Variety is a weekly American entertainment-trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly; in 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry; in 1998 it brought out Daily Variety Gotham, based in New York. is a paid site of news, reviews, archives, box office results, credits database, production charts and calendar, with content dating back to 1914. The last daily printed edition was put out on March 19, 2013.
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    • Wine Labels in BC: How Wines are Named

      There is a lot of information on wine labels. Sometimes deciphering them can be a bit of a challenge. There are strange words that don’t look like they’re in English and it’s probably because they aren’t. I vividly remember walking down the aisles of my local liquor store trying to figure out which wine to buy for dinner and having absolutely no clue about any of them.

      Wine Country BCin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
    • Tavel AOC (Southern Rhone): Terroir, wine production, wines

      The wine producers of Tavel have no reservations as to which is the premier Rosé producing region in France. And while that sentiment is not universally shared, it is widely acknowledged that Tavel stands alone as a Rosé-only AOC and is, without a doubt, the most famous wine of that style in the land.

      Wine -- Mise en abyme- 8 readers -
    • 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day to be held on Feb. 6

      The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be February 6 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, located in Cat Spring. This is an all-day event providing educational seminars for growers provided by Austin County Grape Grower Committee and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. The event starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Quick Pour: Lamadrid Single Vineyard Malbec 2009

    Lamadrid Single Vineyard Malbec 2009 Producer: Lamadrid Estate Wines Region: Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina Price: $17.99 Vintage: 2009 Varietals: 100% Malbec ABV: 14% Virginia Pour House Notes: Aromas of garden-fresh herbs and blackberry with a medium-bodied palate complimented by ripe cherry flavors with dried blackberry undertones. The mid palate ...

    Virginia Pour House- 3 readers -
  • Cultivar, Rootstocks, and Trellis Blocks of the W-MEA Viticultural Model

    … on the attributes required. Rootstock Most of the world's quality wines are based on vitis vinifera, a species which, when grown on its own roots, will succumb to attacks from phylloxera and parasitic nematodes. This problem has been solved by grafting the vitis scion onto phylloxera- and nematode-resistant rootstock. Vine vigor and soil capacity…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Merlot- 2 readers -
  • C.H. Berres Impulse Riesling – A Delicious Zing

    … acidity. The mouthfeel is good, although it could have a little more texture. It finishes with lingering pineapple and granny smith apple flavors. This wine has just what I want from a riesling. And you have to love the Tron-like font on the label. Wine: C.H. Berres, Impulse Variety: Riesling Vintage: 2010 Alcohol: 11.5% Rating: 88 Price: $16.00…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.comin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • 25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 5): Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2011

    … Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2011 Producer: Peachy Canyon Vineyards Region: Paso Robles AVA, California, USA Price: $14 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Zinfandel ABV: 15% Virginia Pour House Notes: Medium to full bodied, deep and dense with inky purple color. This Zin offers smooth dark berry, cigar box, and hints of dried plum and cocoa lead…

    Virginia Pour House- 4 readers -
  • 25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 3): Cameron Hughes Field Blend 2011 LOT 386

    … Cameron Hughes Field Blend 2011 LOT 386 Producer: Cameron Hughes Lot 386 Field Blend 2011 Region: California, USA Price: $12 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: Zinfandel 64%, Syrah 20%, Petite Sirah 11%, Graciano 5% ABV: 14.2% Virginia Pour House Notes: Gorgeous notes of spiced blackfruit give way to a layered palate peeling back notes of ripe blackberry…

    Virginia Pour Housein Syrah- 2 readers -
  • 25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 1): Two Twisted Posts Chardonnay 2012

    … Two Twisted Posts Chardonnay 2012 Producer: Two Twisted Posts Winery Region: Loudoun County, Northern Virginia, Virginia, USA Price: $33 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Chardonnay ABV: 13.8% Virginia Pour House Notes: Creamy vanilla and nutty aromas lead while the palate is caressed by the same smooth, rich and creamy qualities with added nuances…

    Virginia Pour Housein Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Four Vines, Truant, Zinfandel – Bold!

    … this wine. If you’re not one of those people, you may not like this wine. In addition to those intense spice aromas, you’ll also find some plum and blackberry on the nose. In the mouth it offers rich black raspberry, plum and plenty of spice. The acidity is fantastic. The mouthfeel is good, but could be smoother. This is a bold, intense zinfandel…

    Tim Lemke/ 8 readers -
  • Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

    … Nov 13 2014 Celebrate International Tempranillo Day Wine Written by Shannon It’s International Tempranillo Day! And while Tempranillo is the signature grape of Spain, with its finest expression in Rioja, Spain, I recently did a tasting of the grape variety from Lodi, California. Lodi is one of California’s major wine growing region, located…

    Grape Occasions- 6 readers -
  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva – Very Nice!

    … and then a burst of strawberry on the mid-palate. It finishes with wild cherry, apple peel and black tea flavors. Moderate tannins and vibrant acidity give the wine a satisfying mouthfeel. The finish is plenty long too. This is a very nice Chianti Classico Riserva at a great price. Wine: Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva Variety: Cabernet sauvignon…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.comin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
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