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    Daily Wine News: Another Look

    …The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov…

    6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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    Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards, Church Hill, MD – July 13th, 2014

    … Wine Region, which showcases some of the fantastic wine being offered here on the East Coast. More big news on this new venture to come. I personally want to thank Al, Jennifer and their staff for the memorable visit. Best of luck on the distillery. It’s already on the list for next year. Links: Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards Chesapeake Wine Trail Vintage Atlantic Wine Region (Stay tuned for more on this!)…

    5 readers - By Doug Zimmerman/ Uncorked Remarks

    WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    …“And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names” – The Jam, Beat Surrender The Wine Blog Awards, otherwise known as The Tom Wark Friends and Family Reach-around and Mini Sausage Breakfast Plan, had its annual Sally Fields Impersonation contest one evening during the recently…

    9 readers - By Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog

    Josh Cellars Salutes 1st Responders Contest - Nominate Your Hero!

    …Now through September 17, nominate your hero for a chance to wine a $10,000 grant for their organization! We're taking a bit of a break from our normal schedule of reviews today for a very worthy cause - supporting our nation's first responders. Josh Cellars, the winery behind The Reverse Wine Snob recommended Cabernet Sauvignon (Josh Cellars…

    4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Daily Wine News: Roederer Awards

    …Sep 10 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-10-2014 Flickr, vxla. On Tuesday, the annual Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards were presented in London. “Would this have happened without Sideways? Perhaps. But I think all of us involved in making, selling, or drinking California wine should plan on raising a glass…

    6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Win two tickets to Grapefest

    …Want to see the Wine Curmudgeon at Grapefest later this week? Want to attend the always popular People/s Choice wine tasting and judging? Don’t want to buy two tickets to the festival to do it? Then pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post, and only this post. Sending me an email doesn’t count; if you get…

    5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Winebits 350: Three-tier, wine prices, wine marketing

    … and international the wine business is — that if Napa Valley or Mendoza, Argentina or Barossa Valley, Australia fell into a giant sinkhole tomorrow, we would all be the poorer for it, but overall world wine prices would still not be much affected.” He also notes that many media types figure only rich people drink wine, and so deserve higher prices. I’m not so…

    5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Daily Wine News: Obscure Fascination

    … on the recent “Oz somm spat.” His piece has all the relevant links if you need to catch up on the fight. “If a guest says to me, ‘This wine is bad,’ I don’t argue with them… But it’s also my job to let people know what they are getting into when they order a bottle of wine that is sailing the seas of ‘natural’ or is somehow unusual.” In the Stranger…

    7 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    WC returns to Grapefest next week

    …That’s three days of appearances at Grapefest — at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 and noon on Sept. 14. We’ll talk wine, the cheap wine book, and Texas wine as part of the People’s Choice Awards, one of the largest consumer-judged wine festivals in the country. I’ll be at the Palace Theater in historic downtown Grapevine. In air conditioning, always a plus this time of year. Stop by, ask questions, buy books, and talk about wine. The post WC returns to Grapefest next week appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

    1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Daily Wine News: Vines Unaffected

    …Flickr, John-Morgan. “The vines themselves — the fruit that will go into making the 2014 vintages — appears to have been unaffected by the earthquake, and that may be the best news of all.” In Men’s Health, Lily Elaine Hawk Wakawaka provides an update on Napa’s recent earthquake. “To make it in America, a wine can’t rest in the $10 mass-market…

    7 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Ghastly Pair

    … wine was special, but a still red Pinot Meunier made me fall irretrievably in love wine. I’ve spent the years since hunting the variety around the world.” Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka declares her love for Pinot Meunier. “When I blog, I sit down for three hours and it’s out and gone. This was a major project.” In the Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran chats…

    5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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