Tasting

  • Downoladable FsT Wine Tasting Chart!

    … For the convenience of those readers who do not follow Flora’s Table, below is a post that I published on that blog today with some material that may be of interest to fellow oenophiles: a free, downloadable wine tasting chart! Keep reading if you want to know more about it. Exactly two years ago, I had published a post on this blog providing…

    Clicks & Corks- 4 readers -
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  • Downoladable FsT Wine Tasting Chart!

    … Exactly two years ago, I had published a post on this blog providing a general overview of the Italian Sommelier Association wine tasting protocol and the steps it entails. Over time I have kept giving some thought about wine tasting and how the use of a common procedure and a common vocabulary may help making different people’s tasting…

    Flora's Table- 4 readers -
  • School Daze – Further Adventures in Wine

    … if I put some Falco on in the background, along with Nena and The Scorpions, the Pradikat levels will soak in to my brain more thoroughly. Rock me Amadeus in the Rhine with the Riesling! While some weeks (namely the chemistry portion) aren’t as fascinating, there is a wine tasting component that is going to not only be really interesting and eye…

    Luscious Lushesin Cabernet Franc- 6 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking–1/12/15

    … Blancs Brut: Retail $18. Used for Kir Royales–perfect in that role as there is great acidity and sparkle. 2012 La Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas Gigondas Les Primaires: Retail $30. A very good Southern Rhône wine with a bit of stewed fruit and plenty of earthiness. We paired this with some grilled beef and both were better as result. Very Good…

    the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Winery Spotlight

    …Rombauer Tasting Event >> RSVP at your local WineStyles << The Story of Rombauer Vineyards – Napa Valley, CA Rombauer Vineyards was established in 1980, when the Rombauer family harvested their first grapes — Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. Nearly 35 years later, the winery remains family owned…

    WineStylesin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 5 readers -
  • A tasting of 1974 wines (and one 1944)

    … thing, but I bring it up only in order to suggest that I, personally, was perhaps a little more objective in my appraisal. Overall, the tasting was remarkable. Not a single one of the wines was dead—pretty astonishing considering their age. Here are some brief notes: ALL 1974s: Heitz Martha’s Vineyard. Getting a little threadbare. The alcohol…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 6 readers -
  • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

    … Label Art for Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love Wine Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet and slightly…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 11 readers -
  • Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

    … Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey Dufftown, Scotland 40% ABV I picked up this triple malt Scotch whiskey from Trader Joe’s. The company’s been around since 1887, and this spirit takes its name from a medical condition that men used to acquire from working the malt press. I imagine it wasn’t fun to deal with, but it is a fun name…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • Akiyoshi 2013 Sangiovese Rosé

    … Akiyoshi 2013 Sangiovese Rosé Lodi, California Drink this light rosé and be reminded of playing grown-up with your mother’s make-up collection. She’ll probably yell at you, but she’ll give you a new berry lipstick balm of your very own the next morning. She’s sorry, but please don’t do it again. On the Quini scale, I gave the Akiyoshi 2013…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrellin Sauvignon Blanc- 9 readers -
  • How Much Should Wine Tastings Cost?

    … I have visited a lot of Texas wineries. Okay, really a lot. The one thing I have learned during my travels is every winery is different as to how much a wine tasting costs, how many wines you get to taste, and if there is any food offered. I have had new wineries even ask me how much they should charge. In a recent visit to the Fredericksburg…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • My conversation with a guy in a tasting room

    … What do you do when you’re tasting wine with a novice in a tasting room, and there are points you want to make—and the other person says something about the wine that you don’t understand? Over the weekend I worked a shift at the Murphy-Goode tasting room, the second time I ever did that (the first was last month, at Kendall-Jackson), and I…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 3 readers -
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