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    On Location: Diamond Knot Brewing

    …Posted By Brian on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog, USA | While my recent trip to Portland was notable for a distinct lack of actual brewery visits, I wasn’t going to let that happen on a trip down to Seattle. Once again, the Whitecaps provided a great excuse to take a day off and head down to Seattle for the day, drink a lot of good beer and celebrate…

    2 readers - By Tangled Vines

    USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011

    … USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011 N/ Right after opening she had some smoldering campfire aromas that I typically associate with carmenere rather than cabernet, but, as I thought, these dissipated over the next 20 to 30 minutes. In short, open up well before you intend to enjoy this bottle – she needs some…

    5 readers - By BrainWines.com

    Nicest Summer White

    …ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR NICEST SUMMER WHITE IN THE WORLD (Yes… still celebrating ‘summer’) Symphony is a Calif clone of Muscat so expect a wine that’s “seductively aromatic” to quote the back label. Another good descriptor on the back label is “delightful”, especially when sipped alfresco on a sunny day. As with most Muscat wines, the feeling…

    6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Yawny Monday – Steller Sea Lion

    … Hey there y’all! :-) Hope everyone is doing fine, easing into Fall. I am still under the gun at work, but hopeful that things will go back to quasi-normal sooner rather than later. Bear with me a little longer, if you will… To start off your week with a… big yawn, here is an image of a Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) that I took while…

    4 readers - By Stefano Crosio/ Clicks & Corks

    Base Camp Brewing Saison de Chetco

    … Base Camp Brewing Saison de Chetco Posted By Brian on Sep 27, 2014 in USA | Brewery: Base Camp Brewing Beer Style: Saison Region: Portland, OR Alc%/Vol: 6.8% Notes: I finally made the craft beer pilgrimage to Portland last weekend. While I’d like to give you a blow by blow account of all the great beers I had down there, the trip was primarily…

    2 readers - By Tangled Vines

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … is a wonderful resource championing some amazing winemakers. I immediately liked Siobhan, and she divined my palate, tempting me with delightful wine pairings that demonstrated her vast knowledge and accurate palate. Siobhan Lowe- photo from JaegerSloan.com To the WINE! Gāl Tibor, Egri Csillag White Wine Blend, Hungary. ABV 13.9%. Prices by Snooth…

    2 readers - By Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked

    LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    … million) and direct sales to licensees ($54 million). The three leading export markets for Ontario VQA wines are the USA, China and South Korea. Except for the UK (ranked 8th) and France (ranked 10th) all other countries in the export top-10 are in Asia. Still wines are a growing portion of the export segment,along with continuing growth of Icewine…

    1 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    2012 Franciscan Chardonnay

    … Chardonnay, makes for great tastes with a pleasantly long finish that can complement fresh fruit and cheese, chicken on the grille or linguine with white clam sauce, to name a few. (Jamie Driscoll, southbostontoday.com, April 3, 2014) $25.95 Vintages Release Date: July 19, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By: Constellation Brands Inc…

    5 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Meeting Joan Kautz of Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills

    … "You must be the oldest grape growing family I've ever met ... in the USA, of course," I say to Joan Kautz, whose family has been farming in Lodi, California since the early 1900s. Though the name may not be familiar to you, this family - who started out as sweet cherry farmers is now the sixth largest grape grower in the state with 6,500 acres…

    1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

    A Trio of Rieslings from Alsace, Austria, and Germany

    …Hello Friends, I recently had an opportunity to participate in a fun-filled virtual #winechat event that was hosted by the good folks at Wines of Alsace, Austria Wine USA, and the Wines of Germany. #Winechat, which is also the hash-tag to follow, is an open wine conversation that happens every Wednesday night at 9PM EST on Twitter. All three…

    2 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

    Soon to visit Stadt Klingenberg in Franconia!

    … Wow, this hillside vista looks very old world, yes? In a matter of days I will be visiting Franconia (Franken in English) which is a bit off the beaten path. Most people think of vineyards on the steep slopes off the Rhine river, yet the vineyards in Franconia are concentrated on the banks of the meandering Main river, with the best sites being…

    1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
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