Tempranillo (also known as Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinto del Pais and several other synonyms) is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape.
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    • Idaho wine worth $170 million to state

      Grapes ripen in a Snake River Valley vineyard in the heart of Idaho wine country. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) BOISE, Idaho – According to a new economic impact report, the Gem State’s wine industry has more than doubled in five years. “This is terrific,” said Moya Dolsby, executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 7 readers -
    • Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail tour – Part 1

      The Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail is a wine trail located appropriately enough at the northern end of the Hill Country. There are some great wineries on the trail but since most wine visitors concentrate on the wineries around US Highway 290 in the Hill Country, they sometimes do not take the opportunity to visit the other Hill Country wineries.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
    • Jan 5, New England Wine Region

      New England Wine Region The New England wine region is the the latest region to be officially recognised by the Australian Geographic Indicators scheme. It was declared as such in January 2008. The wineries were formerly part of the larger North West Slopes Zone. The region is on the western, inland side of the Great Dividing Range.

      Vinodiversity- 5 readers -
  • 28.1

    … A recent trio of wines, two fresh and one fading but full of warmth. Seville Estate Chardonnay 2011. Yarra Valley. Identifiably Australian and newish. Flint and a suggestion of smoulder, rich and ripe in the mouth, but still with good acidity and not overblown or over inflated. It's very good, but predictable. Bannockburn Shiraz 1998. I had low…

    Wino sapienin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

    … Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet. By Lou Marmon Gazette Newspapers January 7, 2015 Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned…

    Grapelines- 3 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: January 21-24, 2015

    … Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Thursday Night Tasting:. Nominal fee per sample. Noir Fine Wine and Beer, 1616 East Wooster, Bowling Green, 6-9 PM. Nominal fee per sample or priced per flight. TREO Wine Bar, 5703 Main St., Sylvania, (419) 882-2266. Wine & Cheese Thursday. Explore the wonderful world…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 6 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … CASA CASTILLO EL MOLAR 2011 - DO Jumilla, Spain (#397190) (XD) - $17.95 SEÑORÍO DE SARRÍA VIÑEDO NO.8 MAZUELO CRIANZA 2009 - DO Navarra, Spain (#391656) (XD) - $17.95 TENUTA ROCCA ORNATI LANGHE 2009 - DOC, Piedmont, Italy (#309369) (XD) - $21.95 CASAS DEL BOSQUE GRAN RESERVA SYRAH 2012 - Casablanca Valley, Chile (#995092) (XD) - $22.95…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 6 readers -
  • January Roundup

    …” told him they were a deal. (He’s like that.) The concept is that they’re blends of wine from all over the country. Not typically a recipe for anything unique, especially when the main grapes are usually bulk, easily found ones (Barbera, Tempranillo, etc.). This Grenache-based blend is quite tasty however, offering smooth cherry fruit, some cocoa…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 3 readers -
  • Carmen Carmenere

    … The Carménère varietal has gradually been picking up steam in the American market, and this is a good thing. Move over Merlot and make way for curiously captivating Carmenère. A few years back you would be lucky to find any wine made from this grape on your retailers’ shelves. These days, well-stocked, large wine retailers like Total Wine…

    Marc Hinton/ Enobytesin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

    … And signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2005 * A Surprise Course to Delight the Palate * Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak topped with a Sauce of Aged Brazos Valley Brie Cheese and Shitake Mushrooms – Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Smoked Wild Boar Leg with a complex Blackberry Mustard Sauce – Bending Branch Winery 2012 Texas Tannat…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 5 readers -
  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    … had the opportunity to taste through a wide selection of the wines of Navarra. The region lies between Pamplona in the north and the Ebro River plain to the south. Non-native varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were introduced in the eighties, but it is the native Viura, Tempranillo and Garnacha that drive the Navarran machine…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • Guest Post: #Vinopanion Roy Jurgens visits Paso Robles

    … It is quite the rare occasion here at Vinopanion (WL, FB, Tw, IG) when we greenlight a guest post. But, recently a Vinopanion reader contacted us about possible recommendations for a lovely planned trip to Paso Robles Wine Country (WL, FB, Tw). We had been in Paso again earlier in the year, for my Wildflower Triathlon. One of our favourites…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 12, 2014

    … 2012 linne Calodo, Rising Tides, Proprietary Red, Paso Robles. Matt Trevisan’s Linne Calodo is one of a elite set of wineries that have given the west side of Paso Robles a world class voice, along with Saxum, L’Aventure, Booker, Epoch, Torrin and Law Estate this group crafts unique hybrid red blends, mostly Rhone varietals plus Zinfandel…

    grapelive.com- 4 readers -
  • m2 Wines Tormenta Tempranillo 2012 - Temptingly Tasty

    … in California. The 2012 m2 Wines Tormenta Tempranillo begins with a wonderfully big aroma full of plum, blackberry, leather, vanilla and very pleasant notes of violets and roses. Tasting reveals tons of savory vanilla soaked dark fruit -- mainly plum, blackberry and black cherry. This wine carries a good dose of oak but it is well played with nicely…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 4 readers -
  • 2005 Viñedos de Páganos Rioja Gran Reserva El Puntido We must be...

    … 2005 Viñedos de Páganos Rioja Gran Reserva El Puntido We must be in Rioja! Baked strawberries and red cherries. Baking spices, barnyard, mint, and wood. Bright on the palate - fresh cherries and baked strawberries with a chorizo finish. Olé! 4/5 bones $$$ Tempranillo 14% abv Rioja, SPAIN…

    Shiba Sommelier- 4 readers -
  • Walla Walla Wine Trip 2014

    … tasting fee waived with the purchase. We shared and tasted the following wines: 2013 Rosato $18.00 2010 Nebarro $30.00 2011 Bonatello Reserva $55.00 2010 Ripasso $30.00 We did not buy anything, Pete bought a bottle of the Nebbiolo. There were two tasting rooms open next to Gino so we visited them and finished our day. Spring Valley Vineyard…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wandering- 5 readers -
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