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    Wine Reviews: Prosecco

    Looking for bubbles on the cheap? Well, there’s always Prosecco, right? Right? Umm… Look, I’m rarely excited by Prosecco. I can’t remember the last time I bought a bottle or ordered a glass at a wine bar. But I will admit this: I was surprised and pleased by a few of these Proseccos. Seriously. I especially liked the Mionetto Superiore di Cartizze, which is a complex and elegant wine.

    7 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine Blogger Conference 2015 Preview: Get Your Riesling On

    As a follow up to the announcement that the next Wine Blogger’s Conference will be in the Finger Lakes area, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance asked me to participate in the 2013 Vintage Riesling Launch on Twitter #FLXRieslingHour. Nineteen wineries participated to virtually celebrate the release of the 2013 Finger Lakes Rieslings.

    6 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      J 2013 Pinot Gris

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 6 readers - J (California) 2013 Pinot Gris, $14.99-$18.99, 92 points, began in the glass gray trending water clear with just the finest gold tint. The nose was lovely pome flowers and ripe melon with a hint of orange. Near medium bodied with fair-plus acidity carried subtle fruit flavors, especially a ...

      Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

      Barolista - - 6 readers - As I noted in my previous post it was time to almost evaporate my stock of 1964 St Emilion. Friends were invented, food was prepared and this is how it went. We started with some foie gras de canard and a truffle tapenade and a bottle of 1964 Blason de France, Perrier-Jouet A rich, mature nose with a lovely scent of an old apple cellar alongside notes of almond paste, model c ...

      Wine Reviews: California Chardonnay

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Since our last review of California Chardonnay, more goodies have found their way to my glass. This batch includes some impressive value-driven wines and a wide range of stylistic interpretations. All wines were received as trade samples and tasted single-blind. Review: 2012 Ripe Life Wines Chardonnay “The Clambake”- California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands SRP: $17 ...

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 6 readers - Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview I’m always on the lookout for good Pinot Noirs. Recently, most of my time (and money) has been spent exploring the Pinots from Oregon.

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    • Wine of the Day October 31, 2014 -Happy Halloween!

      … 2013 Patrick Coulbois, Pouilly-Fume “Les Cocques” Loire Valley White, France. This beautiful and thrilling Sauvignon Blanc from Les Berthiers in Saint-Andelain, the same town as Dagueneau, is crafted by Patrick Coulbois from grapes grown on vines that are rooted into Silex soils, and the results are divine, one of the best new Sauvignon Blancs…

      1 readers - grapelive.com
    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

      3 readers - From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love
    • #DiaDeLosMuertos–a tribute to mom

      … of Sudoku puzzle books, and dark-chocolate-covered raisins. But in her final months of this life, she was unable to eat or drink due to a complicated series of medical conditions. As a Catholic, I only hope that her heavenly new abode comes fully equipped with a nonstop supply of baklava, Turkish coffee, mangoes, and Mounds candy bars. My mother…

      1 readers - Señorita Vino
    • Dettori, Sardinia (Italy)

      … the temperature was unusually cold, and when there was no rain there was a cold wind instead. Then, from the 27th or 28th os september the weather cleared and it was like if august had come back at last, and since then, no rain. And the problem today is that he needs rain, not to feed the vines which can stand drought, but to have the soil in the ideal…

      1 readers - Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs
    • Three Chianti Wines from Banfi

      … and import of wine. Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Cecchi, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite…

      1 readers - Cliff's Wine Picks
    • 2012 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko I love this wine I’m with!...

      … 2012 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko I love this wine I’m with! Meyer lemon, yellow flowers, sea salt, seashells, white rocks, and a hint of cashew on the nose. More seashells and marine notes on the palate with lots of Meyer lemon and florals. Full mouthfeel. Lovely like a Greek Albariño. 5/5 bones $$ Assyrtiko 13.2% abv Santorini, GREECE …

      2 readers - Shiba Sommelier
    • 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 - Dallas Wine Chick
    • A Master Class with Australian Kangarilla Road Winery

      … Kevin O’Brien wine maker talks about Kangarilla Road Kevin O’Brien is a man that is compelled to know about the terroir in the McLaren Vale of Australia, and to put that knowledge to the best use in planting vines and growing expressive fruit. The types of rocks, which wear down to form soil, can guide the vineyard owner to plant certain types…

      3 readers - Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal
    • Four Hungarian Sparklers

      … of tart strawberry. Made from 100% pinot noir by modified transfer method. Pretty, delicious, and an excellent value. NV Törley Gála Sec Etyek-Buda 11.5% abv | $10 (sample) Chains of creamy bubbles yield notes of yellow apple skin, ripe pear, spring flowers, and apple pastry. The mousse subsides into a finish like apple cider vinegar—bracing, sharp…

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    • Pepin Condé Elgin 2012 Pinot Noir (South Africa)

      … carried rich strawberry, red cherry, and hints of pomegranate. Finished quite long with a well integrated 14% alcohol, ginger, white pepper, mint, tobacco and eucalyptus notes. I had no preconceived notions on this very lively and well balanced little gem, but as I see it, this one is looking to be the best QPR PN of my 2014 Thanksgiving Season! Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

      3 readers - Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man
    • Bastide de Mustiers: Alain Ducasse’s coveted culinary baby stays firmly rooted in nature

      … for by novelty obsessed generation of modern chefs. Luckily, there are also other top chefs from Europe through America to Australia, calling now for ‘local and organic’ ingredients being used at restaurants, and for our health’s sake, hopefully many will follow to combat the plight of unclean – processed food filled with chemicals. Address: Chemin de Quinson, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie 04360 Contact: +(33) 4 92 70 47 47 …

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    • Wine Reviews: South American Values

      … and apricot, hint of crushed rocks, actually quite deep and aromatically intriguing. Bright acid, light and crisp on the palate, with green apple peel, kiwi and green melon flavors. Very pretty, with floral perfume undertones and some cucumber water and mineral notes on the finish. Impressed, and craving seafood. (89 points IJB) Review: 2012 Barons de…

      3 readers - Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog