Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

    by Robin English-Bircher, Wine Travel Writer, Texas Wine and Trail October 01, 2014 Wine is addictive. For many in the Texas Wine industry, the addiction seeps into their very being; it drives them and brings great contentment and satisfaction. One of the most recent couples to be swept into wine is Christopher and Jennifer Cobb.

    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Washington wine community mourns, remembers Eric Dunham

    Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars is remembered by the Washington wine community as a talented winemaker, a gregarious personality and friend to all. (Photo courtesy of Dunham Cellars) WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Most of the Washington wine industry stood still in shock and sadness Friday upon hearing the news that one of its most creative and cherished winemakers died.

    8 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      It’s All About the Flavor at Sublime Tavern in San Marcos

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update - - 6 readers - by Frank Mangio James Limjoco is the easiest interview I have ever had the pleasure to do. He’s the affable owner of Sublime Tavern with locations in San Marcos , Del Mar and soon to be in North Park . He’s gone through upgrades in his presentation of comfort food, premium wines by the glass and bottle and an admirable lineup of micro-brewed beers, to keep his diners coming back ...

      Bordeaux Blanc x 2

      Drinking Outside The Box - - 5 readers - Haven’t been able to post any videos the last few days, so here’s a couple as compensation… Dourthe Réserve Bordeaux Blanc 2012, France (£8.99 Majestic) Crisp, grassy style, with spring-like flavours of nettles, gooseberries and elderflower, and just a touch of the feline. Quite rich finish, but overall clean and crunchy. B+ Château Roqu ...

      Six stunning wines – all delicious and all under a tenner!

      Matthew Jukes - - 5 readers - Six stunning wines for Tom Kerridge’s dishes in Weekend Magazine today. 2013 Martinfort, Carignan Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Pays d’Herault, France (£7.40, Tanners tel. 01743 234455 & Tom’s Duck and lemongrass kebabs need a juicy red rather than a rich white to match their charms and this old vine Carignan is just the ticket.

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      Yet another 10 reasons to pour a glass of wine on Halloween

      … Origin Series La Fumée 2013 and Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 Rosewood Origin Series La Fumée 2013, VQA Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario (Winery, $21.80, WineAlign) In 2012 La Fumée was less about its namesake, “the smoke” but in ’13 the opposite wafts like candy in the wind, like confection on brume, like smoke and a pancake…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Two Blends from Murrieta’s Well

      … to the Mexican Army. The bubbling artesian well on the site that now is the winery was one of his popular watering spots on his journeys. More information on this historical location is available on the Historical Marker database. With a deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir and rich winemaking heritage, Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s…

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      CASTAGNA'S 2014 RELEASE: 12 AND 13

      … is called) is to be given. In the choicest of cups comes (this is what I call wine) dignity’s destruction." Tilsagt verse, Snorri Sturluson, Skalholt, Iceland 1179 – 1241 This wine is not sweet. It's gorgeous. It gives you all those golden feels and ends up as fine and dry and chalky as a geometry teacher. Slice some abalone steaks about as thick…

      By Philip White/ drinkster

      Platter’s 2015: the winners

      … of the Year: De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2012 White Wine of the Year: DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Five-star wines Cabernet Franc Warwick 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Groot Constantia 2012 Le Riche Reserve 2011 Nederburg II Centuries 2010 Oldenburg 2011 Stark-Condé Three Pines 2012 Cinsaut Sadie Family Pofadder 2013 Petit…

      1 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Woodinville Wineries: Fidélitas

      … the wines. Randy mentioned that Fidelitas makes big wines – and while the wines were good, they were not the big wines I was expecting. Here is what I tasted: 2013 Fidelitas Klipsum Vineyard Semillon Red Mountain – Nice, clean fruit, sweet nose, dry on the palate. Drinkability: 7 2011 Fidelitas Malbec Columbia Valley – cut through acidity, a food wine…

      By Talk-A-Vino

      Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 27, 2014

      … >>find this wine<< 12 Fritz Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Crafted, for sure, but done so without at all feeling created, or manipulated. $55 A- >>find this wine<< 12 Fritz Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Russian River Valley): Walking a fine line between lithe & floral, and creamy & juicy. $25 B…

      By 1 Wine Dude

      Prosser, the Birthplace of Washington Wine

      …:// The Prosser Wine Network: White wines of the Prosser Wine Network: Albarino, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling (Dry), Riesling (Sweet), Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sparkling, Viognier, White Blend, Rhone Blend, Rousanne Red wines of the Prosser Wine Network: Barbera…

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      Washington wine community mourns, remembers Eric Dunham

      … since I was 10. Eric Dunham’s path to winemaking Dunham Cellars is in an old World War II airplane hanger at the Walla Walla Regional Airport. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit) After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dunham took up winemaking as a hobby, making his first barrel in 1993. The next year, he worked for Hogue Cellars for seven months…

      8 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013

      … The Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013 is a blend of 28% Semillion, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat, 11% Viognier, 11% Gewürztraminer and 1% White Riesling all grown on Murrieta’s Well estate vineyards located in the Livermore Valley AVA near the San Francisco Bay. Murrieta’s Well was originally planted in 1884…

      1 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      It’s a Wine Quiz!

      …. Adelsheim Vineyard is located in which state? a. California b. Virginia c. Oregon d. Michigan 3. My brunch recipe for Mexican Egg Casserole paired beautifully with which wine? a. Monastrell b. Pinotage c. Semillon d. Prosecco 4. Malagousia is a grape grown in which country? a. Greece b. New Zealand d. South Africa e. Australia 5. Pedro Ximenez…

      4 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Savouring sauvignon

      … I don’t think it’s that I’ve grown to like sauvignon blanc much more over the past five or so years, as that sauvignon blanc has grown to like me more. Cape sauvignon, that is, which I think has improved tremendously at the top end – where there are some marvellous ones, mostly oaked to some extent, mostly with a bit of semillon included…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … aromatic with notes of fresh fig, spice, and light tropical notes. The palate is medium-plus bodied with a textured, seamless feel to the fruit flavors and a lot of hang time on the finish. As much about feel as flavor. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon. Dineen Family and Sagemoor vineyards. Aged in equal parts new and neutral French oak and stainless…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Chefs for Oceans: Here’s to ‘Yew,’ Ned Bell

      … dinner, most of which are on offer (with suggested, Enomatic-poured wines by the glass) at Yew from Nov 1 to Dec 1. ‘Shore Lunch’ • Fried Pickerel + Wild Rice + Bacon + Apple Sauce $31 Wine Pairing: – Stratus Semillon 2011, Niagara, Ontario • Diefenbaker Lake Trout + Haskap Berries, Saskatchewan Mustard Seed + Pierogis $35 Beer Pairing: (Molson…

      3 readers - By Tim Pawsey/

      New World vs. Old World

      …? In the first pair, wine #1 was fruity and dry, with grassy notes, citrus peel, and marked acidity. Many guessed it was a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - but it was a white Bordeaux. Wine #2 was creamier, with sweet vanilla oak, lemon merengue, and peach; more complex, silky but still crisp. Were we in Pouilly-Fumé, France? Actually, Washington…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training