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    If You Watch One Video About Australian Wine Watch This One (VIDEO)

    Monique Soltani Interviews Bill Hardy of Hardys Wine Bill Hardy, Monique Soltani Curious why Australians call their most well known wine Shiraz, while everyone else in the world calls it Syrah? We get that and a whole lot more straight from the Aussie’s mouth. Not ...

    21 readers - By Wine Oh TV

    The King of Zweigelt: The Wines of Umathum, Burgenland

    Austria, for good reasons, continues to be better known around the world for its white wines than its reds. It's hard to compete with such an incredible wealth of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. And in truth, far more bad red wine is made in Austria than good. But over the...

    18 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Central Otago: Where Nature and Pinot Noir Reign

      Grape Experiences - - 17 readers - New Zealand was put on the wine map with their Sauvignon Blanc that exhibits its signature grapefruity aromas and tastes .  But there are more wines in that beautiful country which beg notice and a healthy pour.  Recently, rep...

      Vinography Unboxed: Week of July 14, 2014

      Vinography: A Wine Blog - - 17 readers - Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. Th...

      A Wine for Spicy Thai Food

      Vindulge - - 16 readers - The day after I arrived home from the Wine Bloggers Conference I was exhausted.  Hubby, who had been on twin patrol solo for four days, was arguably even more exhausted than I was.  Neither of us felt like cooking. More impor...

      2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

      Enobytes - - 15 readers - Wine Review: 2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California This awesome elixir from MacPhail personifies tasty, juicy, liquidity in an almost perfect fermentation of pr...

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      LCBO Vintages release – August 2, 2014 (WVN 197)

      … We are now into August, a sign that the summer is moving all too fast. This would be OK for many of us if July had been more summer-like but the cool weather we have experienced so far makes the rapid passing of the weeks even more distressing. The feature this week provides a bit of a tonic for the crummy weather: there are many fine wines from…

      5 readers - By The Winesights Reader

      Wine of the Day August 1, 2014

      … nv Solter Sekthaus, Riesling Brut, Rheingau Germany. I will always remember visiting Solter and tasting in the old cellars with the late Helmut Solter in Rudesheim, it was sad to hear of his death recently, but it was it was with good memories of the man and his wine when I got to taste the latest sparkling Riesling again. In 2009 I showed up…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      Four Arrogant Frog wines

      … Finding quality cheap wine from France is not as easy as it used to be. The weak dollar is the main reason, but a change in focus for French producers, who price wine to sell to the Chinese because they can’t think of anything else to do, hasn’t helped, either. Save for exceptions like the Lurton family’s Chateau Bonnet or my beloved Gascony…

      6 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Wine of the Day July 31, 2014

      … 2001 Dunn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The 2001 Dunn Napa Cabernet was stunning from Magnum and is close to perfection, this wine has to be one of my favorite vintages and wow is it drinking well. 2001 was a fairly tannin filled year and some of these wines needed some cellar time, but now, they are just fantastic, I still remember having…

      By grapelive.com

      Wine of the Day July 30, 2014

      … 2012 Hobo Wine Company, Zinfandel, Branham Vineyard, Rockpile AVA, Sonoma County. Small lot hand crafted wines are what Hobo Wine Company is all about and this Branham Vineyard Zinfandel is great example of what they do best. The grapes come from the Branham vines in the Rockpile area, one of Sonoma’s top Zinfandel sites near Lake Sonoma north…

      By grapelive.com

      Wine of the week: Guy Saget Pinot Noir La Petite Perriere 2012

      …, and the expensive stuff, even if it tastes like pinot, is priced beyond all but five percent of us. That’s why I tried the Saget pinot noir ($13, sample, 12.5%), even though my hunch was that it would be difficult to find unless you lived in a big city with a top-notch independent wine shop. But the Wine Curmudgeon was that desperate…

      7 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Tasting Notes Week of July 29, 2014 2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet

      …   2011 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Very excited to try this new vintage from Faust, which is  the creation of Agustin Huneeus who created Quintessa, with Charles Thomas in charge of winemaking. The wine is rich, smooth, and     quite delicious with blackberry fruit and incredible elegance and finesse. Coombsville, by the way…

      9 readers - By A Wine Story

      Wine of the Day July 29, 2014

      … 2012 Dragonette Cellars, Pinot Noir “Fiddlestix” Sta. Rita Hills. This is serious stuff, stem inclusion and full of flavor this new Dragonette Fiddlestix is rich, but comes across austere and fashionably Burgundian slash new wave Californian. The unique clonal choices at Kathy Joseph’s Fiddlestix Vineyard and it’s sandy terroir give the wines…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      2013 Arrogant Frog White Wines

      … So a few weeks ago I made an error and sorta double booked myself. On the one hand I had a virtual tasting featuring four wines from Arrogant Frog and winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, on the other I had a vacation I had booked that involved a cruise and a decided lack of internet connection. As I’m sure you can guess, the vacation happened…

      4 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

      …, and cigar box on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers. My Review: It should by this point be no surprise that I’m a big fan of Pinot Noir, especially budget wines that I can enjoy regularly without having…

      2 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      Wine of the Day July 28, 2014

      … in American air dried white oak barrels and with 14.4% alcohol. This year’s Geyserville is a big wine, it is dense, deep with an explosion of flavors with a hedonistic mouth feel, very lavish and yet still well balanced with good focus and vigor, very unlike the last three or so vintages which had weather issues that were tough on Zinfandel…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      Wine Review: Weise and Krohn Valtorto 2011 Red Blend Douro

      … I’m fascinated by the capacity of wine to evoke ideas and images. It is not true of every wine, but some have sufficient personality and character to send the mind traveling across worlds and through time.  Happily,these wines are not necessarily the most expensive. This red blend from Portugal’s Douro river valley is a perfect evocation…

      2 readers - By Edible Arts

      2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee

      …Wine Review: 2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee, Willamette Valley, Oregon The 2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee is a great Chardonnay that was sourced from Dijon blocks located in the Dundee Hills—one block of 76 clone from Freedom Hill, another block from mixed Dijon clones from the Durant Vineyards and another from Lange Estate. […]…

      3 readers - By Enobytes