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

    Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

    Did you ever thing about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious to see that New Zealand indeed looks like a boot.

    7 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      2014 Bordeaux Harvest for Red WIne Grapes Taking Place Now

      The Wine Cellar Insider - - 7 readers - This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The 2014 Bordeaux harvest for the red wine grapes has officially kicked off. Growers in the Medoc and Pomerol are starting to harvest. I’m headed to Bordeaux. I’ll be in Bordeaux from Sunday, September 28, through Saturday, October 5. That is after a short stop in Barcelona to dine at one my bucket list restaurants, Celler con ...

      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 ...

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      Savouring sauvignon

      … this year is the Giant Periwinkle. Pierre Rabie moonlights from his day job in the law, and makes garagiste volumes of wine (the Sea Witch Pinot Noir too, and a Syrah I don’t know) from Elim fruit – he’s now converting a barn in Bredasdorp to do it in. What I found most intriguing in his 21 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the altogether finer…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … wines from Washington's 2013 vintage. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Waitsburg Cellars The Aromatics Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2013 $18 (Excellent/Exceptional) Moderately aromatic with notes of almond…

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

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

      … Canadian shown is being swapped out for a Canadian Microbrewery, which is not a bad thing…) Surf n’ Turf • Osoyoos Ranch Wagyu Beef + BC Spot Prawns, Chilliwack Corn + Farm House Cheddar + Caramelized Pear Puree $45 Wine Pairing: Nk’Mip Cellars Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2011, Osoyoos, BC The post Chefs for Oceans: Here’s to ‘Yew,’ Ned Bell appeared first on …

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      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


      … a hundred metres above, and its lyrebirds, treeferns and mighty waterfalls below, the smell knob wound right round to eleven. But even as an infant on my grandfather's mighty shoulders, I seemed to realise that the sensation offered by such a lush environment was more than aromatic. It was a rich, overwhelmingly natural feeling that came in through…

      2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      2012 Matthiasson White Wine

      … and substance you'd appreciate from a Chardonnay, with the minerality and flowers you'd love in a Viognier... All in all, its a perfect White wine for a warm day, a cool evening, with food or on its own... fantastic! Taste 9 Nose 9 Value 9 40.00…

      3 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

      … decided to produce his own wines and does a fantastic job. The Rhone-style whites, Rousanne and Viognier, are amazing as are the Rhone Reds, Syrah and Mourvedre. This small winery is a “must” stop on Shenandoah School Road. Cooper Vineyards Also on this same road as Wildrotter is Cooper Vineyards and, like Wildrotter, the Cooper Family were growers who…

      5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      A Grant Eddie Retrospective

      …, fresh, lithe; very pure and intense; blackberries, blueberries, black currants with a vein of poignant graphite minerality; perfectly managed tannins for framing and foundation, a little austere on the finish. Try from 2015 or ’16 through 2020 to ’22. Excellent. About $27. Zinfandel 2007. 13.5% alc. Whitman’s Mountain Vineyard. dark ruby…

      3 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

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

      … the ticket. With succulent red berry fruit and a lovely glossy texture this is a competitively priced and very classy wine. 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Valensac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (£7.75, reduced to £7.25 each for a case, Lea & Sandeman tel. 020 7244 0522). This Sauvignon is a feisty little number with zingy, mouth-wateringly…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      2013 David Nieuwoudt, Ghost Corner, The Bowline, Elim, South Africa

      … different parcels of fruit from regions up and down the Cape you can layer flavour by combining warmer, lusher fruit with chillier, edgier wine. This leads to increased complexity and a more involving, detailed wine. The other camp insists that single vineyard wines are the only way forward – the purest expression from one superb site being…

      2 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … Willamette Valley town of Newberg. Frankly, we knew little of the winery before the wines arrived. They were nominated by Yashar Shayan of in Seattle. The three Pinot Noirs entered by Colene Clemens Vineyards earned gold or double gold. Additionally, its Rosé of Pinot Noir won a double gold medal and best rosé of the competition. Winning…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

      …, with grapefruit, grip and length. The nose reminds me of a riesling - flint, powder, pollen and crushed lime leaf. Also the Si Vinters Semillon Chardonnay 2012. More cider than wine. Unfiltered and cloudy. A Fino sherry nose, with something salty and nutty. It feels gentle and slightly microbial, and in contrast to the Giant Steps - there are no green edges. Unrelated image: Samphire from the Borough markets. Click here for the original context …

      1 readers - By Wino sapien