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    Changes in the Douro

    … of concentration we associate with Argentina or Chile. And the same great value. Dourum could loosely be described as Portugal’s answer to Cabernet/Merlot blends. A solid, semi-serious red with a little sex appeal. Semi rich and suited to a broad range of foods. And more for food than party sloshing. DOURUM 11 Douro ‘Tons’, Portugal 369629 $12.30 P.S. Coming home today from our PORTUGAL TOUR. Awesome!!! Next year we’re going to add three days in the fantastic city of PORTO. Join us!…

    3 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Mini-reviews 65: Taris, Gruet, Cabirau, Yalumba

    …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. • Chateau Taris 2012 ($6, purchased, 12.5%): This Trader Joe’s red Bordeaux, with some red fruit, some oak, and soft tannins, is worth exactly what it costs. Whether it’s worth buying is up to you; I’d…

    1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Wine of the Week 19 – a superior Bordeaux Supérieur

    …Vineyards in Entre-Deux-Mers. I’m not a great one for the cheaper end of Bordeaux, the sort of wine that was described as ‘luncheon claret’ when I joined the wine trade. Red Bordeaux more than any other type of wine really ought to make you stop, think and smile. Claret – any red Bordeaux – can be the most thought provoking, elegant and refined…

    8 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Best of Western Washington: Voting Open Now

    …Best of Western Washington: Voting Open Now by Shona Milne on September 25, 2014 It’s that time of year again. Make sure you vote for your favorite Best Winery, Best Wine Bar, Best Beer Store, Best Spirits/Distillery, and Best Wine Shop in KING5 Best of Western Washington. We have quite a few local Woodinville businesses listed.…

    3 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

    September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

    …. Not the brightest Chianti in the hills but one of a raw, unleashed power. Tasted September 2014 @chianticlassico @MajesticWineInc From left to right: Versado Malbec 2013, Luigi Righetti Campolieti Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012, Seghesio Zinfandel 2012, Domaine Brusset Tradition Le Grand Montmirail Gigondas 2012, Creekside Laura’s Red 2011, Château…

    1 readers - By Godello

    2009 Bodega del Desierto Pampa Malbec Argentina knows how to do...

    …2009 Bodega del Desierto Pampa Malbec Argentina knows how to do Malbec. Almost dusty, Rioja-like nose on this guy - purple fruit, leather, baking spices. Dark fruit and red fruit leather on the palate with cinnamon and clove. Nice acidity to balance the dark fruit. 3/5 bones $$ Malbec 15.2% abv Patagonia, ARGENTINA…

    3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Thirsty Thursday: Carmenere, Lapostolle, Casa Grand Selection, Rapel Valley, Chile, 2011

    … ambitions. She brought modernity to Chile with Vistalys optical berry selectors, cold transport, and stainless tanks. But she also steer-headed vineyards towards biodynamic farming, wild yeast ferments, and French oak aging. Hell, even the bottles are 15% lighter and of 60-70% recycled glass. Today’s wine honors the French grape that Chile saved from…

    1 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

    Second annual five-day, $3 wine challenge

    …You won’t need a pile of money to buy these wines. In which the Wine Curmudgeon puts his money where his mouth is. Each night next week, I’ll drink a $3 wine with dinner and attempt to answer the question: Can a wine drinker live on really cheap wine? Are the claims made by producers like Fred Franzia and the various anti-critics true, that most…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    2009 Argatia Winery Xinomavro The rest of the world’s got...

    …2009 Argatia Winery Xinomavro The rest of the world’s got nothing on Greece when it comes to AWESOME grape names (and grapes themselves) - and Xinomavro is one of them. Meaty, fruity nose of blackberries, cranberries, ripe raspberries, cinnamon, and star anise. Lots of oak notes like a freshly whittled wooden box. Juicy red fruit on the palate with a hint of animal cooking over a spit - some smoked salt and cheese rind on the finish. 4/5 bones $$ Xinomavro 13% abv MACEDONIA-GREECE…

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    The Big Secret About Pinot

    … black wine grape with green flesh that originated around Burgundy. Pinot Gris: (a.k.a. Pinot Grigio) A pink-skinned wine grape that produces white wines to rosé-colored wines. Pinot Blanc: (a.k.a. Pinot Bianco) A white grape that often has been confused with Chardonnay. Pinot Meunier: A black-skinned grape that ripens a bit earlier than Pinot Noir…

    5 readers - By Wine Folly

    Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

    …Join us Friday morning on Global Television as we discuss how the Canadian wine harvest is going from coast to coast. In the meantime, here are reports from the field: winemakers from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia give their impressions of how the 2014 harvest is looking so far. Tantalus Vineyards David Paterson, Winemaker…

    5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

    … it was likely a sweet wine back then…Join me for a glass and let me know what you think. Elizabeth The “Hippy” Winer This dry red Spanish wine offers an array of bouquet carrying hints of oak, earth, cherry, currant and blueberry. Very intense, but a well-balanced wine that many have said ages exceptionally well. For me – I think of hot Spanish nights…

    5 readers - By The Vineyard Trail

    2010 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

    …I have been a member of Beringer for years. As a matter of fact it is the first club I joined during my initial visit to Napa. I am a huge fan of Cabernet Sauvignon like many people are; and the quality of the Beringer single vineyard wines are exceptional. Recently I learned that the Beringer “White Zin” is their highest produced wine with over…

    9 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Winebits 352: Red wine, wine brands, three-tier

    …• Bring on the red wine: Americans, apparently, drink more red wine than white. This is not news, though for some reason a writer at the Washington Post who doesn’t write about wine (and there seem to be so many of them) thinks it is. Red wine has traditionally outsold white, but a white, chardonnay, remains the best selling wine in the U.S…

    3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

    …Col Solare is the partnership that brings together two recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery is nestled into the Red Mountains of Washington State. I was introduced to the brand while attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla…

    8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines
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