Sparkling Wines

    New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

    Picture: Caroline and Armin Diel Presenting their New Wines Caroline and Armin Diel presented their new wines, followed by a fine luncheon, at Schlossgut Diel to 50 or so wine journalists, sommeliers and trade people. A reception in the garden of the estate preceded the tasting. Following the tasting and before the luncheon, Armin Diel showed us the Schlossgut Diel estate.

    8 readers - By schiller-wine

    Valpolicella & Prosecco: The Pendulum Swings to Premiumization in the Veneto

    Sue and I recently returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio. We joined a small group of multinational wine bloggers to test out a nifty new wine tourism app (available as free download for Android and Apple mobile devices) and visit a number of wineries and winemakers.

    7 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Northwest Wine Round-up September 8th to 14th 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 5 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 8th to 14th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… The Globe and Mail writes about American wineries you should visit. From around the country… At Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman writes about Milbrandt. He also writes an extended article about Charles Smith (both may require a subscription).

      7 Basics to Serving Wine and Glassware

      Wine Folly - - 5 readers - The basics on serving wine including tips from picking the right wine glasses to pouring wine without spilling. Some of these tips will even improve the flavor of wine. Wine Basics: Serving & Glassware Wine is a peculiar beverage because even serving it in different glasses can change the way it tastes.

      Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

      Wine -- Mise en abyme - - 5 readers - Sparkling wine production in France can be placed into four broad categories: Champagne -- King of the hill. Reserved for sparkling wines produced within the delimited area of the Champagne wine region.

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      7 Basics to Serving Wine and Glassware

      … better at the cooler end of the spectrum) WHITE WINE tastes great from about 44 – 57 °F. (zesty whites on the cool side and oak-aged whites on the warm side) SPARKLING WINE Affordable sparklers do great at 38 °F – 45 °F (serve exceptional Champagne and sparkling wines at white wine temperatures) TIP: If you drink affordable wine most of the time…

      5 readers - By Wine Folly

      The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

      … to yourself just what they’re missing. Promise me you’ll wash your hands after every use. Also, remember that you don’t need a lot of wine at hand to be a committed regular wine drinker. Maybe just a mixed case—red, white, and a couple of sparkling wines, because we all like to pretend we drink sparkling wine with meals even though no one does…

      4 readers - By HoseMaster of Wine™

      New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

      … production 13,000 cases. Grape Varieties: 65% Riesling, 20% Grauburgunder, 10% Spätburgunder, 5% Weissburgunder. Bottle-fermented (and hand-riddled) sparkling wines are also produced. Schlossgut Diel is a member of the VDP. In terms of sales, Schlossgut Diel sells 25% to private clients, 25% to fine restaurants, 25% to the German wine trade and 25…

      8 readers - By schiller-wine

      English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

      …I am idly glancing at the Cyprus Mail newspaper one day earlier this year and come across an article about English sparkling wines. In a moment of quiet reflection, I realize that I am mainly writing about French, Canadian and Cyprus wines but not paying attention to what is happening with wines in my homeland! With United Kingdom wines now on my…

      3 readers - By elizabethsvines

      Dinner at a Winery Taproom

      … taps Tanks with wine and hoses to taps. Some of the wines are from Coopers Hall Winery. The winery sources fruit form Oregon, California and New Mexico. They have a selection of red and white wines. Also on tap are guest taps from mostly the United States but also a few from outside the US, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Behind the bar and taps…

      1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Valpolicella & Prosecco: The Pendulum Swings to Premiumization in the Veneto

      … with a visit to Venissa, the vineyard and winery on the island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian Lagoon, to taste both the wines of this special place and the sparkling wines made by the Bisol family who created the Venissa project. I’ll be reporting on our trip over the next few weeks. Here is a brief introduction to the series. Contrasts: The Red…

      7 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Splurge with Top Shelf Wines for the Weekend

      … by the Riverbench Winery tasting room in the town’s eclectic Funk Zone. I tasted many delicious wines which included their sparkling wines produced in the Méthode Champenoise and the 2010 Chapel View Chardonnay which I purchased. Riverbench is located in the Santa Maria Valley and the Chapel View block is planted with only Clone 4 chardonnay grapes. The old…

      1 readers - By Grape Experiences

      My Wine Country Experience: The Intersection of Passion and the Paying Gig

      … at the end. Our last stop was Mumm Napa. I had done the full tour here before so I won’t repeat the details, but ending the day on the Mumm porch with glasses of aged sparkling wines makes it hard to wipe the smile off of your face. We even stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opportunity. Thank you Platt’s for making your partners feel so valued and taking such good care of us.…

      2 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Room temperature is not the temperature of the room you are in...

      …. Actually, 73 is actually way too warm for almost all wine. As a rule, white and sparkling wines are best served well-chilled (42 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit), with sparkling wines and lighter whites at the lower range of the scale and fuller-bodied, richer whites, such as Chardonnay, at the upper range. Red wines should be served at cool room temperature…

      3 readers - By WineWalkabout

      Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards

      …Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards Posted by winesleuth in Portugal, Sparkling Wine | 0 comments Sep 10, 14 The last days of summer are upon us but that doesn’t mean you have to automatically switch to red wine. As they say, it’s ok to drink white after Labor Day (well, that’s what they say in the States). Earlier…

      3 readers - By The Wine Sleuth