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

    The post Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. [Reproduced with permission] Texas Wine: the Conundrum for Media and Sommeliers Introduction After growing grapes for 34 years (in 8 vineyards with 43 varieties), one of t...

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    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...

    12 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Taplin Cellars

      Grapelines - - 8 readers - A look at California’s Taplin Cellars.   By Lou Marmon   Gazette Newspapers  June 2014   Taplin Cellars is a Napa winery with bicoastal roots. A great-great grandfather of the present-day owners moved his dairy far...

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      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…

      6 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

      Casa Nuestra – A ‘Kid’-Friendly Winery

      …Casa Nuestra is a kid-friendly winery located off the main strip in Napa and is well worth the 10-15 minute drive from the other wineries to visit. Upon arrival, the first thing you’ll notice is the Adirondack style chairs set beneath tall, shady trees. Beyond this relaxing scene are two … Related posts: Earth & Taste-Friendly: Parducci Wine Bennet Lane Winery: Release Party Truett Hurst Barrel Tasting …

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

      … The post Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. [Reproduced with permission] Texas Wine: the Conundrum for Media and Sommeliers Introduction After growing grapes for 34 years (in 8 vineyards with 43 varieties), one of the things I find most difficult to accept as I become a cranky old man…

      15 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Napa for Normal People

      … Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog  Napa for Normal People© by. L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Is Napa for normal people? Or for just the rarified – those willing to dole out $20+ tasting fees to sample $100+ bottles of wine in multi-million dollar facilities owned by multi-billion dollar…

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      Taplin Cellars

      … A look at California’s Taplin Cellars.   By Lou Marmon   Gazette Newspapers  June 2014   Taplin Cellars is a Napa winery with bicoastal roots. A great-great grandfather of the present-day owners moved his dairy farming family from Vermont to San Francisco in the mid-1800s. They eventually found their way to the Napa Valley where…

      8 readers - By Grapelines

      When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

      … It was a beautiful summer’s day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about […] The post When the Dust turns…

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      A Visit to Keever Vineyards

      …A Visit to Keever Vineyards I was first introduced to Keever Vineyards by a gentleman named Chilli Davis at a wine tasting in Scottsdale, Arizona and was immediately hooked, the wine was incredible.  This past June while visiting Napa for the Taste of Howell Mountain Christine Piccin with Mackenzie Agency (PR) was kind enough to […]…

      5 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Mike Dunn on Petite Sirah

      …Mike Dunn on Petite Sirah On my recent trip to Napa Valley for the 19th annual Taste of Howell Mountain I had a chance to visit Dunn Vineyards and Retro Cellars up on Howell Mountain.  After a tour of the vineyard and cave led by Kara Dunn I got to sit down and try out […]…

      6 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal