Sharing Vina Vida: A Personal Wine Experience at Newly Opened Kuhlman Cellars

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    46 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 8 readers - Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

      Winemakers are paid less than HR managers

      The Gray Report - - 7 readers - "This wine has an excellent bouquet and a long finish. It's a credit to the winery's human resources director." Who's the most important employee at a winery? You might think it's the winemaker or vineyard manager. But they're not paid like it. Wine Business Monthly released its annual salary survey in its October issue, and I was struck by how many people are paid more than the winemaker.

      Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

      The Wine Economist - - 7 readers - . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

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      Part III of my review of Jamie Goode's "Rescuing Minerality"

      … chemical analysis does not advance the point. Further, was minerality (salty) found moreso or less so in the wines? He also mentioned Randall Grahm placing rocks into wines and getting a textural change. As Stephen Mense points out in his post (Rocks in our wine ... or just our heads? tableintime.com, 10/31/12), Grahm's intent was to "determine…

      2 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

      … was an extremely cold winter with frost. Several thousand hectares of vines froze, resulting in a poor harvest. The concentrated vintage shows the stress of the year, yet is steady and sturdy. 1979 RARE paired with Kunik cheese and rhubarb - 1979 had a cold and rainy spring that led to late flowering and harvesting, yet the wines from this year…

      3 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Abacela Vineyards: Umpqua Terroir/Spanish Varieties make oustanding wines

      … no tannic bite or scratchiness either, due to the choice of the grape lots and the barrel regimen, with 17 months of a combination of old and new barrels, using a combination of French and American oak. (Interestingly enough for wine geek types, the Fiesta actually reminded me of the Mencia/Bierzo reds, even though that’s a different Spanish variety…

      1 readers - By Hoke Harden/ Elixir Vitae

      Champagne Day, October 24, 2014

      … of the bureau’s goals is to inform the public about this wine region and the importance of terroir in this region. Another goal of the bureau is to protect the word “champagne” in the United States. US wineries are not permitted to have the word “champagne” on bottles of sparkling wine, although some were grandfathered in and still use the word although…

      1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Speechless in Swabia: Tasting with Jochen Beurer.

      …, drunken argument with my original New York wine friends about which white grape variety is the most terroir expressive. Historically I argued against Riesling because of obnoxious (in my mind — it’s a personal prejudice) residual sugar and added yeast. That was before I’d tasted the best renditions of the filigreed, tangy slate of the Mosel; “slate…

      1 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Anselme Selosse (Domaine Jacques Selosse) at La Féte du Champagne

      … Champagne program: (i) At Table 17 of the Grand Tasting he poured Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Version Originale Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Les Carelles Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, and Millésime Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2002; (ii) he participated in the seminar series as part of a panel…

      4 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      Abolish the term 'second wine', says Ornellaia winemaker

      … hinted that more varietal wines were a possibility in the future.In addition to disliking the term ‘second wine’, Heinz said he was longing for the day when ‘Super Tuscan’ and ‘international blends’ disappeared from the vernacular when Bolgheri was discussed.‘We do not make international blends,’ he said. ‘We make wines that best suit our terroir…

      4 readers - By Decanter

      Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2012, a serious effort

      … a specific terroir called St Anne.’ If I’d been tasting this blind, I wouldn’t have thought of it as a second wine at all. Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2012 Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 13% alcohol. Lovely focused sweet blackcurrant fruit nose with freshness and a subtle sappy, gravelly edge. Very pure and alluring but not in the slightest bit over…

      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Briar Valley’s Moment

      … producing approximately 2000 cases per year. They corrected any mistakes made in the first vineyard by planting the second on a southeastern facing slope with grape varieties more suited to the slate soil. One such example, the Proprietor’s Reserve Estate White 2013 – a blend of 50% Gewurztraminer, 26% Riesling and 24% Chardonnay – which displays…

      6 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Something Special in the Swartland

      … and by the neighboring Atlantic Ocean. Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines describes the region and his decision to make wine there in this way: “Why the Swartland? There are no people there! It’s the biggest appellation in terms of size in South Africa. And we have some of the best soil — iron rich soil like the Douro and also brutal, pure granite…

      3 readers - By Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Loire Valley Wine: France’s Royal Wine Region (VIDEO)

      … Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region in France. The Loire Valley can…

      5 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Wine & Spirits Inaugural Sommelier Scavenger Hunt Tasting

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      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

      … exceptional vintage over 30 years. 2011 Villefranchien, St. Georges d’Orques – 25€ 90% Grenache planted in 1920 and 1947 Light red colour, almost like Pinot Noir. Fresh liqueur cherries, with acidity and tannin. Medium weight. No wood. François does not make each wine every year. If you think in terms of the Burgundian classification, St. Georges is his…

      4 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

      October Wine Round-Up

      … wines, one was corked and one didn’t make the cut, but the rest were solid wines. White In the spirit of full disclosure, these wines were supposed to be part of Natural Chardonnay Day #ChardDay and I ended up having to go out of town for work. I gave notice to the folks coordinating and they were nice enough to tell me to save them for a rainy…

      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick
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