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    Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

    … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

    4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    Recycle Bin, Week of Oct. 20

    … to breathe, well, it delivered layers of medium-weight, full-throttle goodness in gently lapping waves. The fruit, previously disguised by tension, emerges in lackadaisical ease across the tongue. Ah, there are some benefits to growing older - and up. 2012 Tikal Malbec/Bonarda Mendoza 'Patriota' $20 Still as dependable a steak wine as ever, but now…

    2 readers - By Winethropology

    Savannah-Chanelle

    …Stefani at Savannah-Chanelle The history of Savannah-Chanelle goes back to the early days of the California wine boom. Pierre Pourroy emigrated to California from France in 1887 and was joined by his brother Eloi six years later. Together they bought land - including a vineyard - in Saratoga from the Bonjetti family and planted Zinfandel…

    2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

    Fire Flower Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2013

    …I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited about this wine. Whilst I’ve had some lovely Pinot Grigios, I’ve had plenty that are insipid. I’ve drunk divine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, but some real duffers from elsewhere, and I’m not South African wine’s biggest consumer, it seem s along way to bring mediocre wine to Europe, we have plenty…

    5 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

    The Church of Sainte Claire Prehy

    … vineyards smother the gentle slopes in all directions. The Church lends its name to their Chablis (Chablis Cuvee Sainte Claire £12.50 Wine Society) although my palate favoured the extra complexity, weight and concentration in their Vieilles Vignes Chablis (£14.95 also Wine Society). The Church of Sainte Claire Préhy, Chablis, France Below the fabulous…

    3 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

    Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

    … Chili from Peaceful Cooking Pair these dishes with a Cabernet Sauvignon. I like the 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($10). It’s a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Mourvedre. It’s easy drinking with a plum, dark cherry, and vanilla character. Hunters Stew from Simply Healthy Family…

    4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    Chile’s Malleco Valley – The Southernmost

    … as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The viaduct was opened by President José Manuel Balmaceda on October 26, 1890. At that time, it was the highest railroad bridge in the world and is still considered one of the largest works of metal engineering in Chile. The bridge was built in France, in the workshops of Schneider et Cie. The workshop of Gustave…

    3 readers - By The Bubbly Professor

    Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

    … decided to produce his own wines and does a fantastic job. The Rhone-style whites, Rousanne and Viognier, are amazing as are the Rhone Reds, Syrah and Mourvedre. This small winery is a “must” stop on Shenandoah School Road. Cooper Vineyards Also on this same road as Wildrotter is Cooper Vineyards and, like Wildrotter, the Cooper Family were growers who…

    5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

    …. Review: 2013 Château les Crostes Côtes de Provence- France, Provence, Côtes de Provence SRP: $21 On the nose, I get more sweet flowers than the other wines, along with strawberries and crisp watermelon. Tang and spritz on the palate, with nervy acid. Flavors of wild strawberries, watermeln rind, slight herbal element. Deep, concentrated minerality…

    3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine of the Day October 18, 2014

    …2013 Christian Venier, Cheverny, Les Hauts de Madon, Loire Valley Red, France. This crisp and spicy loire red is lovely and fresh with tangy red fruits, lifting acidity, mineral notes and soft fine tannins, making for a stylish and easy drinking wine. Christian Venier’s Cheverny is a cuvee of Gamay and Pinot Noir from near his home in Madon…

    2 readers - By grapelive.com

    An Update: Updated

    …: it is a Castle in a wine town in France. Hint #2: It is best known for its Cabernet Franc. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, MWWC12, Wine by the drunken cyclist. Bookmark the permalink.…

    3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

    Six stunning wines – all delicious and all under a tenner!

    …Six stunning wines for Tom Kerridge’s dishes in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Martinfort, Carignan Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Pays d’Herault, France (£7.40, Tanners tel. 01743 234455 & www.tanners-wines.co.uk). Tom’s Duck and lemongrass kebabs need a juicy red rather than a rich white to match their charms and this old vine Carignan is just…

    5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

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

    … 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 and El…

    4 readers - By The Wine Sleuth