Tuscany

    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.

      ‘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.

      Tasting Report: Rosso Montefalco and Montefalco Sagrantino, 2014 Releases

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Welcome to Montefalco, “the balcony of Umbria” in the backyard of Tuscany. Montefalco is a relatively little-known wine region in the U.S., known primarily as the birthplace and home of Sagrantino, a grape that thrives in the hills of this area. Sagrantino (from “sacrament,” called thusly because dried Sagrantino grapes have been used by monks to produce raisin-based wines fo ...

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    • Affordable Wines for your Weekend from Rías Baixas and Tuscany

      … yourself in your favorite sweater, and…pour yourself a glass of red wine! It’s time for some smooth sips of Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2010 from Banfi in Tuscany. Produced in the Chianti Classico zone between Florence and Sienna this elegant choice is mostly from Sangiovese grapes with traces of Cabernet and Canaiolo Nero. I found rich aromas of deep…

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    • Tuscany + Wine = Romance

      … Wine Fall Tuscan Values Tuscany, bring on the romance… Castello di Monsanto Monrosso DOCG 2011, a Chianti Classico Docg, bring on the Sangiovese… and, it delivered. Capezzana Conte Contini Bonacossi 2011, made from declassified fruit, this begs MYSTERIOUS, just at the right time of the year. Have a great time out there, kids (of all ages). …

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog
    • 2012 Collazzi Libertà & 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva

      … Here's a glimpse behind the curtain of the wine writing world. A lot of people think that a sommelier shows up at your door, knocks politely, and then proceeds to poor a perfectly curated selection of wines that are all related to each other. Three vintages of a specific Chateau, for instance. In reality, it is common to receive completely…

      Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews
    • Three Chianti Wines from Banfi

      … and import of wine. Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Cecchi, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite…

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    • LCBO Vintages release – October 25, 2014 (WVN 203)

      … has increased steadily. This weekend there are 150 wines on offer and of these 36 are priced over $40 per bottle. We will go higher, I assure you. A partial reason for the high prices this weekend is the main feature: wines of Tuscany. There are some icons in the feature and this represents a great opportunity for collectors to update their cellars…

      W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader
    • Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, October 24, 2014

      … Portland Wine Merchants TUSCANY! Some new releases from sunny Tuscany 4:30-7:30, $15 Storyteller Wine Co. No tasting, as Michael is headed to San Francisco to see his beloved Royals! Vino -2012 OWEN ROE “Corvidae” Syrah Columbia Valley $13.95…this was always stellar at $15.95. Now with a nice little discount, it is even tastier! -2011…

      4 readers - Portland Oregon Wine
    • Chianti Days are Upon Us

      … I’m crazy for Chianti with three recent samples from Banfi. I’ll cover two of those wines in this post. Look for the third coming soon. Chianti Classico Riserva Banfi Tuscany 2010 Deep ruby in color with aromas of plum and black cherry. Flavors are lush with ripe blackberry and currant with a hint of toasted vanilla bean in the finish. This isn’t…

      3 readers - Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guide
    • Wine on company time

      … 2014 @Cantenac_Brown Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2011, Doc Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy (722470, $189.95, WineAlign) Hasn’t lost a moment of time through six months in bottle. This should give an indication as to its near-unprecedented longevity. Six years will cast a moment’s advancement, sixteen a fortnight. Not saying it can go 60…

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