• Pinot Noir, Fort Berens, Lillooet, BC VQA, 2012, 13.5% abv, C$26

      How is this possible? A Canadian winery poised at 50.5 degrees north latitude – just outside the usually accepted outermost limits of vinifera grape growing. Yet, there Fort Berens lies, thumbing its nose at the non-believers, and producing quality Pinot Noir of all things. Yes, this finicky grape seems quite at home here in Lillooet which lies in the rain shadow of the Coas ...

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    • Azelia, Dolcetto D’Alba DOC, Bricco Dell’Oriolo, Castiglione Falletto, Italia, 2012, 13% abv

      I probably don’t need to tell you what happens when several wine and food geeks get together and each brings a nerdy bottle of wine. Not only was there an abundance of alcohol and food, but also of educated opinion. Between 5 of us, there was about $50,000 in WSET wine education tuition fees spent over the past 4 years or so, 3 Diploma holders and 2 entering their final Diploma term.

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  • Tasting Notes from the Benvenuto Brunello 2015, NYC Event

    … Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Benvenuto Brunello USA 2015 event which was organized and sponsored by the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium at the gorgeous location of Gotham Hall in New York City in order to unveil to the press and trade the 2010 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino wines made by 44 selected producers. I…

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  • Wine review: 2012 Markham Vineyards Cellar 1879

    …” thing happens much less frequently than the “meh” but, hey, ya gotta eat. And be creative. When I read the tech sheets for this wine sample (sent from Markham), the list of grapes reminded me of my kitchen sink creations. A red wine made from six grapes, the winemakers at Markham likely meticulously (not carelessly) blended this wine, tasting and re…

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  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 26 Jan 2015

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Pinot Noir Type: Red Vineyard: Ravines Wine Cellars Buy local “Bright appearance, with present-full aromas. A medium-full…

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  • 2011 Saxum “Broken Stones,” Paso Robles

    … under All Reviews, Featured Wines and tagged with 2011, 95, Featured Wine, Paso Robles, Red, Red Blend, Saxum. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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  • Lidl Brunello di Montalcino

    Having had some success in Lidl‘s French aisle and with Aldi‘s Exquisite range I thought I’d give Lidl’s Italian range a try. This Brunello di Montalcino isn’t in the bargain rail, I have tried a wine from the bargain rail and I sometimes wake up sweating in the night still tasting it and unable to swill the nastiness away. Six months on you’d have thought that would have subsided a little.

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  • 2005 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon, Martha’s Vineyard, Napa Valley

    …, vanilla, and cedar emerged. At ten years of age, the mouthfeel is plush and decadent with refined, integrated tannins, unlike the Heitz Martha bottlings from the 1970s and 1980s (prior to replanting in the early 1990s). A youthful red, it is quite enjoyable now for the forward fruit. It should age gracefully and provide pleasure for several…

    Wine Linesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -

    "Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” -Michael Broadbent News, by definition, is not about the ordinary. It is the attention getting story that gets played or published. And so when wine gets attention in the mass media, it is often about a record setting price paid for a particular Bordeaux wine.

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  • Montevertine, Rosso di Toscana, Radda, Toscana IGT, Italy, 2009, 13% abv, C$50

    … The Montevertine Rosso is, well… delicious. Let’s just cut to the chase. A Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino blend made by winemaker Martino Manetti, the winery left the world of the rule-bound Consorzio and declared itself an IGT rated producer after the 1990 vintage. The wine is very ‘pretty’ for a Sangiovese and full of flavour. It spent 24…

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  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 05 Jan 2015

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Syrah Type: Red Vineyard: Alamosa Wine Cellars Buy local 2010 Syrah from our home vineyard, continues to prove that Rhone…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trailin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Triade Negroamaro Primitivo Nero di Troia 2012

    … I’m rather glad I didn’t have to ask for this wine by name. It has a heck of a name. Triade is OK, I could cope with that, but it’s the triad of grape names that follow that I may not get to the end of safely if I was ordering a second glass. These are three popular Italian grapes. Primitivo is best known to our colonial cousins as Zinfandel…

    Golly's Wine Drops- 3 readers -
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