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    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

    8 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Bordeaux 'lacks premium brands', says Baron Philippe de Rothschild chief

    Bordeaux's image on the international wine market is hampered by a lack of premium brands that can appeal to mainstream consumers, the managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild has said. Hugues Lechanoine of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Bordeaux may be home to some of the world's most prestigious wine estates, but the top wines from those chateaux only represent a small ...

    7 readers - By Decanter

      Empty Glasses at Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

      Spittoon - - 7 readers - Empty Glasses at Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande I’m packing. Another trip into Europe for some vineyard exploration and tasting but just enough time between stuffing rolled socks into shoes and failing dismally at folding shirts as they do in the shops to post a Sunday Wine Shot photo. This was taken during the incredibly fun and interesting Bordeaux trip from last June.

      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.

      Celebrate Food Sovereignty Day: Miguel Altieri (Video)

      Organic Wines Uncorked - - 7 readers - After attending a panel on afro-ecology hosted at Berkeley's Brower Center recently, I've started auditing the agro-ecology class at U.C. Berkeley starting this week. If we believe that wine is food - a concept traditionally embraced in Europe - we can think more about how wine production fits into the broader food production system.

      Schiller’s Favorite Restaurants, Brasseries, Bistros, Cafes and Wine Bars in Paris, France

      schiller-wine - - 6 readers - Pictures: Morning Coffee in Paris (Brasserie Terminus Nord) According to a Forbes survey, Paris is the best city in the world in terms of eating well, ahead of Rome and Tokyo. I lived in Paris between 2005 and 2008, for 3 years, on the right bank in the 8th arrondissement. Naturally, my list of favorites reflects that to a certain extent, although the Paris Metro takes you v ...

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      20% Off Yellow Dot Sale at Yankee Spirits [MA Only]

      …) I've been on the prowl for these Spanish reds since tasting them on our flight back from Europe. The $19.99 is only eligible for 10% off but it's the one I liked. The $14.99 one is eligible for 20% off. I'd be willing to try some of both. Honig ($14.99 - $89.99) Honig's bread & butter is their reliably delicious and affordable Sauvignon…

      2 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

      New World vs. Old World

      … Graves against Napa Valley’s Opus One. A wonderful selection of wines with some curveballs… Chateau Lamothe de Haux White Bordeaux 2011 ($15) Buty Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc-Muscadelle 2010 – Columbia Valley, WA ($25) Chehalem Willamette Valley Dry Riesling Reserve 2007 – Oregon ($20) Hogl Wachau Riesling Smaragd Bruck 2007 – Wachau…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

      … exceptional vintage over 30 years. 2011 Villefranchien, St. Georges d’Orques – 25€ 90% Grenache planted in 1920 and 1947 Light red colour, almost like Pinot Noir. Fresh liqueur cherries, with acidity and tannin. Medium weight. No wood. François does not make each wine every year. If you think in terms of the Burgundian classification, St. Georges is his…

      4 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

      Food und wein

      … for me. But the 2003 vintage on the Mosel was very ripe and comparatively low in acid, even in the magnificent Doctor vineyard near the town of Bernkastel (it was a notoriously hot year in northern Europe. Tonight this Wegeler Berkasteler Doctor Spätlese 2003 was still brimming with life, but showing a little more sweetness and not enough…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Fire Flower Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2013

      …I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited about this wine. Whilst I’ve had some lovely Pinot Grigios, I’ve had plenty that are insipid. I’ve drunk divine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, but some real duffers from elsewhere, and I’m not South African wine’s biggest consumer, it seem s along way to bring mediocre wine to Europe, we have plenty…

      5 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Tales From: The Wachau, Austria, Part Two

      …The following is the second half of the story of our trip down the Danube back in April when my wife and I were in Salzburg for a conference. After much debate, we decided on the trip to the Wachau to try some of the local wines, instead of visiting Vienna (a city my wife has never seen, and really wanted to visit). The first half of the story…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … with a shake of nutmeg lead to beautifully balanced flavors of rich orchard fruit. This exudes purity of fruit and remains the standard by which other American Rieslings are measured. (12% alc.) Cinder Wines 2013 Dry Viognier, Snake River Valley, $18: Two of Idaho’s premier vineyards — Sawtooth and Williamson — set the stage for Melanie Krause…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Celebrate Food Sovereignty Day: Miguel Altieri (Video)

      …After attending a panel on afro-ecology hosted at Berkeley's Brower Center recently, I've started auditing the agro-ecology class at U.C. Berkeley starting this week. If we believe that wine is food - a concept traditionally embraced in Europe - we can think more about how wine production fits into the broader food production system. Since…

      7 readers - By Pam Strayer/ Organic Wines Uncorked

      Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

      … in the US. The name Apothic stems from the word “Apotheca,” a “place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe”. Winemaking: Winemaker Debbie Juergenson has a goal of telling “a story with each blend of Apothic”, “whether it’s one of drama, intrigue or romance”. Tasting Notes: Inky violet in colour with aromas of grape jam, black…

      2 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

      … These reviews are based on samples provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2012 Elyse L’Ingénue Naggiar 2009 Elyse Le Corbeau Hudson Vineyard 2010 Elyse C’est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard “A meal with wine is dining – it’s a conversation, an event. It’s what wine is all about.” Ray Coursen…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

      … for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR]. Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe. Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      International Wine: 7 Out of this World Worldly Wines

      … with a lively pale-yellow color and light green reflexes. A juicy wine with a fresh, clear and fruity smell which reminds a little bit of apple, citrus, decent grapefruit and in the background a little peach. The flavor of this wine has a light residual sweetness and a clear structure. Aristocratic Riesling – The Princes of Hesse dynasty is one…

      4 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      What We Have Been Drinking—10/15/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted this last week that stood out: 2006 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat Vineyards: Retail $35. I had been away in Europe for more than a month, drinking wines from some of the best…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente

      …The post Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Bending Branch Winery has always been on the forefront of finding new grape varieties for Texas like Tannat for their now signature wine. They also do the same when it comes to technology to improve their wines and their latest piece of equipment…

      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Breaking Into The Box - The Best Boxed Wines

      … Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon Bandit Chardonnay Bandit Pinot Grigio Big House Cardinal Zin Big House Pinot Evil Big House Red Blend Big House White Blend Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon Black Box Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon Black Box Merlot Black Box Pinot Noir Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon Bota Box Chardonnay Bota Box Malbec…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob