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    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

    15 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: This Italian wine, made out of the Muscat of Alexandria grapes (which has a diffe ...

    10 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Tales From: Estate 1856, Dry Creek Valley

      the drunken cyclist - - 7 readers - I pulled into the driveway where the only sign along the Dry Creek road read “Tzabaco Vineyards” with no mention of “Estate 1856″–my afternoon appointment. Moments after pulling in, I was greeted by Janice Schmidt, the wine maker half of the Estate 1856 team–her husband, Brian, farms the land. A quick primer on the names.

      Camas Prairie Winery NV Strawberry Mead, Idaho, $14

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Camas Prairie Winery NV Strawberry Mead, Idaho, $14 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Best Buy! Jeremy and Heidi Ritter continue the tradition of this winery’s long history with award-winning meads, which all start with 12 gallons of star thistle honey in the Palouse. The addition of 15 gallons of strawberries to the honey wine makes for inviting, luscious and deliciou ...

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitation ...

      Westport Winery NV Skookumchuck Sweet Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $25

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Westport Winery NV Skookumchuck Sweet Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Dana Roberts creates a number of off-dry wines that incorporate juice from fruit other than grape, but this sweet red is all vinifera in its blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Muscat.

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      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      … blanc (whites). Little known in the world of fine wine, these so-called French-American hybrid grape varieties have the advantage of being robust, but do not match the Vitis vinifera varieties – like Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir – for elegance and refinement. Vitis vinifera varieties dominate worldwide wine consumption, but there…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      The Italian Wine Club Giordano Wines – Explore the World of Wine

      …The Italian Wine Club from Giordano Wines Offers Great Values for Wine Explorers Over the past few episodes on Bacchus and Beery Wine Radio, Donna and I have been talking about getting bold and adventurous with your wine choices. That may mean trying a new variety, label or trying wines from a different country or region. Wines from Europe can…

      1 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

      DAWA 2014 results: India wins historic first International Trophy as full results released

      …. Vice-chairs were Gerard Basset MS MW OBE, Decanter columnist Andrew Jefford, Shinya Tasaki and CH’NG Poh Tiong. Australia led the way with a total of 536 wine entries, winning 4 Internationals, 2 Regionals and 28 Golds. Italy followed with 481, 318 from France (including 85 from Bordeaux and 75 from Champagne) and 223 from Spain, from which one…

      2 readers - By Decanter

      Summing Up Two Trade Tastings - 120 Wines Tasted - Part III

      … of flowers and sweet lemons and a dry, long, finely tuned taste (~90p). The NV Blanc de Blancs has a Deep nose with notes of bread and lemon cream and a tight, focused taste. Very, very good (~91p). Moving up the quality ladder, the 2006 Blanc de Blancs reeks of elegance and intensity while the taste is crisp, cool and concentrated (~92p). On the same…

      3 readers - By Barolista

      Hambledon Classic Cuvee, a brilliant new English sparkling wine

      …, and it’s a really impressive sparkling wine. More, and presumably even better, is to come in the future. Hambledon Vineyards Classic Cuvee NV Hampshire, England 12% alcohol. Taut and quite complex with ripe apples, citrus, pear and even some fig, with a bit of creaminess. The palate is crisp and bright with high acidity clamping down on the fruit…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      A Bottle Of Bubbly - NV La Vida Al Camp

      …Not a Champagne this time, but a Cava. This was a tasting sample from Mondowine. NV La Vida al Camp, La Vida al Camp The nose is light, fresh and steely with notes of grapefruit, birch sap, nuts and salty minerals. Not that deep but with a fine stringency. Very good. The taste is tight, light and cool with notes of grapefruit, stale nuts, slate…

      3 readers - By Barolista

      Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26

      … Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26 By Great Northwest Wine on October 19, 2014 Two years ago, Sky River Meadery moved to Woodinville from its longtime home along Highway 2 in Monroe so these wines are receiving more attention than ever before. And this product of golden honey — aged in Dry Fly whiskey barrels — ranks…

      7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Westport Winery NV Skookumchuck Sweet Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $25

      … with very fruit-forward aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, peach and green apple candy, backed by cardamom and nutmeg. The drink is indeed sweet at 7 percent residual sugar, and it carries a bit of viscosity amid the flavors of raspberry jam, cherry pie filling and blueberry. Yet, there’s some balance in the ample acidity and rewarding tannins…

      7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Champagne Chronicles – Day 4

      … usally a tasting of this kind every Saturday, and they definitely were to my taste. The production volume is quite low, so they probably won’t be too easy to find in most markets, but they’re definitely worth grabbing if you come across them. We tasted the following wines: NV Bereche et Fils Champagne Brut Réserve NV Bereche et Fils Chardonnay…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Camas Prairie Winery NV Strawberry Mead, Idaho, $14

      …Camas Prairie Winery NV Strawberry Mead, Idaho, $14 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Best Buy! Jeremy and Heidi Ritter continue the tradition of this winery’s long history with award-winning meads, which all start with 12 gallons of star thistle honey in the Palouse. The addition of 15 gallons of strawberries to the honey wine makes…

      7 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Top Champagne Tasting of 2014

      … freshness & piercing power! @mastersofwine SF pic.twitter.com/YQdkcCba45 — Gary Iron Chevsky (@IronChevsky) September 30, 2014 Krug (NV) - always good, clean & serious, especially w/ age! @mastersofwine SF pic.twitter.com/LcbT4RwPlh — Gary Iron Chevsky (@IronChevsky) September 30, 2014 Another note on Krug - though vintage Krug…

      1 readers - By Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon won best of show. This year, the 2012 vintage of that wine won another gold medal. Idaho wineries show well Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr own Cinder Wines in Garden City, Idaho. They are holding their daughter, Charli. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Two Idaho wineries won six gold medals between them…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      What We Have Been Drinking—10/15/2014

      … high quality sparklers at this price point (yes, I know there are some, but not many), I am going to continue to lean toward Alsace and the Loire to quench my thirst for bubbles (full disclosure: that was a bit of a lie—I will always have some Crémant in the cellar no matter what the domestic situation—come on, I am a French wine snob!). Great…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist
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