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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...

    26 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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      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 …

      6 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…

      26 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      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

      Being Re-Introduced to Robert Mondavi Wines

      … Ok, I'm calling myself out - I've been a wine snob. I know I know, it goes against all of The Wine Key's principles and don't get me wrong, I've always respected Robert Mondavi for his pioneering principles which helped to put Napa Valley and fellow winemakers on an international stage. But throughout the most recent decade, you will have…

      2 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

      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 just from any Aussie, but one of the most famous names in Australian…

      21 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Bodega Gascón

      … Today, the wines of Don Miguel Gascón are crafted in the City of Mendoza at the same winery that was built in 1884 and by the Spanish visionary whose name bears it.  The winery is also the home to1884, an award-winning restaurant operated by world renowned Chef Francis Mallman. In 1993…

      5 readers - By The Minority Wine Report

      10 Best Zinfandel Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Zinfandel

      … Zinfandel is a vitis vinifera red wine grape that produces deep robust wines, most famously from California. You’ll find my most recent Zinfandel reviews and ratings here. Surprising Facts about Zinfandel: 1. Zinfandel’s high sugar content means it can be fermented into highly alcoholic wines sometimes in excess of 15%.  Zinfandel…

      6 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Carignan Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Carignan

      … It’s hard to imagine that the Carignan grape used to play such a big role in France’s wine history, yet most wine drinkers have never heard of Carignan. Today, this red wine grape is mostly used as a blending wine, known for its rich dark color. You’ll find my Top 10 Carignan reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Carignan: 1…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Barbera Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Barbera

      … Barbera is both the name of a grape and of the red wine it produces. Its ancestral home is in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, from the vineyards around the towns of Asti, Alexandria and Casale Monferrato. You’ll find my Top 10 Barbera reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Barbera: 1. Unlike Barolo and Barberesco, Barbera…

      3 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Cinsault Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Cinsault

      … Cinsaut, or Cinsault as it is sometimes called, is a dark-skinned red vitis vinifera grape that’s often blended with Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grapes to add softness and bouquet to a wine. You’ll find my Top 10 Cinsault reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Cinsault: 1. Cinsaut is the fourth-most planted grape in France. 2…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Nebbiolo Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Nebbiolo

      … Nebbiolo is a red wine grape from the Northern Italian region of Piedmont. Nebbiolo makes the classic wines of Italy, Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as Gattinara, Ghemme and Nebbiolo D’Alba. You’ll find my Top 10 Nebbiolo reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Nebbiolo: 1. Compared to other Italian grapes, Nebbiolo buds early…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Petit Verdot Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Petit Verdot

      … to thrive is in Portugal’s Alentejo region due to the warm climatic conditions. 4. Although France is the original home of the Bordeaux blend (also called a Meritage), many New World countries have adopted the mix of grapes as well including the US, Canada, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia. Petit Verdot is a red grape…

      4 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      10 Best Petite Sirah Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Petite Sirah

      … There’s nothing petite about Petite Sirah. The robust red grape is also known as Durif and is mostly grown in Australia and California to produce full-bodied red wines. You’ll find my Top 10 Petite Sirah reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Petite Sirah: 1. Petite Sirah it should not be mistakenly spelled as Petite Syrah…

      6 readers - By Natalie MacLean