A vineyard ('wine farm' in South Africa) is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture.A vineyard is often characterised by its terroir, a French term loosely translating as "a sense of place" that refers to the specific geographical and geological characteristics of grapevine plantations, which may be imparted in the wine.
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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 27, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

      2012 Schug Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008 Long Shadows Wineries Saggi 2009 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office 2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 Schug Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – $19.79 I decided to take a shot on this one when I was it on a local wine store’s shelf. Early reviews called 2012 a great, can’t miss vintage.

      Cliff's Wine Picksin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah- 6 readers -
    • Wine of the Day November 25, 2014

      2012 Black Kite, Pinot Noir, Kite’s Rest, Anderson Valley. Black Kite is one of the most prized Pinots in the state and the 2012’s are some of the best wines to date from this winery, if you’ve not had a chance to try them, this is the time. Well respected winemaker Jeff Gaffner of Saxon Brown, crafts all the Black Kite wines, which are mostly from single vineyard Anderson Va ... 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    … This was an impressive Pinot Noir on its own. Beautiful fluid quality, shiny. Strawberry galore! Deep finish of ripe red fruit. Glorious fine tannin on the gums and tongue. A world-class wine you should experience. Creekside Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc - Colorado $35 I was deeply impressed by the quality of this Colorado Cabernet Franc. You are strongly encouraged…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Our Writers On What They’ll Be Sipping This Thanksgiving

    …, such as Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve (gold medal winner, 2014 NY International Spirits Competition), or of course, Wild Turkey! Patrick Reed: I intend to serve something a bit more contemporary for my holiday guests. This slightly spicy, seasonal, shaken twist on the classic Manhattan formula is a perfect quick-fix for any festive occasion. The Boston…

    Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 2 readers -
  • Random Samples–Old World Edition

    It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Drink Them and It Will Come, Summer is Here, So That Means (More) Rosé, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter.

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  • MacPhail Wine Lounge & The Barlow: A Sebastopol Terroirist Destination

    We were in Northern California a few weeks ago and decided to try to break away from the strong gravitational pull of Napa Valley to explore the terroir away from the Highway 29 corridor. We were looking for wines that could capture a sense of place — and we found them — but we also stumbled on an exciting wine-food-tourism cluster called The Barlow hidden in plain sight in S ...

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist- 5 readers -
  • Stepp Riesling ‘S’

    Stepp Riesling 'S' This is a pretty serious Riesling. It’s made by Gerd Stepp, from a single vineyard, Kallstadter Saumage, with loess and loam rich soils with a high limestone content, in Germany’s Pfalz. The soils here have lots of tiny fossil shells, resulting in high calcium content. Apparently Saumagen translates as pig’s ...

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  • Wine of the Day November 24, 2014

    … 2010 Castello di Ama, Chianti Classico “Ama” DOCG, Tuscany, Italy. The Castello di Ama 2010 Ama Chianti Classico is beautiful, old school and earthy with a cool vintage vibrancy and feel, this is a very stylish example of terroir. Mostly Sangiovese as per normal, the baby in Ama’s lineup doesn’t disappoint and the little bit of Merlot doesn’t…

    grapelive.comin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Pemberton Cellars Pemberton Cellars is located in Granbury and is owned by Jeff and Lynn Pemberton with their son Dax Pemberton. The winery opened on June 14, 2014. I first met Jeff Pemberton at Newsom Grape Day and later had a chance to visit him at his winery. Pemberton Cellars is very easy to find with a large 7.

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

    … on the nose. Medium body with nutmeg, spices, violets and ripe berry fruit. Dry with soft tannins. Very enjoyable. Rating: Hahn Central Coast GSM 2012 (BC $22.99 Specialty) – A blend of 67% Grenache, 28% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre from the Paso Robles area. Berry fruit, some nutmeg, and light violets on the nose. Medium body, dry with fermer tannins…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 9 readers -
  • France: Champagne Dumangin

    … fizz. Premium Rosé de Saignée 2008 Extra Brut (50% Pinot Meunier, 25% each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) – unusual rosé sparkler, cidery notes mixed with understated floral / red fruit flavours. …

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 5 readers -
  • The BEST Sancerre Rouge

    … cherry fruit that is divinely pure as there is no new wood influence with the typical high acid of the region. The ripeness balanced by the acidity is what makes this wine special.It is from a single vineyard on a steel hill and aged in 100% old barrels. The wine sees no new oak. The soils are the famous "Terre Blanche" (limestone) of the area…

    Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit- 1 readers -
  • 008 TWL Podcast: Neal Newsom of Newsom Vineyards

    … In this episode of the Texas Wine Lover podcast, we talk to Neal Newsom of Newsom Vineyards. Neal has been a winegrower for many years in the High Plains of Texas. He tells us about his background, this year’s harvest, and his famous Newsom Grape Day. Neal Newsom Please remember to let us know what you want to hear on the Texas Wine Lover podcast because we want to bring topics that are of interest to you. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the podcast. Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Stitcher …

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  • Bella Wines harmonizes with a bubbly quartet

    … and 95 cases of 375 ml bottles). The grapes are from Secrest Mountain Vineyards, a high elevation vineyard northwest of Oliver. The winery calls this “our confident and bright little one.” I preferred this slightly above the others. It is a crisp and elegant sparkling with citrus and ripe apple flavours back with minerality. 90. Bella Oliver-Eastside…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine- 4 readers -
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