Virtual Tasting

    VAwinechat Monticello AVA

    … Wine Club. The Monticello AVA, established in 1984 is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in the central Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the heart of which is Charlottesville, and covers 1,250 square miles over four counties. It is named for Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, located near the center…

    2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

    Riesling Hour: Finger Lakes 2013 Vintage Rieslings

    … Spring 2013 Humphries Riesling: green apple on the nose; honey, peach, lemon flavors, along with an unexpected subtle nuttiness that I loved; round mouthfeel into an acidic finish; 12% ABV; 360 cases produced; cork closure; SRP $22. Thirsty Owl 2013 Riesling: fermented using 2 slow yeasts; golden straw color; starfruit, melon, floral, and citrus…

    1 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

    Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping…

    2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

    September Virtual Tasting - Bookwalter Notebook 4NV

    …The September Virtual Tasting wine is the J. Bookwalter Notebook NV4 Red Wine. This wine retails for $15 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Tuesday September 30th from 7-8pm Pacific. What you need to do to participate is: 1. Buy this month’s wine from the winery or a local retailer 2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific on the specified date using the hashtag #bookwalter. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.…

    5 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

    The Snooth Vouvray Virtual Tasting

    …I was lucky enough recently to participate in a Snooth Virtual Tasting, focused on Chenin Blanc, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France. I received samples of the Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvee Silex 2012 and the Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Brut 2011. Two other bottles, the Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray Sec 2011 and Champalou Petillant…

    By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine