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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

    Same Old Song (Ridge Lytton Springs Recent Releases)

    “We sing the same old song Just like a vintage car, You can look, but you won’t ever drive it. We drink the same old wine From a brand new jar, We get hung-over, but we always survive it.” - “New Song” by The Who Some tasks are just… unenviable. Take, for example, trying to say something new about iconic California producer Ridge that’s not already been said.

    17 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

      Bacchus and Beery - - 15 readers - 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 ...

      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.

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      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…

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      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

      Cuckoo And Cocka-doodle-doo (Coquerel And Toquade Recent Sauvignon Blanc Releases)

      … Eagles of the wine world, only without the awesome fight song (seriously, it’s the best one in the NFL; yeah, the San Diego Super Chargers song has an awesome bassline, but otherwise it’s waaaay too disco for football). NV SB is also the primary focus of Barbe’s other winemaking job, helming the juice at Clay and Brenda Cockerell’s Coquerel brand…

      9 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      The Ideal Wine For Pesto

      …   A review of the Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and some news about American whiskies including Jim Beam.   By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon   Washington Jewish Week  August 6, 2014   One of us has a summer garden that has produced an abundance of basil. A leafy herb initially cultivated in India, basil migrated both west…

      6 readers - By Grapelines

      Two from Flora Springs Winery

      … a visit in late August 2001, a couple weeks before 9/11. When I was offered a couple samples from them, I was excited to reacquaint myself with these wines. One of my favorite “Super Tuscan” style red wines from California is the Flora Springs Poggio del Papa. Even though this wine is not part of this post, I had to give it a “shout out”. The current…

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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 10, 2014

      …2010 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT 2008 Turley Zinfandel Cedarman 2005 Meritxell Palleja Priorat Nita 2012 Villa Creek Pink 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Albariño Abrente 2009 McPrice Myers Cuvée Kristina 2010 Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras 2010 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT – $19.99 This is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Modus…

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