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    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

    15 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

    Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price

    Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price 365 Chianti with tortellini. 365 Chianti 2011, Italy Cost: $7.99 What: With Whole Foods opening in Augusta last week I thought I’d check out their wine offerings. I was impressed. There are plenty of high end wines for special dinners, but they also have many good wines at the low end of the price scale, including some at $2.99.

    8 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      2010 Chianti Classico, Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy

      Matthew Jukes - - 7 readers - 2010 Chianti Classico, Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy (approx. £21.99, Roberson Wine tel. 020 7381 7870, Jeroboams tel. 020 7730 8108, Philglas & Swiggot tel. 020 7924 4494, Vallebona tel. 020 8944 5665, Bayley & Sage tel. 020 7736 2826, Noel Young Wines tel. 01223 566744, www.swig.co.uk, Corks of Cotham tel. 0117 973 1620, Hennings Wine Merchants tel. 01798 872671, House of Townend tel.

      Chicago Gourmet 2014 – A Wine and Food Lover’s Destination

      Grape Experiences - - 6 readers - Chicago may be known as the City of Big Shoulders but it has also become familiar to many for Chicago Gourmet, a celebration of fabulous food, wine, spirits, and beer which was held the weekend of September 26-28, its seventh year. Since 2013 I have been looking forward to another festivus of live cooking demonstrations, seminars, food and wine tastings, and more.

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers. “In northern Oregon, delicious, highly coveted wines are being made with grapes that literally sprou ...

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      jvb uncorked - - 5 readers - On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go.

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      Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

      … Great Wine Buys This time with the winemakers themselves! Longtime favorites Arnaud Margaine and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy will be here pouring their goods. See Special Events for more details. $15 John’s Marketplace Kris Alexander of Vinum Imports will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington, France, and Spain 5-7 pm, $5. Lilac Wine We ain’t…

      4 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      NYC Champagne Week!

      … pairing, followed by a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte’s Demi-Sec Rose with dessert. $50.00/pp. The Bubble Bash at Hotel Americano Date: Friday, November 7th 2014 Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Location: The Hotel Americano’s El Privado Lounge Unlimited Champagne Bar featuring Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte alongside aperitif sparkling cocktails made with Lillet…

      1 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      …. And lastly, there is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Morandé. From the rest of the release, the Pirramimma Katunga GTS sounds like a fast car, but is really a big tannin, delicious red wine made with Grenache, Tannat and Syrah. A pair of Rhône blends are also worth your attention - the Bacchantes is a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, while…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Opening up Antinori

      …, which, along with Sassacaia, launched the movement in the ’70s, as well as Antorini Cervaro dela Sala Chardonnay Umbria, claimed to be “the most decorated wine ever produced in Italy”, when I asked Alessia the best way to get to know Antinori (which is not an easy task considering they own eight estates in Italy and seven others spread across 5…

      2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Chicago Gourmet 2014 – A Wine and Food Lover’s Destination

      … chefs offered delicious small bites paired with premium, elite wines. Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat and Little Goat served goat empanadas with heirloom tomato and Sepia’s Andrew Zimmerman offered a savory charred eggplant tortoloni with cashew, sesame, and curry leaf. I loved the roasted fig, Calabrian style ‘nduja with castelmagno…

      6 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      How do you know it’s not just a trend?

      … might think CEOs are constantly looking for the next trend. But in what the Wall Street Journal is calling “a broader shift in retail,” more and more companies are showing “a preference for operators over trend spotters,” causing them to seek leaders “whose strength is in the nuts and bolts of retailing rather than flashy merchandising.” The word…

      4 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      An Autumnal Crush On Sicilian Wine (Fall 2014 Publix Grape & TuscanyNow.com Interview)

      … missed it, I was recently interviewed by TuscanyNow.com, discussing not Tuscany but one of my newest vinous loves, Sicily. Given the bang for the buck of the wines coming out of that island now, and the relatively broad spectrum of grapes that they are able to do well, combined with the entrenched Italian food-and-wine culture that pervades much…

      5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Puglia - A comparison with the Languedoc

      … Bianco which waits happily until the end of September. And the blends of Negroamaro or Nero di Troia with Cabernet Sauvignon seemed muddily international and lacking a sense of place compared to the intrinsic italianness of a pure Nero di Troia. It is all a question of confidence. Tuscany thought it needed international varieties, so did the Languedoc…

      3 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

      Fall is Great Brunello Weather

      … sipping a killer Piccini Villa al Cortile 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Full disclosure: This is an $80 bottle of wine in my wine rack as a trade sample. The online ratings were all over the place but I liked it a lot. Picini is a very old name with more than 100 years of winemaking experience. The wine is aged in stainless steel and oak…

      4 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      A Window Into Tuscany: Castello di Gabbiano

      … A Window Into Tuscany: Castello di Gabbiano By Thomas Madrecki A note in advance — I approach any and all media trips with a bit of skepticism, in no small part because I make a living in the world of public relations. It takes a great deal for me to be impressed, and there’s a sort of natural apprehension about “giving in” too easily. You…

      1 readers - By Wine Lines
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