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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 that Lea ...

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    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

      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 creden ...

      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 ...

      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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      Happy Champagne Day

      … of France. If you’re unsure what that means check out the primer from earlier this week — What is Champagne. And when you’re done, join me in celebrating my favorite beverage on the planet! (Image from Pinterest) Comment below, I’d love to hear what everyone is drinking tonight! Cheers! Want more? If you liked what you read you can subscribe to Vindulge and have new posts delivered directly to your inbox. Or just follow along here: Tagged as: #ChampagneDay, Champagne Day …

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      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…

      2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

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

      … Listen up. This coming Friday, October 24th, is one of the most anticipated wine days of the year – Champagne Day. Yes, a global celebration for the world’s most amazing beverage. Hallelujah!! Earlier this summer I was hired by the US Champagne Bureau to teach a series of Champagne classes in Portland to spread the love for this magical…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Hambledon Classic Cuvee, a brilliant new English sparkling wine

      …, and it’s a really impressive sparkling wine. More, and presumably even better, is to come in the future. Hambledon Vineyards Classic Cuvee NV Hampshire, England 12% alcohol. Taut and quite complex with ripe apples, citrus, pear and even some fig, with a bit of creaminess. The palate is crisp and bright with high acidity clamping down on the fruit…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

      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

      … thinning and harvesting are all done this way. The winery focuses on varietals; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir. In addition to the single-varietal bottles, no less than five different Sparkling variations are made in the traditional method. It’s a toss-up between the two styles to decide what…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Taste Ontario’s polarity of personality

      … Ontario home cooking Photo: (www.godello.ca) Wine Country came to town last week betwixt what has seemed like the most expansive sectarian LCBO campaign in recent memory, or possibly ever. Hashed out, tagged and promoted by such catch slogans as #LCBOtastelocal, #LCBOGoLocal and #LoveLocal, Ontario’s wine superstars have been dancing…

      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…

      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

      … from the “Isle of Skye” region; Cragganmore 12 from the Speyside region; Oban 14 from the “West Highland” region; Lagavulin 16 from the Islay region; and Glenkinchie 12 from the Lowland region. Despite the fact that the Isle of Skye is simply an island, not a region, and that “West Highland” was not previously ever a separate region…

      3 readers - By Grapelines

      Consider the Gaspereau Valley

      … 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…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

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

      … just as soon spend a couple of dollars more for a more interesting wine. • Gruet Brut Rose NV ($16, sample, 12%): This New Mexico bubbly, now labeled American, was disappointingly dull and not what it once was. Not much body, with muted red fruit and a hit of caramel. • Domaine Cabirau Rosé 2013 ($12, purchased, 13%): Not quite Hall of Fame…

      2 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon
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