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    • Weekly Wine Journal | Best of 2014 List

      2014 was another great year for The Weekly Wine Journal. Traveled to Napa for the Taste of Howell Mountain again this year. Also attended the Arizona Wine Grower’s Association Festival on the Farm at South Mountain. Dined at a lot of nice restaurants with great wine lists and also met a lot of wonderful people in the wine industry.

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  • Day 7 – Last Day on the Seine!

    … are used from different growing years? Tonight Chef prepared a special Thanksgiving entrée of turkey meat, prune stuffing, French crosne, beet root, carrot mash, and cider sauce for the American passengers as well as a scrumptious cream of pumpkin soup. After dinner, Belgian classical artist La Strada performed in the lounge, delivering a beautiful…

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  • Meiomi | 2013 vintages

    … Glos, after his grandmother. You might recognize the distinct wine bottle with loads of red wax running down the side. Not long after, Joseph and the family created the Meiomi brand. Meiomi is now “the leading luxury Pinot Noir in the U.S.” according to the winery literature. Meiomi differs from Belle Glos in several ways. Most obvious…

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  • OZV | Old Zin Vines

    …. They rebuilt the winery and today, in addition to making their own wines they operate, custom crush, bottling, labeling, marketing and wine storage facilities. So, how about that wine? The 2012 OZV Old Zin Vines is a simple straight forward wine. It’s a big ripe jammy Zinfandel. The palate is dominated by blackberry jam, blackberry compote and blackberry…

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  • Beer VS Wine

    … At a recent wine tourism conference we had a session about beer and wine tourism. What are these breweries doing that wineries are not doing in order to be more successful? What separates out the beer industry from the wine industry? It's the connections. I've been to over 300 distinct breweries all over the U.S. and 9 out of 10…

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  • Exceptional wines for any kind of dinner event

    … Exceptional wines for any kind of dinner event By: Linda Kissam A dinner gathering of any kind gives our friends license to break out the good stuff. If you’ve been assigned to bring a wine, then this is the article for you. As the person responsible for bringing the evening’s, wine you have an opportunity to find that perfect wine…

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  • Arizona Wine Grower’s Association Recognizes Excellence

    … is located right next to Quiessence, so it’s really the same place, just a bigger more open setting. With all the interest in Arizona Wine these days, the logistics of hosting this event in the little farm house that is Quiessence were becoming difficult. I talked with some of the wine makers including Kent Callaghan, winner of this year’s “Best in Show…

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  • Dear Wine Snob

    … of it – and they have done so brilliantly. • Most of you refer to it as “wine Cool-Aid”. Yes, I know it’s not a serious wine but I don’t care. I like it. It inspired me to start this wine blog in 2009. In fact I would go so far as to declare myself a Nouveau snob. I’m unreasonably hesitant to try a Novello from Italy (although they are always…

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  • For the First Time Ever…Thanksgiving at Eddie V’s!

    … the dining firsthand so that I could tell you about something big that Eddie V’s is doing. For the first time ever, they will be open on Thanksgiving day, serving traditional Thanksgiving food! This is what they’ll be serving: Sliced Turkey Homestyle Green Beans with Bacon Brioche Stuffing Glazed Acorn Squash Pan Gravy with Mirepoix Brunoise…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Franciacorta Italian Sparkling Wine Review

    …% of its sparkling wines in this ultra-dry style, which they predict will eventually become the leading category for all of Franciacorta. Made entirely from Chardonnay, this shows an aromatic and flavor profile recalling apple skin and lemon that works very well with this lean, fresh, driving style. Strikingly bright and crisp but neither austere nor…

    Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.comin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Limited edition leather wine tote

    … Specifications: Handmade in Italy Outside: French calfskin leather available in dark oxblood and dark brown Inside: Italian goatskin suede in camel Dimensions: 8.8″ wide x 4.7″ (at its deepest) x 13.8″ high Price: $1200 Available for purchase on or after November 1 at Limited run of 100 wine totes This entry was posted in Too Cute - Accessories and tagged Luxury, Vinous Wine Tote, wine blog, Wine Chixs, wine totes. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • 3 New Releases from Paul Dolan Vineyards

    … Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Mendocino County Vineyards: 100% Potter Valley, Mendocino County Aging: 16 months in new and seasoned oak barrels (currently no additional information, I’ll update when I learn more) Alcohol: 13.5% Production: 2,000 cases Certified Organic by C.C.O.F. This wine has some nice notes of leather and red fruit on the nose…

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  • Nothing Says Washington Wine like Waterbrook

    … Reserve Chardonnay, one might surmise that Washington State has its own version of that style. Loaded with enough creaminess to make a cow blush, the Waterbrook Reserve Chardonnay is well balanced with fresh apple and pear notes as well as that extra-smooth, emblematic “no bite” finish. It is one wine you’ll wish you could sink your teeth into. * A version of “Nothing says Washington Wine like Waterbrook” was first published in Saturday’s on-line edition of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Your momma said to share! …

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?in Syrah Merlot Malbec Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Scottsdale’s Palm Court Restaurant receives Wine Spectator honors

    … team and compliment each other very well. Ahdy also studied with The San Francisco Wine school taking their CWAS course (which I completed this past August) I asked Ahdy what his favorite wines were and he thought about it for a few seconds and then came back with a suggestion: Lancaster Estate Cabernet from Alexander Valley. He brought out…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • The White Doe

    … White Doe Wine The enchantment begins by Linda Kissam Head Wine Chix There are two things I like a whole lot. A good mystery and an intriguing marketing plan. Wait! Make that three things I like a lot – a good new wine, also. I’d like you to meet The White Doe, a new white wine from American Pioneer Wine Growers. Its first release… 10 readers -
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