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    Catching the Crush in the Napa Valley

    …I have been very lucky the last couple of trips to the Napa Valley. I was able to watch the harvest at two different vineyards in the Valley. I have also had the chance to see the sorting and crushing of grapes and the tanks filled with the delightful smell of fermenting grapes. To me it is the most exciting time to be in wine country. The harvest…

    3 readers - By Wine Values and Bargains

    Daily Wine News: Since 1300

    … with grapes that literally sprout from a bed of stones.” In Wine Enthusiast, Sean Sullivan lays out “everything you need to know about The Rocks region.” In Wine-Searcher, “10 things every wine lover should know about Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe.” On the west coast, it’s a vineyard seller’s market. In the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kronsberg…

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    Daily Wine News: Dark Moments

    …harvest in Champagne slowly draws to an end, many growers and houses are happy with this year’s crop, as a warm, dry September helps boost the grape quality.” In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry shares this wonderful news. In Grape Collective, Jameson Fink chats with Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like. (Frank is my go-to source on all things…

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

    Daily Wine News: Important Guide

    … “Regular consumption is the single most important characteristic of the confident wine lover.” Eric Asimov offers a guide to drinking wine at home. “In all his years in the wine business, [Alexander Stuempfig of European Cellars has] never had the response he got for this sherry tasting and seminar.” In the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila…

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

    Winebits 352: Red wine, wine brands, three-tier

    … but not different vintages. Turns out that may be just a fraction of the total, according to Ship Compliant, a company that helps wineries through the maze of regulation. It found that the federal government approved 93,000 labels in 2013. However, since that could include changes to old labels or old wine given a new name, as well as wines that were…

    3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Daily Wine News: Congrats, Chambers!

    … throws at it…. [and] sees 40 years as a good start.” In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague explores Carmenere. “You’ll want to drink at this new Racines, and you’ll probably want to drink a lot, because the wine list is excellent and surprisingly affordable. You’ll also want to eat, and the food at Racines New York is impressive.” In The Infatuation, Chris Stang reviews Racines. …

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

    Tallying the Damage from the Napa Quake

    …) and well worth the cost, especially considering you basically get free, searchable access to the Oxford Companion to Wine ($65) and the World Atlas of Wine ($50) as part of the subscription costs. Click here to sign up. Posted by: Alder on September 20, 2014 9:21 AM Tweet Share this post elsewhere: Digg it! - Add to del.icio.us - Add to Stumbleupon - Add to Reddit Filed under: Ramblings and Rants , Wine News Comments (0) Comment on this entry…

    4 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Scandalous

    … Syrah. (Flickr, McD22.) “Sitting with Delaski, it’s hard not to share in his near-childish delight at what clearly is an adventure of grand proportions with the love of his life and their young son in tow.” Alder Yarrow falls in love with Solminer Wines. Jon Bonné finds some wines worth drinking in Chianti. In Grape Collective, Ethan…

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

    Daily Wine News: Fighting Fakes

    … on the grounds of Trefethen Vineyards in Yountville.” Elsewhere in Wine Spectator, Tim Fish explores if this Napa icon can be saved. Researchers in Denmark have “developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine.” The implications are quite cool. “When you think of the French Riviera, you tend to think of sun, sand, sex and sophistication.” But just a mile away, “a small community of Cistercian monks works the land to produce wines that can sell for more than $210 a bottle.” …

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

    Morgan Neufeld talks about WSET Level 3 from the Texas Wine School

    … Amy met Morgan Neufeld one Wednesday morning in June at Camerata at Paulie’s where she was attending Banfi’s Cru Artisan College. Friendly and bubbly, Morgan was in the middle of her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 certification course and attending the “College” to learn more about the Luxury Selections of the Banfi portfolio…

    13 readers - By Another Wine Blog

    Introducing the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region

    …Critical mass – “In social dynamics, critical mass is a sufficient number of adopters of an innovation in a social system so that the rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining and creates further growth.” — Wikipedia This was the theme on Tuesday, September 16th at the official launch of the new Vintage Atlantic Wine Region at Auburn Road Winery…

    7 readers - By Doug Zimmerman/ Uncorked Remarks

    Daily Wine News: Bridge Champion

    … bets there.” In Decanter, Yohan Castaing reports that “Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to American digital entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed fee.” In Castro Valley, California, Westover Winery was fined $115,000 for using volunteer workers. The winery has since gone out of business. “In the Golan Heights, two drastically…

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

    Daily Wine News: Calling Bullshit

    … of the largest contiguous vineyards in California. “Now in their mid-80s, each walks with a cane. They’re practically Sonoma County icons, and yet there’s plenty we don’t know about them.” In the Press Democrat, Peg Melnik spends some time with Barry and Audrey Sterling, the co-founders of Iron Horse Vineyards. “What comes through loud and clear are his…

    9 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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    Winebits 351: Wine glasses, wine laws, and economic growth

    … • Do wine glasses matter? The answer is no, says the Vinepair website in a post that includes the sentence, “Any industry that marries the existence of experts, the spending of cash, and the words ‘acquired taste’ as exquisitely as the wine industry does is bound to intimidate the uninitiated.” Which was a guarantee the Wine Curmudgeon would…

    1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon
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