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    4th Annual Harvest Festival - A taste of Napa with the Mexican American Vintner Association

    Mexico is a fascinating wine region.  @lusciouslushes and I had so much fun researching and presenting for the IWINETC conference (slideshare here:  Surprise!  Mexico is a region that  has been producing wine since the 1800's.

    16 readers - By Brix Chicks

    Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part II of II

    The post Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part II of II appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. [Reproduced with permission] Previously Welcome to Part II of the series on hot-climate wine production. Part I stated that 70%+ of the issues with heat can be mitigated by humans.

    12 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      Vinopanion - - 9 readers - The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US, they think of the name “Chandon.

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      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

      Friday Favorites – Travel edition (Neskowin, Oregon)

      … with some melon, apple, apricot, and a touch of banana. It was like a tropical drink you’d expect at the beach, without all the sugar, and much more light and refreshing. We sipped it on the deck overlooking the ocean while the tots napped, but it would be equally great with light salads or brunch with friends. 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      BBQ Corner (part 11) — Dry-Aged Beef and Wine Pairing

      … that balanced out the sweet and acidic salad? This is definitely a wine that needs a cut of meat like this to balance everything out. What about the Cab? 2009 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon Mission Ridge Vineyard Napa Valley, California 14.5% abv | $60 (media sample) Volta is a boutique producer of single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley…

      4 readers - By Vindulge

      Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

      … It’s been a long time since I’ve made it over the hill to attend a Women for WineSense event, but this might be the one I’m going to do. I was just invited by Marcia Macomber, and I had to write this Email of interest, but the caveat is great at this time. Not sure […] The post Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense appeared first…

      5 readers - By Wine Blog

      Meritage blending – Franciscan Magnificat $50

      …Napa Valley I just came out of a local wine shop after attending a great seminar on Meritage and Bordeaux wine blending. This was excellent to understand “Meritage”, it’s history, guidelines for varietals and how closely related it is to a Bordeaux blend. It brought me a greater appreciation to the wine makers, working to create that perfect blend for all of us to enjoy.  Wine blending is…

      1 readers - By Simple Wine Talk

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      … The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US…

      9 readers - By Vinopanion

      Sock It To Me!

      … Imagine drinking some of Napa’s best Cabernet Sauvignon without spending a small fortune. “Liar,” you say to me. Not so. Punch Vineyardsis a unique animal – they source their Cabernet from various vineyards from Napa, even Sonoma and elsewhere if need be, to craft an excellent wine without the overhead and costs of having…

      1 readers - By Boozehoundz

      Stark Insider TV: The Art of Hall Wines (It’s out of this world!)

      … In this Stark Insider segment, Loni Stark visits Hall wines during the annual Napa Valley Festival del Sole. Kathryn and Craig Hall give her a tour of their art collection. But on this evening there’s a surprise or two. Talk about an out-of-body experience! In this episode of Stark Insider TV I tour the grounds of Hall Wines in Napa. The art…

      3 readers - By Stark Insider

      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

      Exploring Cabernet Franc — Cornerstone Cellars

      … of the outstanding wines of Cornerstone.  This was last fall when Craig was visiting Oregon for the Wine Tourism Conference.  A few months later I had the chance to visit his tasting room while on a trip to Napa.  And I’m so glad I did. During that visit last February I tasted the lineup of Cornerstones wines in their comfortable and unpretentious…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      Lesson in Winemaking from a Grizzly Bear?

      …An Unlikely Lesson in Winemaking from a Grizzly Bear For the First Time Ever, the Sophisticated, Lumbering Icon of Punch Vineyards Opens Up to the Media. Grizzly bears are sadly few and far between these days – not an animal most of us are likely to encounter from day to day. What’s rarer than a grizzly…

      9 readers - By Uncorked Monthly

      Naked Vine Luxury Double Barrel -- Euclid Wines

      …Opus One. Heard of it? Maybe you only know it as a Jay-Z lyric, but Opus One helped put Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon on the world wine map. First created in 1979 as a joint venture of California’s Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild – producers of the first-growth Bordeaux of the same name. Opus…

      7 readers - By The Naked Vine: Wine Advice for the Rest of Us.™

      Stark Insider TV: Andrew Ripp Live at Robert Mondavi Winery (Video)

      … iTunes and Amazon, and writing the kind of music that can only come from someone who’s been there, done that. On this sunny late afternoon at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, he’s moments away from taking the stage as the opening act for the ever radio radio Colbie Caillat (interview). Nashville may also haves something to do with his re-invention…

      2 readers - By Stark Insider

      Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part II of II

      … themselves on the climate issue. This is especially poignant in view of the summer season in Napa this year. Brief: The previous article dealt with the misconceptions and remedial techniques associated with hot-climate grape production. For 40 years, Napa marketing departments have told us their cool climate is the secret to great winemaking…

      12 readers - By Texas Wine Lover