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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

    Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy

    Bit confused by this wine – some sips I liked it more than others… Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2009, Tuscany, Italy (£11.49 Morrisons) Plus points: I really like the supple woody cherry flavour, notes of herbs a ...

    11 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Whole Foods Chianti Delivers Taste At Low Price

      BottleReport.com - - 8 readers - 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.

      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 ...

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      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

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

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

      Opening up Antinori

      …, modern but classic, balanced and smooth, with touches of the old country, red fruits and dirt, a little bit of oak, reliable and versatile. One can easily see why this is the flagship wine, and why it’s been so popular for so long. It isn’t a wine that will knock the socks off or make anyone wax poetic, but it is one of those go-to wines to have…

      2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

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

      … tastings, and more. This year’s Chicago Gourmet didn’t disappoint…stunningly gorgeous weather, world reknown chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers, and an array of outstanding libations were the ingredients for another successful event. Produced by the Illinois Restaurant Association and sponsored by Bon Appétit magazine, thousands of foodies and wine…

      6 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

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

      …Back in 1999, a wine writer, Randall Murray, called Sangiovese “the next Merlot,” by which he meant that the red grape native to Tuscany was poised to become one of the leading red wines of California. Never happened, did it? Actually, by 1999, Sangiovese already had one foot in the grave. Ten years prior, one might have been forgiven for betting…

      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

      … 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, and so does Puglia, but as it comes of age, so will come the realisation that Nero di Troia, Primitivo and Negroamaro can stand alone. Do go and try and them. You will be richly rewarded.…

      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 don’t…

      1 readers - By Wine Lines

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 8-11, 2014

      … Donati – Claret – Central Coast, California, 4. 2009 Sterling Vineyards – Platinum – Napa Valley. Nominal fee per sample or $7 per flight. TREO Wine Bar, 5703 Main St., Sylvania, (419) 882-2266. New Zealand Wine Tasting. Six fabulous wines paired with small plates. $25 per person. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Penfolds, and Thorn…

      4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

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

      …, and feel that anyone could find something they’d really enjoy in the store. I was sad that I wasn’t seeing any of the highest quality, small-volume producers that I was specifically seeking from Napa, Alto Adige, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Northern Cali, The Finger Lakes, Washington State, and New Zealand. These are wines that you find when you’re visiting…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked
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