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    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 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.

      Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

      Natalie MacLean - - 5 readers - Join us Friday morning on Global Television as we discuss how the Canadian wine harvest is going from coast to coast. In the meantime, here are reports from the field: winemakers from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia give their impressions of how the 2014 harvest is looking so far. Tantalus Vineyards David Paterson, Winemaker, Tantalus Vineyards, British Columbi ...

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      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

      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

      … wines, one was corked and one didn’t make the cut, but the rest were solid wines. White In the spirit of full disclosure, these wines were supposed to be part of Natural Chardonnay Day #ChardDay and I ended up having to go out of town for work. I gave notice to the folks coordinating and they were nice enough to tell me to save them for a rainy…

      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 Vesuvio, ITALY…

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Judgment Day in Paris

      … from 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…

      By Wine Ramblings

      Opening up Antinori

      …, which, along with Sassacaia, launched the movement in the ’70s, as well as Antorini Cervaro dela Sala Chardonnay Umbria, claimed to be “the most decorated wine ever produced in Italy”, when I asked Alessia the best way to get to know Antinori (which is not an easy task considering they own eight estates in Italy and seven others spread across 5…

      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

      … are notes on the 16 other wines tasted at Hidden Bench that day. Not to mention a sumptuous Coq au Vin. Hidden Bench La Brunante 2011 and Select Late Harvest Gewürztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2013 Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2013, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario (183491, $23.95, WineAlign) The Estate Riesling is as vigneron…

      2 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

      …) A price tag of <=$20 Must be widely available Cune, also known as Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, was founded in 1879 by brothers Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asua in Haro, Rioja, and is still family-owned and family-operated by direct descendants of the founders. Monopole, produced by Cune since 1915, is the oldest white wine brand…

      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

      … flavors. This medium-bodied wine is balanced with good acidity – making it refreshing by itself or perfect with food. The rich and juicy finish provides the perfect end to this delightful wine. My Review: I’ve had the chance to try Handcraft Wines before and found them to be…middling. They’re a great Tuesday-night wine – middling, affordable…

      2 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      … elevated the efficacious fortunes of Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara and Versado in Argentina. Her categorical work on the home front has raised the bar for the Okanagan and for Sperling Vineyards. The Kelowna winery concentrates on a Sparkling wine program, along with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Marechal Foch from…

      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
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