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    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    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.

    7 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    5 Tips to Pick Wines for Thanksgiving

    No other holiday celebrates the gift of wine like Thanksgiving. Wine is a taste of the harvest along with all the delicious dishes on the table. But actually choosing a bottle can feel like a thankless task, especially with so many flavors to match. Relax. Have a drink. And try some of my suggestions for great wines to pair with Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings that Lea ...

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      St. Pancras Grand Champagne Bar Becomes Searcys Champagne Bar, UK

      schiller-wine - - 5 readers - Pictures: St. Pancras Champagne Bar Now and Before. The Eurostar provides a very comfortable way of traveling from Paris to London in a little bit more than 2 hours. You leave at the Gare du Nord in Paris and you arrive at St. Pancras, the new railway station close to King’s Cross, in London. St. Pancras Champagne Bar situated just next to the tracks were the Eurostar arrives and leaves.

      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      Godello - - 5 readers - Blue Mountain Vineyards Photo: (c) http://www.bluemountainwinery.com Some wine is made all in the family. These days I am particularly intrigued by the ancestral homestead turned grape-growing entity. This past summer I paid a visit to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards in Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley.

      Consider the Gaspereau Valley

      Godello - - 5 readers - Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia No one gets us like we get ourselves. Not so long ago that statement still held more water than the combined towers in all of Canada’s small towns. Here’s another grandiloquent statement. Exceptional wine is made in British Columbia and in Ontario. The proverbial and parochial Canadian wine thinker is privy to that erudite credence, ...

      NEWS FETCH – October 8, 2014

      Wine Industry Insight - - 4 readers - NEWS FETCH – October 8, 2014 =================================== New Vintage Of Parker’s Darling Verité is Released Full-Disclosure Wine Label Debate Continues Napa Shrugs Off Quake and Drought Woes UK Sparkling wine category surges past £500 million mark Wine suppliers can’t complain about tough supermarket deals Charles Heidsieck chef de caves dies Oregon winemakers laud ‘juggernaut’ 2014 vinta.

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      What is Champagne, and why you should drink it this Friday

      … sparkling drink and I learned something eye opening. Spreading the gospel of Champagne to a room full of culinary students I was astonished to discover how few people actually understand that Champagne is actually a place. Many students associated the word “Champagne” with anything bubbly. I suppose living in my little wine bubble I assumed everyone…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Hambledon Classic Cuvee, a brilliant new English sparkling wine

      … Hambledon Classic Cuvee, a brilliant new English sparkling wine Hambledon Vineyard has history. It was established in 1952, the first of the new era vineyards in the UK. The village of Hambledon is also the cradle of the sport of cricket. Hambledon Vineyard was bought by Ian Kellett in 1999, and he decided fairly soon…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      …Reviews of Deccolio Prosecco and Old Grand-Dad 100 Proof Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 16, 2014 The holidays are a great reason to pour some special wines with friends and family. And while we seldom need an excuse to enjoy some sparkling wine, and have frequently…

      1 readers - By Grapelines

      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

      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      …Blue Mountain Vineyards Photo: (c) http://www.bluemountainwinery.com Some wine is made all in the family. These days I am particularly intrigued by the ancestral homestead turned grape-growing entity. This past summer I paid a visit to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards in Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley. Mike Lightfoot‘s apple farm has…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Taste Ontario’s polarity of personality

      … to prominence. The increasingly genuflected niches occupied by Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Red Meritage Blends upped the ante and their game. Finally and with much market grab ado, Sparkling, Gamay and Syrah crossed the bridge to be more than gratuitously represented. This is what happens when Wine Country Ontario, the LCBO and the winemakers do…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      2002 Arteis & Co. Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

      …Posted on 08 October 2014. Wine Review: 2002 Arteis & Co. Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Côte des Blancs, France . I’ve tried a lot of champagnes in my lifetime, and I have to be honest—many of my favorites evolve in the bottle to conjure notes of gingerbread, roasted aromas, honey and candied notes such as the 2002 Arteis & Co. Blanc de…

      1 readers - By Pamela Heiligenthal/ Enobytes

      NEWS FETCH – October 8, 2014

      …NEWS FETCH – October 8, 2014 =================================== New Vintage Of Parker’s Darling Verité is Released Full-Disclosure Wine Label Debate Continues Napa Shrugs Off Quake and Drought Woes UK Sparkling wine category surges past £500 million mark Wine suppliers can’t complain about tough supermarket deals Charles Heidsieck chef de caves…

      4 readers - By Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight

      5 Tips to Pick Wines for Thanksgiving

      … are my five quick tips for choosing a terrific Thanksgiving wine: 1. Start with bubbly. Sparkling wine is a great aperitif to sip while you wait for the turkey to finish cooking. It adds a celebratory note to the meal and goes well with starters like soup and salad. 2. Consider the turkey. Unlike most poultry and game birds, turkey meat is very dry…

      6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Discovering a Local Bar in Barcelona

      …Cava and Sparkling Wine in Barcelona Years ago when I was growing up Mom took great enjoyment in sewing. She was a perfectionist and anything she sewed was well made. We had fun shopping for material and could spend hours trying to make the “right” decision as to which pattern and which fabric we should select. A few years before I went off…

      2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Fast Breaking

      … can be a challenge. One approach is to focus just on the eggs to simplify the process. Sparkling wines, especially dry ones, are an ideal match to egg dishes. For those who doubt, scramble some and pour yourself a glass of dry bubbly, and note the way the wine’s acidity and bubbles compliment the richness and flavors of the eggs. Champagne and other…

      3 readers - By Grapelines

      Consider the Gaspereau Valley

      … pic.twitter.com/prLdloxyHb — Michael Godel (@mgodello) July 29, 2014 Nova Scotia is home for Peter Gamble. When Gerry McConnell invited him to assess the potential for making wine in the Gaspereau Valley, Peter insisted, without equivocation, that the concepts of Vinifera and Sparkling be the driving equation. Bridge always wanted to make Sauvignon Blanc so…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Mini-reviews 65: Taris, Gruet, Cabirau, Yalumba

      …Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Chateau Taris 2012 ($6, purchased, 12.5%): This Trader Joe’s red Bordeaux, with some red fruit, some oak, and soft tannins, is worth exactly what it costs. Whether it’s worth buying is up to you; I’d…

      2 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

      …Taste Local, Love Local Photo (www.lcbo.com) This coming weekend’s VINTAGES release will parlay values from around the globe into the meeting place of Ontario stores. Many of the bargains tie directly into a PB and J campaign, a parochial bandwagon advertising juggernaut. The LCBO and Wine Country Ontario‘s #Tastelocal, #Lovelocal and #LCBOGolocal…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

      …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. For consumers…

      7 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello