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    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept.

    13 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    Turning Male Bovine Excrement into Filet Mignon: In Defense of IFBC 14

    There’s a post out there that is critical of IFBC after the author attending a whole whopping two sessions, then walked away. The first two, to be exact, based on what this person wrote. The two kick off sessions and you discount the conference. Yeah…um, let me insert the popular photo of McKayla Maroney here. Image courtesy of bleacherreport.

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      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 6 readers - Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

      Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Gregg Alger, owner of Huston Vineyards near Caldwell, Idaho, holds up a bottle of his 2012 Malbec. The wine won best in show at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CALDWELL, Idaho — A red grape variety that has gained increasing interest in the Pacific Northwest rose to the top of the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition.

      New Zealand: More Than Hobbits and Sauvignon Blanc

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Oct 14 Posted by David White | Posted in White's Wines | Posted on 10-14-2014 Credit: Carrick Wines. As regular readers know, I write a free, twice monthly wine column that’s distributed to newspapers across the country. These columns are hosted by Grape Collective. If you don’t see my column in your local newspaper, please send an email to your paper’s editor and CC me (David – at – Terroirist.

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      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Understanding the Challenging Wine Market in the USA

      … and greatly respect their opinions about wine. Ms. Huyghe also writes about the problems Italian producers have understanding the three-tier system and marketing their wines in the US. She uses as her example Liù Pambuffetti of the Scacciadiavoli winery. I first met Liù a number of years ago when I was the wine director of i Trulli restaurant…

      1 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      TasteCamp - Hudson Valley

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      1 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

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      Podcast #4: Bending Branch Winery’s Flash Détente

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      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      New Zealand: More Than Hobbits and Sauvignon Blanc

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      6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

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      Beer Review: Ommegang Valar Morghulis

      … of burnt sugar and ripe fruit and a bite of clove near the finish. It is effervescent and it finishes quite dry despite the big aroma and high ABV. There’s a nice, chewy malt backbone and despite the dry finish, the bitterness is cloying. While not my favorite of the Game of Thrones series (that honor would go to Fire and Blood), this is a pretty…

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      Wines of San Juan, Argentina

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      3 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

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      Chateau d'Esclans tasting at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

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