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    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. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: This Italian wine, made out of the Muscat of Alexandria grapes (which has a diffe ...

    10 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    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.

    7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Cedro Do Noval 2009: A Touch Of The Rhône In Portugal

      The Passionate Foodie - - 7 readers - If you know the winery Quinta do Noval, you probably are familiar with their iconic Ports but did you also know they make table wines as well? Dating back to 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest Port houses and has been a pioneer in Port production in several different aspects. They were also one of the first producers to experiment with Rhône varietals, such as Syrah.

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      Nova Cadamatre - - 6 readers - Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my belief that the season is coming to a close.

      Catch the Crush a Yakima Valley harvest tradition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 5 readers - 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.

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      Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

      …RBuchanan photo: View south over Okanagan Lake toward Summerland, Naramata and Peachland as autumn arrives. Lately when it comes to my personal blog, I’ve been following the first half of Ernest Hemingway’s advice well. However, I’ve not been delivering so much on the second part of his advice to “Live it up so you can write it down.” In autumn…

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      Cedro Do Noval 2009: A Touch Of The Rhône In Portugal

      … If you know the winery Quinta do Noval, you probably are familiar with their iconic Ports but did you also know they make table wines as well? Dating back to 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest Port houses and has been a pioneer in Port production in several different aspects. They were also one of the first producers to experiment…

      7 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      … extremely hard to extract what color and flavors are in the skins. Maybe that is a result of the drought. Maybe the skins are thicker and harder due to the lack of water. However, this was not the case last year which was also a drought year. Quality looks good. We are just having to work harder to keep it than in 2013. It also seems to be a year of slow…

      6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      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…

      7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ 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…

      5 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      How to Make Grape Juice

      …I almost titled this post “If I Never See a Grape Again….” Grapes are tiny and time consuming and when you have nearly 15 gallons of them you should carve out a couple of weeks for the preserving process. You may recall that my buckets looked like this after all the vines were picked: Bucket by bucket I dumped my harvest into the kitchen sink…

      2 readers - By Michelle Leonardson/ WineDineDIY

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      …The Wines of Uruguay 2nd Annual U.S. Trade Tour was an excellent opportunity to sample and learn about a wide range of Uruguayan wines which are currently being exported to the U.S., though all are not yet available in Massachusetts. At this event, there were 16 wineries, pouring a total of over 80 wines, including Sparkling, Rosé, White, Red…

      1 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

      … answers – the most embarrassing thing is not giving it a try… Welcome to your new wine quiz! We are continuing our grape trivia series, and today’s subject is the grape called Muscat. Going through The Wine Century Club journey, I always make an effort to figure out if the seemingly new grape is actually not a localized name for the grape which I…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      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…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      …, she has 75 percent of her grapes brought in and should have most of the rest of her fruit in the cellar by next week. In most vintages, she would be starting harvest next week, she said. This was a similar story elsewhere in the Willamette Valley. Gary Horner, head winemaker for Erath Winery in the Dundee Hills, brought in Pinot Noir last week from…

      7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
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