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    Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Blair Poynton, the director and winemaker at Jed Wines. Blair Poynton Blair hails from Perth in Western Australia – located just a few hours’ drive along the coast from Margaret River. So, Blair explained to me, youngsters in Perth got exposed to wine “whether they like it or not.

    5 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Merriam Vineyards Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée

    Merriam Vineyards Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée, $19.99-$24.99, 92+ points, displayed a somewhat murky (unfiltered) pomegranate red with a broad transparent ring at the glass wall. Aromatic marjoram, cardamom, black and red fruits, hints of coffee, and a gentle floral component were excellent. A profoundly sophisticated medium body carried good acidity, gentle per ...

    4 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

      Fall colors in wine country

      Wine Country Getaways - - 3 readers - From now through November it is Fall color time in wine country View Fall colors in wine country – Russian River area It is Fall colors in wine country from now through November. This is a wonderful time to visit the wine country and catch Fall colors. Except for Thanksgiving weekend, wine country is much less crowded.

      Tales From: Russian River Valley–Halleck Vineyard

      the drunken cyclist - - 3 readers - I really do not know when or where I first heard about Halleck Vineyard, but I have been meaning to visit for some time now. Finally, on my last visit to the West Coast this August, I was able to set up an appointment with Ross Halleck, the founder and co-owner (with his ex-wife) of the winery. While I normally fly solo on tasting appointments, this go around I was joined by ...

      Boozy in the City - Urban Wineries to Visit Around the Country

      The Wine Key's Blog - - 3 readers - Originally posted on Broke Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website. As city dwellers, we often have good intentions of visiting the beautiful wine country that surrounds our great cities but may get caught up in a cup of Stumptown, Four Barrel or the ever so addictive Pumpkin Spice latte. But thanks to urban wineries putting down roots in major cities around the country, accessing wineri ...

      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      Sip on this Juice - - 2 readers - SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22 October 22, 2014 · by Amy Lieberfarb · Leave a Comment I want to start with a Thank You for participating in #SonomaChat… I appreciate the continued support. of our twitter community. This Wednesday, October 22nd, is our 25th Chat…YAY! We ALL love a good celebration… and with those SF Giants playing so well, I couldn’t resist ...

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      Tales From: Russian River Valley–Halleck Vineyard

      … that he had brought down with him, a Sauvignon Blanc, and it was impressive. It seems as though many Sauvignon Blancs in California struggle to find an identity—either leaning toward the grassy New Zealand style or, frankly, a thin, almost tasteless rendition that makes me wonder “Why bother?” Not this one. Whoa. 2013 Halleck Little Sister…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Sonoma: A Wine & Food Affair

      … in Sonoma County, California COST: $70 for November 1 and 2 (Saturday and Sunday) $50 for Sunday only, November 2 $30 for designated drivers for November 1 and 2 All ticket types include the Tasting Along the Wine Road calendar For every ticket sold, $1 is donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket sales are non…

      By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Stryker Sonoma Winery is our Wine Country Photo of the Day

      …Stryker Sonoma Winery in the Alexander Valley What a beautiful setting, especially when the Fall colors show in the vineyards, for the Stryker Sonoma Winery in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. The tasting room is spacious with full window views of the vineyards on three sides of the tasting room. The picnic area is ideal for a secluded…

      By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Visting Sonoma for the Wine? The Beer?

      … Thousands come to Sonoma County to sip from the hundreds of winery tasting rooms. There's everything from Korbel with their millions of cases of bubbly to guys making a couple hundred cases a year. You might be surprised by how many come for the craft beer. Russian River Brewery and Lagunitas are the most famous, but there are a couple dozen…

      By Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma

      Merriam Vineyards Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée

      … carried good acidity, gentle persistent tannin, and flavors that mirrored the aromas with a hint of strawberry and pomegranate. The long silky finish concluded with mint, eucalyptus, and mild spice. The more I discover Merriam Vineyard's wines, the more I'm confident that I'll be receiving more than I paid for in quality and value! Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

      4 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

      Fall colors in wine country

      … at Hanna, a glass of their Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc goes quite nicely. Heading south from Hanna, just a short distance, is the Field Stone Winery. Things here are very laid back. This is one of our favorite picnic spots. It is very rustic but the vineyards stretching to the west are just so beautiful. I shot the photo above on the Alexander…

      3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Spotlight Winery: Cesar Toxqui Cellars

      … cedar, cherry, tobacco, and apple. In addition to the wines tasted, Cesar also produces and sells Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Chard Vino Vianco, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Grenache wines through his tasting room. One of my favorite wine events is the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Zinfandel Festival held each January in San Francisco…

      By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

      2 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

      … the fold. What is your general winemaking philosophy? Everyone says it and I agree – be true to your fruit. Don’t try to make a wine that doesn’t want to be made. Resist the (very human) temptation to interfere when something appears not to be going right. Nine times out of ten, the wine will work itself out on its own and you will end up with a more…

      5 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Weekly Interview: Timm Crull

      …. Could it have been that similarity that persuaded Wayne? One Saturday morning, Wayne drove over to Timm’s house, had coffee, and said, “Timm I want to sell you my 20 acres to add on to your property.” And thus began Timm’s winemaking career at The Terraces. Even though it’s harvest time in Napa – a grueling time for any winemaker – Timm’s enthusiasm…

      6 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Take a drive on Westside Road – wine, trees and river

      …. This road begins on the outskirts of Healdsburg and winds its way to Russian River Road. Take Russian River Road to the tiny resort town of Guerneville on the Russian River. Westside Road spans two wine appellations, the Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. Two wineries we like in the Dry Creek Valley on this road are Armida Winery and Mill…

      5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Three from Viluko Vineyards

      … into what this operation was all about. Viluko Vineyards is located on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains, between the Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, with 37 acres of CCOF-Certified organic vineyards planted on a 500 acre estate, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay planted above the fogline at between 600-1,100…

      2 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

      Nine Wineries You (Probably) Never Heard of…But Should

      … can do. BEST BETS: Arizona Stronghold “Mangus” 2011: 91 Points Arizona Stronghold “Nachise” 2012: 93 Points Arizona Stronghold “Dala” 2012: 92 Points VIÑA QARAMY, Mendoza, Argentina Leo Bromberg in the Qaramy vineyard The father-son team of Mario and Leonardo Bromberg, for many years, tended a stony 247 acres of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon…

      1 readers - By The Pour Fool

      Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

      … to the skillet, skin side down, and cook over high heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Flip the fillets and cook until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the soba and bok choy to shallow bowls and top with the fish, skin side up. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve. Recipe courtesy of Chasing Venus Chasing Venus Sauvignon…

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