well as the smoking and, of course, distilling. It is unique in its approach and ambition, for sure. “Our fields write their name in clove and cinnamon, here”, said Pickerell, describing the baking spice notes that showed throughout the three whiskies, even though each had…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case

      23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming, Oct 18 & 19, 2014

      … (with no added sulfites) •Organic Autumn-inspired, colorful fresh foods. GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES •Aglianico to Zinfandel we have as many as 30 different wines •Marinated tri-tip in the crock pot, imported aged cheeses, homemade dips and spreads, and more. JAXON KEYS WINERY & DISTILLERY •Spaghetti western themed hospitality •Fresh spaghetti done…

      2 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

      LCBO Vintages release – October 11, 2014 (WVN 202)

      … become a reference standard for traditional method sparkling wines made in Canada. It has complex lemon, green apple and peach fruit and a fresh brioche character on the nose and palate. The acid is taut and zesty, the body is medium in weight and the finish is long and clean. Overall this is a balanced wine with fine structure and a refined…

      2 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

      Ancient, Rare And Californian

      …. This ancient variety was once thought to be Dolcetto, according to The Oxford Companion to Wine, but DNA profiling “established that it is identical to the virtually extinct Corbeau of the Savoie region in the French Alps.” Now, the center of Charbono production is California, half a world away. According to this 2004 article in The Wine News, Charbono…

      5 readers - By Odd Bacchus

      Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

      … Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia October 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve recently returned from a two week trip to Italy – my 63rd trip – finishing up in Piemonte. I’ll write about my time there soon, but for today’s post, I’d like to share some thoughts on the beginning of my trip, which was spent in the Sulcis area…

      3 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

      #WineStudio Session XVII – Rinascimento Rising with Italian Wine

      …". Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera are the grapes of choice and we started with the later in the 2011 G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba DOC. This wine starts with a tart cherry chocolate-tobacco aroma, followed by a silky smooth black fruit flavor, and finishes with nice acids. This was probably my favorite of the entire collection. The second wine…

      3 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      #WineStudio Session XVII Rinascimento Rising

      … Rinascimento Wine Company Small business owner, wine importer, Italian-centric, family man and trusted wine friend of PROTOCOL wine studio, this month’s #WineStudio looked at Justin’s early experiences in the business, what it meant going out on his own, and how that changed and morphed as he made it work with a young family. what drove him to become…

      2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Sep 21, Piedmont wine region

      … facts about Piedmont Capital: Turin Major Grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Bonardo, Freisa, Arneis, Moscato Best known wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferranao, Asti Spumanti, Gavi Cortese Food specialties: Brasato al Barolo, Bollito Misto, Salsa Verde, Agnolotti pasta, Truffles. The two wine treasures of Piedmont…

      6 readers - By Vinodiversity

      Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

      … varieties (i.e., those that are Mediterranean) based on their vineyard location and the Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification. Basically the climate of Dry Creek Valley is of the same Köppen-Geiger classification as most of Italy. So it makes sense. Paolo Bea Sagrantino label. But what really changed Ridge forever was a dining experience in 1999…

      13 readers - By Marcella Newhouse/ enotecaMarcella

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      … Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate…

      8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Piedmont love. The Barolo was awesome, albeit a youngster. I...

      …16th September 2014 Photo Piedmont love. The Barolo was awesome, albeit a youngster. I tasted a still-alive 1968 from the same producer, so the potential for aging is there. The Dolcetto was much humbler, but that’s textbook Dolcetto. Grab them if you see them.…

      1 readers - By oenorific.