Spanish

    Antxiola Hondarrabi 2012

    …) and 10% 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

    …; in Castilian, hah-RELL-lo; in English, zah-RELL-oh). It has spelling issues (it’s often written xarel-lo among numerous other renderings). Most important, it is guilty by association as a key component of cava, the Spanish sparkling wine that most people consider at best cheap and cheerful and at worst a headache in a glass." This wine is not that. Clean and floral with small bubbles. Not at all like the cavas I have had in the past. It could stand up to food, but I liked it as an aperitif. …

    5 readers - By Amy Cleary/ WineBookGirl

    The Yountville AVA.

    … Viticultural Area (AVA) until 1999. With 2,700 acres of planted vineyards, this AVA has a rather unique climate. Moderated by the Yountville Mounts (which is actually just one rather large hill that waylays the marine fog as it advances up, through the valley), the relatively cool climatic conditions lend themselves to great grape growing…

    4 readers - By Vinsanity

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

    … wine releases ~ C’est La Vie’s 2012 Chenin Blanc and the 2012 Artist Series Bon Vie, an estate blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise. All corks were pulled out for the gala event ~ including the 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah! Europa Village has live entertainment every weekend with many special events and wine education classes held throughout…

    4 readers - By Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!

    Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

    …% Gamay Noir, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine du Mortier St Nicolas de Bourgeuil “Dionysos”, Loire Valley (100% Cabernet Franc) – 2012 Les Clos Perdus Corbieres “Cuvee 101″, Languedoc-Roussillon (Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre) Great Wine Buys Whites From Alsace Typically fuller-bodied and nicely textured, Alsatian whites pair well…

    1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … around Horse Heaven Hills: trust your GPS. You may think it’s lying to you when you’re trying to head to Prosser for a beer, but it’s actually just sending you along a scenic gravel road. No need to panic. And if you’re wonder exactly where the Horse Heaven Hills are, the good folks at Wine Folly let me reproduce this map. Click on it to get even more information on Washington Wine. Tags: alder ridge vineyard, champoux vineyard, coyote canyon vineyard, horse heaven hills, muscat canelli…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … The post Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Hill Country breezes, ample sunshine, and intoxicating aromas of fresh lavender awaken the senses when you pull up to Becker Vineyards. The winery sits on a beautiful plot of land just a hop, skip, and a jump from Highway 290. As one of the oldest…

    2 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    Fueling And Schooling

    … of them would be teaching. Katie, left, and her new Fulbright pal Kelsey. There might be alcohol in those preprandials. Not really sure. The waitstaff didn’t ask us if we wanted a starter, but this arrived anyway. And we were all glad it did. Gorgeous poached egg on these veggies made us all swoon. Thank God I’m fluent in Spanish. Oh, sorry. I…

    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…

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Argentina's Haarth winery is Canadian-owned

    …, a touch of tobacco and graphite on the finish. The latter is probably a reflection of the minerality the old vines are pulling up from deep in the soil. 89-90. Haarth Malbec 2011 ($19). This is the classic Argentina Malbec, with aromas of cherry and strawberry and bold flavours of blueberry and black cherry and long ripe tannins. 89. Haarth Cabernet…

    2 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

    Chilean Wine

    …, and on the refinement of the vine plants can be completely omitted. Chilean Wine Facts 7th World Wine Production (2013) m Total Wine Exports Value (2013) 23% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Sauvignon Blanc 12% Carmenere 12% Chardonnay 11% Merlot 29% Others m Liter Total Wine Production (2013) Red…

    5 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog