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    [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

    Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal

    Bit of a bargain… Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal (£4.50 Asda Direct) I think of Trincadeira as being a bit li ...

    8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic ...

      Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - An all new list! This post brought to you by: Get the Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! It's time for the next update of The Reverse Wine Snob Top 10 Red Wines Under $20! In fact, we're well overdue for an update and with fall officially starting and a bit of crispness in the air, our thoughts naturally turn to red wine.

      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Oct 10 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2014 Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger.

      Cedro Do Noval 2009: A Touch Of The Rhône In Portugal

      The Passionate Foodie - - 7 readers - If you know the winery Quinta do Noval, you probably are familiar with their iconic Ports but did you also know they make table wines as well? Dating back to 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest Port houses and has been a pioneer in Port production in several different aspects. They were also one of the first producers to experiment with Rhône varietals, such as Syrah.

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      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      … I’m a chocolate lover. I’m also a fig lover. Then I took a trip to the Algarve and discovered that chocolate and fig had a love child, and its name is Alfarroba. Vacationing in the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, has its benefits; and it’s not just for the beach and the great weather. The Algarve is home to an abundant variety…

      2 readers - By Catavino

      An Excellent White from Portugal

      … An Excellent White from Portugal I have a love / hate affair with Sauvignon Blanc. The hate part started at a New Zealand tasting of Sauvignon Blancs from Cloudy Bay and Dog Point. I have a sensitive nose and the intense scent of these wines singed my nostrils; the smell of these wines was seared into my memory for days. New Zealand…

      2 readers - By Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer

      Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal

      …Bit of a bargain… Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal (£4.50 Asda Direct) I think of Trincadeira as being a bit like Carignan, and here, it gives similar peppery violet and blackcurrant notes to the sweet berry-roundness of Shiraz, with a note of vanilla making its presence felt too. B…

      8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee Offers World of Wine Wednesdays

      … Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000, is offering a special series of wines tastings called, “World of Wine Wednesdays.” This is a series of one-hour wine seminars designed to introduce you to the places responsible for some of the world's most…

      3 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

      … Chili from Peaceful Cooking Pair these dishes with a Cabernet Sauvignon. I like the 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($10). It’s a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Mourvedre. It’s easy drinking with a plum, dark cherry, and vanilla character. Hunters Stew from Simply Healthy Family…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Symington Altano Douro DOC 2011

      … [the “proportions of each vary from year to year”] Douro Portugal Bottled by Symington Family Estates 13.5% Alcohol $9 Enjoy now thru 2015 Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in organic, portugal, sustainably farmed, value and tagged red blend. Bookmark the permalink.…

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      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

      …. Review: 2013 Château les Crostes Côtes de Provence- France, Provence, Côtes de Provence SRP: $21 On the nose, I get more sweet flowers than the other wines, along with strawberries and crisp watermelon. Tang and spritz on the palate, with nervy acid. Flavors of wild strawberries, watermeln rind, slight herbal element. Deep, concentrated minerality…

      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      …. The rest of course paired beautifully, but those were two that won my heart. The dessert course however, stole the show. Domingos brought two dessert wines. One was the 2004 Moscatel de Setúbalus, which was bright and full of honey and ripe fruit. Paired with this: a Cheese Plate, Figs, and a Fresh Honeycomb, which was out of this world yum! The other…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Friday Feature Photo: Sunset over Serra da Estrela, Portugal

      …Photographer: Nuno Lemos Capture Date: December 21, 2013 Location: Serra da Estrela, Portugal About: Located in central Portugal, this gorgeous unspoiled area is a protected National Park filled with rushing rivers, deep ravines and enough wildlife to keep your binoculars at the ready. That said, if you’re a cheese lover, consider packing up your…

      3 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      Even More Good Value Wines From Portugal

      … value wine here. We’re now fully convinced that Portugal offers some incredible values. If you read through our last three blogs on the area you’ll find a list worth trying, at twice or three times the price. This is great. It also leaves a question in the back of my mind, which is “What do you get for $20-$30 or more?”. If the low end is this good…

      3 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Autumn Rain

      … of ways to appreciate the city asa tourist and local alike, to embrace the elements and appreciate their intensity. Allow me to throw a few your direction: Warm Soup There isn’t a meal that doesn’t incorporate soup in Portugal. Seriously, not one! Ok, maybe breakfast, but even then, I’d bet my life that someone in Porto is enjoying a steaming hot bowl…

      1 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      6 Albariños to try out…

      … style. Terras Gauda ‘Abadía de San Campio’ 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain) — $20 Crisp and citrusy with apple, pineapple, and fresh lemon aromas, and a bit bold in the mouth with more tropical fruit becoming dominant with vibrant acidity. Overall, dry, crisp, citrusy, and acidic. ‘Robalino’ Albarino 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain) — $18 Bright, crisp…

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      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      … Off This brings us to the topic of Portugal, which over the last couple of years has been slam dunking it. They continually produce great tasting, high quality wines with shockingly low prices. It’s high time you were in on the secret wine treasures of Portugal. Here are 5 dry wines from Portugal that will blow your face off (in a good way…

      8 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

      Madeira Master Class at SFWC

      … I recently attended a Madeira Master Class at the San Francisco Wine Center, led by professionals from The Madeira Wine Institute - the governing body of winemaking on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Madeira is a fortified wine known for its longevity - but did you know the best Madeira can last 300 years? Rui Falcao, our instructor, told us…

      4 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

      … “a one-country grape,” Robinson says. Despite a strong incursion into Portugal, “about 90 percent of the world’s Tempranillo is grown in Spain.” Tempranillo is one of the grapes Texas winemakers are increasingly enthusiastic about, as they continue to explore warm-climate grape varieties from the Mediterranean countries. When I visited Texas to attend…

      5 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine