Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    12 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

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    Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

    9 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

      Charles Scicolone on Wine - - 10 readers - September 19, 2014 · 10:20 am Here is a list of the Best Italian Wine Awards for 2014 selected by a panel composed of Luca Gaedini. Andrea Grignaffini, Daniele Cernilli and Tim Atkin among others. There are no surprises and of the 50 about 20 would have made my top list.

      Radio-Coteau: Old World Techniques with New World Fruit

      The Wellesley Wine Press - - 10 readers - Radio-Coteau: "Broadcast off the hills" From the moment I tasted Radio-Coteau's 2006 La Neblina Pinot Noir they've been one of my favorite producers. That wine was so pure, so completely free of off notes - it was amazing. But in tasting more bottles of their wines since then I've come to learn that bottle wasn't anything out of the ordinary for Radio-Coteau. That's just what they do.

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 8 readers - Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

      New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Picture: Caroline and Armin Diel Presenting their New Wines Caroline and Armin Diel presented their new wines, followed by a fine luncheon, at Schlossgut Diel to 50 or so wine journalists, sommeliers and trade people. A reception in the garden of the estate preceded the tasting. Following the tasting and before the luncheon, Armin Diel showed us the Schlossgut Diel estate.

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      2013 Grosses Gewächs from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl, Pfalz

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      2 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Some highlights from the 2nd Wine and Culinary Forum in Barcelona (1)

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      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

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      Daily Wine News: Nasty Feud

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      … consider all the different ways they can be prepared. And if you’re not a fan of Riesling, for instance, you won’t like it no matter what you pair it with.” Be an adventurer, he advises. Open a few different varieties of wine when you sit down to eat and explore different pairings.“The entrees and wines you best enjoy together are the perfect pairings…

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      New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

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      2013 Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris

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      Westport Winery NV Ancient Mariner, Washington, $26

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      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine
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