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    D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

    It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me bac ...

    6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

    Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

    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.

    6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Game of Rhône’s

      Boozehoundz - - 2 readers - Americans blithely toss off the word ‘Rhone’ as if it has some profound meaning to them. Hold on to your French-English dictionary. The Rhône Valley in Southern France is specifically what they are referring to – actually to the grapes grown there, which are now planted everywhere and are, thankfully, gaining traction and fans in the U.S.

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

      Nova Cadamatre - - 1 readers - 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.

      Catching A New Stride

      Wine Biz Radio - - http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/170948854-winebizradio-winebizradio-20141006.m4a Kaz, Randy and X talk about losin ...

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      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      … It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all…

      6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      Game of Rhône’s

      … days people talk about ‘GSM blends’ and these three initials are cool, hip and easy identifiers, standing for Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre blended together, but not necessarily in that order. So there’s this group called the Rhone Rangers who are producers who either specifically focus on these wines, or have them in their larger portfolio…

      2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      The Tireless Trio’s Triumphant Turnaround

      … Kaz, Randy and X are baaaack! In the first of the post-radio episodes, we *completely* ignore all sensible radio clock formats and just keep on going. Seriously, we need a clock. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make it possible!!patreon.com/winebizradio…

      5 readers - By Wine Biz Radio

      Catching A New Stride

      … http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/170948854-winebizradio-winebizradio-20141006.m4a Kaz, Randy and X talk about losing one’s mobile phone in New York City, among other things. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make all of this possible!! patreon.com/winebizradio…

      By Wine Biz Radio

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      … 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…

      6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

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

      … high brix harvest that I had feared. Flavor concentration still looks good so that is a blessing. I couldn’t help but think about anyone doing dessert wines because I bet this year would be stellar for botrytis and combined with the ripe fruit concentration that was reached before the rain, it has the potential to be a fantastic year for desserts…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Wine Reviews

      … This heat wave have sapped tBoW’s strength. It is all we can do to pull corks and take notes. Nowatisane? So here they are. Fortunately, all wines tasted were deliciously notable. 2011 Regusci Chardonnay Stags Leap District Mary’s Cuvee $40 online: The power of an AVA in full glory! Stags Leap baby. Regusci is about as down home as it gets…

      11 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Hourglass Tasting

      … The Merlot opens up with aromas of stewed fruits and pencil shavings. The tannins are extremely mild, leading to a soft but long finish. Outstanding with a veal chop seasoned with Herbes de Provence. 2012 Blueline Estate Malbec Napa Valley/Calistoga 75% Malbec, 25% Petit Verdot $75/750ml bottle This is a great Bordeaux blend of two grapes that you don't…

      2 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      … My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014 With September, comes the new season of tasting wines which have arrived in British Columbia, through the IVSA. There can always be found wines from every corner of the world, and also beer and spirits too. My wine picks come from across the world, and I hope you have a chance to try them…

      6 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      As Predicted...

      … As much as I love/hate to say I told you so, I did. A couple of weeks ago I (unsympathetically) forecasted one effect of the earthquake in Napa: "...a predictable flood of cutesie "Shaken, not stirred" one-off labels coming to market soon to commemorate the occasion." To wit: Matthiasson's Quake Cuvee. A $48/bottle wine made from purchased juice. To be fair, it's not all hard hat parties and self-congratulatory fund raising. There's harvest happening. Right now. …

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

      … / September 13, 2014 / TrevR / Harvest 2014 Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics Earlier this summer we told you about St. Helena’s Cairdean Estate from proprietors Edwin and Stacia Williams. We recently caught up with Edwin to get a general update on harvest and a few specific details on the Acquaintance Vineyard…

      5 readers - By The Cork Board

      Vinography Images: Swift Work

      … Pre-Order My Book! A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more. Follow Me On: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard Most Recent Entries Vinography Images: Swift Work Social Media Answers the Question: Where Did Australian Wine Go Wrong Hourglass, Napa Valley: Current and Upcoming…

      5 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Wine IRL

      …, lemon and pineapple with a crisp finish. The Chappellet Chardonnay is made by Phillip Titus with grapes from Carneros, the coolest region in Napa. It has aromas of smoky oak, apple and pear with a medium plus acidity and a full body. We tasted the Chappellet side by side with the Lloyd Chardonnay that is also made with grapes from Carneros…

      4 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal

      … Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company Chapter 7 bankruptcy is stumbling towards complete liquidation via…

      7 readers - By Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight
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