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    Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

    Alphonse Dotson & Martha Cervantes & their Something Red Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste.

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    Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

    Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona. Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, Spain | 0 comments Oct 18, 14 I’m currently hanging out in Barcelona and getting to know the city. It’s not only a cheap holiday destination but a gorgeous city to wander around. As a wine blogger, I’m always interested in finding good wine shops.

    4 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      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.

      The artfully applied science of Versado Malbec

      Godello - - 3 readers - Versado Vineyard Manager Sergio Rinaldi reviews the plan for the harvest with winemakers Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble Photo: (Elene Galey-Pride, http://www.winestains.ca) A popular but unconfirmed theory claims that Malbec is a mathematical acronym, “Math, Algorithms, Learning, Brains, Engineering, Computing.

      Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 3 readers - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 Wine Tour Group Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click here) to organize their first ever wine tour.

      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      Godello - - 2 readers - French cask in the Hidden Bench cellar A visit to the Beamsville Bench on a warm October morning is a beautiful thing. Facilitated by their sagacious Ontario agent Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier, the royal welcome was presented at Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery. Proprietor Harald Thiel and winemaker Marlize Beyers left no barrel, vine, wine or helping left to the imagination.

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      It’s A Matter Of Degrees.

      … white wines at room temperature that I’ve come to like them warmer than my guests. It’s not unusual to find my mother plopping ice cubes into the Corton-Charlemagne I’m serving. Even more distressing was the time I caught her surreptitiously pouring a Sweet and Low packet into a glass of 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Somewhere in France, Baron Philippe de Rothschild turned over in his grave. …

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      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…

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      Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

      … recognized a fair amount of wines from France and Italy as well as some Spanish wines lining the walls of both venues. L’anima del Vi is bigger then El Soplo, having a good sized seating area with tables for drinking the night away. El Soplo is more of a hole in the wall but very atmospheric. L’Anima del Vi has a small tapas type menus to soak up the vino…

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      Strictly Veggie Tacos and a Weeknight White

      … Strictly Veggie Tacos and a Weeknight White Hey guys, Just wanted to check in with you to show you my food and wine pairing from tonight… Arrogant Frog 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and Veggie Tacos (Wine Sample Provided by Sopexa USA and Pays d’OC IGP) This 100% Sauv Blanc comes from the Pays d’OC IGP of the Languedoc Roussillon in southern France…

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      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      …. And leaves. Harald Thiel in front of Pinot Noir vines in the Felseck Vineyard Leaves are a huge preoccupation at Hidden Bench. “Rule of thumb is you need 14 leaves to ripen one bunch,” confirms Harald. Canopy leaf management is a rigorous exercise, to compensate for wrong orientation. The inherited Felseck was planted east-west, but the south…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas, New York and Virginia. My…

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      Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 144: Syrah, Jerky, and BBQ Potato Chips

      …, Atlas Peak, BBQ, Cornerstone Cellars, Food and Wine, Jerky, Napa Valley, Potato Chips, Soda Canyon Vineyard, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Syrah, Video, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm and is filed under Food and Wine, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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      Taste Ontario’s polarity of personality

      … Ontario home cooking Photo: (www.godello.ca) Wine Country came to town last week betwixt what has seemed like the most expansive sectarian LCBO campaign in recent memory, or possibly ever. Hashed out, tagged and promoted by such catch slogans as #LCBOtastelocal, #LCBOGoLocal and #LoveLocal, Ontario’s wine superstars have been dancing…

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      The artfully applied science of Versado Malbec

      … Rinaldi directs all the daily viticulture activities. Versado means ‘well-versed’ and the phrase describes the Gamble-Sperling output as well as any that can be equivocated. The Canadian dream team travels circuitously from British Columbia, to Ontario, Nova Scotia and through Argentina in mimic of the seasons for a vine’s life cycle. Through…

      3 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      … tasting Dotson~Cervantes 2008 Something Red. First. I knew at the start that spicy Mexican food wasn’t going to be the best match for this “near-late-harvest-big-boy” wine. Alcohol and spicy chili is no heavenly pairing. Secondly, I know that even the best of wines can go wrong if stored in barrel or tank too long. But, as Alphonse said, “You know…

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      September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

      … Taste Local, Love Local Photo (www.lcbo.com) This coming weekend’s VINTAGES release will parlay values from around the globe into the meeting place of Ontario stores. Many of the bargains tie directly into a PB and J campaign, a parochial bandwagon advertising juggernaut. The LCBO and Wine Country Ontario‘s #Tastelocal, #Lovelocal…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Dining (literally) Up in the Air

      … Dining (literally) Up in the Air Posted by winesleuth in Food and Wine, Lifestyle, London | 0 comments Sep 24, 14 Last weekend I was invited to a London in the Sky pop-up dining event at Canary Wharf. The event is part of the global Dinner in the Sky series with events in 43 countries. still on the ground coming down The event in London…

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      Don’t Be So Sensitive; Sensory Adaptation & Wine Tasting.

      … Don’t Be So Sensitive; Sensory Adaptation & Wine Tasting. Note; I haven’t been posting much lately because a few weeks ago I took a spill and had to have surgery on my Achilles tendon. I’m on the mend and I’ve learned you shouldn’t text and play rugby (or in my case, text and walk down stairs). Chapter Two, Part Seven. As a regular…

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      A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

      …, 2012 was a good year, not too warm yet ripening occurred early, with the quality set to high, but the quantities were low. A winemaker’s vintage. Carpineto’s CC comes from the northern aspect of the appellation, from a conca (amphitheater) seven km’s east of Greve, by the piccolo hamlet of Dudda. It’s cooler in this part of Chianti, with more rock…

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