Wine, Buffalos and Stewardship

    The day after tomorrow I will be taking my son to college two states away. It isn’t so much the distance as it is the transition that is somewhat unsettling. The most comforting thing I’ve found to get through this impending change comes from the animal kingdom.

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    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

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      Burgundy's Chateau de Pommard sold to Silicon Valley entrepreneur

      Decanter - - 11 readers - Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to American digital entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed fee. An aerial view of Chateau de Pommard. Image credit: Chateau de Pommard Baum, who is chief executive of Founder.org in California’s Silicon Valley, has bought the 18th Century estate from Maurice Giraud.

      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.

      Northwest Wine Round-up September 1st to 7th 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 7 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… National Post writes about the International Pinot Noir Celebration. From around the country… The Washington Post writes about crowdsourced wines. Forbes gives five destinations for wine lovers. Orange Coast magazine writes about Formaglini Vineyards. At Wine Business.

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      2012 Paul Dolan Zinfandel, Mendocino County

      … end. This wine is ready to drink now; try it with pulled pork. MSRP: $25 (October 2014) Wine Lines rating: 87 This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:25 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 87, Mendocino County, Paul Dolan, Red, Zinfandel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.…

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      Online Posts and Articles on the History of Wine: #3

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      Daily Wine News: A Minor Player

      … Robinson is now convinced that Riesling is “destined to be a minor player everywhere other than in its native Germany.” According to Jonathan Lipsmeyer, “you simply cannot pretend to love Burgundy if you don’t regularly drink Bourgogne.” “The sticky must, slightly warm, covers my legs to just above my knees. It’s a strange sensation. wading…

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      Understanding temperature data? Not so easy!

      …One of the toughest parts of my job—of any wine writer’s job, actually—is finding reliable, historic data on which to base conclusions about terroir. Lord knows, we have endless discussions about terroir, yet most of them are based on anecdotal information and as we all know anecdotes are not reliable. They may be interesting, they may be well…

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      Dinner with Cristobal Undurraga of Chile’s Vina Koyle

      … steel, large and small oak) to utilize in his search to find a wine that is balanced, able to age successfully, and delicious to taste. The evening kicked off with the only white wine produced, a very charismatic Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Colchagua Costa grown in different terroirs and aged in different vessels. The flavors were dynamic ... a whiff…

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      IN PHOTOS Celebrating at Adamvs - New Wine Release, New Tasting Room

      … this Howell Mountain's Next Great Estate: • The site: great Napa mountain terroir The 28 acre vineyard have glorious views and sunny exposures above the fog line. Neighbors include DANA and Dunn Vineyards. • The farming: organic and Biodynamic certification • The management: significant Biodynamic knowledge (along with elite winery experience) Heather…

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      Langley's Chaberton Estate Winery rebrands - slightly

      …). This is 90% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier. It begins with aromas of pear and citrus. On the palate, there are flavours of apple and tangerine. 88. Chaberton Valley White 2013 ($14.95). This is 50% Madeleine Sylvaner and 50% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine begins with citrus aromas, leading to flavours of lime, honeydew melon and pineapple. The finish…

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      Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot Noir

      …Posted on 30 September 2014. Wine Review: 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir, Willamette Valley If you like your Pinot noir to have a sincere rustic earthiness, flaunting a little promiscuity at the same time, you will love the 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir. Offering seductive concentration, this style of wine is delightfully…

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      Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

      … record of promoting products in the gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, from wine and tea to top shelf spirits and luxury goods. We consider ourselves fortunate to work with clients who share our philosophy of social responsibility in work and everyday life. These wines were provided for tasting purposes - all opinions are my own. Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel…

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      Tasting the Wines of Rodney Strong Estate on the 25th Anniversary #RSV25

      … very much and were excellent quality for the price, my VERY favorite was the 2010 Rodney Strong Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, a wine so good they even made a video right there in the vineyard so folks could see the terroir while hearing the winemaker discuss the tasting notes. 2010 Rodney Strong Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon…

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      Roederer launches first new Champagne 'since 1974'

      …Louis Roederer has launched a Brut Nature Champagne from the 2006 vintage in collaboration with artist Philippe Starck. Only around 60,000 bottles of the Brut Nature 2006 ‘Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck’ have been produced, said Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, Roederer’s cellarmaster, during a launch event in central London last night. A single bottle…

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      Blind Tasting Bordeaux at Bouley!

      … including Matthieu’s wines. In the blind tasting, his wines actually came out above the Margaux, which ranges around $600.00/ bottle. Thanks to Palm Bay International, I got to taste these amazing wines because I may have never gotten to try these wines on my own. Domaines Rollan de By is quality and terroir driven Bordeaux that is certainly a little…

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      A Bordeaux family of wines

      …, September 24, 2014 to present and to pour a cross-section of the Delon group of wines. Mr. Graffeuille was quick to point out “we do not want to make blockbusters.” The wines of Potensac, Clos de Marquis, Nenin and Léoville-Las Cases are meant for “lunches and dinners, not for tastings. We focus on elegance, not concentration.” The Delon philosophy…

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      Re-Defining Dishonesty in the Wine Media

      … pursued the path of minimal intervention, sought through diligent working of the land and careful hands-off efforts in the cellar to create a wine the depicts a unique terroir, or sought to minimize as much as possible any technique that adulterates the juice pressed from grapes—all without ever resorting to the use of the nebulous and incoherent…

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