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    … the same wines on their wine lists: Mateus, Lancer’s, Wente Bros. Blanc de Blancs, Charles Krug Chenin Blanc, Mouton-Cadet, Weibel Green Hungarian, Blue Nun, Soave Bolla and Valpolicella and, for house wine, Inglenook Chablis. But it was at the Hungry Tiger that I discovered a much finer wine list, and Karen and I often ordered the Callaway Chenin…

    1 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

    What’s Ahead for Amarone? Looking Beyond This Year’s Soggy Vintage

    … than release an inferior product under his own label. No Amarone, maybe no Ripasso, no money wine this year … for some. How can someone just walk away from their money wine? Well, the first answer is that wine is agriculture and Mother Nature often makes the call for you (something that growers in Valpolicella already know since they live an area…

    4 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

    Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

    … Stunning view from the terraced vineyards at Terre di Leone . Valpolicella is well known for its great wines — Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso della Valpolicella and of course Amarone. (It should also be known for its sweet wine, Recioto della Valpolicella, but that’s another story.) But what about wine tourism? Sue…

    6 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

    Perfect Summer Red

    … There’s a very good new Valpolicella (light red) on the shelves from a producer called Sartori that’s got the classic frank fruitiness and refreshing edge that makes Valpolicella so gulpable. And so good with any food – pasta, pizza, burgers, wings, pork loin – everything other than the heavy meats. I over-chilled my bottle and it turned out…

    2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

    … l’Oratoire des Papes, 2011, France ($51.99) – This is one of my old favourites and it continues to please. Nice ripe purple fruit nose. Medium plus body with ripe purple fruit and some vanilla. Soft and round, with spice toward the finish. Rating: Cesari Mara Valpolicella Ripasso 2009 and 2011 Cesari Mara Valpolicella di Ripasso Superiore, 2011…

    3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    …Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate…

    8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

    …, Moderator Tony Correia, Owner, The Correia Company Matt Franklin, Principal, Zepponi & Company Josh Grace, Managing Director, International Wine Associates 3. THE HISPANIC WINE CONSUMER What does it mean to the wine industry and what do we do to make wine the beverage of choice? Steve Rannekleiv, Executive Director, Research, Rabobank…

    6 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

    Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Sept 2014

    …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2011 Merlot Type: Red, Dry Vineyard: FlipFlop Wines Buy local A screw-top, that releases a great tasting wine at a even better…

    By The Vineyard Trail

    #winePW 4: Sicily

    …” foodwineclick is sharing “Minnesota Wine at the Midwestern Table” Pull That Cork will be sharing “winePW 4: Sicily” Confessions of a Culinary Diva will blog about “New Mexico: Burgers, Bubbles and Beer” Rockin Red Blog will share about “A Rustic Meal in Valpolicella” Cooking Chat is blogging about “A Paso Pairing: Grilled Tuna with Halter Ranch…

    4 readers - By Pull That Cork

    A common weal of September VINTAGES best buys

    … (@mkaiserwine) September 11, 2014 Here are four from across the pond and 10 Ontario wines being unpacked onto LCBO shelves as we speak. Get out there and #LCBOGoLocal. From left to right: Flat Rock Riesling 2013, Château Saint Estève Corbières 2011, Palazzo Maffei Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2011, Rosehall Run Cuvée County Chardonnay 2011…

    3 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello