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    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

    15 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

    Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price

    Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price 365 Chianti with tortellini. 365 Chianti 2011, Italy Cost: $7.99 What: With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I’d check out their wine offerings. I was impressed. There are plenty of high end wines for special dinners, but they also have many good wines at the low end of the price scale, including some at $2.99.

    8 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      The Best Box Wines - Vinchio-Vaglio Serra Piemonte Barbera 2012

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - The first selection in our series on boxed wine! A True Bulk Buy! This post brought to you by: Get the Chateau Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010 for just $18.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 100% Barbera from Piedmont, Italy. Available for as low as $16 for a 3L bottle. From the importer: "This wine is an entry level Barbera from Vinchio Vaglio Serra, a winery k ...

      Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic of P ...

      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      Decanter - - 8 readers - Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

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      Halloween, Wine and Ghost Stories

      … Halloween is celebrated in the US, not so much in the Piedmont region of Italy. On the other hand, several castles in the Piedmont region offer some scary tales to tell. In Virginia, Pearmund Cellars is offering some Halloween fun. Stop by for a SPELL on Halloween Weekend. (Friday & Saturday) Pick your poison, red or white. Don’t forget…

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      Travels in Sicily - Cantine Pellegrino

      …. A white variety called Grillo, which is used in making Marsala, yields surprisingly fresh and crisp whites. There is no Grillo listed by the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (some private stores have various examples). The LDB, however, lists Pinot Grigio from Sicily. Even if Pinot Grigio is easier to sell than Grillo, it is absurd to list that varietal from Sicily when far better ones come from northern Italy. …

      By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

      A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

      …: Bonnie Doon Red & White wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA Benzinger Family Winery Red & White wines from Sonoma, CA Bonterra Vineyards by Fetzer Winery Red wines from Mendocino County, CA Michel Chapoutier Red & White wines from the Rhône Valley, France Nicolas Joly White wines from the Loire Valley, France –one…

      2 readers - By Wine Folly

      Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

      … was no sparkling wine production in Trentino and there was no Chardonnay, so he was a great pioneer because he started the Trento DOC production and he was the first one to spread Chardonnay in the Italian market. He studied enology in Trentino and then he moved to Montpellier in France where he studied and even went to Germany in Geisenheim…

      By Texas Wine Lover

      John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

      … John Duval, left, of Penfolds Grange fame, relies on Yakima Valley grower Dick Boushey to produce much of the Syrah he makes under the Sequel brand for Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Long Shadows Vintners) WALLA WALLA, Wash. — It took 32 hours of travel for Australian winemaker John Duval to reach Walla Walla…

      By Great Northwest Wine

      2012 Collazzi Libertà & 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva

      … unrelated wines, but these are often linked by importer or distributor, or sometimes by grape or style. Thus the pairing shown here of two hearty reds in the $20 range. 2012 Collazzi Libertà Toscana IGT 55% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 15% Sangiovese $24, 14% abv. Syrah and Sangiovese really dominate with the Merlot playing a surprisingly background role. Big…

      By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Gervasi Vineyard: A Little Tract of Italy in Ohio

      … Can’t make that trip to Italy this year? For wine enthusiasts in the United States, Italy may be a little closer than you think. If you can make it to Canton, Ohio, that is. Make the trip, because you’re in for a treat. Gervasi Vineyard is like a little tract of Italy nestled in the northeast corner of The Buckeye State. Stay for a weekend…

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      Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

      … drive through twisting country roads as well as a short blast down the motorway. I opted for this Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi in California. I like Zinfandel and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This one is made by the Scotto family, and their marketing department is keen for you to know that their ancestors made wine in Italy before heading…

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

      Wine Enthusiast Names New York "Wine Region of the Year!"

      … together on many fronts to improve the quality of our grapes and wines, grow our industry, and market the products. We're the 30-year overnight success." The other nominees for the Wine Region of the Year were Champagne, France; Chianti Classico, Italy; Sonoma Coast, California; and Red Mountain, Washington. In the Winery of the Year category, Long…

      By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Amarone – Amoré…Cantina Di Negrar 2010 DOCG

      … (appassimento) which concentrates the flavour and sugars which results in a high alcohol content – usually over a 15% and significant (for a dry red wine) residual sugar. Cantina Di Negrar‘s Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010 weighs in at 15.5% ABV. and has 8 grams/litre of residual sugar. This is a full bodied wine to be savoured slowly…

      By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape

      2010 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso

      … Variety: 65% Sangiovese; 15% Sagrantino; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot Region: San Marco – Italy Cost: $22 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Deep ruby red with purple tints. The bouquet abounds in fruits of the forest, cherries and plums and enjoyable toasted aromas. In the mouth it is generous, warm, and beautifully balanced. Pair with flavoursome…

      By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      PARACOMBE ROCKS BESIDE THE GORGE

      …; screw cap; 92 points Droggy's was the first Adelaide Hills Sauvignon blanc that really slew me. It's always better than most of its local rivals, and more delicate and rosy than the savagely grassy buggers from Niew Zillun and the rest of the Adelaide Hills. This one's exemplary: musk and roses and lime pith ooze up with comforting confection…

      By Philip White/ drinkster

      This Wine Has Three Cats On The Label And It’s Awesome

      … in Seattle; excellent, do go there.) And it’s good. (Duh, like he’d hype it just for the felines.) Naturally, I needed to find out how good. So this scene played out when I stopped by for dinner: Me: “Hi, I’m looking for a red wine from Italy and, uh, it has cats on the label.” Server: “Uhhhhh…I’ll have to ask someone about that.” [Backs away…

      2 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 29–November 1, 2014

      …, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 6-8 PM. World of Wine: Santa Cruz Mountains, California. One-hour seminar with a tasting of two or more wines. $15 per person. Seating is limited. Thursday, October 30 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. New Wines You Will Love: 1. 2013 Chateau Suau Bordeaux Blanc – France, 2. 2010 Boccadigabbia…

      1 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines
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