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    Wine scores and reviews: those who write them and those who need them

    Wine scores: This was one of my very first stories on my wine blog… It was written on February 5, 2006. And, it was a very daring move for the time, because I knew it could enrage a few peopl...

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    A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

    Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you gues...

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      1WineDude.com TV Episode 61: “How The Pros Taste” From #WBC14

      … this week. In the meantime, you now have about 50 minutes of vid to peruse if you’re curious as to how Steve Heimoff, Patrick Comiskey, and I suck the joy out of wine by tasting it critically! 1WineDude.com TV Episode 61: How The Pros Taste From WBC14 Cheers! Grab The 1WineDude.com Tasting Guide and start getting more out of every glass…

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      At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

      …, for TEXSOM participants. Representing four distinguished Texas wineries, Texas Fine Wine will also pour wines for guests attending the August 11 Grand Tasting. Texas Fine Wine members include Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars, a select and distinctive group of Texas wineries dedicated…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

      … It was a beautiful summer’s day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about […] The post When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets appeared first on Wine Blog. …

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      A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

      … ago to work at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Tom made the Pinot Gris and the Cabernet Shiraz that I am tasting for this article.  The other two wines were produced by wine maker Matt Dumayne, from Okanagan Crush Pad. My Reviews Perseus Pinot Gris 2012 ($16.90) – Medium lemon in colour. It has a youthful aroma with citrus and pear fruits, as well…

      16 readers - By MyWinePal

      Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014

      … tasting tours led by the country’s hottest sommeliers, blind tasting challenges, and Crushpad demonstrations that allow guests to experience harvest firsthand. Visitors may opt to stay cool at the Gloria Ferrer Bubble Lounge, where select sparkling wines will complement a series of delectable bites or stroll through the Sonoma County Marketplace and get…

      2 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Rosés of Summer: Casey Flat Ranch, past and present

      … produce, and wine. The Capay Valley AVA was established in 2002, which is somewhat surprising with only two vineyards:  Casey Flat Ranch and Capay Vineyards.  The 150 square miles of Capay Valley has only 100 acres under vine, with it’s primary resource being agriculture.  The produce from Capay is legendary, and many an urban CSA gets it’s…

      1 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Wine scores and reviews: those who write them and those who need them

      … Wine scores: This was one of my very first stories on my wine blog… It was written on February 5, 2006. And, it was a very daring move for the time, because I knew it could enrage a few people. I wrote it, because I was so frustrated with salespeople who wanted to just take […] The post Wine scores and reviews: those who write them and those who need them appeared first on Wine Blog. …

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      HALL Wines: An Art Treasure steeped in Cabernet

      … It was a bright and warm late spring day when I ventured up to St. Helena to see the new Hall Wines facility and tasting room.  While I had visited before, in 2009, it was shortly after the LEED Certified production facility had opened, and what a difference 4 years can make! With a focus on sustainability and responsibility, along with diverse…

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      #SpainLove: Gloria Ferrer’s 22nd Annual Catalan Festival 07/19/14 & 07/20/2014

      … As my lovely #Vinopanion readers already know, I am a *huge* fan of Spain, Spanish culture, food, and of course, #wine!  Indeed, I have had the great fortune to attend media trips to both the Navarra and Murcia wine regions of that Iberian country, and I just hosted two events for #MurciaWine at #WBC14 last weekend.  The Lady Beth Fontaine (Tw…

      5 readers - By Vinopanion

      A Languedoc Top Ten List

      …Okay, so it’s really two Top Five lists about Languedoc put together. Quit being so anal, it adds up! It is truly a shame that Languedoc is not more well-known, so first up… Top 5 reasons you may not know … Continue reading…

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      A Guaranteed Good Time in Wine Country - 10 Tips for Wine Tasting Success

      …Like a gun shot starting a horse race, Memorial Day has officially kicked off wine tasting season in the Willamette Valley. I ran the following article on the now defunct Gary Vaynerchuk website Cork'd many years ago. The same tips still apply. Wine is produced in each and every one of the 50 United States. So, as wine making and wine…

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      Op Ed: As Consumers We Really Dislike Inconsistent Tasting Room Fees

      …Wine Times at Simi in SonomaWith the Summer season coming soon winery tasting rooms around the Northern Hemisphere will be inundated with wine fans and tourists looking for the next gem in their cellar and/or glass.  So when you look at what it takes to run a winery, we get it, it's expensive and more importantly you don't want your tasting room…

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      Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2

      … View from the edge of Byington’s WInery. At Christmas, my husband bought us passports from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association (SCMWGA). These passports, filled with over 50 participating wineries, entitle the bearers to one free tasting at each spot during normal operating hours or the SCMWGA special Passport Days, which happen…

      11 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Bargetto 2011 Chardonnay

      … Bargetto 2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains, CA This wine is an un-oaked chardonnay that I bought on our recent Santa Cruz Mountains wine-tasting trip. In the winery, it tasted lively and green and caught my attention, though it’s rare for chardonnays to do that with me. At home, it’s no different. The nose is cream with green apples…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell