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    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

      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.

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 8 readers - These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

      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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      Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      … of costumes parties are the surprises. Though long disputed by Italy, most would agree that Garnacha/Grenache is originally from Spain, and from there moved to the South of France and to Italy, Sardinia specifically where it is called Cannonau. Garnacha is not a noble grape mainly because it doesn’t necessarily age well. It has low tannins…

      3 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Who’s On Thirst?

      … pick a wine to go with stew. Clerk: Where is Stu going? Customer: The stew’s not going anywhere! Look, let’s move on to the second course. Monterey Jack with rosemary are on second. Clerk: Do Jack and Rosemary prefer wine from France or California? Customer: That’s what I’m asking! Look I’m losing my temper and really starting to stew. Clerk…

      1 readers - By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

      Maison Champy Chambolle-Musigny 2009

      … Burgundy can be impressively elegant, I’m not talking about Ron from that one movie but rather France’s Pinot Noir (Burgundy). From that first aroma, sipping and swishing around, all the way through the finish - it is an incredible experience but difficult to articulate. Burgundy wine is from the eastern region of France. Generally speaking…

      By The Chicago Wino

      BOO-tiful Halloween Wines

      … with these "creepy" wines. Zinzilla, Zinfandel, California, 2012 ($13)https://www.mcnabridge.com/xe/xe.asp?page=viewitem&p=682&cat=fun-bunch Tasting Notes: This medium-full bodied wine has notes of blackberry, boysenberry, and dark cherry on the bouquet. It taste of raspberries, chocolate, and baking spices; with a balanced, smooth finish…

      By A Crushed Grape

      Morrisons Touraine Sauvignon 2013, Loire, France

      … Published by Simon Couldn’t ask for more from a Loire Sauvignon at this price Morrisons Touraine Sauvignon 2013, Loire, France (£6.99 Morrisons) Classic Spring flavours here, sappy, grassy apple and lemon flavours, with a touch of gooseberry, slightly catty, with a mineral bite, and a tongue-tingling finish. B(+) Categorised in: Loire, Sauvignon Blanc, Video, wine, Wine Education…

      By Drinking Outside The Box

      Chemistry Kismet Karma: Orange & Black Win(e) Brand

      … and produced by pedigreed Burgundians. 13.% 2013 Ouled Thaleb Rosé Morocco $14 (Wine Country in Long Beach): Who would not want to taste this? Why not make in Morocco, colonized by France, across the Gibraltar from Spain, sophisticated nation. Sure they grow vinifera and make wines on this estate ten miles from the ocean since 1923. The blend is 60…

      3 readers - By The Best of Wines

      A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

      … about celestial energy, cow horns and howling at the moon? To quote Mike Benzinger, whose vineyards were the first to be certified biodynamic in Sonoma County, CA: “At its core, Biodynamics is an energy management system.” –Mike Benzinger, Benzinger Family Vineyards What Does Biodynamic Mean? The concept behind biodynamics is that everything…

      2 readers - By Wine Folly

      Video: White Wines of Burgundy

      … Posted on 30 October 2014. Chardonnay is the white grape of Burgundy and this moderate growing region of France is where you find some of it’s greatest expressions. Names like Montrachet, Chablis and Pouilly-Fuissé. This is the region where the chardonnay grape developed and today it’s made in a range of styles. From bone-dry wines…

      6 readers - By Enobytes

      Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

      … The post Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. It’s almost the holiday season and that usually means finding some sparkling wine. But why is Champagne the first sparkling wine somebody thinks of to enjoy that holiday or special occasion? Matteo Lunelli We had the opportunity to meet Matteo Lunelli…

      By Texas Wine Lover

      MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

      …. Among the many reasons for this is the sublime drinkability of well-made Pinot Noir. By itself, it can be a seductive pleasure. At the dinner table, it matches with a wide array of foods. Perhaps the only other wine that shows such affinity to food is Champagne – which is often produced from Pinot Noir, or a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…

      2 readers - By Wine Lines

      John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

      … invited me to be a part of the action,” Duval said. “I’d never been Chile, so when they flew me there, I just fell in love with the country, the people, but most importantly the potential of the project. And it gave me the opportunity to work with a variety that I’d never worked with before — Carménère.” By the time phylloxera devastated France…

      By Great Northwest Wine

      2013 Coffin Ridge L’Acadie Blanc

      … 2013 Coffin Ridge L’Acadie Blanc Sometimes when you choose to grow grapes in cold places you have to think out of the box. Coffin Ridge is up near Collingwood which gets some cold winters. This grape L’Acadie Blanc is designed to endure our cold winters. Pale in color with a nice citrus and minerally nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays…

      By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

      Spirits in Your Spirits

      … 5 Spooky Tales Behind Famous Brands courtesy Amanda Schuster Getting into the Halloween spirit can be truly scary, in the boozy liquid sense of the word “spirit.” Three of the most frightening words in succession have to be “candy,” “corn” and “infusion.” Or worse, the variations of “blood” cocktails, often with some sort of gross mock…

      1 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor
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