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    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat.

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    Washington wine grape harvest officially begins

    A crew works a mechanical harvester at a vineyard on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope during harvest 2013. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) While a few hundred tons were picked last week and even this weekend, today is the official start of the 2014 Washington wine grape harvest.

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      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Melissa Burr is the winemaker at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills near Dayton. She is nearly done with harvest – at about the same time she would normally just be getting started. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) DUNDEE, Ore. – Pinot Noir is coming in faster than it ever has in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, thanks to a warm vintage with near-perfect conditions.

      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last.

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      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      …Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last. The man who…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

      …After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley. Luckily it doesn’t seem that any fruit…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Catch the Crush a Yakima Valley harvest tradition

      …Fresh Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrive at a Washington winery and are crushed to make wine. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Even though Washington’s wine grape harvest is coming historically early, plenty of fruit will remain on the vine for the Yakima Valley’s Catch the Crush celebration. The annual harvest event takes place Oct. 11-12…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      How to Make Grape Juice

      …, stirring occasionally. I could see the grapes begin to split and soften. After about fifteen minutes I removed them from the heat and mashed them gently in the pot. Next came some elbow grease. First I used a mesh colander to strain the grapes with water (“grape water”). My colander allowed for 2 cups of grape water at a time. Then I used a potato…

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      … and Dessert wines. Though I didn't taste everything, I was able to sample about 50 wines, enough to form some preliminary thoughts about the wines of Uruguay. In general, the white wines, mainly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, were dry, clean and well balanced, with more of a European flair. They were food friendly and many were good values. The red…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

      …. It is easy to figure out that Grenache is a red grape, and Grenache Blanc is white, or that Pinot Noir is a red and Pinot Blanc is white. Talking about Muscat, you have to know that Muscat of Alexandria is white, and Muscat of Hamburg is red, often called Black Muscat. Considering such a long history and diversity, it is not surprising that Muscat…

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      …If you examine the location and climate of Uruguay, there is little question why it is an excellent location for vineyards. It is located on the same latitude as South Africa and Adelaide, Australia. The Uruguayan climate is very conducive, with a predominantly maritime climate and about 1000mm of rain annually. The high amount of rainfall…

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      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      …,” Bernau said. “And we have that.” Rollin Soles, owner/winemaker at ROCO Winery in Newberg, said high acids often appear during dry years because grapevines have more difficulty performing photosynthesis without moisture. “It’s been extraordinarily dry,” Soles said. He said his vineyards have irrigation, and he has made great use of them this year…

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      [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, High Tech Gadgets, Wine in Numbers and more

      … are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: Which one doesn’t belong and why: a. Chardonnay, b. Sauvignon Blanc, c. Trebbiano, d. Verdejo A1: Trebbiano. The rest of the grapes are growing in Rioja and allowed to be blended with Viura in white Rioja wines. Q2: True or false: Viura is one of the 10 most planted white grapes in the world A2: True. According…

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      Weekly Wine Quiz #114: Grape Trivia – Viura / Macabeo

      …: Viura is one of the 10 most planted white grapes in the world Q3: Wine Spectator calls wines rated in 95-100 range Classic (the highest and the most prestigious category). True or False: there are no Viura/Macabeo-based wines rated in the Classic category Q4: Which grape is missing: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Malvasia, …, Xarel-lo Q5: Fill the gaps…

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      Malbec

      … in the United States , Chile , Switzerland , northern Italy , Australia , New Zealand , South America , Bolivia , Mexico and Israel . Worldwide Malbec now has 34,000 hectares under cultivation 71.5% Argentina 19.5% France 3% Chile 2% USA 4% Others Malbec produces fragrant, rich in tannin and strong purplish red colored wines. These wines are known…

      6 readers - By Sommblog

      Weekly Wine Quiz #113: Grape Trivia – Pinot Blanc

      …Pinot Blanc Grapes. Source: Wikipedia The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine. There are no embarrassing answers – the most embarrassing…

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      Tasting for Terroir in Cold Climates

      … Region” tasting sponsored by the Northern Grape Project and coordinated by the University of Vermont Grape Program and the Cornell Enology Extension Lab. Several flights of experimental wines were lined up to include five grape varieties sourced from five different sites, tested with several selections of yeast during fermentation. As far as we know…

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