White Wine

    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

    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 ...

    6 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      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 wi.

      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.

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      Godello - - 5 readers - Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.

      A Different Chardonnay

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 5 readers - The experience of Sauvignon Blanc is so entrenched in our expectations from NZ whites that it’s hard to imagine other experiences. Which is not a bad thing when looking for Chardonnay w ...

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      Charles Shaw, Chardonnay, California, 2012, 12.5% abv, US$2.49

      … and sold their cheap wines to Trader Joe’s. There was a lot of ruckus in August 2014 when the harvesting and vinification methods used were exposed – along with mention of animal bits and such being included in the process. But, the fact is more than 5 million cases of this brand are sold each year. Someone is buying it. Before tasting, my first…

      1 readers - By winellama

      Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

      … Sonoma Coast Photo (c): http://www.sonomawine.com/ Sonoma County is so massive a wine region it’s really quite futile to take account of a singular, defining personality. Diversity of wine styles and viticultural approaches are what elucidate Sounty County and its 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). That much is true but the sheer…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 27 Oct 2014

      … and melon. Flavors of melon, and citrus with a lovely finish. Miki “This is the Life” Winer Wine: 2012 Muscat-Rhone Type: White, Dry Vineyard: Perissos Vineyards Buy local or find it at Wine.com Blend of Viognier and Muscat, aromas of apricot and orange and flavors of peach and grapefruit. Brian The “Timeless” Winer A dry rosé, elegant, fresh…

      By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      2012 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko I love this wine I’m with!...

      … 2012 Estate Argyros Assyrtiko I love this wine I’m with! Meyer lemon, yellow flowers, sea salt, seashells, white rocks, and a hint of cashew on the nose. More seashells and marine notes on the palate with lots of Meyer lemon and florals. Full mouthfeel. Lovely like a Greek Albariño. 5/5 bones $$ Assyrtiko 13.2% abv Santorini, GREECE …

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Flor De Campo Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County

      …? The next step in the process, then on to… …storage in OAK! Cold filtration, final step before bottling. Auggie (left) a winemaker on the team at Sanford for over twenty years. The author on the right. Part of the automated bottling of the 2013 Flor De Campo at Sanford Winery. The label goes on, and into the box they go, ready for distribution! à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Chardonnay, Featured, Sanford, Santa Barbara Wines, White wine review, Wine Review …

      1 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Mini-reviews 66: Les Griottes, Ecco Domani, Rios de Chile, Rauzan Despagne

      … Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes 2013 ($19, purchased, 12%): Very pretty rose form Beaujolais made with gamay that has cranberry fruit and a hint of gamay’s grapiness. The catch, of course…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Wine on company time

      … Algonquin Park, October 2014 From the Middle English octobre and the Latin October, meaning “eight,” just how the month of October became the Julian and Gregorian 10th is a matter of bad juju. The corporate bumbling by way of the insertion of January and February into the Roman calendar screwed up all available etymological kismet. Perhaps…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      An Evening with Wine Llama – Lindsay Neilson

      … Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday! I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying new and exciting wines… Last week, I met up with my friend, Lindsay Neilson of Wine Llama for a celebratory drink at Hawksworth Restaurant in the Hotel Georgia. Lindsay has graciously offered to be my wine education mentor having recently received…

      By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape

      Wine of the week: Moulin de Gassac Guilhem 2013

      … The Wine Curmudgeon is a sucker for wines made with less known grapes from less known parts of the world. That’s because the revolution in winemaking and grape growing technology over the past 20 years has allowed these regions to improve quality with grapes that aren’t in great demand. Hence, a much better chance of quality wine for less money…

      1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Fourteen wines that should be on your restaurant list

      … and good persistence. This is the all-around good guy, the one with an open invitation, the bridge from Estate to Dolomite to Csv. The well-adjusted one steps up its game to help win one for the team, especially out of the convivial 2013 vintage.” Last tasted October 2014 @CaveSpring Rustenberg John X Merriman 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 20 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: Merlot Type: Red Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local This big, rich Merlot starts with a spicy nose…

      1 readers - By Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail

      October Wine Round-Up

      … Now that the weather has cooled down in Texas, I’ve been lucky enough to get a number of wine shipments coming my way. Those shipments led us to another #TipsyTuesday with a group of work colleagues. Sometimes you have to kiss many frogs before you find your prince, but this time we had a great line-up of wines from around the world. We tried 15…

      1 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      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…

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Judgment Day in Paris

      …-French wines now, imagine how it must have been back then. Also, the grades given by the non-French judges were not counted, so the rankings are purely French-based. Why did that tasting become a seminal, world changing event then? Well, because the US wines won. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars dominated the red competition and Chateau Montelena won…

      By Wine Ramblings
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