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    D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

    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 bac ...

    6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

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

    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.

    6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      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.

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

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 5 readers - 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.

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      Gervasi Vineyard: A Little Tract of Italy in Ohio

      … Can’t make that trip to Italy this year? For wine enthusiasts in the United States, Italy may be a little closer than you think. If you can make it to Canton, Ohio, that is. Make the trip, because you’re in for a treat. Gervasi Vineyard is like a little tract of Italy nestled in the northeast corner of The Buckeye State. Stay for a weekend…

      By Uncorked Monthly

      Fall Line Winery: Current and Upcoming Releases

      … Sauvignon and the 2012 Red Willow Vineyard were truly outstanding. Tim and his wife Nancy Rivenburgh founded Fall Line Winery in 2003. Located in South Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, the winery was officially licensed and bonded in 2004. Both Tim and Nancy are avid skiers and the name “Fall Line” refers to the natural line of descent on a slope. Tim…

      By Wine Peeps

      Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico

      … learning and identifying a vineyard site’s particular elements that defined its terroir (or sense of place). These are the set of special characteristics of geography, geology and climate of a certain place and how they interacting with plant genetics that are expressed in the wine. The skills learned at Chappellet and later applied at Badia a Coltibuono were precisely what have brought him his current successes and have also produced enjoyment for the many that drink his wines now and that will for decades to come. …

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Wandering through Germany: Part 1 – Pfalz

      … Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling (Calcarious) We also had a fantastic discussion regarding the aroma of petrol in Riesling. Jürgen weighed in on this and stated that his opinion was that Petrol showing up within the first 2 years is definitively a fault in the winemaking process that comes from high pressure in the press and a high level of phenolics…

      By Nova Cadamatre

      Domaine Guillaume Baduel – the heart of Burgundy

      … Wagner and Guillaume Baduel The past three vintages have been very poor in the Burgundy region. Rain and hail have ravaged the vineyards. This has made it very difficult for these small growers to make a living. The Baduel Family is fortunate that they have some vineyards in what is called the AOC Bourgogne. In 2012, the hail missed portions…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

      2 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy

      … From Highway D113 a view of the Saint Aubin vineyards Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy As we mentioned in our previous Photos of the Day, we spent a week in Burgundy, renting a home in the village of Puligny Montrachet. Traveling up to the hillside vineyards we took Highway D113. The D113 is a beautiful country road that runs from Beaune…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

      … Du Bois, he said, “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…

      3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

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

      … the masses the way some of us Riesling lovers would have liked it to. Jancis Robinson recently commented on this in one recent post. That makes me wonder, if Riesling can’t catch on then what chance do any of the “new” varieties have? Let’s face it. According to Carole Meredith’s DNA research at UC Davis, Cabernet Sauvignon was a chance crossing…

      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

      … Estate Winery 2013 Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter and Gordon Gehringer won a gold with this Alsatian grape at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, and they followed that up this fall at the Great Northwest Invitational. The fact that this grape is often confused with Pinot Blanc in Europe is somewhat ironic because both varieties…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Achaval-Ferrer Takes Malbec to New Heights

      … Mirador – speak for themselves. This needs to be underscored - This is a fairly unique approach in Argentina, and a philosophy that is certain to develop further in the region. Achaval Ferrer also produces a Malbec-driven blend called Quimera as well as a Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon using the general appellation designation Mendoza. Separately, for those podcast enthusiasts, Grape Radio recently posted a good primer and discussion about Argentinian wines and Malbec specifically. You can listen the episode here. …

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      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      … 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…

      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

      … 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. The plans…

      6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog