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    Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    Summer rain has left winemakers across northern Italy facing difficult conditions for the 2014 harvest, but while many still remain optimistic there are higher hopes further south in the country. Peter McCombie MW hosts a Chianti Classico tasting at Decanter's Simply Italian - Great Wines even in London.

    9 readers - By Decanter

    Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

    SEATTLE – Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape. So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle. Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S.

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

      The Cork Board - - 5 readers - / September 13, 2014 / TrevR / Harvest 2014 Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics Earlier this summer we told you about St. Helena’s Cairdean Estate from proprietors Edwin and Stacia Williams. We recently caught up with Edwin to get a general update on harvest and a few specific details on the Acquaintance Vineyard located in Coombsville.

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      Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

      …/ September 13, 2014 / TrevR / Harvest 2014 Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics Earlier this summer we told you about St. Helena’s Cairdean Estate from proprietors Edwin and Stacia Williams. We recently caught up with Edwin to get a general update on harvest and a few specific details on the Acquaintance Vineyard located…

      5 readers - By The Cork Board

      Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

      … it. Or have grapes from the region represented in the bottles resting in your wine cellar. Let’s dive in! My journey started out at Coyote Canyon Vineyards, which was cool because the night before I enjoyed a bottle of Albariño from Coyote Canyon Winery. This Spanish white wine grape continues to impress me in versions from Washington (and Oregon). One…

      4 readers - By Jameson Fink

      Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

      …. With the Portuguese cork yanked from its nook, the bouquet already begins to come alive. To the eyes, striking colors of garnet with an orange hue overtake the glass. The aromatics once gently swirled are potent and prompt images of fresh vanilla, crispy toast, candied cherries, raspberries, and some fig. There are also prominent notes of saddle leather and cigar…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Meeting Joan Kautz of Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills

      …"You must be the oldest grape growing family I've ever met ... in the USA, of course," I say to Joan Kautz, whose family has been farming in Lodi, California since the early 1900s. Though the name may not be familiar to you, this family - who started out as sweet cherry farmers is now the sixth largest grape grower in the state with 6,500 acres…

      1 readers - By A Wine Story

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      …. Ribera del Guadiana A region that touches the border to Portugal and uses 29 different varieties that are Spanish, Portuguese and French. There is a focus on Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malvar. SUBSCRIBE TO GET FRESH WEEKLY WINE STORIES By Madeline Puckette I'm a certified wine geek with a passion for meeting people, travel, and delicious food. You often find me crawling around dank cellars or frolicking through vineyards.…

      7 readers - By Wine Folly

      Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

      … - as well as Tenimenti Angelini in Montalcino and San Leonino in Castellina in Chianti. 'In the north, it's going to be difficult because we've had a lot of rain and the temperature has been lower than usual.' Lonardi said Bertani has already decided it won't produce its high-end Amarone Classico from the 2014 vintage, due to unstable weather conditions…

      9 readers - By Decanter

      2012 Herman J Wiemer Cab Franc

      … displays some lingering black berries some tannins and some acidity. This is a lovely cab franc. I would give it an 89 or so. $21.85 at the winery, not in the LCBO. From the winery’s web site: Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a star in the Finger Lakes. This grape is ideally suited for cool climate growing and produces…

      4 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      … with Washington’s arid Columbia Valley. And while Washington has more than 800 wineries (compared with about 500 in Oregon), just a small handful produce Pinot Noir, and most of those grapes come from cooler areas, such as the Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla Valley, Lake Chelan and Okanogan County, which is just south of the Canadian border. Here…

      9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine