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    Wine Review: Vincent Girardin Santenay Les Gravières 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

    All wine writers have a very solemn duty—when you find an affordable, quality, pinot noir from Burgundy, you must drop everything and report it to your readers. They are so rare you can spend months seeking one in the wild and come up with nothing. Yesterday, while participating in a blind-tasting presentation at the Newport Beach Wine and Food festival organized by Wine Elite, ...

    8 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

    Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU.

    7 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      Vinopanion - - 6 readers - It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me back t ...

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 6 readers - Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas.

      Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

      The Wine Economist - - 6 readers - 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.

      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      Nova Cadamatre - - 6 readers - Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my belief that the season is coming to a close.

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      Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

      …, “A good slow, cold fermentation works best; something around 50-55 F that takes 2-3 weeks to complete. Then, make sure that finished wine has a good sugar acid balance.” Jack Palacios & John Greene – The grapes for John’s gold medal, Grand Champion Syrah was grown in the Palacios family vineyard in Brenham, Texas. John Greene, this year’s Austin…

      3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Is the Cannon Closed Or What Does it Take for New Crosses to Become Classic Varieties?

      …I took a very interesting elective in college called “The Bible as Literature.” My first choice, “History of the Old South: A look at Antebellum Society” didn’t fit into my schedule and the biblical course seemed like an intriguing topic given the only way I had ever looked at the Bible was from a religious context. It was an enlightening class…

      5 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

      …Let’s consider if Genetically Modified grape vines are ever going to be good for us… In order to do that, we have to look at studies that are being done independently, many of which are happening outside of the United States, as regards other crops. It’s also important to note that a study handed off to a university through a grant program…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … is made in large enough amounts to enjoy broad distribution. With its aromas and flavors of Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear, lime zest and exotic spices, this enchanting white stands tall against some of the best – and most expensive – Rieslings of Germany and Alsace. (12.5% alc.) Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Achaval-Ferrer Takes Malbec to New Heights

      …By Ben Heskett SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- It is a rare treat when one of Argentina’s venerable Malbec producers chooses to share its wines in your city. Such was the case on a beautiful late summer day at a recent "Achaval-Ferrer Estates tasting at the Piperade restaurant here. The winery has done much to expand the view of Malbec in the world…

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      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      …, sometimes covered over in large rocks for warmth, are ideal for wine-growing however. Many of the vineyards are very old and picturesque with their wizened, gnarled, and low-slung, head-pruned profiles. You can see these beautiful vines in their wonderfully whimsical video tour through the region, embedded below. With their tempranillo-dominated red…

      6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      The Tireless Trio’s Triumphant Turnaround

      …Kaz, Randy and X are baaaack! In the first of the post-radio episodes, we *completely* ignore all sensible radio clock formats and just keep on going. Seriously, we need a clock. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make it possible!!patreon.com/winebizradio…

      5 readers - By Wine Biz Radio

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      … are to open a new winery tasting room that will be directly across the road from the entrance to Salt Lick BBQ. Most of you have seen wines made at Fall Creek Vineyards that carry the single vineyard designation of the Salt Lick Vineyard (SLV). For one thing, this new venture will be very convenient for harvesting of SLV grapes. Ed and Susan Auler…

      6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Catching A New Stride

      …http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/170948854-winebizradio-winebizradio-20141006.m4a Kaz, Randy and X talk about losing one’s mobile phone in New York City, among other things. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make all of this possible!! patreon.com/winebizradio…

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      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      …Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my…

      6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      …Alphonse Dotson & Martha Cervantes & their Something Red Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste. It’s something…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      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 and I…

      6 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      … have a great fondness for: Cabernet Franc. Also discussed: how to show off a site by blending Bordeaux grapes, specifically single vineyards on Red Mountain. Listen to the episode: Tags: cabernet franc washington, orange wines washington, red mountain vineyards, sauvignon blanc oak, Wine Without Worry, woodinville wine tour, woodinville wineries tour…

      7 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink