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    Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

    8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    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 portf ...

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

      les Moirets Cotes du Rhone 11'

      Naked Wine Reviews - - 8 readers - Naked Wine Review 152 Wine: les Moirets Cotes du Rhone Grapes: Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre Producer: Ogier Vintage: 11' Region: Spain>Rhone>Cote du Rhone>Controlee Price: 9.00 Date tasted: 9/22/14 Place tasted: The day had kissed the night at exactly the same hour as the night kissed the day. I think they are enchanted with one another.

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - 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 Port ...

      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.

      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

      Godello - - 7 readers - WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada 2014 The results are in. Closure has come. Category champions and Judge’s picks are now live. The highly regarded WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada is categorized and justified as a “must enter” for winemakers and vintners who want to be a part of a genuine, above-board wine competition.

    The latest about Spain

      Recycle Bin, Week of Oct. 20

      …It's been a bonanza of reasonably priced wines lately. Is it surprising that none are domestic? Perhaps not. Spain, Italy, and France are all well represented in this all red mix. Values abound, ranging from a Trader Joe's Spanish red to a still-young (but 5 year old) Rioja Reserva - all of which deserve your attention as we head into cooler…

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      Wine of the Day October 19, 2014

      …2012 Alfredo Maestro Tejero, Tinto Castrillo de Duero, Spain. Coming from 70+ year old Tinto Fino (100% Tempranillo) grown at elevation on clay, loamy soils in Burgos, Ribera del Duero from a single vineyard parcel called La Ladera using all natural techniques and about 20% whole cluster in fermentation. I always am drawn to this wine and have…

      3 readers - By grapelive.com

      Budget Friendly Wines for Budget Friendly #SundaySupper

      … Delicious Pair these dishes with a Sauvignon Blanc. Look for the 2013 Patient Cottat “Le Grand Caillou” Sauvignon Blanc ($10). It has a lovely tropical fruit, citrus, spice and mineral character with a tangy acidity. Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls w/Creamy Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce from Daily Dish Cauliflower Chowder from Flavor Mosaic Gluten Free Spinach…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

      … spice mix with white and black pepper. Tasty, picnic-friendly, crowd-pleasing. (86 points IJB) Review: 2013 Bodegas San Alejandro Calatayud Rosado “Las Rocas”- Spain, Aragón, Calatayud SRP: $14 Bright watermelon colored. On the nose, I get cranberry juice, strawberries\, some sea salt, green and white pepper, some rose hips. Crisp acid and medium…

      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

      … the role it has been handed in locations of varying terroir. Tempranillo that is grown in California, Oregon and Washington all taste different from those cultivated in Spain. Even within the Lodi regions they can differ considerably. McCay’s 2012 Tempranillo Lot 13 is the prettiest most fruit driven Tempranillo wine this taster has ever consumed. When…

      5 readers - By Marc Hinton/ Enobytes

      Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

      …Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona. Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, Spain | 0 comments Oct 18, 14 I’m currently hanging out in Barcelona and getting to know the city. It’s not only a cheap holiday destination but a gorgeous city to wander around. As a wine blogger, I’m always interested in finding good wine…

      4 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      Bodegas As Laxas Sensum Albariño Cava Guys, this is a sparkling...

      …Bodegas As Laxas Sensum Albariño Cava Guys, this is a sparkling wine made out of Albariño! Rather simple on the nose with mostly lemon and sea salt notes. Maybe a slight sherry-like note on the palate along with lemon, pear, and lots of salinity. Sharp and interesting stuff. 3/5 bones $ Albariño 12.5% abv Rias Baixas, SPAIN…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Wine of the Day October 17, 2014

      …, you really should check them out, and especially his Tinto’s from old vines, which are mostly Tempranillo, but also some Garnacha from near Ribera del Duero and also the Madrid region, these are lovely expressions of place. ($32 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive avail at www.sfwtc.com This entry was posted in Wine Articles, Wine Reviews on October 17, 2014 by admin.…

      4 readers - By grapelive.com

      Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

      …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…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Budget Wine: Frontera Pais Chile 2013

      … it was called Pais, until Cabernet and Carmenere gained popularity. It was recently discovered to be identical to the Palomino grape used in Spain to make Sherry. It has a long, glorious history but tends to be low in acidity and its high yield produces wine that lacks concentration. Plantings have been declining for years. Concha Y Toro the huge Latin…

      4 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Roundup of Catalonia-style Food and Cavas

      …50 Great Cavas Media Tour We recently returned from Catalonia, a region of Spain where we discovered fine foods, cavas and still wines. Along the way we posted 11 Wine Trail Traveler blogs featuring the wines and foods easy to discover in this Mediterranean region. We could not have asked for better food, better cavas or better weather. Did you…

      5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      6 Albariños to try out…

      … Albariño 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain) — $14 Fresh, crisp and refreshing with green apple, peach, apricot, and tropical fruit and a minerally finish. *Bonus Oregon Albariño* Abacela Albariño (Umpqua Valley, Oregon) — $20 Abacela has been making Albariño in Oregon since 2001, and they are one of the leaders of Spanish wine varieties here in the Pacific…

      2 readers - By Vindulge

      Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

      … for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR]. Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe. Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      … Lemos in the Dão makes a very rich Jaen wine. Jaen (aka Mencía). In order to say the Portuguese name for this grape use the ‘Zsa’ from Zsa Zsa Gabor with ‘ine’ like ’wine’. Zsa-ine! This Iberian grape is grown throughout the north central parts of Spain and Portugal. The Dão region in Portugal is high in the mountains with many pine forests (snow…

      8 readers - By Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly

      International Wine: 7 Out of this World Worldly Wines

      … minerality. The tannin texture is tight but not sharp which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose. Wine Paring: Pair with barbecued meat, beef stews and aged cheeses. GREECE 2010 Kokkinos Wine Naoussa Xinomavro: is the principal red wine…

      4 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV