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    Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

    … at the winery for $34. That’s half off at the Safeway! The Gruet sparkling wines are terrific, especially the Blanc De Noirs. You will find them in S.F. Bay Area selling on average for $16. The Charles & Charles Rosé is on the Wine Enthusiast Top Bargain Wines of 2014 and a steal at $7.55. I also like the Carol Shelton Rosé, selling for $9.44. I…

    2 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

    Domaine Guillaume Baduel – the heart of Burgundy

    … The aging room at Domaine Guillaume Baduel in Pommard Domaine Guillaume Baduel Domaine Guillaume Baduel represents the heart and soul of the Burgundy wine region of France. We had the good fortune of visiting this Domaine on our recent trip to France and the Burgundy wine region. Domaine Guillaume Baduel is located in the village of Pommard…

    1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Paso Robles: Thomas Hill Organics and a New Chef

    … weekly wine and food pairings, cooking demonstrations and classes, chef’s table gatherings, winemaker dinners, wine club events, and private affairs. Since his appointment at Thomas Hill Organics, Chef Manning has already started to incorporate his own signature on the menu. In terms of style, his cuisine adapts to the seasons with a blend…

    1 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

    … bootlegger and influence peddler Enoch Lewis “Nucky” Johnson.) Viva la France! Last year we marked Champagne Day with delightful pairings and sabering demonstrations. Champagne can pair with practically anything: cheese, smoked salmon, caviar, chocolates, strawberries, fresh fruit, and even potato chips, says Canada’s Most Quoted Wine Writer Natalie…

    6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

    6 Food Trends Call For Off-The-Wall Wine Pairings

    … Rosé and Vietnamese Pho Crémant d’Alsace or Another Sparkling Rosé: The use of exotic spices like star anise and richly sweet hoisin sauce make a sparkling Rosé a great choice for Vietnamese fare. The ginger-like kick of sparkling wine adds an additional flavor component to Southeast Asian foods and you’ll find Rosé wines tend to pair better…

    4 readers - By Wine Folly

    Wine Writing: Generalism vs Specialism

    … Years ago when I started writing Winedoctor I had a very generalist approach; I would write about whatever took my fancy (as long as it was wine!). A Chilean Chardonnay here, an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon there. After a few years of this superficial go-where-I-am-led writing I decided it would be better to focus on one or two areas, and I…

    4 readers - By WineDR

    David Ramey Q&A: "Alcohol level is not a political decision"

    … varieties. I opted for Bordeaux. I wrote 14 letters and got seven replies: six no's and one yes from Christian Moueix. So I went to work for him. After I left Bordeaux I worked at a factory in Australia, Lindeman's, where we made bag-in-a-box "Riesling." There wasn't a drop of Riesling in it. It was 50 percent Sultana and 37 percent Shiraz. They had…

    2 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

    Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

    … PM. Jim's 20th Wine Anniversary Party: 1. Terredora Fiano di Avellino – Italy. 2. Tres Picos Garnacha – Campo de Borja, Spain. 3. Tait Ball Buster – Australia. 4. Black Rock Petite Sirah – California. 5. Fin Amour – France. 6. Amor Fati Syrah – California. 7. Domain Tempier Bandol – South of France. 8. Lapostole Clos Apalta – Chile. 9. Alto Moncaya…

    5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2012, a serious effort

    … a specific terroir called St Anne.’ If I’d been tasting this blind, I wouldn’t have thought of it as a second wine at all. Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2012 Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 13% alcohol. Lovely focused sweet blackcurrant fruit nose with freshness and a subtle sappy, gravelly edge. Very pure and alluring but not in the slightest bit over…

    2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    DAWA 2014 results: India wins historic first International Trophy as full results released

    … International, six Regionals and 9 Golds were given. New World wines also featured strongly; 180 from New Zealand, 165 from Chile and 143 from Argentina, as were wines from the usually under-represented Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East (88 wines); of which all 22 entered by Israel won medals. The competition also saw 28 Chinese wines…

    2 readers - By Decanter

    Light and Lovely Reds of the Hudson Valley

    … Franc Moving up in weight class is Cabernet Franc. This is a grape that can do quite well in the North East, including on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes. Here in the Hudson Valley, winemaker Ben Peacock gets a fuller-bodied wine than Carlo’s delicate Bacos – but still with a far lighter style than any California Merlot, for example. The fruit…

    3 readers - By Diane Letulle/ Wine Lover's Journal

    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. …

    2 readers - By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

    Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

    … Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region in France. The Loire Valley can…

    5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV
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