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    Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda

    We were guests of Palm Bay on this exciting journey through Italy ...

    10 readers - By Winehooch

    Tannins

    I hope you are up for a little science today! It’s wine science.

    8 readers - By WineDineDIY

      2014 Washington wine grape harvest begins hot, fast

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - A wall of Pinot Gris grapes and juice drop from a bin into crush equipment Sunday at Barnard Griffin in Richland, Wash. The Washington wine grape harvest is now getting into full swing. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington’s wine grape harvest is getting off to another fast start. On Sunday morning, Barnard Griffin brought in 24.

      Weekly Wine Quiz #111: Grape Trivia – Grüner Veltliner

      Talk-A-Vino - - 3 readers - Grüner Veltliner 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.

      2014 Washington wine grape harvest begins

      Great Northwest Wine - - 2 readers - Paul Champoux, owner of Champoux Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, harvested three bins of Marquette, a red grape variety he planted three years ago. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington’s 2014 wine grape harvest is under way. Paul Champoux, one of Washington’s top grape growers, led off the state’s harvest season by bringing in 1.6 tons of Marquette.

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      2014 Washington wine grape harvest begins hot, fast

      …A wall of Pinot Gris grapes and juice drop from a bin into crush equipment Sunday at Barnard Griffin in Richland, Wash. The Washington wine grape harvest is now getting into full swing. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington’s wine grape harvest is getting off to another fast start. On Sunday morning, Barnard…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Weekly Wine Quiz #111: Grape Trivia – Grüner Veltliner

      …Grüner Veltliner 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…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      2014 Washington wine grape harvest begins

      …Paul Champoux, owner of Champoux Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, harvested three bins of Marquette, a red grape variety he planted three years ago. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington’s 2014 wine grape harvest is under way. Paul Champoux, one of Washington’s top grape growers, led off the state’s harvest…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Harvest 2014, Week 3 – To Kalon I Block

      …I was walking vineyards this morning but it was a little like walking into a time machine. Instead of highly manicured, neat rows, I was trudging through a jungle-like atmosphere. The vines surrounding me are grisly and ancient with long twisting arms swirling like frozen maelstroms. The fruit is hidden beneath umbrella-like canopies, some green…

      By Nova Cadamatre

      Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage

      … Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Sagemoor Vineyards are crushed at Barnard Griffin winery in Richland to kick off the 2012 harvest. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Expect another record year for the Washington wine industry when the 2014 harvest is completed. Last year’s record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely…

      7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Week 2- How to Decide When to Pick Pinot Noir

      …Up until late last week Brix were climbing rapidly. Then in the middle of the week we had some showers come through which has slowed the progression. We’ve now had foggy mornings and cool nights returning, finally! While at the beginning of last week it seemed certain that Pinot Noir would come in late…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Tannins

      … beach tan? Not really, but I think tannins are pretty sexy in their own right, as they help create the complexity and balance of wine. Here’s a simple breakdown.  Tannins are a natural compound contained in many plants, including grapevines.  They are extracted from grape skins, seeds and stems, and the strength of the tannin increases as the grape…

      8 readers - By WineDineDIY

      Sipping through Italy: Fontanafredda

      … We were guests of Palm Bay on this exciting journey through Italy. After four days of wandering Rome and Milan, we finally met up with the rest of the South Florida group as they arrived thirsty from their overnight flight from the states. A relaxing bus ride through the northern part of Italy landed us in Alba, within the region of Piedmont…

      10 readers - By Winehooch

      Discovering Pinot Noir Beyond Burgundy

      … country in the far south west of France. Here the mountains reach up to 2000ft above sea level as they rise to form the Pyrenees. At this altitude Burgundy’s signature red grape, Pinot Noir, has found a second home. This is a grape that likes cool climates and light soils. Flourishing amidst this elevated terroir; warmed by the Mediterranean sun…

      4 readers - By Bordeaux Undiscovered