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    Lower Alcohol Wines Can Still Get You Sh*t-faced (What We Drank With The Greeks, Part III)

    If you are under any delusions about lower (under 14% abv) alcohol wines being inherently superior to higher (15% abv and above) alcohol wines, let my recent foray into the lonesome and loathsome territory of sweating profusely from dehydration and feeling nauseous in the middle of the night be a beacon of light guiding you to the truth.

    18 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

    Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $56   – Rating 92 One of my favorite 2012 Russian River Chardonnays, unfiltered and unfined. A robust nose of red apple, Meyer lemon, baking spice and pie crust ...

    15 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

      Review of Fiesta Winery’s Back Porch Sittin’

      Texas Wine Lover - - 8 readers - The post Review of Fiesta Winery’s Back Porch Sittin’ appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Fiesta Winery… Laid back, fun and inviting, yet serious enough for the discerning wine aficionado. There are a handful of wineries I have yet to visit and taste in the Texas Hill Country and Fiesta was one of them.

      The Taste Of Rocks

      Grapelines - - 7 readers - A look at the concept of “minerality” in wine with reviews of the Dalton Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Bruichladdich, Islay Barley, Rockside Farm, 2007, Unpeated Single Malt Scotch Whisky.   By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon   Washington Jewish Week  July 30, 2014   Several of the wines we have recently recommended have a notable “minerality” as part of their flavor profile.

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      Getting The Whiskey’s ‘Backstory’

      …Review of the Ramot Naftaly Duet 2010 and a revisit to High West whiskies. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week August 27, 2014 We are often asked why we do not assign a numerical score to the wines and spirits we review. After all, it is a process employed by many of the most popular reviewers including the eminent Robert…

      3 readers - By Grapelines

      Baby Barolo from Piedmont without Peers

      …Roagna Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy, 2006. From Crush Wine & Spirits, $30/bottle. 13.5% ABV. OK, I’m a French wine snob. But I’m also a huge fan of nebbiolo. So when I saw Crush advertise a “back up the truck nebbiolo”, I thought I’d take a chance. Now I’m so glad that I did, as the only place in NYC to buy this wine off the shelf is Astor…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Review of McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé 2013

      …The post Review of McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé 2013 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. McPherson Cellars has hit it out of the park again with their 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé. That should be no surprise as it has been winning awards around the country. The 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé was a Grand Star winner for a Texas Rosé at the Lone Star…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Wine of the Week – 2012 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyard

      …Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview A little over a year ago the local wine store brought in the 2010 vintage of this wine and offered it as an e-mail special. I grabbed a six pack even though I had never had the wine…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Good, White Burgundy

      …Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligoté Meursault, 2011. Cote D’Or, France. From Crush Wine & Spirits, $17/bottle, 11%ABV. I know. If you love white burgundy… the gentle fruit, the depth, the minerality, the focus… then you already know. Good & cheap white burgundy simply doesn’t exist. I know I constantly search for white burgundies that cost…

      2 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014

      …2010 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyard 2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County 2007 Villa Creek Avenger 2009 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard 2007 Core Ground Around N.V. Nicolas Maillart Champagne Marie-Hanze Eaux Belle Brut 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Kick Ranch…

      By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Fraud In The Wine Business

      …The finale of a high-profile wine-fraud along with a review of the Barkan Assemblage Tzafit 2010 and a look at Irish Whiskies including a review of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week August 20, 2014 A few weeks ago, wine fraudster Rudy Kurnaiwan was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined…

      By Grapelines

      Wine of the Week – 2012 Crowley Pinot Noir

      …Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview I’ve been actively buying and trying every Oregon Pinot Noir that shows up on the local wine store’s shelf. This was a new one for me when it showed up a few weeks ago. With a price…

      By Cliff's Wine Picks

      A Quiet Resistance (Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Pinot Noir, In Retrospect)

      …Generally speaking, when you’re attending a Pinot Noir masterclass-style tasting hosted by one of a wine region’s most historically significant properties, it’s not considered good form to giggle like an eight year-old girl. Which, of course, didn’t stop me from doing it. The trouble was, I just found the irony so damned funny, it was like being…

      7 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Review of Fiesta Winery’s Back Porch Sittin’

      …The post Review of Fiesta Winery’s Back Porch Sittin’ appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Fiesta Winery… Laid back, fun and inviting, yet serious enough for the discerning wine aficionado. There are a handful of wineries I have yet to visit and taste in the Texas Hill Country and Fiesta was one of them. A conversation about sparkling wine between…

      8 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

      … and enjoyed previous vintages of Faust and I wanted to see what they produced is a less than stellar vintage. About the company: Faust, the wine, celebrates a legend which has inspired many great minds, among them the German poet Goethe, from whose masterpiece we draw our inspiration. In Goethe’s most famous work, the aging scholar Dr. Faust barters his…

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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014

      …2008 Anthill Farms Syrah Windsor Oaks Vineyard 2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine 2007 Beresan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 1994 Theo Schmitz-Schwaab Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé 2003 La Carraia Fobiano Umbria IGT 2008 Anthill Farms Syrah Windsor Oaks Vineyard – $18.00…

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      Mix Wine Or Gin With Fruit And It’s Summertime

      …Some summer cocktail suggestions. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week August 13, 2014 Summertime is always fun. The abundance of fruits, vegetables and herbs inspire us to shake up and expand our cooking, and also our drinking. Summer wine cocktails may seem sometimes to be a bit of work, but are so worth the effort. There…

      By Grapelines

      Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 140: Chianti Rufina and a Burger

      …In this episode, Jeff pairs this Chianti Rufina sample with his guacamole burger… Wine Tasted: Nipozzano 2010 Chianti Rufina Riserva Stay Rad, Jeff What’s your favorite Chianti Rufina? How did it compare to other Chianti and Chianti Classicos you’ve tried? Leave a comment and let us know.…

      5 readers - By Stay Rad
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