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    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award by Lisa Mattson on October 13, 2014 Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award.

    13 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16 By Great Northwest Wine on October 21, 2014 One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest offerings of Viognier continues to be one of the most balanced as it touches on fruit, a bit of creaminess and bright acidity. The blend of nearby Gunkel Vineyard (57%), along with Tudor Hill (28%) in the Yakima Valley and McKinley Spring ...

      Waving Tree Winery 2008 Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $25

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - Waving Tree Winery 2008 Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 17, 2014 Terrence Atkins made Italian varieties a focus at his 60-acre vineyard near the eastern end of the Columbia Gorge near Goldendale, Wash., and his reserve lot of Barbera from six years ago is showing beautiful density starting with blackberry, purple plum and blueberry aromas.

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic of P ...

      Drink Local Wine Week: Wollersheim Winery

      50 States of Wine - - 7 readers - It's the national Drink Local Wine Week! Sitting as we are at the junction of three states (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, with Michigan not far), we feel like the local wine scene has quite a bit of variety, though we're not so sure of the quality every time. However, it's still important to support the locals, and this week was a nice reminder to do just that.

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      … Who’s On Thirst? In honor of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory, today’s blog pays homage to baseball’s greatest dialogue. Good help can be hard to find in a wine store. I once told an employee to be careful with a bottle of 1927 Fonseca Vintage Port and he said, “Don’t worry boss, I’ll treat it like it’s brand new!” Perhaps…

      1 readers - By Don Carter/ winesnark.com

      Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2012 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65

      … to modest tannins and juicy acidity for an elegant finish. This was one of nine Pinot Noirs that she bottled from the 2012 vintage, and it ranks with her best. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 200 cases Alcohol: 13.5% Winery website About Great Northwest Wine Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. …

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      All Treats, No Tricks; or Time to Mark your Calendars

      … Food & Zin Pairing” event at the Presidio; Friday features “Flights! Forum of Flavor” a daytime seated panel tasting of exceptional Old Vine Zinfandels, and “Zin State of Mind – a Benefit with Taste” a nighttime Winemaker’s Reception and Dinner with Live Auction, both held at the Four Seasons Hotel; and Saturday is “The Tasting” the grand…

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      Big Sale at E & R This Weekend

      … Big Sale at E & R This Weekend October 30, 2014 While a wine sale is not a wine dinner or wine tasting, this sale at E & R seems like a really good one, check it out: From E & R’s press release: E&R’s BIGGEST SALE EVER! 3 days only… Hundreds of wines on sale. Like a sidewalk sale without the sidewalk! 15% off 20% off…

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      Fall Wines

      … Wine tasting is an activity to be enjoyed by adults. We neither support nor condone the consumption of alcohol by minors. Virginia Wine Time is a wine blog written by two wine enthusiasts who enjoy Virginia wine. Warren is the writer and Paul is the photographer and webmaster. All content and photographs are property of Virginia Wine Time and may not be used without prior permission. …

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      Indian Creek Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $22

      … for a delicious red that’s filled with notes of black cherry, mocha and vanilla amid a solid and juicy structure. It earned a silver medal at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition, so heat up the paella pan. Rating: Excellent Production: 200 cases Alcohol: 13% Winery website About Great Northwest Wine Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. …

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Genoa Cellars 2011 Ketch, Red Mountain, $36

      … by Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard, which contributed the Syrah (57%) and Sangiovese (14%), and includes Merlot (29%) from Kiona — two of the three Red Mountain sites owned by the Williams family. The dominance of Syrah shows from beginning to end, starting with aromas of boysenberry and Hostess Blueberry Pie, and joined by dusty black cherry…

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      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 29–November 1, 2014

      …, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 6-8 PM. World of Wine: Santa Cruz Mountains, California. One-hour seminar with a tasting of two or more wines. $15 per person. Seating is limited. Thursday, October 30 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. New Wines You Will Love: 1. 2013 Chateau Suau Bordeaux Blanc – France, 2. 2010 Boccadigabbia…

      1 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Beer Drinkers More Experimental Than Wine Drinkers?

      … to me and never has. Last Saturday I co-hosted a cider seminar in Sonoma County where we put five very different craft ciders in front of a crowd of people and evaluated them the same way we would wine: Appearance, aroma, body, flavor, finish. It was a fascinating even that was held at Tilted Shed Ciderworks‘ new tasting room. You’d swear that we were…

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      O•S Winery 2012 Red, Columbia Valley, $15

      … by a sandy tannin structure and a finish of red currant and vanilla. Suggested pairings include roasted lamb or barbecued beef, but with this acidity and at that price, it’s worthy of everyday enjoyment. Rating: Excellent Production: 1,667 cases Alcohol: 13.9% Winery website About Great Northwest Wine Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. …

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Koenig Vineyards 2012 Sunnyslope Cuvée Riesling, Snake River Valley, $12

      … sugar is essentially absent at 0.1 percent. It merited a gold medal at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition, and for serious Riesling lovers, it’s a steal at this price. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 212 cases Alcohol: 13.6% Winery website About Great Northwest Wine Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. …

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