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    [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Merlot is Back, Harvest Everywhere, About Yelp and more

    Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga DO 2008 Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about one of the oldest cultivated grapes – Muscat.

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    Daily Wine News: Mostly Psychological

    Flickr, Frank Fujimoto. “The primary position that I hold is that a winemaker should be able to make whatever style of wine she or he chooses and that includes alcohol levels.” Joe Roberts sits down with Siduri’s Adam Lee. “It seems that the effects of the Riedel glassware are psychological more than scientific.

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      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      Wine Country Getaways - - 8 readers - In Umbria wine country When we redesigned the WineCountryGetaways Website, this article I’d posted about our wine country trip to Umbria was misplaced and never made it to the blog. I am posting this and if you are considering a wine adventure in Italy, think about Umbria. It is next door to Tuscany, but much less crowded with tourists and it is just as beautiful.

      Riesling, New York style #FLXWine

      Señorita Vino - - 10 readers - 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.

      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.

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      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      … Spectator Top 100 wines in the world. “For whatever reason, there were 10 tons of Circle Block Cab available, and that really got me going,” he said. “After I got that much fruit, I was able to make some pretty impressive Cabs.” By the time Champoux arrived in 1989, the vineyard was not doing well. Mercer had launched a winery in 1985 – and even…

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      Riesling, New York style #FLXWine

      … scored 89 points in Wine Spectator. Visit http://www.rednewt.com for deets. 2013 Wagner Vineyards Dry Riesling I’m all about girl power, and Wagner Vineyards’ winemaker, Ann Raffetto, has been with the winery for 30 years. She’s a graduate of UC Davis’s acclaimed viticulture and enology program, and she holds a degree in fermentation science (it’s…

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      Bark, Wag & Wine (perhaps Norton?) and Yappy 10th Anniversary PWSPCA

      …, and a special appearance by the Virginia Wine Dogs (Ecco needs a new outfit). Pup Tip: A film about Jenny McLoud and Norton (The Most American Grape You've Almost Never Heard Of) was voted first in the 2014 Wine Spectator video contest. Sunday, 9-28 (1-5pm), Prince William SPCA 10th Anniversary at The Winery at La Grange. The patio has been reserved…

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

      …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. Erik Kramer’s work…

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      Daily Wine News: Exploring Virginia

      … Spectator, Robert Taylor reports: “The New York State Liquor Authority has charged Albany wine retailer Empire Wine with 16 counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state customers… In response, Empire Wine announced it will file a lawsuit… alleging that the NYSLA has no jurisdiction over out-of-state wine sales.” Tom Wark explains why this is bad…

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      Daily Wine News: Congrats, Chambers!

      … Spectator, Harvey Steiman explores Charles Smith’s decision to set up shop in Seattle. “I can’t start a dinner without a little bit of white. But I need red afterward. You need to balance your body. White wine brings you energy, red wine calms you down.” In Wine-Searcher, Katherine Cole chats with Dominique Lagon. “To protect themselves, clients…

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      Weekly Wine Quiz #115: Grape Trivia – Muscat

      … it was made? Q3: Which one doesn’t belong and why? a. Banyuls b. Beaumes de Venise c. Frontignan d. Rivesaltes Q4: Muscat wines often get very high ratings from the reviewers. Based on Wine Spectator Classic wines (95 – 100 rating), which country do you think has the most Muscat wines rated as Classic: a. Australia b. France c. Italy d. Portugal…

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      ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know Lagrein

      … for anywhere from $13-$50 a bottle. Here are some you may want to try: 2011 J. Hofstatter Lagrein Alto Adige (this one received 88 points from Wine Spectator, if you’re into ratings); 2011 Erste e Neue Lagrein; 2010 Cantina Zterlan “Gries” Lagrein. SPREAD THE AMOR AND SHARE THIS! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Italian wine, Lagrein, Mucho Gusto, Unusual varietals, wine for beginners…

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      THE VALLEY TABLE: Spirited Apples

      … Wine Spectator, as well as books with Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books, including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt. Other authors…

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      The Valley Table magazine: Hudson Valley Ciders

      … Wine Spectator, as well as books with Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books, including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt. Other authors…

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      [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, High Tech Gadgets, Wine in Numbers and more

      … to 2010 data, there were 102,615 acres of Macabeo planted worldwide, which gives it a number 8 spot among the white grapes. Q3: Wine Spectator calls wines rated in 95-100 range Classic (the highest and the most prestigious category). True or False: there are no Viura/Macabeo-based wines rated in the Classic category A3: False. I was able to find one…

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      Daily Wine News: Fighting Fakes

      … seems just as edgy about how his latest vintage is showing, it looks like he’s found a winning pattern.” In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman visits Doubleback’s Drew Bledsoe. “Of all the dramatic visuals the morning after the Napa earthquake—the shattered wine cellars and landslides of fallen barrels—nothing for me was more startling than the live TV…

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      Riesling, Oh Riesling – Finger Lakes Riesling Deep Immersion with #WineChat

      … for its sweetness, consumers are stuck in the notion Riesling = Sweet. Take a look at the Wine Spectator ratings – highest rated Kabinett Riesling (typically showing only a hint of sweetness) got 93 points; and then 8 (eight!) Rieslings got 100 points (the absolute top) rating – by the way, it is 8 of only 75 wines which got 100 points from Wine…

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