Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    12 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    People Make Wine in Idaho. I’ve Got Proof.

    I write this post sitting in a log cabin in the middle of the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. I’ll be lighting a fire and, dreadfully, donning my winter jacket for the first time this season; tonight’s expected low: 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer concludes precisely — cruelly — on Labor Day out here.

    10 readers - By CHASING THE VINE

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Dunnigan Hills AVA in California

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 7 readers - Vineyards in Dunnigan Hills AVA, California Dunnigan Hills AVA, located in Yolo County California is home to several vineyards including Matchbook, R H. Phillips Vineyard and Route 3. A variety of grapes can be discovered growing in this area including Chardonnay, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Montepulciano, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo/Valdepenas.

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      2010 Numanthia Termes I often like to coordinate my hat with my...

      …2010 Numanthia Termes I often like to coordinate my hat with my wine. I also dig Numanthia wines from Toro, Spain. Dark chocolate-covered cherries, cocoa nibs, cedar, and jammy notes on the nose. Red cherries, cocoa powder, cedar, dark earth, and fruit leather on the palate. Great entry-level wine from Numanthia! 4/5 bones $$ Tempranillo 15% abv Toro, SPAIN…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      What I Have Been Drinking–In Europe

      …I have been in Europe the better part of a month now, and I thought I would highlight a few of the wines that I have had at meals thus far. The next five days I will be in the heart of Burgundy (I am writing this in the shadow of the Hospices de Beaune), but I am reserving those wines for another post. BELGIUM 2011 Chateau les Fontenelles Bergerac…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      … wines indicate the region: Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc, Barbera, and Montepulciano are proving to pair with Northern Mexican, New Mexican, Cajun, and Texas fares better than any wines in the world. Tempranillo = Northern-New Mexican. Chenin Blanc = Gulf seafood and blackened Cajun. Barbera = Texas black angus beef. Montepulciano = local organic…

      4 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Guest Post – 2011 Evohe Tempranillo

      … Tempranillo. To make this treasure a little more precious, I am talking about a wine that sells for $10-$12. You say you’ve never heard of this Vineyard/Winery well that’s O.K. that is one of the reasons it is a treasure and also why we are here. I am here, to expose you to new wines, ideas and news of the wine world and hopefully you are here, discover…

      4 readers - By WineDineDIY


      … scale it's the Fiano times 1.5. Like all three new Jerichos, it's in the best Adelaide wine shops. Be quick. Jericho Adelaide Hills Tempranillo 2014 $25; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 160 dozen made; 94+ points Of these three mega-buzz Jerichos, this one seems to have the biggest mega. It's totally like totally. Shivers. Lush and opulent and cosy, it's…

      6 readers - By drinkster

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      … and panko encrusted salmon topped with aioli. We paired this with the Burbank Ranch Tempranillo. What? Tempranillo with salmon? Yep…it work due to the mustard and aioli. Nice pairing. In studio with David Wilson of Grape Encounters Radio The evening carried on, and the group slowly headed back up the road to Paso Robles and our waiting hotel room beds…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      LCBO Vintages release – September 27, 2014 (WVN 201)

      … this wine when you see it on the shelf by its retro-1940’s style label. The label is fitting as this reserva is made in the mode of the traditional school with plenty of time spent in oak barrels, beyond the minimum maturation required by the DOCa regulations. Despite its age this is fresh and bright Rioja, a blend of 90% Tempranillo with some Garnacha…

      2 readers - By The Winesights Reader

      It’s not just for Pinot anymore !

      … days” and was an attempt at extend the length of time for skin contact when producing a Sauvignon Blanc. No2 is called “Copigmentation” and uses white grape skins during the fermentation of red grapes (Tempranillo). The Number 7 experiment that I tasted is called “Natural?” and is of course a natural wine. Eye: Deep purple Nose: Clean, medium…

      5 readers - By Wine Ramblings

      Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn

      …. Bodegas Tandem ARS NOVA ~ Tempranillo, Cab Sauvignon, Merlot ~ SRP: $19.00 NOSE: Very pretty black fruit. PALATE: A lot more flavor that I was expecting. I know Merlots can be big and gorgeous, and this one falls into that category. I’m just learning about Spanish wines, and learning that there’s plenty of flavor coming from this country. Lots…

      2 readers - By Wine Blog

      5 local sommeliers fill you in on the best Texas wines

      … Tempranillo. “Some of my favorite Texas wines are from Duchman Family Winery [in Dripping Springs], particularly the Montepulciano,” says Cousins. “The wines are very balanced and I like the Italian varietals they are focusing on.” Chris Howell, Sommelier and Wine Director at Fork & Vine As he prepares for the opening of Fork & Vine…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

      Review of Spicewood Vineyards The Good Guy 2012

      …, and a traditional underground cellar that can store up to 400 barrels. Ron Yates If you ever have the pleasure of meeting the president, Ron Yates, you will never forget him. He practically has Tempranillo flowing through his veins! Is that a blood type by the way, type Temp positive? Ron wasn’t necessarily into wine or winemaking growing up…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      … of the state’s oldest and largest wineries, also won a unanimous double gold medal for its Tempranillo, as well as gold medals for Petite Sirah, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Malbec’s bright future in Snake River Valley Idaho not only has 50 wineries, but it also grows a wide variety of wine grapes, including everything from Riesling to Malbec…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

      …, WineAlign) Circuitous mounds of round, stone ground aromas in coffee, Goji berry, red licorice and red ochre. A Jackson Pollock Expressionist splatter of notion and motion, flirtations and tension. Tempranillo, Shiraz and Grenache in does it, or will it come together beyond the abstract? Number 8 did. This one s’got to too. Number 8, 1949…

      7 readers - By Godello