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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

    Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic of P ...

    8 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

      Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

      Decanter - - 8 readers - Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

      Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return again in a heart beat.

      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      Vinopanion - - 6 readers - It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me bac ...

      Cava: A Must Have?

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 6 readers - Earlier this year, Kathy and I attended a tasting of wines from La Mancha. Prior to the tasting for the media and trade, we attended a seminar about these wines from Spain. We were hoping to travel to Spain one day and experience the vineyards, wineries, food and wines. We were excited when we were selected to be a part of the media group covering the 50 Great Cavas Tour.

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      Six terrific wines to match to Marcus Wareing’s recipes in Weekend Magazine

      … Here are six spectacular wines including a few matched to one of my favourite chefs in the UK’s recipes – the talented Mr Marcus Wareing. 2013 Boschendal, Grande Cuvée 1685 Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (£8.99, reduced to £5.99 until 11 November, Tesco). Marcus’ fishcakes are flavour-packed and tender and rather than swamping them with a rich…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      José Maria da Fonseca: Portuguese Pride

      … Extending back 180 years, to its founding in 1834, José Maria da Fonseca is a family-owned Portuguese winery with one foot firmly planted in its rich history and traditions, and the other foot stepping forward into the future. My own experience with their wines extends back as well. About eight to nine years ago, in the wine blog I wrote before…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Happy 60th Toro!

      …, but that’s all fixed, so now you can pour Toro and still look ‘cool’. The ability to combine refreshment with heartwarming flavours and feelings – and great drinkability, are the features that made me love Toro for at least half of its lifespan. Think log cabin, pick-up truck and other heartfelt experiences. Produced from the Garnacha grape which is also responsible for most of the similar wonderful experiences in Cotes du Rhone wines. TORRES 13 ‘Sangre de Toro’, Garnacha, Catalunya, Spain 6585 $12.95 …

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

      … Great Wine Buys This time with the winemakers themselves! Longtime favorites Arnaud Margaine and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy will be here pouring their goods. See Special Events for more details. $15 John’s Marketplace Kris Alexander of Vinum Imports will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington, France, and Spain 5-7 pm, $5. Lilac Wine We ain’t…

      4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      Wine in Indonesia

      …, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, and Taiwan accounted for the majority of tourist arrivals by nationality, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. In the tourist sector, wine and spirit consumption is only permitted in licensed four and five star hotels, upscale restaurants, and bars…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      …. Categories: Red Wine About Jeff Alexander A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who…

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Comoloco Monastrell 12'

      …? Smoke em' if you got em' boyeeez. Served with: Baghdad Beef(Lamb) Stew. A food friendly wine to be enjoyed with such things as grilled meats, lamb, venison, hearty stews, herby red sauced stuff, antipasto, and medium to bold cheeses. Appearance: Ruby red lit with a violet black light. She's a vision to behold. On the snoot: Bold pungent hyacinth…

      1 readers - By Shawna L Watson/ Naked Wine Reviews

      2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on...

      … 2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on my own old vine (stick)! Macerated red and black cherries, mint, balsamic, and fruit leather on the nose. Fresher on the palate with ripe plums and black cherries. Garnacha can tend to get pretty alcoholic but the alcohol is surprisingly in balance here. 4/5 bones $$ Garnacha (Grenache) 15% abv Calatayud, SPAIN …

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Christie's sees strong bidding at DWWA auction for WaterAid

      …. Decanter's Publishing director, Sarah Kemp, praised the generosity of buyers. Ahead of the sale, she described her experience of visiting a small village in Zambia in 2012 and meeting a girl named Fenny, who has since benefited from money raised via previous wine sales. 'Every time you pull the cork on of those bottles, you are helping someone like Fenny…

      4 readers - By Decanter

      The Best Box Wines - Vina Borgia Garnacha 2013

      …BULK BUY! A beauty of a box from Bodegas Borsao. 100% Garnacha from Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain. Available for around $20. Bottles sell for around $6-$7, so this 3L box (4 bottle equivalent) at only $20 is a great deal on an already inexpensive wine. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "From the heart of Aragon, birthplace…

      6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

      … apparent and made my experience all the richer. Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela I am a big fan of the “old quarter” of every city I have visit throughout Spain and Portugal. The charm of the narrow streets and cobble stones will never cease to steal my heart, so naturally I recommend finding a place in the center of Santiago de Compostela…

      4 readers - By Sam Zucker/ Catavino

      Sones

      …, this is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris, Torrontés and Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is floral, with mineral notes; it's a rich, smooth creamy wine; less crisp than I remember previous vintages being, but still a good wine to have with seafood. 2010 Zinfandel, Zayante Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains An intense, rich wine whose raspberry nose follows on through…

      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      East Coast Wineries

      … Wine Spectator, as well as books with Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books, including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt. Other authors…

      3 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      … blanc (whites). Little known in the world of fine wine, these so-called French-American hybrid grape varieties have the advantage of being robust, but do not match the Vitis vinifera varieties – like Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir – for elegance and refinement. Vitis vinifera varieties dominate worldwide wine consumption, but there…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      The Best Box Wines - Esporao Alandra White 2013

      … bunch of sweet sugar. The 2013 Esporao Alandra Branco (White) begins with a fruity aroma filled with pear, apple, orange, a little apricot, nice floral notes and a bit of spice. This light-bodied wine tastes simple, fresh and quite good with lots of apple, some zesty citrus and a bit of mango and pineapple. That little streak of spice from…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob