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    Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

    This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that.

    9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

    Three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye Whiskey

    Imagine music so good, so soulful, so gypsy, so nasty, so pure, that it gets into the very marrow of your bones, rips your heart out and washes it gently in the lazy waters of the Delta then puts it back in your chest, only to leave you wanting more. Imagine a transcendent voice, both gravely and smooth at the same time, weaving tales of three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and R ...

    6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

      New York Cork Report - - 6 readers - Many wine lovers turn their collective noses up at wines made with hybrid grapes. While obscure varieties from dark corners of European countries are sought out and embraced, grapes like Corton Noir, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Traminette and La Crosse are shunned. I’d be lying if I told you I was, generally, a fan of hybrid wines, but I do have one thing that man ...

      Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc

      New York Cork Report - - 5 readers - Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc ($24) has a ripe, but varietally correct nose of blackberry and plum fruit with notes of dried autumn leaves, dried herbs and woodsy spice. With a bit of time in the glass, the faintest scent of grilled asparagus emerges as a tertiary aroma. Cottony tannins and crunchy, fresh black cherry and blackberry flavors are accented nicely by mo ...

      Burger Joints of Hayward #3: Red Rocket Char Grill

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 5 readers - The newest burger joint in Hayward is Red Rocket Char Grill, right in the heart of the downtown strip (1057 B Street). This qualifies as the second echelon of burger joints, the ones classed up enough that you don’t worry about whether your chair will collapse beneath you or if you’ll pick up splinters from the table.

      Wine for the Weekend: Stottle Winery 2011 Syrah Horse Heaven Hills @StottleWinery

      Wild 4 Washington Wine - - 5 readers - Take time to enjoy family and friends with Stottle Wines. The dreary, cool weather and that on and off drizzle has me bundled up today. Jacket and sweater are no longer optional. I'm cold, hungry and craving comfort. Good food, good friends and a good bottle of wine are on my list for tonight. My wine selection for this weekend is the Stottle 2011 Syrah Horse Heaven Hills.

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      … space meant a brunch spot that doesn’t have an hour-long wait. Walking right in to a table is AMAZING for brunch in the Bay Area. I firmly refuse to complain about that as long as the food is good. Though not having crowds does make one suspicious… …though I was thoroughly satisfied with my heirloom tomato and bacon benedict. They had no problem…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Blast American Imperial/Double IPA

      … I first tried “Brooklyn Blast” ale at the Brooklyn Brewery tasting room in Williamsburg some years ago. I immediately fell in love. At the time, the beer was only available on draft and was not something often found outside of Brooklyn. It stuck in my mind as one of those powerful beers that just feels good to drink. It also happened…

      2 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

      … Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012 California As I wrote last month, I’m advertising NakedWines.Com on my website and testing out how good of a value that $100 off an order is as well as their Angels program. Frankly, I wouldn’t feel comfortable advertising them without trying out the service for myself! So I’m also reviewing their wines as I drink them…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      The Wine Illuminati – Episode #312

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      3 readers - By Mark Fusco/ Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      Sapporo

      … Sapporo is the sushi restaurant’s answer to the overly familiar neighborhood pub. If you need to be greeted warmly by a hostess and have your every need catered to in a reasonable time frame, I’m not sure it’s the place for you. There’s nothing wrong with those expectations, but Sapporo won’t meet them. Instead, the tiny staff—consisting of one…

      4 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Castillo de Molina

      … plum, dried flowers, clay and some barnyard funk on the finish. A full-bodied wine with a very South American attitude. Pairs best with strong flavors, retains balance on the second and third day after opening. A solid value at this price point, best demonstrated with gamey meats, spicy fare or savory cheeses. à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: cabernet sauvignon, Castillo de Molina, Chile, Red Wine Review, Red Wine Values under $12, Review, San Pedro, South American Wine …

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

      …This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that. Instead, winemaker Kim…

      9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Hosmer Winery 2012 Single Wheel Riesling

      … You wouldn’t know it to look at the front label, but this wine is produced by winemaker Aaron Roisen at Hosmer Winery. It’s an interesting branding decision, which is another discussion for another day, but this is really just how Hosmer has decided to do a single-vineyard riesling — which are all the rage in the Finger Lakes these days…

      2 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Burger Joints of Hayward #3: Red Rocket Char Grill

      … The newest burger joint in Hayward is Red Rocket Char Grill, right in the heart of the downtown strip (1057 B Street). This qualifies as the second echelon of burger joints, the ones classed up enough that you don’t worry about whether your chair will collapse beneath you or if you’ll pick up splinters from the table. Being on the second echelon…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Boneshaker Zin: Trick and Treat!

      … Halloween! à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Boneshaker, Glow-In-the-Dark Wine Label, Hahn Family Wines, Halloween Wine, Lodi, Red Wine Review, Review, Wine Review, Zinfandel …

      4 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Elephant Walls And French Whisky

      … “requirement”, one that is a little more our speed, is the standing order to invite guests to join us in our Sukkahs for meals and libations. Since the evenings are now getting cooler we prefer to open wines with a bit more body and depth such as the Or Haganuz, Amuka Series, Idra Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($ 14), an easy drinking…

      3 readers - By Grapelines
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