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    Simply Summer Celebration: A New Zinfandel Tradition

    Simply Summer Celebration  A New Zinfandel Tradition with 46 wine producers will be held at Ridge Vineyards Lytton West Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley on August 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m. ʺWeʹre excited to announce our showcase regional program this summer following the time‐h...

    27 readers - By Wine Oh TV

    If You Watch One Video About Australian Wine Watch This One (VIDEO)

    Monique Soltani Interviews Bill Hardy of Hardys Wine Bill Hardy, Monique Soltani Curious why Australians call their most well known wine Shiraz, while everyone else in the world calls it Syrah? We get that and a whole lot more straight from the Aussie’s mouth. Not ...

    21 readers - By Wine Oh TV
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      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with a cursory look, which is why I am so glad for the experiences that were…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      2011 Rocca dell’Olmo Barbera d’Asti

      …Girls night at the house brings all kinds of food an wine.  Tonight was no different.  Eileene tends to bring wine from Trader Joes and she is doing a great job with her choices. The 2011 Rocca dell’Olmo Barbera d’Asti Was a great grab. DOCG is a sign of quality Sight Medium color depth with a […]…

      2 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

      … have time to circle back. This time, at least, I didn’t have to circle back since the wines were sent to me. In the glass the 2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Nor was a bit darker than I expected, but still not opaque, with a light red color slashed with darker shades. On the nose I picked up red cherry and spice with a bit of vanilla as the wine opened…

      2 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Expensive wine 65: Alain Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny 2003

      … French wines — the red is pinot noir and the white is chardonnay — are his favorites, and we always have a terrific time marveling at how well the Burgundians put them together, and always seem to get a whole that is greater than the parts. The Hudelot-Noellat ($60, purchased, 13%) is no exception. The producer is one of the most respected…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras

      … This Grand Vin de la Vallée du Rhone red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre sells for $16 and has an ABV of 14.5%. The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras was a nice surprise as I had no preconceived notions when I purchased this wine – I’m getting better at this as I get older & wiser. Aromas of dark cherry, dark plum…

      5 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Tuscan Red

      … TUSCAN RED TAKES A WALK ON THE SMOOTH SIDE Everyday Tuscan reds used to be light ‘n lean but many have taken on a more crowdpleasing personality. A gentler, friendlier feeling. Frescobaldi’s Remole has the ‘just right’ feeling for everyday meals and times. Also perfect for BBQ’d white meats. Lightly chill. FRESCOBALDI 12 ‘Remole’, Tuscany, Italy 105429 $12.95 …

      5 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Mini-reviews 63: Da Vinci, Fetzer, Villa Maria, Santa Cristina

      … Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Da Vinci Chianti 2011 ($12. sample, 13.5%): Much, much better than the past couple of vintages of this Italian red, with an effort made to make it taste more like Chianti and less like merlot from…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Cave’s Great Gamay Story

      … in Niagara Gamay. The 2012 vintage is still in the Italian camp, but this time with the more gentle feeling of Valpolicella. Excellent general purpose wine that will flirt with pizza, pork loin or poulet. Fantastic with burger too. Now in handy screw-cap. Get some, and don’t forget to lightly chill. CAVE SPRING 12 Gamay, VQA Niagara 228569 $15.75 …

      6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Good News for Pinot Fans

      … Chile may yet become the answer to Pinot lovers prayers. Quality and affordability. This new offering from Errazuriz is an exciting mix of warm climate ripe flavours and old-fashioned earthy wine character. Great stuff for fans of rustic and hearty. I love the non-commercial character – it is what it is. Smooth palates stay away. Lamb dishes for sure, or anything in the Mediterranean camp. ERRAZURIZ 12 Pinot Noir, Chile 226696 $13.95 …

      7 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Force Majeure: Moving to Woodinville

      … I’m looking forward to seeing the new place from Force Majeure which should be opening up sometime in August. They are moving from their space in Totem Lake to Woodinville. Susan told me a bit of what prompted the move and sent me a few pictures of how the space looks right now. The move was prompted by the addition of  Todd Alexander…

      3 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      2007 Vignobles Brunier Domaine de Vieux Télégraphe La...

      … on the palate. Starts with tart red cherries and juicy black cherries. Licorice notes throughout the palate. Tastes almost like a not-too-sweet black cherry pie. Fuller and darker as the wine opens - more preserves and leather with a peppery finish.  3/5 bones $$$$ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 14.5% abv Châteauneuf-du-Pape, FRANCE …

      6 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Simply Summer Celebration: A New Zinfandel Tradition

      … Simply Summer Celebration  A New Zinfandel Tradition with 46 wine producers will be held at Ridge Vineyards Lytton West Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley on August 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m. ʺWeʹre excited to announce our showcase regional program this summer following the time‐honored Zinfandel Experience in January,ʺ said Rebecca Robinson…

      27 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Market Vineyards: Grand Opening

      … Stop by Market Vineyards on Saturday, July 26th from noon until 5pm for their official Grand Opening. They are located at 14810 145th Street, Suite A2 by the Hollywood Schoolhouse. Tweet This Post…

      4 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      2012 Agrïna Portuguiser Sneakin’ in a little side-eye for...

      … 2012 Agrïna Portuguiser Sneakin’ in a little side-eye for this Serbian wine! Yup, they make wine in Serbia! This one is made of a grape called Portuguiser (common in Austria, Germany, Hungary) in the Beaujolais Nouveau style. Lots of kirsch, cherry Jolly Rancher, plum, some baking spice and bubblegum on the nose. Definitely evidence of some…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier