Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

    15 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

      Central London winery to make English wine

      Decanter - - 13 readers - London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

      Wine around $20: Copain Syrah Tous Ensemble

      Dr Vino's wine blog - - 9 readers - The signature characteristic for syrah from the Northern Rhone is an alluring savory character with a note of black olives. This Copain Syrah, “Tous Ensemble,” 2011, comes from three vineyards in Mendocino County and sees nine months in neutral oak. It’s in the Northern Rhone vein, favoring restraint instead of anything over the top–no “gobs” of anything here.

      Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - Amy and Kyle Johnson own and operate Terra Vinum, the parent company for their Purple Star and Native Sun brands. They will produce both wines at their new facility in Benton City, Wash. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) BENTON CITY, Wash. — Soft-spoken Kyle Johnson, one of Washington state’s most talented winemakers, is no longer a vagabond vintner.

      What is Brix? Winemaking Secrets

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - If you’ve ever traveled to wine country or glanced at a wine bottle tech sheet then you’ve probably come across the words “Brix” with a number after it, such as 19.5, 23 or sometimes up to 26. Brix measures must levels (sugar) in wine grapes that ultimately determines how much alcohol a wine will have. Learn the secrets to what Brix tells you on a wine stat sheet.

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      … in Oregon, grew by 8.4% to 89,000 cases. Joto Sake, a major distributor in the U.S,, should sell about 20,000 cases of Sake this year, and should be in 40 states by the end of the year. 75% of their business is with on-premise accounts, restaurants and bars, especially Asian spots. It is always good to see that Sake imports and consumption continue…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Behind the Scenes: World Beard & Mustache Competition 2014

      … and the Columbia Gorge AVA; the wines of the Salento peninsula in Puglia (Apulia), Italy, including Primitivo (Zinfandel), Negroamaro, Nero di Troia, and Aleatico; and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. What's your agenda? Exposing beautiful, high-value wines for everyone. Are the pictures all yours? All photos are mine unless otherwise…

      By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

      … used to say ‘no’ to, which has enriched my life tremendously with adventure,” says Kleinfeld, author (as Howard K) of “Dial M for Merlot,”, a lighthearted novel imbued with its character’s passion for wine. “But you don’t have to book a trip to Napa or the Bordeaux region of France. You just have to be willing to try a new…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Six terrific wines to match to Marcus Wareing’s recipes in Weekend Magazine

      … Here are six spectacular wines including a few matched to one of my favourite chefs in the UK’s recipes – the talented Mr Marcus Wareing. 2013 Boschendal, Grande Cuvée 1685 Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (£8.99, reduced to £5.99 until 11 November, Tesco). Marcus’ fishcakes are flavour-packed and tender and rather than swamping them with a rich…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      A Visit to Champagne Roger Coulon

      … and modernized. Staying at their B&B is a great idea, a wonderful spot to get away from the drum-beat of everyday living and soak in the Champagne lifestyle. Great sparkling wines come from all over the world, but only #Champagne comes from Champagne, France Our group [wine writers] was introduced to both Eric and Isabelle Coulon upon our arrival…

      1 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Champagne Day Experiment and Food Pairing

      … Today is #ChampagneDay, a day dedicated to the producers and champagne from the Champagne wine region of France. We decided to celebrate the day with a Champagne Jean-Claude Mouzon Brut. Earlier I wrote a blog about different wine glasses for sparkling wines. What is better, a flute, white wine glass or a coupe. As I poured the champagne I…

      1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Happy Champagne Day

      … of France. If you’re unsure what that means check out the primer from earlier this week — What is Champagne. And when you’re done, join me in celebrating my favorite beverage on the planet! (Image from Pinterest) Comment below, I’d love to hear what everyone is drinking tonight! Cheers! Want more? If you liked what you read you can subscribe to Vindulge and have new posts delivered directly to your inbox. Or just follow along here: Tagged as: #ChampagneDay, Champagne Day …

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Vidal Fleury Crozes Hermitage 2012

      … sacrificing the fresh peppery, floral essence of Syrah. Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Northern Rhône, France 13% alcohol. Lovely sweet pure black cherry and blackberry nose with nice peppery spicy framing. Supple, fresh, direct palate with nicely weighted sweet black fruits and a hint of olive and black pepper. Typical, stylish and delicious, showing great balance. 93/100 (£16.95 Square Wine Co, Hailsham Cellars, Wholefoods …

      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      What is Brix? Winemaking Secrets

      … alcohol level. This technique is called Chaptalization and it’s commonly practiced in cooler climate countries such as France where it’s very hard to ripen grapes properly. For example, before 2011, Bourgogne Blanc (a.k.a. French Chardonnay) allowed a minimum must weight 153 g/L which would only make a wine with 8.5% ABV. Oddly enough, the minimum…

      8 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

      Wine of the Day October 24, 2014

      … 2011 Domaine du Gapillon D’Or 1806, Gigondas, Rhone Valley Red, France. The Chauvet family’s Grapillon D’Or estate is one of the classic properties of Gigondas, and it is an old school wine of great character and rustic charms. I’ve been a fan of this wine since the late nineties and have almost never been disappointed with this lovely…

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      Daily Wine News: Windy AVA

      …harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent.” VinePair offers “11 of the coolest wine-themed tattoos.” The Eater crew chats with the bartender at Manhattan’s First Denny’s…

      5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

      … Great Wine Buys This time with the winemakers themselves! Longtime favorites Arnaud Margaine and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy will be here pouring their goods. See Special Events for more details. $15 John’s Marketplace Kris Alexander of Vinum Imports will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington, France, and Spain 5-7 pm, $5. Lilac Wine We ain’t…

      4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine
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