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    …. I can recall the first Ridge Geyserville I tasted. I signed up for Ridge’s wine club. This was in 1976, I think. I’m still in their wine club almost 40 years later. Interesting that Ridge Geyserville is still one of California’s great wines, while Caymus has become a sad parody of itself, the Jerry Lewis of wine—all slick and bloated. I can…

    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

    … perfect. An hour in the fridge, or ten in the freezer – and you’re ready for the patio. Cannot understand why wineries present light reds in serious-looking packaging – with a traditional cork. Fun, light wines like this need to be in clear glass, with a screw cap, so the package tell the shopper what to expect. SARTORI 12 Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 378109 $13.95 …

    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

    …, Rabobank International Natalia Velikova, PhD., Texas Tech University 4. THE EMERGING TALENT GAP POSES RISKS FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY Ray Johnson, Director of Wine Business Institute, Sonoma State University Carol O’Hara, Partner, Burr, Pilger & Mayer, Moderator Tom O’Brien, Director of Human Resources, Trinchero Family Estates Larry Smith, Senior Vice…

    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

    … When David posted the theme for the September #winePW (wine pairing weekend) both Pete and I knew right away we wanted to participate. This month’s theme, Regional Food and Wine Pairings, leaves a whole world full of regions to consider. We pretty quickly narrowed our choice to Sicily. We are planning to visit Sicily next year and have already…

    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