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    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 th ...

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    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.

    5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      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 v.

      Fast Breaking

      Grapelines - - 3 readers - Reviews of the Golan Heights Winery’s Gilgal Brut and Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 1, 2014 Breaking the Yom Kippur fast is a nominally festive occasion customarily celebrated with family and friends. And while the meal occurs at the end of a long day, the foods are usually some variatio ...

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      Grapelines - - 3 readers - 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 complained such wines are too ...

      Does the Glass Matter?

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 2 readers - In The Drinks Business’ post Wine Glass Best for Champagne, Says Pernod the notion of a flute and coupe is put to the challenge. Perhaps the best glass for sparkling wine is a white wine glass. This made me recall the glasses we used while in the Penedés Cava region of Catalonia and Barcelona a week ago. We only had cava in a coupe once.

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    • Meeting Matteo Lunelli of Ferrari Sparkling Wine

      … at the University of Geisenheim to better study yeast fermentation. Coming back to his own native land of Trentino, he understood the slope of the mountains in Trentino would be a perfect place to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for a bottle of sparkling wine. This intuition is at the heart of the Ferrari style. We are a mountain sparkling wine. All our…

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    • Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

      … Sonoma Coast Photo (c): http://www.sonomawine.com/ Sonoma County is so massive a wine region it’s really quite futile to take account of a singular, defining personality. Diversity of wine styles and viticultural approaches are what elucidate Sounty County and its 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). That much is true but the sheer…

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    • Italian Winemakers Discover Global Warming Secret Weapon (VIDEO)

      … in Trentino increase 1 degree Celsius more than in the last 2000 year. Monique Soltani: For the Lunelli family, the face behind Ferrari, Italy’s oldest and largest champagne-style wine producer, the future is now. Marcello Lunelli: 30 years ago, the harvest in Trentino started at 10th of September. Now, the average is 25 of August. Monique Soltani…

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    • What We Have Been Drinking—10/28/2014

      … Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted this last week that stood out: 2011 Argyle Riesling: Retail $22. I bought a case of this a year and a half ago and the first few bottles were less than compelling. Yes, there was fruit, but not all…

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    • Lunch at Mission E2 with some nice Californian wines

      … On Thursday I had lunch at one of London’s most exciting new wine destinations: Mission E2, the second venue from Sager & Wilde. It’s a beautiful space in a nicely converted railway arch near Bethnal Green tube station. Lots of dark wood, good natural light and a palm tree! The food was really good. I had a grouse terrine that was superb…

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    • Happy Champagne Day

      … Happy Champagne Day by Mary on October 24, 2014 Ya’ll know I never need an excuse to open up a bottle of bubbly. But in case you do, today is Global Champagne Day! So go pop a bottle of something bubbly and delicious. And in honor of the folks who created this magical beverage, please do try to make sure it’s from the Champagne region…

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    • Trump it.

      … something a little stronger, indulge in Trump’s Cru: a fortified chardonnay aged in bourbon barrels for more than 12 months. It makes a killer hot toddy or spiked/spiced apple cider. Overall, Trump Winery provides a spectacular tasting experience in a beautiful corner of Virginia wine country; one that people (like the Washington Post journalist mentioned above) might miss because of preconceived notions about its owner. To avoid missing out, I invite you to Trump it. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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    • Does the Glass Matter?

      … In The Drinks Business’ post Wine Glass Best for Champagne, Says Pernod the notion of a flute and coupe is put to the challenge. Perhaps the best glass for sparkling wine is a white wine glass. This made me recall the glasses we used while in the Penedés Cava region of Catalonia and Barcelona a week ago. We only had cava in a coupe once. We…

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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…

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    • 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 on that the future for England is sparkling wine. He bought in outside investors…

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    • A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      …, specifically the Friuli, Venezia, Giulia and Veneto regions. Prosecco is rendered naturally bubbly via a secondary fermentation in bulk stainless steel tanks (known typically as the Charmat Method, after Eugène Charmat who popularized the process in the early twentieth century), and bottling under pressure to preserve the wine’s bubbly quality (unlike…

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    • 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…

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    • Taste Ontario’s polarity of personality

      … Gamay, like a “Freudian slumber empty of sound.” This does the #GoGamyGo train proud. Tasted October 2014 @Marynissen From left to right: reekside Estates The Trad Reserve 2011, Tawse Meritage Grower’s Blend 2011, Ravine Vineyard Riesling 2013, Creekside Estates Broken Press Syrah Queenston Road Vineyard 2011, Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Pinot Noir…

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    • 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…

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