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    A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

    A Wine Journey With the holidays approaching have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are shopping for a wine lover or a winemaking enthusiast, give a gift of the wine book. A Wine Journey is available on the Wine Trail Traveler website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and Infinity Publishing.

    5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Wine of the Week: 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

    Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. My Wine Of The Week is the 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva. The Winery Herederos de Marqués de Riscal, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja.

    4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Jory and Willakenzie

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love - - 4 readers - Who are Jory and Willakenzie? They are in part responsible for the world-renowned quality of Oregon Pinot Noirs. Neither vintners, nor grape growers, Jory and Willakenzie are not people at all. They are two soils found in Willamette. According to Cole Danehower, author of the book, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest, Jory is a volcanic soil that gives its P ...

      America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants: The Northeast and the South - Wine Enthusiast 2014

      schiller-wine - - 4 readers - Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Chef Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen in BaltimoreThe Wine Enthusiast published an interesting list of restaurants: America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants, of which I am re-releasing the northeast region and south region sections. Northeast Region Name City State Amali New York City NY A Voce Columbus New York City NY Betony New York City NY ...

      On the anomalies of aging wine

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 3 readers - Alan Balik has written a good analysis of tasting young wines in today’s Napa Register. Here’s my approach, which also is the one I took when I was reviewing California wines at Wine Enthusiast. I start with the declaration that the best way to determine if a wine is going to age well is by knowing the history of the winery.

      Spain’s Great Match: 30th Anniversary

      A Wine Story - - 2 readers - Spain’s Great Match: 30th Anniversary The kick off seminar for "Spain's Great Match" - got off to a great start with a glass of cava (Freixenet Cordon Negro, of course!) and the friendly welcome of moderator wine educator Steven Olson, one of the best presenters in town. Each moment was packed with new information from Steve and his panelists Michael Schachner from Wine Enthusia ...

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      … A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is indeed a sturdy red table wine. The tannins are dense and chewy, the fruit submerged beneath barrel flavors of toast, caramel and nougat. I would be remiss to not make sure any visitors to Maryhill also knew about Sam Hill’s Stonehenge, a roadside attraction around a mile east…

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      The personal touch: Talking about wine

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      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      … A Wine Journey With the holidays approaching have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are shopping for a wine lover or a winemaking enthusiast, give a gift of the wine book. A Wine Journey is available on the Wine Trail Traveler website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and Infinity Publishing. If you purchase directly from Wine…

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      Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

      … And so it begins, with the Wine Enthusiast the first to publish the top 100 wines of 2014. The latest issue contains the Top 100 Best Buys of 2014. It is also available for download free for anyone. I like that concept and congratulate Wine Enthusiast for making this available for bargains wine hunters. I went through the list and found many…

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      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

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      On the anomalies of aging wine

      … door to Beaulieu, that would increase the odds of the wine aging well. So far, so good. Now, let’s make things a little more complicated. Let’s take a wine like Jonata’s El Alma de Jonata Red, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It’s an extraordinary wine—I gave the 2007 96 points when I reviewed it in late 2012—but it’s…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … aromatic wine with notes of cherry, espresso, and char. It's full bodied and rich with cherry and coffee flavors and firm tannins. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. 14.3% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Columbia Crest Columbia Crest Reserve Malbec Columbia Valley 2011$30 (Excellent…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      The soft bigotry of tasting inexpensive wine

      … wine without turning off either side. If I had any doubts about my approach, they were dispelled through blind tasting. There were times, in large flights, I preferred a $25 wine to a $250 wine. At first, that was a humbling, almost embarrassing experience. But after a while, I grew to expect it. It was almost a badge of honor, because it proved…

      1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Jory and Willakenzie

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