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    * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

    WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching. Here, he conducts a country-by-country tour of South America, which includes Argentina, Bra ...

    6 readers - By Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

    Leahy to Present “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” Sat. 11/1 at Annual AWS Conference

    October 14, 2014 On Saturday Nov. 1st, Richard Leahy, regional wine writer will present a seminar titled “Exciting Grapes and Wines for the East” at the annual American Wine Society conference taking place in Concord, NC near Charlotte. “In the course of running the Eastern Winery Exposition conference program each March, and touring wine regions across the East, I like to watch ...

    5 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente

      Texas Wine Lover - - 5 readers - The post Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Bending Branch Winery has always been on the forefront of finding new grape varieties for Texas like Tannat for their now signature wine. They also do the same when it comes to technology to improve their wines and their latest piece of equipment is a Flash Détente unit from the Della Toffola Group. Dr.

      Daily Wine News: Dark Moments

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 5 readers - harvest in Champagne slowly draws to an end, many growers and houses are happy with this year’s crop, as a warm, dry September helps boost the grape quality.” In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry shares this wonderful news. In Grape Collective, Jameson Fink chats with Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like.

      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      Another Wine Blog - - 4 readers - Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some of the main varietals coming out of this ...

      A Tannat and Cabernet Franc blend from Domaine Brana of Irouléguy

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 4 readers - A Tannat and Cabernet Franc blend from Domaine Brana of Irouléguy Vignoble de l’Iroul�guy – Pays Basque. Image from CRTA – Alain Béguerie. Flickr. Thanks to the efforts of Phil I have seen an expansion in offerings of wine from South-West France beyond Cahors and Madiran. Today’s post features a wine from Irouléguy, a historically Basque region that was ceded to the French ...

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 20 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Merlot Type: Red Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local This big, rich Merlot starts with a spicy nose…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

      … tangy on the palate with tangy strawberries, grapefruit and lemon zinger tea. Spicy and crisp. 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 20% Tannat. (86 points IJB) Review: 2013 Domaine de Nizas Rosé- France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc SRP: $13 Salmon-copper colored. Smells of rose hips, white cherries, wild strawberries and a hint of green grass. Juicy…

      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      …. The rest of course paired beautifully, but those were two that won my heart. The dessert course however, stole the show. Domingos brought two dessert wines. One was the 2004 Moscatel de Setúbalus, which was bright and full of honey and ripe fruit. Paired with this: a Cheese Plate, Figs, and a Fresh Honeycomb, which was out of this world yum! The other…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Wine of the Week; 2012 Tablas Creek Petit Manseng

      …. The flavors follow the aromas with spiced sweet lemon zest joining the party. Clean lingering finish. Retail - $35 (500ml) Rating: A-; This was such an enjoyable wine for me! Pair with: I paired this with a Peach Ginger Cobbler I prepared for a food and wine pairing event (see link below), but its refreshing acidity and off-dry character make…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … McGinnis): Ray Isle on Left followed by June Rodil, Devon Broglie MS, Russ Kane, Paul M. Bonarrigo (non-panelist), Craig Collins MS. After realizing my dilemma, I called Texas wine marketing maven Denise Clarke after recalling that she had been part of a Texas wine marketing delegation to New York City and by chance maybe she had the information I…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

      … for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR]. Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe. Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente

      …The post Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Bending Branch Winery has always been on the forefront of finding new grape varieties for Texas like Tannat for their now signature wine. They also do the same when it comes to technology to improve their wines and their latest piece of equipment…

      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming, Oct 18 & 19, 2014

      …, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Syrah Noir, Tannat, Tocai Friulano, Valdiguie, Viognier, and Zinfandel. There will also be blends; the county’s flagship Coro wines, rosés, late harvest and ice wine, port, sparkling, and Meritage wines to delight. Here is a short description of what…

      2 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

      …Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some…

      4 readers - By Another Wine Blog

      Return visit to Maggie Malick Wine Caves

      … why so many Virginia wine insiders think Petit Manseng is the next big Virginia white wine, visit Maggie Malick Wine Caves to find a good example why. Our other favorite stand out was the 2013 Chardonnay ($20). Only half the wine went through malolactic fermentation; so while it has the creamy, buttery taste, it still is crisp and fruity. The wine…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Tannat and Uruguay: An Unlikely Duo

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      3 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      Made in BC — Really!

      … – Viognier (2012) – $18. Absolutely amazing and a true example and good winemaking with its pineapple, grapefruit, floral-perfumed, light spice nose — and this after be bottled for only two weeks. This wine was fermented and aged in barrel for five months in French and American oak and exhibits intense flavours of white peach, tropical fruit, spices…

      2 readers - By cultureofwine