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    Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal

    Bit of a bargain… Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal (£4.50 Asda Direct) I think of Trincadeira as being a bit ...

    8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia

    Published by Simon Not sure whether this has quite nailed the leaner style… Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia (£22 Denby Dale Wines, Oz Wines, Fareham Wine Cellar) Quite tight and closed to start with, but slowly uncurls to show r ...

    6 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Stobi Vranec Classic 2011, Tikves, Macedonia

      Drinking Outside The Box - - 6 readers - Sturdy fare from a country whose wines we rarely see… Stobi Vranec Classic 2011, Tikves, Macedonia (£10-11 Cornelius Wines, Cork & Cask, Wine Rack, House of Townend, Turton Wines, North Coast Wine Co) Deep in colour, and stuffed w ...

      Wine Blogger Conference 2015 Preview: Get Your Riesling On

      Dallas Wine Chick - - 6 readers - As a follow up to the announcement that the next Wine Blogger’s Conference will be in the Finger Lakes area, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance asked me to participate in the 2013 Vintage Riesling Launch on Twitter #FLXRieslingHour. Nineteen wineries participated to virtually celebrate the release of the 2013 Finger Lakes Rieslings.

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      Señorita Vino - - 6 readers - One of my favorite wine-tasting-gone-wrong stories happened a year after starting my blog when I was invited to join a group of women bloggers on a day of vino tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the tasting room of a winery whose name I won’t mention, the gentleman pouring our wine opened a bottle of Riesling and said, “You girls will love this one because it’s sweet.

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      The wine business has much to answer for

      … if she had been trying to read the Iliad in the original Greek. Or the bartender at a chi chi Dallas wine bar who treated me like was an idiot because I wanted to talk about Texas wine and cheap wine. Does that happen with any other consumer good? Only wine, and for that we have the wine business to thank. More, after the jump: • Who needs education…

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      Italian Winemakers Discover Global Warming Secret Weapon (VIDEO)

      … for inviting me on this trip and making it possible for me to share what I learned with all of you! Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus …

      1 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia

      … Published by Simon Not sure whether this has quite nailed the leaner style… Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia (£22 Denby Dale Wines, Oz Wines, Fareham Wine Cellar) Quite tight and closed to start with, but slowly uncurls to show rich cashew and melon set against more precise citrus freshness, with toasty oak making…

      6 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      New Wine Class: What's My Wine?

      … New Wine Class: What's My Wine? If you’ve ever left a blind tasting feeling totally clueless about wine, here’s your chance to fine-tune your wine savvy. Join me at 6 pm this Thursday, October 30th at Cooking with Class for our first wine class of the season and leave cluelessness behind for good. The new series, dubbed…

      2 readers - By Write on Wines

      Madeira: My Love Affair Continues

      … The Portuguese island lies 400 miles off the coast of Morocco. The tiny volcanic island is rugged and mountainous. Only a small portion of the land is suitable for growing crops, and then the land must be terraced to do so. The volcanic soil is acidic, a good thing for growing wine grapes according to Mr. Falcão, accentuating the natural acidity of the grapes…

      2 readers - By Pull That Cork

      Christopher Kimball: “Wine is too hard”

      … are only two kinds, good and bad.” But he expects that to happen sooner, rather than later. The Wine Curmudgeon is working for sooner. For more on wine and America’s Test Kitchen: • America’s Test Kitchen finally figures out wine • America’s Test Kitchen and wine gadgets The post Christopher Kimball: “Wine is too hard” appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

      2 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Three Rosés from Provence, Chile & Portugal

      … Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, TheDrinkShop.com) A previous bottle of this was extremely awkward and pongy, like it was having a really bad hair day (see here). This one – tasted just a fortnight later – was better. There’s still a light sulphury whiff to start with, but it opens up to show quite…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      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

      Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal

      … Bit of a bargain… Tagus Creek Shiraz/Trincadeira 2012, Alentejo, Portugal (£4.50 Asda Direct) I think of Trincadeira as being a bit like Carignan, and here, it gives similar peppery violet and blackcurrant notes to the sweet berry-roundness of Shiraz, with a note of vanilla making its presence felt too. B…

      8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Two UNT classes and one very important wine lesson

      …You can always trust a man in a hat who talks about cheap wine. This has not been the best of times for the Wine Curmudgeon, as anyone who has visited the blog over the past three or four months may have noticed. The posts have been a little crankier, my patience has been a little shorter, and the supply of quality cheap wine has seemed ever…

      1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Neethlingshof The Caracal 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa

      … As of course you know, Caracal is another name for the desert lynx… Neethlingshof The Caracal 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£14.99 Majestic) Intense and fruity, with slightly stewed dark berry and blackcurrant flesh lifted by floral aromas and a herbal note. Some toasty/cedary oaky influence, but it’s in balance with the rest of the wine, intense and quite voluptuous, but still with freshness. S(-) …

      5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas, New York and Virginia. My…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog
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