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  • Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

    … off across the Atlantic to make wine in North America. It would be nice to think that the wine was Primitivo they’d brought with them from Italy, but as they were from an island off the Naples cost that’s unlikely. They did make money during prohibition selling home brew in New York, but again, the recipe is no doubt different now. So, stories…

    2 readers - Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewurztraminer `10 $18.99 *** #Wine #ChickenSoup

    … It's official, here in New York, the seasons have changed. There's a chill in the air, and in the morning I can see my coffee breath as I head off to work. These cold mornings and falling leaves call us to hearth and home. For me, home is that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when the simmering scents of cooking waft from the kitchen for hours…

    1 readers - Anna Bennett/ Anna Uncorked
  • On Location: Diamond Knot Brewing

    … and provide a solid pit stop option. Diamond Knot, located on Puget Sound west of the I-5, provided a perfect option. Diamond Knot has a number of satellite brew pubs, but we hit the brewery alehouse itself! Located next to the Washington State Ferry to Whidbey Island, the seaside town of Mukilteo, west of Everett has a charming feel to it. Clearly…

    2 readers - Tangled Vines
  • USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, California, 2011

    … in Rutherford and Coombsville, Napa Valley’s newest appellation located in the eastern foothills south of Atlas Peak. Agustin’s relationships with growers in other Napa Valley appellations, such as Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Rutherford, round out the wine with small lots from these spectacular mountain and valley terroirs…

    5 readers - 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 - Billy's Best Bottles
  • Yawny Monday – Steller Sea Lion

    … visiting the beautiful Kodiak Archipelago in Alaska. Steller sea lions are the largest otariids and the fourth largest pinniped. They are sexually dimorphic, with adult males weighing three times as much, and growing 20–25% longer than, adult females. Steller sea lions feed on fish and invertebrates. From a conservation standpoint, Steller sea…

    4 readers - 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 - 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 - Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked
  • LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    … – VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012 This is a classic C-F made from biodynamically-grown fruit. It bears the delicate and refined palate feel that is the marker for Ann Sperling’s wines and it has all the taut acid, juicy fruit and light herbaceousness that one seeks in C-F. This is a versatile wine that works well…

    1 readers - W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader
  • 2012 Franciscan Chardonnay

    … 2012 Franciscan Chardonnay Pale in color with a lovely varietal nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely chard fruit along with some beautiful vanilla on the medium length finish. This is an elegant, bold complex rich chard. I really liked it. Be careful this is one of those chards that is very susceptible to temperature. Serve it too…

    5 readers - 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 - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
  • A Trio of Rieslings from Alsace, Austria, and Germany

    …, Asian and Thai cuisine, seafood, and poultry dishes, just to name a few, all pair well. While all three of these wines are wildly different, all three are pretty delicious. I recommend seeking any or all out. For further information and where you can find these wines, please see my tasting notes below. Paul Blanck Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010 Riesling…

    2 readers - Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot
  • Soon to visit Stadt Klingenberg in Franconia!

    …, Pinot Noir rules ... after France and USA, Germany grows the most Pinot Noir. To be specific, we will be visiting Stadt Klingenberg, called by some the "new rising star" in Franconia thanks to Benedikt Baltes, whose parents own the Mayschoss an der Ahr. Before the Baltes family bought Stadt Klingenberg a few years back, the 100+ year old winery had…

    1 readers - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
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