White Wine

    Another Side of Viognier

    The Viognier grape usually produces a rather pretty, semi rich, semi-expensive wines, but here’s a dandy, everyday edition. Refreshingly bone dry, mildly flavoured and with the frank char ...

    6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Bolla ‘Soave’ Classico 2012 – Something different for the Pinot Grigio lovers!

    Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday. I hope you week has been productive and enjoyable. I was up in Penticton for BC VQA panel earlier this week and was able to meet up with Judy Kingston, owner of Serendipity Winery in Naramata for an interview during her craziest time of the year. Judy is nothing short of a modern-day renaissance woman whom I have tremendous respect for.

    7 readers - By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape

      Nicest Summer White

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 6 readers - ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR NICEST SUMMER WHITE IN THE WORLD (Yes… still celebrating ‘summer’) Symphony is a Calif clone of Muscat so expect a wine that’s “seductively aromatic” to quote the back label. Another good descriptor on the back label is “delightful”, especially when sipped al ...

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 06 October 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 6 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Portal Colheita Type: Red Vineyard: Duoro Portugal Buy local “Okay, okay – I went for the points here! It’s difficult to pick wines from areas that you are unfamiliar with… .

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 5 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant.

      Wine Tasting Dinner: Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World

      Wine Peeps - - 5 readers - Sauvignon Blanc has been one of our favorite white varieties for years. We have a soft spot for Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, which was solidified on our trip to the region in 2005. Ever since, we have made it a point to try Sauvignon Blanc from other countries/regions when we have the chance.

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      2012 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Like a hot day...

      …2012 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Like a hot day on the Italian Riviera! Golden Delicious apples, Anjou pears, boxwood, thyme, a spritz of lemon, and stone on the nose. A little thin on the palate - lemon dominates with not much more. A little tinny on the finish and a tad out of balance. 3/5 bones $ Coda di Volpe 12.5% abv Vesuvio…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … the UK and one American, blind tasted ten red wines and 10 white wines. The reds were all Cabernet-Sauvignon dominated blends, pitting top Bordeaux against top Napa Valley wines. The whites were all Chardonnays, this time pitting Burgundy against the Napa Valley. Remember, the year was 1976, so if you think French people are snobbish about non-French…

      By Wine Ramblings

      Opening up Antinori

      …), she suggested a more reasonable tact. “Sangiovese is at our core,” she told me. “Villa Antinori, which is known all over the world, is a good place to start, as well as our Chianti Classico. And of course Tignanello.” So there you have it. And there I went (minus the Tig, which is beyond my means): Villa Antorini Rosso ($23.99) It’s a safe choice…

      2 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      2013 Pasqua Vigneti del Sole Pinot Grigio delle Venezie...

      …2013 Pasqua Vigneti del Sole Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT Enjoying some Pinot Grigio after the rain… Lemon, apple, pear, and white stone on the nose. Lemon and pear on the palate along with Golden Delicious apple flesh yielding to a hint of tarter green apple. For $10, get this, not the expensive stuff! The perfect Pinot Grigio for your mother-in-law. 4/5 bones $ Pinot Grigio 12% abv Veneto, ITALY…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      …French cask in the Hidden Bench cellar A visit to the Beamsville Bench on a warm October morning is a beautiful thing. Facilitated by their sagacious Ontario agent Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier, the royal welcome was presented at Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery. Proprietor Harald Thiel and winemaker Marlize Beyers left no barrel, vine, wine…

      1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      …©2013 Richard Duval Images Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      2013 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Feeling blue today, but not on...

      …2013 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Feeling blue today, but not on account of this awesome old vine Riesling from Clare Valley in Australia! Lime, preserved lime rind, petrol, slate, and shale notes on the nose (classic Australian Riesling!). Tight and crisp on the palate with great minerality - steely lime and lime rind. Stark, clean, amazing - like…

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco

      …Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco from the Rioja Alta appellation in Spain. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5) A price…

      1 readers - By Wine Peeps

      2012 Patricius Tokaji Furmint Száraz Dry Hehe - dare I say this...

      …2012 Patricius Tokaji Furmint Száraz Dry Hehe - dare I say this Hungarian wine’s got an almost Asian feel to it? Lots of Asian pear. White florals and white stone notes. Pollen. White tissue paper (!!!). This is some interesting and refreshing stuff - not all that fruity. 4/5 bones $ Furmint 12.5% abv Tokaj, HUNGARY…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

      …Varietal: Chardonnay with a dash of Malvasia Bianca and other aromatic whites Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Pour a glass and enjoy the lovely floral and honey aromatics with soft hints of lemon zest, green apple, and toasty oak. Then savor a sip as you taste bright citrus, peach, honey, pear, and creamy marshmallow…

      2 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      … and harvesting are all done this way. The winery focuses on varietals; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir. In addition to the single-varietal bottles, no less than five different Sparkling variations are made in the traditional method. It’s a toss-up between the two styles to decide what the Okanagan…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Pintar 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

      …New Zealand’s Marlborough region is tops for producing the racy style of Sauvignon Blanc we so enjoy. Pintar is a product of Cooper’s Creek winery and crafted from grapes sourced from seven different vineyards. The Green Dragon, my wife and expert on NZ Sauvignon Blanc, rates this wine highly as it offers a similar flavor profile to her favorites…

      4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 13 Oct 2014

      …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Reserve Syrah Type: Red Vineyard: Bridlewood Estate Winery Buy local We visited Bridlewood Winery in July 2014 and what…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      The Wines of San Juan and the Quest for Dallas Distribution

      …Arturo Guillermo Arias, President, Finca Sierras Azules, and Marcela Nunez, Translator Recently, I was invited by the producers of the San Juan Province in Argentina to try the wines of approximately 20 of their producers. The event, which was hosted by the Federal Investment Council of the Argentine Government (CFI) and held…

      4 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

      … vacation. So what did I drink? • Rene Barbier Mediterranean White NV ($4, purchased, 11.5%): My favorite cheap white wine was a godsend. When the power went off on Thursday afternoon, I screwed open a bottle, dropped in some ice, and tried to convince myself the lights would be back on that evening. The Spanish Barbier is made with the same grapes as cava…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon