Randall Grahm

    A Doon Quintet

    Now that I have a little down time after lots of singing and playing during the summer, I’ve been going through various folders to try and catch up with posting notes on some damned good wines we’ve tried over the last few months. For instance, the 2013 Bonny Doon California Vin Gris de Cigare that we reported on in our Six Rosés entry from July was actually from a 6-pack sen ...

    8 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

    Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

    Pictures: Ernst Loosen, Annette Schiller, Ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E.Schiller at Weingut Dr. Loosen, Mosel Valley, Germany This is an interesting list. See also: The 2013 Decanter Wine Power List Top 100 Global Wine Tweeters - 2013 Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry – The 2013 IntoWine List, USA The 100 Most Influential Wine Peeps on Socia ...

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

      A Taste Place – Bechthold Vineyards Cinsault

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 3 readers - Lodi, the self-proclaimed “Zinfandel Capital of the World”, is a region on the rise. It’s been perceived as a region primarily known for producing “fruit bomb” style Zinfandel, and being a source of grapes used in producing value wines. But Lodi is much more than that. It’s the home of thousands of acres of old vine Zinfandel vineyards that date back as far as the late 1800s.

      Randall Grahm’s Caviste Volant “The Sisters” 2013

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 4 readers - Randall Grahm’s Caviste Volant “The Sisters” 2013 Central Coast, CA As celebrated winemaker Randall Grahm remarked on the label for the Sisters, it’s a blend of albarino and riesling grapes, two white wine varietals with quite differing profiles. Huffington Post has a great report up on Grahm’s partnership with NakedWines.com, which means this is indeed available for purchase from NakedWines.

      Part III of my review of Jamie Goode's "Rescuing Minerality"

      Wine -- Mise en abyme - - 2 readers - This is the final installment of a three-part review of Jamie Goode's post titled "Rescuing Minerality." Where the first and second installments examined Jamie's discussions of terroir and the contribution of soils to wine quality, respectively, this post hones in on the elemental core of the article, minerality.

      Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

      50 States of Wine - - 2 readers - Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping and chatting with other aficionados through th ...

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      Part III of my review of Jamie Goode's "Rescuing Minerality"

      … chemical analysis does not advance the point. Further, was minerality (salty) found moreso or less so in the wines? He also mentioned Randall Grahm placing rocks into wines and getting a textural change. As Stephen Mense points out in his post (Rocks in our wine ... or just our heads? tableintime.com, 10/31/12), Grahm's intent was to "determine…

      2 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      A Taste Place – Bechthold Vineyards Cinsault

      … it’s medium-bodied with very good acidity, a creamy texture and baked cherry, strawberry, and baking spice flavors with a lingering finish. 14.5% alcohol. Aged 12 months in neutral French Oak (89 pts.) 2013 Turley Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard Red color with fresh, clean but restrained strawberry, raspberry and sweet wood aromas. On the palate, it’s…

      3 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      A Doon Quintet

      … and some grilled or roasted red meats. Kim really likes this, and so do I; I’m betting we’ll like it even better in 5-10 years. 48% Alamo Creek Vineyard, 18% Bien Nacido Vineyard, 18% Spanish Springs Vineyard, 16% Ventana Vineyard. More from RG/BD: “We’ve been in a nice aromatic groove of late with Le Pousseur, largely in virtue of the string of very…

      8 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

      Randall Grahm’s Caviste Volant “The Sisters” 2013

      … Randall Grahm’s Caviste Volant “The Sisters” 2013 Central Coast, CA As celebrated winemaker Randall Grahm remarked on the label for the Sisters, it’s a blend of albarino and riesling grapes, two white wine varietals with quite differing profiles. Huffington Post has a great report up on Grahm’s partnership with NakedWines.com, which means…

      4 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

      … record of promoting products in the gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, from wine and tea to top shelf spirits and luxury goods. We consider ourselves fortunate to work with clients who share our philosophy of social responsibility in work and everyday life. These wines were provided for tasting purposes - all opinions are my own. Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel…

      2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Naked Wines Advertising

      … motivating factors than hopefully making a few bucks to justify my food writing to myself. And the biggest of those factors is the Angel program. As part of the crowdfunding movement, the Naked Wines Angel program enables a small group of winemakers to fund their passion projects more easily. Angels pledge $40/month to the program, and the winemakers…

      3 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Do we – #winelover-s – live in a bubble?

      … that is seemingly imploding.” -> Randall Grahm Wow! I believe that Randall hits the nail on the head… I’m not even in the same ball park with Randall when it comes to “leisurely wine lunches and sumptuous dinners”, but I do my share of wine events that are totally isolated from the hard reality. The one people see on TV with so many wars, crimes…

      2 readers - By Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub

      Print Writers Accuse Bloggers of #WordCrimes at #WBC14

      …Wherein I somehow manage to weave together wine blogging, wine bloggers, and print wine journalists with Weird Al Yankovic, Mark Twain, Fenimore Cooper, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Christopher Walken… “I may be mistaken, but it does seem to me that “Deerslayer” is not a work of art in any sense; it does seem to me … Continue reading…

      6 readers - By Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator

      Doon on the Clos {In Pictures}

      …Doon on the Clos was a huge success! At the end of all the planning and phone calls, emails and tweets, people showed up, people drank, they ate, they listened, and they bought wine. A highlight of the evening was an open discussion on biodynamics as well as the philosophies of Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm and [...]…

      4 readers - By A Long Pour

      Minerality Lacks An Objective Meaning

      … a laser coheres light.” Winemaker Randall Grahm. “Minerality is a concept which could never be consistently defined in words or physical standards.” Sensory chemist Dr. Ann Noble. “The minerality of a wine is experienced like a generation of tension in the mouth that is innately refreshing and energizing.” Winemaker Jason Lett. “Minerality is more…

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