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    Mendocino County’s green wine growers

    If there is any question about how much I love doing what I do, inside my tasting room or outside, pouring my wines or any of the county’s best wines, this picture captured by Aubrey Rawlin of Mendoicino Winegrowers Inc should answer that question amply. I love pouring wines for folks. Here’s the column that was born at this incredibly fun wine press event, enjoy: John ...

    7 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Daily Wine News: Since 1300

    The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers. “In northern Oregon, delicious, highly coveted wines are being made with grapes that literally sprou ...

    6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 5 readers - 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.

      Sean Sullivan scales new heights in Washington wine writing

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - Sean Sullivan is Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Washington wine reviewer. (Photo courtesy of Sean Sullivan) SEATTLE – It hasn’t taken long for a guy from the East Coast who was merely interested in learning more about wine to become one of the most important reviewers of Washington wines in the world.

      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 Pino ...

      Wine of the Week: 2005 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 4 readers - 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.

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      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      … book unwinds the story of how their interest in wine tasting turns into a passion for learning about wine in all its aspects, including making it. Readers will be treated to practical information about winemaking while following along on this fun and educational personal journey of discovery. This book provides a great starting point for anyone…

      5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Top Bargain Wines 2014 and Safeway Wine Sale

      … at the winery for $34. That’s half off at the Safeway! The Gruet sparkling wines are terrific, especially the Blanc De Noirs. You will find them in S.F. Bay Area selling on average for $16. The Charles & Charles Rosé is on the Wine Enthusiast Top Bargain Wines of 2014 and a steal at $7.55. I also like the Carol Shelton Rosé, selling for $9.44. I…

      2 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … aromatic with notes of fresh fig, spice, and light tropical notes. The palate is medium-plus bodied with a textured, seamless feel to the fruit flavors and a lot of hang time on the finish. As much about feel as flavor. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon. Dineen Family and Sagemoor vineyards. Aged in equal parts new and neutral French oak and stainless…

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

      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

      … Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Kevin White Winery Kevin White Winery La Fraternité Red Wine Yakima Valley 2012 $28 (Exceptional) A vibrantly aromatic, expressive wine with notes of raspberries, kirsch, licorice, huckleberry, and dark coffee along with floral notes and spice. The palate is medium bodied, filled with luscious, direct, primary fruit…

      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

      … with some bittters on the finish. Spindrift Pinot Noir, Lewisburg Vineyard, 2010 Medium bodied. Earthy, dark fruit with spice and minerality. Spindrift 7 Hills Syrah, 2010 Sourced from Walla Walla in Northeast Oregon. Sustainable. Aromas of bacon, pepper, dark fruit. Matthew Compton’s wines have garnered high point ratings from both Wine Spectator…

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      Spain’s Great Match: 30th Anniversary

      … Michael Schachner from Wine Enthusiast, Lorena Ascencios, wine buyer for Astor, and Rick Pitcher, wine director for The Gander in NYC. Each of the panelists spoke at length about the wines, some real rarities like the 1984 Pesquera and the 2005 Palacios Bierzo, offering very personal insights about their visits and the producers themselves. I…

      2 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      The Top 100 Best Buys 2014

      …The Top 100 Best Buys 2014 We love this time of year. Not only are the grapes being harvested to create the wines of the new year, but the annual top 100 wine lists are published. We subscribe to Wine Enthusiast and the magazine publishes multiple top 100 wine lists annually. The first one was published this week and it is the Top 100 Best Buys…

      2 readers - By Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Life

      Santa Barbara Vintners 24rd annual Celebration of Harvest Festival!

      … Santa Barbara Vintners La Paulée dinner on Friday, October 10 Santa Barbara Wine Seminar on Saturday morning moderated by Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast and Santa Barbara Independent with six Santa Barbara County wine industry panelists New, convenient Festival Grand Tasting location - the Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang Saturday night concert…

      1 readers - By Goddess of Wine

      Rodney Strong Celebrates 25 Years In Style

      … offered has increased, the practices have became sustainable and the winery was named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast in 2013. From the Pre-Event at #wbc14 I’ve always said Rodney Strong was one of the top wineries that really understood the power of digital and social media. They are front and center in raising the bar, making…

      5 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      rating george clooney’s wedding wine

      … is about $25. I’ve never had this one and don’t love Pinot Grigio in general, but it’s from the Friuli area which actually makes some good Pinot Grigios. (This is now two weeks in a row where we’ve found good Pinot Grigios, proving that northern Italy actually can make a good one.) They were having both lobster and sea bass at the wedding dinner, so…

      1 readers - By grapefriend
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