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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

    … and parts of Santa Barbara and many other areas. Some of the excellent wines I sampled included Kale Wines from Napa with their 2013 Grenache Rose’ ($22) and 2010 Alder Springs Syrah ($45); to Kita Wines from Santa Barbara and their 2011 Syrah ($32), and an exciting new player, Guyomar WineCellars out of the Paso Robles region. Most of life is pretty…

    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

    … really can’t stand running. I much prefer dancing, Pilates, Yoga, or even biking to running. However, if I want to push myself I can’t stick with the easy stuff. I have to motivate myself to do it. Unfortunately my training has been hindered by an fateful run in with a tick sometime last month and fighting the resulting infection that may potentially…

    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

    … Napa Valley/Calistoga 83% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot $135/750ml bottle The price might seem high for a Cabernet Franc but it will show you just how expressive this tiny grape can be. It is rich and dark with a pronounced cassis flavor. A sniff yields touches of black pepper, chocolate, and leather. The tannins are firm but not overbearing and again, it is one that will only improve with proper aging. Highly recommended. Note: These wines were provided as samples for review. …

    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…

    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

    … Releases Drought Problems? Just Have an Earthquake Vinography Images: Just One Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 1, 2014 Earthquake Rattles Napa Harvest NIMBY Versus Vineyard in Malibu Vinography Images: Precious Droplets MORIC: The Apogee of Blaufränkisch Favorite Posts From the Archives Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives…

    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

    … to Wine Executive News now, and get the rest of this original article along with everything else on the site every day, including original documents, spreadsheets,and source materials for just $24.99 per month Or $189 per year. IMPORTANT NOTE: Subscribers never, ever pay a higher rate — regardless of price increases — for as long…

    7 readers - By Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight
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