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    Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

    The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

    8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Movie Review: American Wine Story

    This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a screening of American Wine Story. This highly anticipated film chronicles a group of people who take their unexplained passion for wine to another level. In the spirit of similar documentaries like SOMM and Blood Into Wine, AWS tries to indirectly explain this unique obsession of a handful of wine lovers who abandon their sc ...

    8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

      Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012

      Texas Wine Lover - - 6 readers - The post Review of Westcave Cellars Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Westcave Cellars is known for producing boutique, handcrafted wines using only Texas fruit. Estate vines as well as vines from across the Lone Star State provide the fruit for the wine program. Tempranillo is not the staple grape variety chosen by owners/winemakers Allan and Margaret Fetty.

      Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

      2 Hollywood Winos - - 6 readers - Steve and I have been dying to visit New Zealand wine country. We love the wine from New Zealand and we have seen beautiful photos from the region. A visit to New Zealand is definitely on our bucket list. As part of our education, we thought it would be fun to try Stoneleigh Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. (Full Disclosure: The winery sent us the bottles to taste.

      Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts anCnoc (pronounced a-NOCK) is the whisky produced by the Knockdu distillery, presumably called thus because “Knockdu” was too easy to spell and pronounce.* anCnoc, a Highland producer right on the edge of Speyside, is known for its unpeated spirits, but now it’s hitting the market with a quartet of peated expressions.

      Three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye Whiskey

      Another Wine Blog - - 6 readers - 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 ...

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      Review: 2012 Terrazas Torrontes Reserva

      … aromatics with peaches, pineapple, mango, and apple plus some touches of rosemary and sage. Fun stuff that lies somewhere between a Gewurztraminer and an unoaked Chardonnay. Great with spicy food. A- / $18 / terrazasdelosandes.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated A-, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink. …

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      Review: Wines of Joel Gott, 2012 Vintage

      …, Gott now has his own label — affordable wines designed for everyday drinking. We tried three from the 2012 vintage. (Random Gott bottling pictured.) 2012 Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay Monterey/Sonoma/Napa – Crisp with notes of lemon and apple, a very lively, easy-drinking Chardonnay. Touches of fig and vanilla ice cream emerge on the finish…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review of Kiepersol Estates Texas Mourvèdre 2011

      … The post Review of Kiepersol Estates Texas Mourvèdre 2011 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. The Texas Hill Country and High Plains AVA’s are very well known in our local wine industry. Most everyone is familiar with the 290 wine trail and the superb High Plains growers and wineries, but some are unaware that there is major action in the DFW…

      3 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition

      … Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition Old Forester’s annual release of Birthday Bourbon — a celebration of the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman — may not have the level of breathless anticipation surrounding it that, say, the year’s Antique Collection or Parker’s Heritage whiskey does. But I’ll say one…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Kennedy Irish Whiskey “Spirit Drink” Complete Lineup

      … letters: “Whiskey with natural flavor & caramel.” OK, so points for truth in labeling, I think, but points off for confusing the hell out of your consumer along the way. What is “oak filtered,” exactly? Check the back label and you’ll see that “Kennedy’s Spirit is a delicate fusion of the finest Celtic whiskies and malt to insure a unique…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey

      … the whiskey, baking spices kickstart the nose, while toasty cereal lingers in the background. The body is immediately maltier than expected, bringing up notes of honey, simple syrup, and graham crackers before more of that chewy cereal character hits the palate. As it develops in the glass, some citrus character comes to the fore — more of a clementine…

      6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Wild Turkey American Honey Sting

      … Is the honey-flavored whiskey thing coming to an end? Now, Wild Turkey is releasing a limited edition flavored flavored whiskey: American Honey Sting, a crazy expression of the classic American Honey that is spiked with the infamous ghost pepper, the hottest chili pepper in the world. No relation to this guy. Honey-flavored whiskies have…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836”

      … red color with flavor tones of red and black fruits and black pepper. Tannins are medium with a medium plus finish. The “1836” is an On Premise brand which means it is made for businesses like restaurants where you cannot purchase a bottle to take home. Fortunately, blogger Russell Kane provided a list of restaurants where you can find…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Review: GM Titanium

      … understated, and the Cognac is too young and watery to assist in the matter. Anyone that’s ever tried cinnamon toast with just cinnamon — no sugar — realizes the predicament here. It’s not bad. It’s just boring. Surprisingly, Titanium is bottled at 80 proof, just like standard Grand Marnier. Compared to Grand Marnier, at about $34, it’s also more expensive. GM Titanium may be geared toward men, but I’m going to have to stick with the girly stuff. C+ / $40 / gmtitanium.com Similar Posts:…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: 2013 Mirabeau en Provence “Classic” and “Pure” Rose Wines

      … Provence - A blend of high-altitude Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentino grapes. A bolder, fruitier wine, and with a bent more toward the racy raspberry side of the fence than the sweeter, strawberry side. A pleasant, sorbet-like finish hints at herbal notes — syrah driven, perhaps — but those raspberries hang in there until the end. B+ / $21 mirabeauwine.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B+, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink. …

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

      … will say that it isn’t terribly expressive and is lacking in the personality department. Personally, I would rather spend a bit more money in pursuit of a more complex bottle. 2.75 out of 5 stars Just the Facts M’am Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Stoneleigh Vineyards, Marlborough, NZ on Golden Mile 13.5% $21.95 Pinot Noir 2012 Pinot Noir Stoneleigh Vineyards, Marlborough, NZ on Golden Mile 13.5% $25.95 The post Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ appeared first on 2 Hollywood Winos. …

      6 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos