Tasting

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

    … Duchman Family Winery Vermentino, Pedernales Cellars Texas Tempranillo. Thanks Ray for the shout out for our local Texas wines from your national stage. Also, thanks so to Denise who came through for me when I needed critical information from our Texas wine marketing files. It feels good to know that we’ve made a difference in helping to get Texas wines the national respect they now deserve.…

    2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Grgich Hills Winery Spotlight Tasting Event

    …November Tasting Event >> RSVP at your local WineStyles << The Story of Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies…

    6 readers - By WineStyles

    Thinking about tasting

    …Lots of food for thought in the Fall 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits, which is devoted to “The art and science of wine tasting.” There’s so much thoughtful content, I could write a post on each sentence. Surely that’s the mark of a good wine magazine. The fun starts with editor Josh Greene explaining why he never pursued a Master of Wine…

    1 readers - By Steve Heimoff/ STEVE HEIMOFF

    Michael David Winery

    …Winery Spotlight October Tasting Event – RSVP > > Contact your local WineStyles < < MICHAEL DAVID VINEYARDS, Lodi, California: The Story of Michael David Winery “Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, two brothers whose family has farmed in the Lodi region since the 1850’s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century…

    4 readers - By WineStyles

    On the Road Again

    … week long: Alder Springs Vineyards: Stop by to taste brand new inventory that just landed in Texas, Marsella from the Alder Springs Ranch will be along for the ride too. Bring your inner geek! Both Alder Springs Estate and Row 5 wines will be open for tasting. Cobb Wines: 2012 Mags. Need I say more? Allocations for his 2012 releases have arrived…

    6 readers - By TexaCali Wine Trail

    Honour & Valour: A Tribute to the Great War

    …Diamond Estates – The Winery in Niagara has released two new wines in tribute to WWI, “1914 Honour” and “1914 Valour”. These wines were created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Great War (1914-1918), as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “These wines recognize and celebrate the achievements of the generations who served…

    5 readers - By Uncork Ontario

    The last word on single-blind, double-blind and open tasting

    …I don’t know that I’ve ever fully laid out, in this blog, my views on the three most common forms of wine tasting: single-blind, double-blind and open. So let me do so. I’ve long argued that no one way of tasting is “right.” Each has its pluses and minuses. If there were one “correct” way we all would have accepted it by now, so the fact that we…

    2 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Justin & Landmark Winery

    …Winery Spotlight Event September Tasting > > RSVP at your local WineStyles < < JUSTIN VINEYARDS, Paso Robles, California: Since its inception, Justin has focused his efforts on producing world-class Bordeaux style blends from the estate vineyards for the JUSTIN label. Justin is a pioneer in producing this style of wine on the Central…

    1 readers - By WineStyles

    Talking about tasting room staff

    …I spoke to a group of people last night—marvelous people, actually, employees of Kendall-Jackson’s Wine Education & Garden Center (I call it the chateau), in Fulton, just outside Santa Rosa. They had invited me up for a periodic dinner they have together. They asked me about tasting, and here’s part of what I told them: How to taste wine…

    5 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    WBC14: The Sta. Rita Hills “History” Excursion

    … beneficial in seeing where those wines come from. Less beneficial? Trying to snap pics from a bumpy car ride! So on Friday night (7/11), we scurried onto buses as they pulled up, unaware as to our final destinations. Each bus hit up a different winery or tasting room, and it wasn’t until ours was on its way that our host jumped up with impressive…

    2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

    …, “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. –the chance to get to know…

    8 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Being Re-Introduced to Robert Mondavi Wines

    … 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 to taste…

    2 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog