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    Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

    The next LCBO Vintages release will be on shelves this Saturday, September 27. The main focus of this release is titled "Breaking Ground" and highlights top wines from 11 pioneers from the world of wine. The mini-feature of this release is on wines from Portugal. Of the eight wines from Portugal, just one made my list of wine picks.

    7 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

    The Primum Familiae Vini are an association of top European wine domaines, and we were treated to a tasting of some of their wines, presented by Christophe Brunet, wine ambassador of the PVF and Fiona Beckett, food and wine journalist. They were providing the chat, with Fiona’s brief being suggesting suitable pairings for the wines. She did really well: it’s not a task I’d envy.

    4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Graham’s Vintage Port 1983

      Just Grapes - - 4 readers - Soon I will be off to Portugal for a sponsored press trip exploring Porto and the Douro Valley. Portugal is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now, so the trip should prove to be quite exciting. In anticipation of the trip, I opened a bottle from one of my favourite port producers, Graham’s.

      A Grant Eddie Retrospective

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 3 readers - The Grant and the Eddie of Grant Eddie Winery in North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, are Grant Ramey and Edward Shulten. Their label was called Ramey Shulten until a letter came from the well-known Ramey Wine Cellars in Sonoma County that said, in essence, “Oh no, boys, you’re treading on our trademark.” That’s when the brand became Grant Eddie.

      Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

      WineFashionista - - 1 readers - “Handcrafted” has become such a buzzword in the wine industry that it’s almost meaningless, superfluous. But not at BoaVentura de Caires, the Livermore Valley winery owned by Brett Caires. His operation is truly handcrafted. Brett planted the vineyards and renovated the horse corral that’s now his winery and tasting room almost wood plank by wood plank.

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      A Grant Eddie Retrospective

      …, fresh, lithe; very pure and intense; blackberries, blueberries, black currants with a vein of poignant graphite minerality; perfectly managed tannins for framing and foundation, a little austere on the finish. Try from 2015 or ’16 through 2020 to ’22. Excellent. About $27. Zinfandel 2007. 13.5% alc. Whitman’s Mountain Vineyard. dark ruby…

      3 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Graham’s Vintage Port 1983

      …Soon I will be off to Portugal for a sponsored press trip exploring Porto and the Douro Valley. Portugal is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now, so the trip should prove to be quite exciting. In anticipation of the trip, I opened a bottle from one of my favourite port producers, Graham’s. Graham’s is now part…

      4 readers - By Just Grapes

      Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

      … Dow’s Vintage Port 2000 Douro, Portugal Ripe, sweet and dense with nice leather and herb complexity. Beginning to develop interesting complexity. Still tannic with direct fruit beginning to turn mellow at the edges. Grippy, fresh and detailed with lots of potential. Warm, spicy and intense. 94/100 …

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

      …. He recently catered an auction dinner for a neighboring winery, and he cooks for some of his wine club events. Talk about multitalented. Thanks to his Portuguese grandparents Brett grew up around wine. “My grandmother would cook lunch and you’d always have a glass of milk and some apricot brandy or port.” While most of his wines are Cabernet…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista

      Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

      … White Wine: HENRY OF PELHAM ESTATE RIESLING 2012 - VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#557165) (M) - $17.95 BABICH BLACK LABEL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 - Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand (#009142) (XD) - $17.95 LAWSON’S DRY HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 - Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand (#214460) (XD) - $18.95 DEU LA DEU…

      7 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      View of Vila Nova De Gaia

      … – this is a panorama combining 4 shots – and a hasty return to the hotel. Via Nova de Gaia is on the south side of the river, Oporto to the north, which always confuses me as I have it stuck that they are the other way around. So this is looking south towards the Port Houses lining the riverbank and creeping up the hillsides. You can just make out Grahams…

      5 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

      … winner Philippe Remond Château Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France This is sensational. Honeyed crystalline fruits with caramel richness and some toast. Complex smoky apricots with orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper spiciness. Complex and complete. 95/100 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003 Douro, Portugal Quite amazing, with dense…

      8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Ladies, This Port's For You

      … serious, acid-threaded reds. But even if as we try not to get ahead of ourselves, every Port lover begins to squirm with the anticipation of the first frost. All the signs are present: we are now entering Port season. Let us rejoice. And with that as a lengthy preamble, a plea for the ladies... The archetypal Port drinker persona clings to wine culture…

      5 readers - By Winethropology