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    Antxiola Hondarrabi 2012

    …% Beltza (Basque for black). The Errastis grow the grapes for Antxiola high above the Bay of Biscay, then hand-pick them and ferment them in stainless steel tanks for several weeks. The resulting perfection is a nose of cutting a lime on a stone cutting board – citrus and mineral. A sip gives up ripe Granny Smith apple slices, clean bright acid…

    By CHEAP WINE FINDER

    Wines of La Vuelta: The Final Stage: Recaredo Brut Nature Cave 2008

    … of sparkling wine. But know very little about Cava. I tend to think most often of inexpensive bottles used in mimosas. For the record, I hate mimosas. This article from Eric Asimov tells me that I am not the only one. From the article "If ever a grape needed a champion, it may well be xarello. It suffers pronunciation woes (in Catalan, it’s shah-RELL-lo…

    5 readers - By Amy Cleary/ WineBookGirl

    The Yountville AVA.

    … cultivated in the Napa Valley. Oh, and Yountville also has great Christmas lights. George Calvert Yount was the first United States citizen to be awarded a fairly sizeable Spanish land grant from the Mexican government back in 1836. Yount called his land Rancho Caymus and on it he built a cabin and a grist mill making him the first Euro-American…

    4 readers - By Vinsanity

    Europa Village’s Annual Grape Stomp Gala ~ Bon Vin, Tres Fun!

    … a wine cave that doubles as a tasting bar and an event room for large parties and wedding receptions. At the Annual Grape Stomp extravaganza in August, Peter Bursick, was introduced as the new artisan winemaker. Peter hails from Sonoma County and will be tantamount in taking Europa Village‘s wine program to the next level. Euopa‘s Wine Societe…

    4 readers - By Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!

    Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

    …Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014 September 12, 2014 Portland Wine Tastings E & R Wine Shop 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French, Really Good French; $12 – 2013 Domaine de la Bregeonnette Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley – 2012 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny “Les Veilleurs” Rouge, Loire Valley (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay Noir…

    1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … Ridge Estate vineyards. We ate brisket and fried chicken and drank some of CSM’s Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Which, year after year, is one of my favorite white wines from Washington and it’s pretty damn inexpensive, too. It has a touch of oak barrel-aging that softens the sharp edges of Sauvignon Blanc. I happen to love searingly acidic Sauv…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … and harvested from vineyards in other parts of the United States. An interesting fact is that Becker has only planted vitis vinifera grape varietals. No hybrids like Blanc du Bois or Black Spanish are growing in their vineyards. You are likely to find a large selection of wines from their portfolio in grocery stores and wine shops across the state…

    2 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Fueling And Schooling

    … ahead. A solid 35 minute train ride from Central Madrid, and then a mile-plus walk to her school. After the commute she had this past summer, from Brooklyn to Westchester, this is gonna be a breeze. What else do you need to know? I don’t want to take English lessons! You can’t make me! Just what every town in Spain needs. Praise be to God. Uh oh…

    4 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

    Wine in Idaho: Cinder Wines

    … well in this type of region too, as does Tempranillo. I think we should see more Spanish varieties planted here. To what other region in the world would you compare the Snake River AVA? I’d say Ribera del Duero and Washington State. Ribera is a better match in that it’s at a higher elevation; both have a continental climate: hot, dry summers…

    5 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE

    Review: Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal

    …Del Maguey’s Pechuga Mezcal is legendary in the mezcal world, and justifiably so. For those not in the know, in Spanish, a pechuga is a poultry breast, commonly a chicken breast. Why would you call your mezcal Pechuga? Because it has a chicken breast in it. How’s that? Del Maguey mezcel is distilled three times, and during the third distillation…

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Argentina's Haarth winery is Canadian-owned

    … equipment, even during the months he spends at the winery. “A lot of mining companies will call me and I will do consulting,” he says. “Everything I do, I can do from the winery. I just need a good internet line.” During his career, he spent so much time on South America that he and his family are comfortable speaking Spanish. It was in Chilewhere he…

    2 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Chilean Wine

    … tradition. The unique climatic conditions of the country during the warm days and sometimes night temperatures of less than 10 degrees provide ideal growing conditions for powerful complex wines. In the middle of the 16th century the first vines in Chile where planted by Spanish conquerors. The first varieties were originating from Spain Albilho, Moscatel…

    5 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog