Randall Grahm

    Daily Wine News: Windy AVA

    …harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent.” VinePair offers “11 of the coolest wine-themed tattoos.” The Eater crew chats with the bartender at Manhattan’s First Denny’s…

    5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    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

    … Cinsault. In fact it was noted that most Cinsault is better used as a blending grape. With different vintages and vinification of the fruit one would expect the wines to be significantly different, but they shared a certain elegance, and an alluring concentrated red berry and spice character. The wines brought to mind Cru Beaujolais for me…

    3 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    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…

    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…

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … 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…

    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

    Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arnot Roberts Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2012

    … that found him with John Kongsgaard, of the famous eponymous Napa winery, in Friuli and Slovenia in 1997, discovering for the first time the wines of Gravner and Radikon, two of the most radical white wine makers in the world and probably the originators of the new fad for ‘orange’ wine. It was Kongsgaard and Vare’s collaboration at Luna that led them…

    1 readers - By Just Grapes

    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

    …, cohered the way 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…

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