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    Chandon Brut Rosé

    Indian sparkling wine courtesy of Moët Hennessy. I’ve had a dreadful run of Indian red wines, with many exhibiting wild technical faults that render them basically undrinkable. Whites and rosés, however, have fared better. When I saw this on a restaurant wine list, I didn’t hesitate to give it a go, assuming (correctly) that it would, at least, be free of egregious winemaking faux pas.

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    Is your wine cellar ready for the last third of the year? Iron Horse is at the top of my list for readiness

    Russian River Valley,Sonoma County,Sparkling,Wine For me, Iron Horse Vineyards has to always be “in the house.” You never know what’s worth celebrating, above and beyond the usual celebrations. Sometimes, it’s just a wonderful surprise… like finishing the last chapter of your book.

    6 readers - By Wine Blog

      Sparkling wines from East Sussex & Champagne

      Drinking Outside The Box - - 5 readers - Whoops, forgot to post a video yesterday. Here are two to make up for that. These are similarly priced sparkling wines, but one seems decidedly happier than the other… Henners Brut Reserve 2009, East Sussex, England (£27 D.Byrne & Co, Cellar 28, Buon Vino, Vagabond) Interesting mixture – the wine is still quite young and tight, but there’s evidence of bottle age.

      50 Great Cavas 2014

      Spittoon - - 3 readers - In the face of Proseccos never-ending popularity Cava, once the champion of sparkling wines, seems to have slipped off most peoples radar. Like any region and wine style there are the low quality bottles in addition to some outstanding producers battling the elements and striving for quality, consistency and excellence.

      La Grasparossa

      jvb uncorked - - 3 readers - This summer at #wbc14 I learned that lambrusco is really delicious, having shunned it for decades after a taste in the 1970’s of the commonly found, cheap lambruscos that flooded the market, along with bell-bottom jeans and polyester knits. Remember this commercial? A curious piece of history, that is. The ad was cute, but the wine was nothing to write home about.

      Finger Lakes 20013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 4 readers - I hope it’s been a pleasant Saturday for you so far, readers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s launch of their 2013 Reislings in a short 3 hours from now, from 7 to 9 PM EST, which is 4 to 6 PM PST for those of you West Coasters who can’t do the math.

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      50 Great Cavas 2014

      … to be proved or otherwise as, being a corner of the ‘Dream Team‘ I am off to Cava country to sample a choice selection of these 50 Great Cavas first hand. Visits and tastings have been arranged at the Mas Codina winery, Lloparts, Juve i Camps, and Bohigas. None of which I’ve been to before nor, if honest, tasted their wines. So an educational tour awaits. Follow the trip as it happens on Twitter @50greatcavas #50gc #cava #Penedes and on Facebook: 50 Great Cavas. © 2004-2014 Spittoon.biz All Rights Reserved…

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      Finger Lakes 20013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook

      …I hope it’s been a pleasant Saturday for you so far, readers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s launch of their 2013 Reislings in a short 3 hours from now, from 7 to 9 PM EST, which is 4 to 6 PM PST for those of you West Coasters who can’t do the math. I’ll be tasting along…

      4 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Chandon Brut Rosé

      …, be free of egregious winemaking faux pas. Chandon’s Indian operations are new, with the first wines having been released in late 2013. Grapes are sourced from the Nashik region of Maharashtra, and the varieties that contribute to this sparkling rosé are Shiraz and Pinot Noir (an inadvertent nod to the Australian micro-tradition, I like to think…

      7 readers - By Full Pour

      Brotherhood Winery NV Brut Sparkling Chardonnay Hudson Valley @brotherhoodwine

      … vines and a facility remodeling, emphasizing a commitment to quality. The Brotherhood Riesling is among many of customer favorites and is featured on the White House Wine List. Pinot Noir is their second best seller. Bob Barrow has been working as Brotherhood’s winemaker for over ten years. A generous pour of Brotherhood Sparkling Chardonnay, Hudson…

      1 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Cowabunga!! Labor Day, Monster Surf, Fine Wines

      … Dilettante” $20 (K&L says they have it): Sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Yeasty, sophisticated, grapefruit rind, acidic. Loved it. Big hit with those holding glasses. Made by natural wine organic gorgeous (in photo) winemaker Catherine Breton. Committed to the natural movement! At $19.99 a U20 buy. 12% catch the twichen groove doods… COWABUNGA!!…

      1 readers - By The Best of Wines

      La Grasparossa

      … raspberry, blackberry, and black plum notes on the mid palate with a nice, tart finish. A very dry sparkling wine, this is easy to drink on a hot summer night, whether or not Meat Loaf is on the radio. Okay, all 70’s references aside, La Grasparossa paired nicely for those who wanted chicken, beef, and even the vegan options. Most importantly, those who…

      3 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Sparkling wines from East Sussex & Champagne

      …Whoops, forgot to post a video yesterday. Here are two to make up for that. These are similarly priced sparkling wines, but one seems decidedly happier than the other… Henners Brut Reserve 2009, East Sussex, England (£27 D.Byrne & Co, Cellar 28, Buon Vino, Vagabond) Interesting mixture – the wine is still quite young and tight, but there’s…

      5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Have You Tried Vaporetto No. 8 Prosecco?

      …Prosecco is one of the sparkling wines coming out of Italy, and probably the most well-known. There are different levels of quality, with of course different price points. I have been told that some retail shops and hair salons in Italy that each customer is handed a glass of prosecco to sip while they shop or get quaffed. Prosecco may be a less…

      6 readers - By MyWinePal

      Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

      …Okanagan Crush Pad facilities Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, and are co-owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. I have followed Haywire wines since their inception. I like them as they try to be as organic and un-interventionist as possible, letting their wines tell their stories. They make a range…

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      Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia

      …A sparkling blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, but not from the most obvious of sources Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia (£17.95 Winety) Quite a full-bodied style of fizz, off-dry with floral aromas that make you wonder whether some aromatic grapes made their way into the blend, rich creamy/yeasty notes balanced by citrus freshness and a […]…

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      The Sparkling Master

      … vintage sparkling from Claude? Remember, 2010 was very hot and dry. While those conditions are preferred for age-worthy red wines, they are not welcomed for sparkling wines. So which recent year produced a vintage harvest? 2011—while the year ended up being too wet for most Virginia winemakers, the 2011 growing season up until Hurricane Irene…

      By Virginia Wine Time

      Dom 85!! Who knew?? Harvey Kurtzman knew.

      …This post is being written in a downpour of potrzebie popup ads. Not good. We have wines and events of import to review so let’s plunge ahead with another furshlugginer post. First things first. Happy Birthday to Dotoré. OK. That is taken care of. The venerable and toothsome reporter and hopeless Dodger fiend owes tBoW…

      6 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Pongrácz Rosé NV, South Africa

      …A Cap Classique (aka méthode Champenoise) pink made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Pongrácz Rosé NV, South Africa (£14.99 Morrisons) Young boisterous and frothy style, with sherbet-like aromas alongside the strawberry and raspberry flavours. Has some citrus freshness, but there’s also a yesterday’s-bonfire-like smoky note that slightly spoils…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

      …Champagne. Cava. What’s the difference or similarity? There are both. As you know, Champagne is sparking wine produced in the Champagne region of France, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method (with the second fermentation in the bottle), and Cava is sparkling wine produced primarily in the Penedes region of Spain, made in the Champenoise…

      9 readers - By MyWinePal
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