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    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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    Wednesday’s Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Few Words About Wine Blogging, FLX Riesling #WineChat Tonight and more

    Meritage time! Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #113: Grape Trivia – Pinot Blanc. In the quiz, you were supposed to answer 5 questions about white grape from the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc. Here are the questions, now with the answers: Q1: Below is the list of some of the countries growing Pinot Blanc.

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      NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE ~ HALT THE SAMPELS

      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Napa Valley office of Wine Spectator… You know how you ask, “What can I do to help?” Yeah… it’s one of those moments. NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE 2014 I just received this Email and know it’s importance, as I have samples that I’d like to send in this direction. As a result, I understand how important it is, in this time of turmoil.

      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      Wine Country Getaways - - 6 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.

      Daily Wine News: Terroir and Drinkability

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Sep 11 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-11-2014 On Reuters, Oliver Holmes profiles Domaine de Bargylus, a Syrian winery that’s still producing wine despite the civil war. Bling. “The younger wine drinkers are paying more attention to the broader landscape of wine and are more interested in terroir and drinkability and food friendliness and the story behind it.

      Here comes the Apple’s wine i-Tasting app!

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 5 readers - Tim Cook’s announcement on Tuesday of Apple’s new iTaste © app is exciting, and certainly represents a great leap forward in technology, but I wonder if it will really replace traditional human wine tasters. As you’ve probably heard, the app, which runs on the new Apple Watch, is easy enough to use.

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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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      Cliffs Wine Picks – Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

      … is around 35,000 cases a year. Waterbrook was selected by the editors of Wine Spectator as one of 50 great producers every wine lover should know for smart buys. The tasting room in downtown Walla Walla pairs fine wine with fine art, providing a destination point of distinctive style. My Tasting Note The wine is a medium to deep ruby red color. The very…

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      Umbria wine country – our adventures on the Umbria wine trail

      … more years. A recent Wine Spectator rated this wine 92 points. The winery also produces two Sangiovese wines and a red called Princeps. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Merlot. We are given a V.I.P tour that is beyond description. The owner, Livia Colantanio, gives us a complete tour of the estate which is followed…

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      Weekly Wine Quiz #114: Grape Trivia – Viura / Macabeo

      …: Viura is one of the 10 most planted white grapes in the world 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 Q4: Which grape is missing: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Malvasia, …, Xarel-lo Q5: Fill the gaps…

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      Brunello counterfeit update, the name of the “consultant,” and the good news…

      …In a blog post yesterday, Wine Spectator editor Bruce Sanderson set the record straight regarding the recent seizure by Italian authorities of “approximately 180,000 liters—potentially 20,000 cases of [fraudulently labeled Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino] from the 2008 to 2013 vintages, with an approximate value of $3.87 million to $5.16 million…

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      Here comes the Apple’s wine i-Tasting app!

      … Cook explained, this frees wine lovers from “enslavement” to critics. “Forget about Parker, Wine Spectator, Enthusiast and all the rest,” the Apple CEO told an enraptured audience at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, who were sipping French Champagne. “They can be wrong, they can have their biases, they may be fatigued or sick or even drunk when…

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      Mas Donis Barrica – a delightful Montsant wine bargain

      …. Wine Spectator rated it 93. I found its nose to be the big hit when it opened up. There is enough tannin and acidity to give this wine 5 to 9 years of solid drinking. I had the Rudy Cabernet for $20 from Von Strasser and it was not as good as this wine. Produced by a large owner of land and wineries in Italy; they have hit a triple with the bases loaded. Such a deal and there is plenty of it at K&L The post Mas Donis Barrica – a delightful Montsant wine bargain appeared first on Wine Values and Bargains.…

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      NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE ~ HALT THE SAMPELS

      …This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Napa Valley office of Wine Spectator… You know how you ask, “What can I do to help?” Yeah… it’s one of those moments. NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE 2014 I just received this Email and know it’s importance, as I have samples that I’d like to send in this direction. As a result, I understand how…

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      Winebits 344: Wine crime and wine shipping

      …: The Wine Spectator gets a lot of criticism here, but when it does something well, it deserves praise. Such was the recent post detailing wine shipping laws for every state — and it’s not even behind a pay wall. The good news is that 40 states will allow winery-to-consumer sales next year, up from 27 in 2005. The bad news is that just 14 states allow…

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      Intro To The Obligatory Chapter On Wine Tasting Techniques.

      …. If the best you can come up with is coffee tastes like… well, coffee, and peaches smell like peaches, you might ask, “Why don’t wine reviewers simply write that Syrah tastes like Syrah and Riesling smells like Riesling.” Would you buy The Wine Spectator if the reviews of the latest releases of German Rieslings looked like this? 95 REINHOLD HAART…

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