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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

      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...

      Wine Reviews: Hourglass

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 15 readers - At Hourglass, premium Napa Valley red is more than just Cabernet Sauvignon. Their Cabernets deserve serious credit, but Hourglass has been working on some great varietal expressions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec from t...

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      Budget Wine Review: Guenoc Chardonnay 2013 California

      … Guenoc is Langtry Estates entry level wine which is now part of the Foley Family stable of wineries. It’s a widely available supermarket wine produced at their Lake County winery using less than 15% estate grapes with the rest coming from various vineyards in California. This is a straightforward, modern-style, warm-climate Chardonnay, not too…

      2 readers - By Edible Arts

      Cottage country mixed case – 2014 edition (Part 2)

      … A couple of weeks ago I published tasting notes on a somewhat random selection of wines available at local LCBO stores located many miles from major urban centres (and many miles from fashionable cottage towns in places like Muskoka and Haliburton). The wines I chose were selected randomly, with a few caveats: they had to be from a designated…

      6 readers - By The Winesights Reader

      Wine of the Day July 25, 2014

      … 2011 G.D. Vajra, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Piedmonte, Italy. It has been amazing to see the rise in the Vajra wines since 2007, this is one of the best wineries in the region and their Barolo wines are absolutely gorgeous, but there is also a grand array of other wines in Vajra’s portfolio, including some great Barbera, Riesling and Freisa, plus…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

      … It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open and enjoy it. My immediate…

      1 readers - By WineDineWith.us

      Mini-reviews 63: Da Vinci, Fetzer, Villa Maria, Santa Cristina

      … Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Da Vinci Chianti 2011 ($12. sample, 13.5%): Much, much better than the past couple of vintages of this Italian red, with an effort made to make it taste more like Chianti and less like merlot from…

      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Austrians Like Them Young

      … At a media event at the Island Creek Oyster Bar, I learned that many Austrians like them young, and by "them," I mean their wines. Many of them don't have the patience to let wines sit in their cellars. They want their wines to be fresh and young, ready to drink as soon as it is bottled. This is a generalization, and certainly not applicable…

      5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Rosés of Summer – Tribute to Grace Grenache Rosé

      … Angela Osbourne is a special woman, with a long history obsession with Grenache.  A native of New Zealand, she now makes her home in the Santa Barbara Wine Country, where she sources unique vineyards for her variations on the beauty that is, Grenache. You can read more about her story here, and I highly recommend that you get on the mailing…

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      BBQ Corner (part 10) – How to add incredible flavor to grilled burgers

      … you take quality ground beef, and bacon paste, plus whatever else you add to it, you get one non-boring burger.  This is exactly how I like my homemade burgers. Like I said, if you have quality meat and a ton of flavor, you don’t need toppings!  Wine Pairing   (Where Mary gets to chime in and add her two cents… or rather two wine…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      2011 Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec

      …Wine Review: Vina Montes Kaiken Ultra Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina The team at Vina Montes seems to be able to do magic with this Kaiken Ultra Malbec when it comes to consistently delivering a well-made exciting and tasty wine. Vintage after vintage with very little variance for whatever growing conditions nature dealt them, Kaiken continues to […]…

      1 readers - By Enobytes

      Wine of the Day July 24, 2014

      … 2012 Groundwork, Mourvedre, Paso Robles by Sans Liege. Curt Schalchlin is an army of one and he is making some delicious wines, under both his flagship label Sans Liege and his value label Groundworks, with most of his wines coming from vineyards in Santa Barbara and westside Paso Robles. The latest Groundwork red is this 2012 Mourvedre from…

      1 readers - By grapelive.com

      William Knuttel Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011

      … and produced at Knuttel’s Oakville (Napa County) facility. The juice was aged on the lees for 16 months in all-new French oak. Alcohol content is 13.9%. I liked the wine from first whiff, reminiscent of sea air over a pineapple grove. Juicy and decently balanced, there are gobs of Dole fruit within. I braced for oak, and some does settle…

      6 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Martin Codax 2012 Albarino for Summer!

      … Of course you know Martin Codax Albarino -- crisp dry finish with flavors if ripe peach, pear, and lemon zest. And you KNOW that bright minerality is meant for seafood. Yet here are some curious stats you may not know! First, the amount of seafood has doubled in America in the past forty years. What do they like more? (scroll far down…

      6 readers - By A Wine Story

      Wine of the Day July 23, 2014

      … Aglianico, certainly an Italian wine to look for. 2010′s perfect conditions helped and while Aglianico is known to age, this is especially well balance and should go a good long time, though I really enjoy it’s freshness and would be hard pressed to leave it too long in the cellar, drink now through 2020. ($26 Est) 92 Points, grapelive   avail at www.sfwtc.com ($24.95) …

      4 readers - By grapelive.com

      Wine of the week: Sara Bee Moscato NV

      … Sweet wine is not easy to review, and this doesn’t even take into account that a lot of sweet wine isn’t worth reviewing — poorly made, sweeter than Coke, and as cynical as a carnival barker. Many of the Wine Curmudgeon’s readers — half? more? — will skip this review in annoyance and some will even cancel their email subscription in disgust…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc: Alsatian For The Win

      … Tonight, I'll be sipping a variety of Alsatian wines during dinner at Puritan & Co. As I've said before, Alsatian wines are underappreciated by the average wine consumer and deserve more press, to alert wine consumers to the pleasures of these wines. This summer, many people will drink more white wines and they should check out some Alsatian…

      6 readers - By The Passionate Foodie