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    If you’re verklempt about Derek Jeter’s last day as a Yankee, I’ve got something to help cheer you up. Besides being home to one of baseball’s most legendary teams, New York is also where you’ll find the Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area), billed as “North America’s premier cool-climate wine growing region” by the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.

    11 readers - By Señorita Vino

    Final harvest for Paul Champoux

    Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last.

    7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 7 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Jamaica The Gleaner writes about Washington wine. The Toronto Sun writes about Charles & Charles. From around the country… Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback.

      Domaine Serene 2011 Côte Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $85

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Domaine Serene 2011 Côte Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $85 By Great Northwest Wine on September 26, 2014 Nearly a year ago, Wine Spectator named Domaine Serene’s 2010 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir as No. 3 on the top 100 list of 2013 — which, despite the difficult vintage, made it the top wine produced in the country.

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink Local Wine (DLW), an organizati ...

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      jvb uncorked - - 5 readers - On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go.

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      3 readers - By Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries

      Value Alert: 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet 92 WS/$15

      … Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon. It's overly oaked. Too rich. Manipulated. Whatever. I've enjoyed wines from Columbia Crest over the years a great deal. I remember the first time I went out and bought a case of wine based on a Wine Spectator rating. It was for a Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot Harvey Steiman rated 90 points. You could…

      1 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

      20% Off Yellow Dot Sale at Yankee Spirits [MA Only]

      … and Italy. With that in mind here are 12 picks from their store to get you started... 2008 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova $49.98 (no further discounts on this one) This is the best price currently available for any vintage of Tenuta Nuova anywhere in the US on Wine-Searcher. 94 points Wine Spectator. Great stuff, great buy. Losada ($14.99 - $19.99…

      2 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

      New York Wine Experience 2014

      … in its 34th year, the Wine Experience is a 3-day, relentless onslaught of the finest wines from around the world. Composed of Grand Tastings, seminars, lunches, and a black tie gala, the event features only wines that have received 90 points or higher from Wine Spectator. The amount of grape juice with price points of $300-$400 that get tossed…

      1 readers - By David Flaherty/ Grapes and Grains

      Blind Book Review: "Sherry"

      … it’s completely unnecessary to read. She launched the online magazine PUNCH, which is completely worthy of everyone’s inattention. And she briefly wrote a column for Wine Spectator online, which lasted only a few months but, to her credit, no one noticed. It’s the rare young wine writer who commands this much ennui. Sherry is unique in the wine…

      3 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

      Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

      … decided to produce his own wines and does a fantastic job. The Rhone-style whites, Rousanne and Viognier, are amazing as are the Rhone Reds, Syrah and Mourvedre. This small winery is a “must” stop on Shenandoah School Road. Cooper Vineyards Also on this same road as Wildrotter is Cooper Vineyards and, like Wildrotter, the Cooper Family were growers who…

      5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Symington Altano Douro DOC 2011

      … Confident and bold, this red blend is from the largest family estate in Portugal and craves to be paired with hearty dishes. Estate: The Symington family has been involved with winemaking in the Douro Valley of Portugal since 1882, and through their great grandmother, can trace their winemaking back 14 generations to the mid 17th century…

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      Wine Spectator Recognizes Casey Flat Ranch – Finally

      … they’re all great values. Laura Barrett, winemaker, is doing great things. In the past issue of the Wine Spectator, James Laube points out the 2010 Casey Flat Ranch Estate Red as one of his Top Values in California Cabernet. We think it’s about time. At least he got the value part right, but the 89 points he gave the wine are at least 3-4 points…

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      "American Wine Story:" Boring documentary without a plot

      … Wine doesn't make a great documentary subject. You can't capture the feeling of drinking an amazing wine on film, and in talking about it, you risk sounding like someone describing an orgasm. That's not what makes "American Wine Story," released this week for sale online, dull. First-time director David Baker exhibits a frequent problem…

      3 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Special Wine Tasting At E & R Wine Shop: Sandra Tavares

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      Scottsdale’s Palm Court Restaurant receives Wine Spectator honors

      … Wine Spectator’s 2014 dining guide is a list of over 3,700 “restaurants for wine lovers” I was recently invited to experience the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center’s Palm Court Restaurant in light of their recent inclusion on the Wine Spectator list. In addition to receiving the basic award for having a good wine list Palm Court…

      5 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      … carry local wine if they know nothing about it. Local wineries need greater local recognition. They need to spread the word about themselves to the people in their own state, those who will most likely become their customers. Gaining a high score in Wine Spectator won't help much if the people in your state don't know you exist. Such wineries…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Must a wine be true to or representative of its type?

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      5 readers - By TomBarrasWineCommentary

      Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, October 11, 2014

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