Randall Grahm

    • Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death?

      Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death? Are you wasting your time on Facebook and twitter? Some might think so. According to colleague Nate Elliott, an analyst at Forrester, marketers turn to social networks in an attempt to initiate “conversations” and “relationships” with consumers. Yet, they might be wasting their time and money by doing so.

      Pamela Heiligenthal/ Enobytes- 2 readers -
    • Camp Fire Wines

      This is a long overdue post from the end of last summer. We went on a two-nighter camping trip out to the redwood forest in Big Basin. Considering we were in Santa Cruz County there were only two wineries worthy of the journey! Bonny Doon and Ridge. Bonny Doon’s Albariño is one of California’s best, lovely lime and tangerine with lots of acidity crispness. At $18 too, quite a bargain.

      Spiltwine- 2 readers -
  • Vote for the face of Champagne!

    … at the bottom; you can vote for the right face for Champagne!* Candidate # 2, from Randall Grahm: Brut-o Why? The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) is suing Jayne Powell, who calls herself "Champagne Jayne," because among her enthusiastic classes and tweets promoting Champagne, she also sometimes mentions other sparkling wines. Really. That's the CIVC's whole case. I…

    W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report- 3 readers -
  • Rainstorm 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $14

    …. There’s neither oak and nor malolactic fermentation involved, but the wine spent six months on the lees to build aromas of starfruit, pear and lime with yellow rose petal, minerality and Corn Chex. Those same brisk, fruit flavors reign supremely on the palate with pleasing crispness and nice leanness, making it a great wine to go with grilled chicken, linguini in clam sauce or soft cheeses. Rating: Excellent Production: 14,500 cases Alcohol: 12.5% …

    Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • #Winelover-s With High Klout Scores (65+), December 2014

    … of the #winelover-s community, published on December 1, 2014, and updated during the following days. Luiz Alberto used the Klout scores of members of the large #winerlover-s community to establish his list. Klout uses various networks to measure influence including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Instagram, Bing, Google+, Tumblr…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 3 readers -
  • Pacific Rim Winemakers 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

    … approach, and the nose leads with Lemonhead candy, white peach, honey and just a touch of petrol. While the residual sugar is listed as 2%, it stays along the lines of peach, dried pineapple, orange and lime. There is a touch of honey and toast on the finish, which bodes well for Thai and Mexican fare that carries a bit of heat or even Sara Lee Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 30,500 cases Alcohol: 11.5% …

    Great Northwest Wine- 2 readers -
  • A list with the top Klout scores in the wine industry (scores 65+)

    … I guess that Jancis also gives credibility to Klout! Not to mention that she is closely followed by a few other stars of the “winesphere”. Jancis Robinson: 84 Tim Atkin: 82 Jamie Goode: 82 The Wine Wankers: 81 Jon Thorsen: 80 Alder Yarrow: 80 Randall Grahm: 78 Luiz Alberto: 78 Katherine Cole: 77 Fabien Lainé: 77 Andre Ribeirinho: 77 Paul Mabray…

    Luiz Alberto/ The Wine Hub- 7 readers -
  • A Post From Under The Floorboards (Two Grenache Blancs As Winter Warmers)

    … (Arroyo Seco, $28) Randall Grahm and Bonny Doon produced only about 1600 cases of this wine from the 2011 vintage, another Grenache Blanc, only here with about 38% and Rousanne mixed in, as well. From my experience, it might be the best LCB they have yet put forward, and its $28 price tag seems a trifle compared to the geektastic quality drinking…

    1 Wine Dude- 2 readers -
  • A Special Tribute To An Organic Vineyard Owner — Al Bechthold

    … traction and volume that year and we were in the midst of a tremendous amount of change and growth. This propelled me into a new additional role at the winery — grower relations — and Al was one of the first growers I contracted to buy grapes from in 2004. His vineyard had just undergone DNA analysis at UC Davis and was reintroduced as Cinsault from what…

    Organic Wine Journal- 3 readers -
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard 2012 A Proper Claret

    … or light-colored wine. At the time Bordeaux wines were closer to current day rosé in color. Whatever you call it, this is a Cabernet-driven blend. It features 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 8% Tannat, 7% Syrah and 1% Petite Sirah. It’s a deep, murky raspberry color and medium to full bodied. When Green Dragon sniffed, she proclaimed…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … aspects, and you have a red wine whose chiseled, faceted (yet inherently sensual) character lends itself as accompaniment to braised short ribs or veal shanks, beef stew or medium-rare rib-eye steak, hot and crusty from the grill. The Poser may be a trickster, but there’s no chicanery here. 13.4 percent alcohol. Drink now through 2018 or ’20. Winemaker is, of course, Randall Grahm. Excellent. About $26. A sample for review, tasted with a variety of salamis and hard cheeses. …

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • 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…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • A Taste Place – Bechthold Vineyards Cinsault

    … trained vines. Famous for its stunningly expressive Cinsault, this venerated vineyard is not only alive and well, it is highly productive and lovingly cared for by some of the industry’s top names (Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm callsBechthold “the future of California wine… if people can ever become civilized”). The Tasting The tasting was moderated…

    Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • A Doon Quintet

    … July was actually from a 6-pack sent for review by Randall Grahm & Co. several months ago. We had other rosés to review, so separating the Vin Gris from the other five seemed like the obvious thing to do at the time, but what about those other Doons? Well, we got to four of them eventually, but the Vinferno Grenache Blanc was the holdup…

    George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Winein Syrah- 8 readers -
  • Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … an exceptional track 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 …

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 2 readers -
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