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    Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

    The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

    8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Looking Beyond Local #MWWC12 Troon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Applegate Valley, Oregon 2008

    We in the West with more money than sense have made religion out of things local. Like buying indulgences, that carrot at your farmer’s market or grandma’s un-labeled jam make us feel like we have done our part. Delicious or dangerous, buying local frees us of our carbon-footprint guilt. Yes, directing money back into the native economy slices out the middle-person.

    7 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 6 readers - Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs, stinkbugs — yep, we get those too.

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink Local Wine (DLW), an organizati ...

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 5 readers - Alphonse Dotson & Martha Cervantes & their Something Red Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste.

      Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 5 readers - In her Financial Times column and on her website this week, Jancis Robinson describes how Tempranillo has in the last 25 years or so become the third-most planted grape in the world, in terms of acreage, after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It even now beats out Airén, the white grape of Spanish brandy. And yet Tempranillo is essentially “a one-country grape,” Robinson says.

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      Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

      … Du Bois, he said, “A good slow, cold fermentation works best; something around 50-55 F that takes 2-3 weeks to complete. Then, make sure that finished wine has a good sugar acid balance.” Jack Palacios & John Greene – The grapes for John’s gold medal, Grand Champion Syrah was grown in the Palacios family vineyard in Brenham, Texas. John…

      3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      … Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas…

      6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      … The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself. Since…

      8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … short getting this nation wine luminary on the panel. But, I wanted to see if he would be willing to be a member of the panel joining Austin master sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie, and local advanced sommelier June Rodil. The only problem was…I did not have Ray’s contact info. 2013 Austin F&W Festival Texas Wine Panelists (Photo credit…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

      … In her Financial Times column and on her website this week, Jancis Robinson describes how Tempranillo has in the last 25 years or so become the third-most planted grape in the world, in terms of acreage, after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It even now beats out Airén, the white grape of Spanish brandy. And yet Tempranillo is essentially…

      5 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      … Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      … On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go. So I opened…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked

      2014 Drink Local Wine Week: Starting October 12

      …Drink Local Wine (DLW), the organization whose goal is to bring greater attention to regional wines, announces that the seventh annual Drink Local Wine Week (formally Regional Wine Week) will take place the week of October 12, 2014. The members of DLW encourage all North American wine critics, bloggers, and broadcasters to participate…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      … tasting Dotson~Cervantes 2008 Something Red. First. I knew at the start that spicy Mexican food wasn’t going to be the best match for this “near-late-harvest-big-boy” wine. Alcohol and spicy chili is no heavenly pairing. Secondly, I know that even the best of wines can go wrong if stored in barrel or tank too long. But, as Alphonse said, “You know…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

      …Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual Austin County Wine Show and noncommercial…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Kerrville 2014: They really like Texas wine

      …Rosanne Palacios rose to her feet, took a breath, and then slowly and carefully, in front of the hundred or so people in the audience, said: “I”m a recovering Texas wine snob.” The crowd cheered and there was even a ripple of applause. “Five years ago,” said Palacios, a hospital development director in Laredo, “I thought all Texas was wine…

      6 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon
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