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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      Washington wine community mourns, remembers Eric Dunham

      … Sauvignon gained quick critical acclaim. The second vintage, 1996, was a short year because of a deep winter freeze that devastated vineyards across Washington’s Columbia Valley. The Dunhams scrambled to find grapes but did manage to produce 75 cases. In 1997, they added a Semillon called Shirley Mays to honor Eric’s grandmother, who died of breast cancer…

      8 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013

      … aged in stainless steel. This is a small batch wine with only 338 barrels produced (about 300 bottles to a barrel) with a price of around $22. The alcohol content is 13%. The color is pale sunshine yellow. With the grapes used in the blend the nose should be very expressive and The Whip does not disappoint, flowers, lots and lots of flowers, orange…

      1 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      It’s a Wine Quiz!

      … to find out if your response is correct. And for more info, the number of the question is linked to the entire article written about the answer! Have fun! ~ Cindy 1. What varietals are grown in the Finger Lakes AVA? a. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot b. Riesling and Gewurtztraminer c. Sangiovese and Nero d’Avola d. Malvasia Bianca and Viognier 2…

      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

      … 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

      … writer, explained, when we talk about old world, we mean Europe, while new world encompasses everywhere else. Old world wines are generally more earthy and savory, with marked acidity and minerality and less alcohol. New world wines are typically more fruit-forward, less acidic, and higher in alcohol. Did these generalizations hold up in this group…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training


      … buttery butyric acid to form. I find this acid alluring in tiny volumes in, say Hunter Semillon, but horrid when it overwhelms a poorly-made red. And there I was, detecting it as a toddler in cow tucker. When we'd climb into the old Cyclops Rover and head over the range into the incredible Mountain Ash forest in Possum Hollow, with its floral canopy…

      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

      … together. Very Good. About $22. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now the reds, first grenache, about 100 cases annually. From Ramey Mountain Vineyard. Grenache 2011. Dark ruby, opaque; very earthy, briery and loamy; ripe, very spicy, a little wet-dog-funkiness…

      3 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

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

      … it in every one of the fifteen years I have been your wine writer! Bargain-priced and packed with masses of cassis fruit, drink it with the Puff pastry steak pizza and raise a glass to the clever little devil on the label. 2013 Margaret River Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is a particularly balanced…

      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

      … 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon won best of show. This year, the 2012 vintage of that wine won another gold medal. Idaho wineries show well Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr own Cinder Wines in Garden City, Idaho. They are holding their daughter, Charli. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Two Idaho wineries won six gold medals between them…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine