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    WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

    Larry Schaffer, Tercero Wines Our WBC journey began with bread.  And yeast.  And really good wine.  What I found about the Santa Barbara region is that it has a soul.  It’s real, it’s eclectic, it’s quotable and it’s incredibly real.  It’s something that you can’t get with ...

    16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

    Italy, Glera, Prosecco, “Extra Dry,” Sparkling Wine, Spumante, Prosecco DOC Treviso, Mionetto, Brut, “Organically grown Grapes,” Valdobbiadene, Veneto

    Note: this is one of the first wine where I’ve enjoyed (very much) the non-organic variety of the same brand and then actually enjoyed the wine made with organic grapes even better. This is a quality to price champion. N/ One of the purest expressions of green...

    11 readers - By BrainWines.com

      Mionetto IL Prosecco – Tasty Everyday Sparkler

      CheapWineRatings.com - - 5 readers - Last week I did a write-up on the Mionetto Prestige Collection Prosecco and commented about how I’ve been coming across more and more of their wines lately.  This is another Prosecco from their “IL” line and is also quite tast...

      Viva Espana!

      Luscious Lushes - - 4 readers - Summer is in full swing, and so is Spain!  Do you like paella?  Dancing?  Wine? Join Gloria Ferrer at the Catalan Festival on Saturday & Sunday, July 19th & 20th for a party benefiting Sonoma Valley Education Foun...

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      A Bubbly Snack at Biondivino, San Francisco

      … What is a bubbly snack? It’s sparkling wine aka the best kind of snack! Now that we’ve got that covered, I’ll tell you where I enjoyed said snack. When I was in San Francisco last month, I finally got to stop in for a visit to see Ceri at Biondivino. I met Ceri four years ago Continue Reading The post A Bubbly Snack at Biondivino, San Francisco appeared first on Whitney A.. …

      2 readers - By Whitney A.

      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … to the temperature. We tried 22 wines from the different AVAs – everything from sparkling wine, dry Riesling, Riesling, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, white blends, chardonnay, pinot noir, grenache and syrah from Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA (which must be spelled this way due to the Chilean winery), Ballard…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      What We Have Been Drinking—7/28/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. As I have been getting a few more samples in, I am dipping into my cellar a bit less, … Continue reading →…

      4 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Stemmari Baci Vivaci Sparkling Grillo – Light and Luscious

      … excited when I discovered this sparkling wine made from grillo — I had to check it out! Grillo tends to excel in a number of areas that tend to result in good white wine, such as lively aromatics, tropical and citrus flavors, vibrant acidity and salty mineral flavors.  With these characteristics, I was really curious to find out what Stemmari could do…

      5 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      Live Wine Blogging

      …Almost two weeks ago (already?) I attended the Wine Bloggers Conference as most of you know by now. (Hopefully this post will be far less volatile than previous post on the Conference—which I never thought would get much traction, but apparently … Continue reading →…

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      Mionetto IL Prosecco – Tasty Everyday Sparkler

      … on it.  This gives me the sense that this is a casual, everyday sparkler — which is exactly the way I think more consumers should look at sparklers.  It doesn’t need to be a special occasion to enjoy this, just pop the top and have at it. As it says on the label, this is a “gentle sparkling wine,” meaning the carbonation is lighter than you…

      5 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      #SpainLove: Gloria Ferrer’s 22nd Annual Catalan Festival 07/19/14 & 07/20/2014

      … our most beloved city in all of this fair world: Barcelona. The jewel of Catalan culture has bewitched us ever since, with its glorious and unique districts, tapas crawls, #Cava sparkling wine, and many MANY amazing sites, architecture and museums. This brings us to the featured event of this love story to Catalunya y España: The Gloria Ferrer…

      5 readers - By Vinopanion

      Viva Espana!

      … main street with the colors, smells and sounds of Spain. Along the way they will sample savory tapas, enjoy paella and cooking demonstrations, and participate in educational seminars, cocktail demonstrations,food & wine pairings and a festive grape stomp. Along Las Ramblas, stop and state the Gloria Ferrer Carneros sparkling and estate…

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Mionetto Prestige Collection Brut – Fabulous Prosecco

      … I’ve been coming across a number of different sparklers from Mionetto lately.  They seem to be doing a marketing push and I’m seeing them everywhere.  And after tasting some of their bubbly, I had to share this one with you. Prosecco is the focus at Mionetto, and they don’t just produce one.  In the category of sparkling wine, Prosecco tends…

      4 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      What We Have Been Drinking—7/7/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. As I have been getting a few more samples in, I am dipping into my cellar a bit less, … Continue reading →…

      1 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Crémant d'Alsace

      … of fried chicken and sparkling wine on a breezy summer afternoon, you're really missing out. All four of these are dry and tart, and I was glad to be able to sample two rosés and two blancs. NV Dopff & Irion Rosé Brut Alsace, France 100% Pinot Noir $20, 12% abv. Think of this as raspberry lemonade with little nutty undertones and large…

      1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Recent Sips: Paul Mas Côté Mas, Viña Cantosán, Domaine Chandon, and Kaiken Wines

      … Hello Friends, Just about every day, as wine o'clock approaches, you can find me uncorking or unscrewing a new wine adventure. Being a wine enthusiast, a wine blogger, and someone who appreciates and enjoys the liquid expression of a place, a person’s vision, and Mother Nature’s influence -- I find wine to be one of the most intriguing…

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      Bolla Extra Dry Prosecco – A Bubbly Bargain

      … In my last review, I revisited a wine brand that used to be a regular for me (back when I was in my twenties), Bolla.  It’s a brand that offers plenty of decent wines at bargain prices, but for whatever reason it’s also a brand that I haven’t given a lot of love in the past few years.  But I’ve rediscovered it and so today I’m trying another…

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