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    Thursday throwaway: Rutherford dust, Bordeaux prices and Parker, Parker, Parker!

      Went up to Napa yesterday for the annual “Day in the Dust” tasting of the Rutherford Dust Society. I wanted to see if I could discern a “Rutherford dust” characteristic to the wines. If there was one, it was pretty well disguised. All the wines were very fine, as you’d ex...

    8 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

    It’s been a little over a week since I returned home from the Wine Bloggers Conference in Buellton (WBC14), and I’ve had enough time to form some opinions on the experience. Overwhelmingly, those opinions are good, and they come from the perspective of a first-time attendee w...

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Dark House 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 3 readers - Dark House 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon California (this is from Trader Joe’s, so grape sourcing is always mysterious) Not going to lie, I bought this wine because it was affordable and the name Dark Horse is full of intrigue...

      Iron Sommelier Taste-Off

      Uncork Ontario - - (A special guest post by TGCWC co-conspirator, Calvin Hanselmann!) When the Minister of Cool invites you to an Ottawa wine event...

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      WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

      … rightfully claims, “specialize[s] in providing our travelers with big experiences from a small company at a fair price.” That company description exactly sums up my overall opinion of the conference. If nothing else, WBC14 offered two and a half days’ worth of unending wine tastings, two meals a day– Fare at the Wine Blogger Awards dinner…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Being Re-Introduced to Robert Mondavi Wines

      … not seen me drinking a bottle bearing his name. (Unless of course it had a vintage from the 1970's on the label). That was until last week when I was invited to an intimate tasting with winemaker Nova Cadamatre at The Workshop in San Francisco. This small and intimate event was fantastic and you know what, so were the wines. It was a true pleasure…

      By The Wine Key's Blog

      Iron Sommelier Taste-Off

      …(A special guest post by TGCWC co-conspirator, Calvin Hanselmann!) When the Minister of Cool invites you to an Ottawa wine event, the only answer is, “Yes!!” So it was that the #TGCWC co-conspirators, Shawn and Calvin, found ourselves in the … Continue reading…

      By Uncork Ontario

      Dark House 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

      … be the sluggish horse in the race? Who knows. I only know that its coloring is deep and dark enough to make me think of octopi. Its smell is less remarkable: chemicals with spice. There’s wood, too, firewood. Burnt firewood. Tasting it confirms that smoky flavor. It’s the strongest note and lingers long after the bitter fruit passes. The sip doesn’t start…

      3 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Ottawa’s First Pop-Up Wine Shop

      …Ottawa is having its first ever “Pop-Up Wine Shop” June 17th-20th in the Byward Market. As this is a really new phenomena for Ottawa (and still pretty new for Ontario), I asked Adam Bekhor, Co-founder & CEO or WineWire Inc. … Continue reading…

      By Uncork Ontario

      Trail Estate Winery Opens Today!

      …The latest winery to join the ranks in Prince Edward County is Trail Estate Winery. Run by 4 members of the Sproll family (and complemented by the winemaking skills of Matthias Luck), it really is a family affair! They currently … Continue reading…

      By Uncork Ontario

      Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains

      … one for me. The passports are $45 each and entitle you to one tasting at each of the participating wineries over a 2-year period. The passports themselves have detailed information on the wineries, their locations, and their hours, and they are intended for use on the quarterly Passport Days, during which some wineries normally closed…

      By Rebecca Gomez Farrell
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