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    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

    … wine scene. In another first, winning the Regional Trophy for Asia Sweet Fortified was Hatten’s Pino de Bali NV from Bali in Indonesia. The winning dessert wine, from the country’s first winery, is made by Australian winemaker James Kalleske and produced in limited quantities of 5,000 bottles a year. Highlighting the wines’ success in her DAWA co…

    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.

    … It’s A Matter Of Degrees. Last chance to vote for The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. The theme is “local” and my entry from October 9th is about what’s happening at New Jersey’s wineries since they’ve done away with the disco balls. Cast your vote at mwwcblog.wordpress.com/. Chapter Three, Part Eleven. Proper wine tasting technique starts…

    2 readers - By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

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

    …. In the second video, we learn about the wines of Loire Valley’s Anjou and Saumur. In the third and final video we will look closely at Vouvray and Chinon. Loire Valley Wine Facts The Upper Loire Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé where Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir dominate. The Middle Loire regions include Touraine, Saumur, Chinon and Vouvray and the main…

    5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

    New World vs. Old World

    …? In the first pair, wine #1 was fruity and dry, with grassy notes, citrus peel, and marked acidity. Many guessed it was a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - but it was a white Bordeaux. Wine #2 was creamier, with sweet vanilla oak, lemon merengue, and peach; more complex, silky but still crisp. Were we in Pouilly-Fumé, France? Actually, Washington…

    1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

    What is Champagne, and why you should drink it this Friday

    … in the neck of the bottle. The neck of the bottle basically goes through a process of flash freezing. The lees are now frozen solid and can be carefully removed. The bottle cap is then popped open, and the CO2 pushes the frozen lees right out of the bottle. Boom! Addition of the Liqueur d’Expedition: The bottle is now topped up with small measured portion…

    1 readers - By Vindulge

    Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

    … exceptional vintage over 30 years. 2011 Villefranchien, St. Georges d’Orques – 25€ 90% Grenache planted in 1920 and 1947 Light red colour, almost like Pinot Noir. Fresh liqueur cherries, with acidity and tannin. Medium weight. No wood. François does not make each wine every year. If you think in terms of the Burgundian classification, St. Georges is his…

    4 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

    2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre...

    …2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre Aiguille” This wine makes me smile. Lovely nose of red fruit, pepper, olive tapenade, and bramble. Red fruit on the palate with white pepper, green olives, and bramble. Clean style. Great acidity. 4/5 bones $$ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 14.5% abv Gigondas (Rhône), FRANCE…

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Wine of the Day October 20, 2014

    … 2013 Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes, Cuvee Traditionnelle, France. Pierre-Marie Chermette’s Vissoux old vine Beaujolais is a Gamay wonderland and one of the best non Crus I’ve ever tried, this is serious and beautiful wine that offers joyous fruit and intriguing complexities. The 2013 Pierre-Marie Domaine du Vissoux Cuvee…

    1 readers - By grapelive.com

    A pair of must-try Cotes du Rhone from 2012

    …, Mourvedre, and Cinsault sourced from 50+ year old vines. The fruit was fermented in cuve beton then aged for for 15 months in used foudres. Alcohol 15%. This wine quickly built serious flavors that were lively in the midpalate on the tongue. The wine coated the teeth and gums with a little spicy structure. With air, the wall of flavor developed garrigue and cinnamon followed by dried herbs in the finish. ***(*) Now-2020. Like this: Like Loading... Related…

    2 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog
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